Tagged: Fujifilm X100F

Nickel’s Worth of Rationalizing

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Lately I have been using my Fujifilm X100F camera with its fixed 23mm lens to photograph small things.  I’m doing that as I explore to see how much I can do with one small camera with one lens.  Since there isn’t a lot to photograph in a larger sense, I have been concentrating on the small things around me and even crop-zooming if necessary, to capture the details of things I see as I walk around the campus where I live.

The image above is the edge of a nickel that I made with the X100F.  I used it as a test to see what I could do.  Most of the nature images I have been displaying recently of the new growth, buds, etc. were made with the X100F.  As the weather warms up, I might expand the use of my X100F while I ramble around town, etc.

I am intrigued with the concept of using one camera and the 23mm lens for the majority of my personal photography.  I would like to keep life simple with a minimal amount of photography gear, especially when I’m out walking; but is the X100F the right camera?

Some More

The same buds but from a different tree.  These have been cropped but not crop-zoomed.  These show the apparent size of the buds when I focused on them with the X100F.  It focuses pretty close but not close enough so I crop-zoomed in the previous post.  With getting this close I have mostly settled on an aperture of 5.6 since it gives me more DoF for a bud but still blurs out the background.

Spring Will Come

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I used my X100F to make this image.  I was looking for a little color and noticed that the new growth is starting on the rose bushes.  I am also reviewing what I can do with the X100F relative to the X-Vario before I make any decisions about keeping the X-Vario.  Since I like small simple cameras, I keep asking myself why I don’t just make maximum use of the X100F and not spend the money on the X-Vario.

I also used the X100F to make a quick image of the geese flying by this morning.  I had the X100F in manual focus mode with the aperture at f/5.6 and the focus at infinity.  The second picture below is an enlarged crop of the first one.