Category: Gear

Back to the Future

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I found my time machine and it goes by the name of Asahi Pentax K1000. Ever since I’m getting more into and reading about photography I’m dying to start shooting film. Just like the old days. Back to basics. I think it will help me to develop my skills and hopefully get me to the next level. But most importantly, it will be just a lot of fun. I’ll keep you posted here about my whereabouts as I move along back into the analog world. After all there’s a part II and III in this series. 😉

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Fairy Tales And Such (Plus a Wide Conversion Lens)

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A quick blog post about my first impressions using the WCL-X100. The WCL-X100 is a wide conversion lens for the FUJIFILM X100 (and up). Since the return of our trip to Paris I added it to my wishlist in the hope of getting it one day. Not knowing my wish would come true that fast. Adri got me the converter as a birthday present (and it wasn’t even my birthday yet!). This way I could use the converter already during our visit to the Efteling.

The WCL-X100 gives you a 28mm equivalant view and attaches directly on to the camera. This can easily be done by simply removing the front ring (or adapter ring and lens hood). The converter comes with a lens pouch and front and rear lens caps. It matches the quality of the X100S and integrates perfectly with the camera. It looks fantastic as it uses the same materials, textures and colors as the existing X100. I wanted the black version instead of the silver one. Just for kicks. 🙂

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(Mirror)Less is More? FUJIFILM X100S

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I love my Canon gear and will not depart from it anytime soon. But I was looking for something that would be less heavy to carry around, could still provide excellent image quality and would offer more than just a simple point and shoot camera.

For a while I already had my eye set on the FUJIFILM X100 and was interested in getting one. Although it had its quirks, most people seemed to love this little camera. Not only the camera itself was praised but also Fuji’s involvement. Firmware updates kept on coming to improve the camera. Then the X100S came out and this camera had even better reviews. Reading those reviews, I knew this was the camera I wanted to add to my collection.

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