Another day-and-a-half wondering around Bath with my “Offbeat” eye invoked; this time using the Fuji X100.
I took the shots for the first “Offbeat Bath” page using the Panasonic GF1, visualised as a set of monochrome images with a smooth gradation whereas the images on the “Sudden Melancholy” page which were also shot with the GF1 to emphasise the grainy qualities of a small uprated sensor.
Follow this link to see the first “Offbeat Bath” page – https://chriswormald.wordpress.com/offbeat-bath/
A bit of pre-visualisation employed at the outset enables a photographer to play to the strengths of a particular piece of kit. This time I was looking for colour images with a smooth gradation, upratability of the sensor for dark corners and a fairly quick response. The X100 has the first two qualities in spades and the third sort of! It is not as quick as the GF1 or the Canon 5d2, but walking around with the 5d2 and lenses for a day is hard work and something I prefer to be paid to do.
A day with the X100 is a doddle – it goes in my pocket and yet it is able to produce excellent files of a quality acceptable for print; the sensor can be rated very high indeed and still produce usable images.