Jan 25, 2014
now I really don't need any more cameras, according to my wife. BUT, the present Fuji deals are just too tempting.
I am an early adopter on several cameras so always pay top dollar, it is great to come in late and pick up a bargain and so I pulled the trigger on an XPro1 with two lenses and a Billingham Hadley Digital bag for £899.I thought I might as well add a grip to improve handling, looked at RRS but then plumped for an Arca compatible L bracket/grip on Ebay (Hong Kong) for £41.81 delivered ($69). Didn't expect too much but I have to say the handling is transformed. It is well made and a snug fit, much easier to mount on my tripod. Also added a Lensmate thumbrest, a very comfortable setup to use.
I must be on a roll, shopping in Tesco I rummaged in the bargain bin and found a brand new Fuji S4000, now I know it is not a serious photographic tool but with its 30x zoom and at £50 what could I do?
Now, my wife is unaware of of the XPro1 (I had it delivered when she went off for a weekend retreat with her friends, sneaky I know) so I am on tenterhooks as to when the free lens will be delivered and how I can explain it if it arrives when she is at home.
Looking forward to getting out with the camera, just don't tell my wife..................
'A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.' - Ansel Adams