A tiger swallowtail butterfly on the butterfly bush alongside our garage. It doesn’t look like we will be seeing as many butterflies as in past years.
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?
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.
I see two moons.
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.