X-T1: A few days of shooting

X-T1 on the street

I’ve been shooting more, taking my Fuji X-T1 where ever I go. It’s small enough not to be a burden. The was the role of my Fuji X100, but it’s eccentric focusing and fixed 23mm f/2 lens were a little bit of a drawback. Photography is again becoming something I’m starting get passionate about.

I’ve posted a lot of my flickr steam in the last week. I’ve we’re not connected there, please follow me and I’ll follow you back. Are my photos good? Not especially, but I am able to capture what I mean to, most of the time. The above photo was not a fluke. I have no idea what the guy in the vulgar t-shirt is doing. Did he spot me and my camera and think, “See no evil” ?

I’ve been using the LCD on the Fuji X-T1 at belly level, or the Fuji remote app on my Nexus 7 tablet. It’s much easier to be a sniper – one shot, one kill, using the LCD, instead of raising the camera to your eye. I’ve played with the manual focus and focus peaking on the X-T1. Not much success. The areas that “peaked” as being focus we not in fact in focus. I’m not sure what this means, perhaps me being an idiot. Manual focus is not my thing, especially now that I’m “mature” and my eyesight is not what it once was.

I’ll shoot some more this week, even ten minutes a day on the train or on my way home. Perhaps on the weekend as I’m out roaming around. Shooting street in Hong Kong in the summer, X-T1 or other camera, is not an easy chore. Sweat, baby. The humidity will kill you just as soon as look at you. It will be nice when the summer is over and cooler weather make days on the street less sticky.

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