new X2 arrived
Thanks for all the comments and good wishes (many off-line)!
The book signing was a kick. I was too busy there to do much shooting myself, my partner was entrusted with the X2 during the event and made a number of excellent photos (not necessarily always sharp ... he doesn't seem to want to listen to me explain how to operate the shutter release properly).
I took a few photos myself, though, during the event and afterwards. The X2 is a doddle, a delight to use.
(And the neckstrap I bought for it, the "Street Strap", is the best neckstrap I've tried in years. Dang, I now want a couple more of them for the other cameras ... ... At least they're less pricey than the A&A silk cord neckstraps. )
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