On the weekend I had a fantastic day of photography. As I have written about in the past, I am a member of a Fujifilm photographers community that supports Fujifilm X Series photographers here in Australia. I am an Admin for that group and also write a lot of blogs for their site. The group is called Fuji X Aus. On Saturday, the administration team converged on Melbourne first for a meeting to discuss our strategy for 2019, then for a photo walk with members of our community and finally to wrap up with an awesome dinner. I have written a fairly extensive blog on the Fuji X Aus site about the day’s activities. But that was more of a documenting the experiencing and the photographs were mostly of the participants. You can check it out here. Today, in this blog, I wanted to showcase some of the street shots that I captured during the day.
On this particular day, I carried two Fujifilm X Series cameras. No prizes for guessing that one of those was my trusty Fujifilm X70. This underappreciated gem of a camera takes an awesome photograph and is a favourite of many street photographers I know. This camera has the same workings and brains as the Fujifilm X-T1. Same processor, same sensor, same amazing colour simulation and same amazing image quality. But in a tight little compact size camera with a fixed 18mm lens. It also has a flip screen that can rotate 180 degrees on a horizontal axis. It’s size and discreet styling makes it perfect for street walks as it is so inconspicuous. You can check out some of my other blogs with this little power-house here, here and here. These links will show the diversity of this camera.
The second Fujifilm camera that I carried with me on this day was the Fujifilm XT3 with the XF23mmF2 lens. I love this combination. For me, the 23mm focal distance is perfect for all-purpose shooting. I have used this lens to shoot events like engagement parties and kids birthdays, through to shooting almost my entire Tokyo trip with it in 2017. Plus this little lens is lightweight and weather resistant. When paired with the Fujifilm X-T3 camera, I have a lightweight, weather resistant kit with fast Auto Fous, incredible low light performance and also amazing image quality. Again feel free to check out some of my recent work with the new Fujifilm X-T3 here and here. And for a little bit more detail about my thoughts on the Fujifilm XF23mmF2 lens, then please check here. Otherwise, here are some of the street shots I took on Saturday with that combo.
It was a fantastic day out with my friends in the Fuji X Aus group and if you want to check out a more pragmatic description of the day then please take a look at my blog here. And finally, I just wanted to throw in some of the shots of the Korean BBQ meal we enjoyed at the end of the day. I love Korean food and at this place, the staff cooked the meats at the table at our own hot coal BBQ. These shots were all captured with the Fujifilm X70. Hope you enjoyed the images. Happy shooting!