Why I like the Fujifilm X10 (from a Canon 5D MKII shooter)

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Zarniwoop1985 Regular Member • Posts: 220
Why I like the Fujifilm X10 (from a Canon 5D MKII shooter)

Here's my blog for comparison shots with both cameras: http://www.duluxdreams.wordpress.com

This is a non-technical viewpoint. Focusing on the practical photography aspects.

I've been travelling for 5 months now around South America. I have brought a Canon 5D MKII along with me. But recently, whilst in Peru - I purchased the Fujifilm X10.

I have been shooting with it extensively on the streets of Peru and Machu Picchu etc. What do I think?

I think it's a lovely and fun camera to shoot with. And I mean fun! The Canon 5D MKII is not as 'fun' to shoot with because it is big and heavy and intrusive. The X10 is perfect for walking around the streets with. I usually have it wrapped around my wrist with a strap. My shooting style has had to adapt to its quirks. I know that focus speed won't be as quick as the Canon, so I need to be much quicker in looking out for scenes, to give me that vital extra time to compose and shoot. I usually compose with the viewfinder.

I like the fact that the zoom can be changed quickly via the lens and is not motorised. Much much quicker! I like to have exposure and ISO and aperture control at my fingertips. The EXR and Adv modes are really cool. I don't have time for advanced Photoshop panorama treatment, nor do I carry around a tripod, so being able to take Panoramas with it is a joy.

A camera is merely a tool (I know cliche, cliche!) - but one can adapt and work around a particular camera. I've had to change my photographic approach to get on with its quirks and this has meant that:

a) my photography has changed
b) and it's been fun

Beautiful little camera. A pleasure to use. Perfect size for street photography. Produces files you can do much with in Photoshop. I love it.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Sony Alpha a7R II Canon EF 35mm F1.4L USM Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM +9 more
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