Just going to write some notes here and share some photos. Summary: I love it so far.
- I’m loving the touchscreen’s tap-to-shoot shortcut: At first this seemed like a gimmick, and it might be, but it’s a good one. (I’m also guessing a bunch of other cameras have this but this is my first time using a camera with it.) You can tap the touchscreen preview and it will do the spot focus AND take the photo right there. One less step but that’s big if it’s usually a 2-step process. Just tap instead of tap + press shutter release.
- Close focus is great: In my previous post which was sort of a “first day with…” post, I mentioned the close focus and touchscreen shortcut, so this is repetitive but I can confirm that I’ve used both a bunch this week. It makes it…
- …a perfect casual food camera: Makes it so easy to take super close shots of plates of food. Which probably aren’t the best kinds of food photos but I’ve been taking them.
- Loving the dials: I’m coming from the original X100 so it feels like coming home. Easy to switch to a fast shutter speed if I’m taking moving shots of Booster pouncing on a chew toy.
- Video seems pretty good!: Again I’m a casual shooter. I’m not throwing it on a gimbal or putting an external mic on it. I don’t miss the a6400’s selfie screen configuration, but it’s crucial if you do talking head vlogs.
- I still love the body: It feels a little bigger than the original X100 but it’s still such a nice, compact package. It feels better over the shoulder than the a6400 with a prime on it. I think I’ll be much more likely to take it out with me all day.
After one week with it, I only wish I got it sooner to capture the first few weeks when Booster was a tiny puppy and retroactively wish I got the X100F to capture my last few years in New York.
Okay some sample photos.
First, Booster retrieving my shoes.
Trying to layer some random thing in the frame. (The iPad notes are supposed to be 10 quick tips to stay in flow in Procreate.)
Okay like I said, I got this mostly to take photos of Booster, so here’s another (won’t be the last)
Or even close to the last.
Okay maybe I need to not just use f2.0 all the time…
Perfect camera for moments at home.
You’re too close man
One of the top things about moving to SF is oyster happy hour availability
Seems to have handled this nicely.