Budapest, a city trip with the X100T Part I

You might have been following my last posts about my switch to Olympus with the Pen-F and then the move to something quite radical. A few weeks ago I decided to go the very minimal route with nothing but the Fujifilm X100T, a spare battery some SD cards and nothing else.

Feel free to follow the links to the Pen-F post and the posts regarding the X100T here and here.

After a three day lasting city trip to Budapest which I am going to delve into a little deeper in a minute I am more than convinced that this is just the right step to bring back life into my creative photography and away from the bad, bad GAS problem I was suffering. The X100T performed and performed without letting me down once. This wonderful lightweight camera rewarded me with some wonderful pictures showing the city of Budapest.

Let’s delve into the city of Budapest.

Oh by the way, this is the gear I had with me. Not shown on the picture is the USB cable for charging the battery in camera, nor the original Fujifilm charger which I use with an Apple socket instead of the long cable.

My wife and I arrived after a quiet flight from Stuttgart to Budapest around midday on Saturday, checked into our hotel and headed straight into the city. First stop was the St. Steven´s Basilika where we purchased a ticket for the hop on hop off bus. Unfortunately the bus was held up by a demonstration on the main road which meant that the bus could not arrive soon enough for us. We then decided to pick up our feet and walk a little bit. Well that little bit ended in near enough 16km on the first day. We walked from the St. Stephans -Basilika to the chain bridge then up to the Castle Hill. The reason for the visit at the Chain Bridge and Castle Hill is simple. We wanted some shots from these sightseeing points early the next morning while the sun was rising.

After a wonderful evening meal and a great glass of Hungarian wine at the Baltazar Grill and Wine Bar it was time to get back to the hotel. As it was going to be a very early start on Sunday morning for those sunrise photographs!

More on that in Part II about the visit to Budapest so be sure to come back soon.

And now let´s see some photograhps taken with the Fujifilm X100T. All shots are Jpeg´s straight out the box with no post processing except for some resizing for web.

The ball infront of St. Stevens Basilika

The ball in front of St. Stevens Basilika

Ride a bike

Ride a bike

Light using Classic Chrome

Light using Classic Chrome

The Chain Bridge in Classic Chrome

The Chain Bridge in Classic Chrome

The Basilika in Classic Chrome

The Basilika in Classic Chrome

Sunset

Sunset

Take a seat

Take a seat

Fisherman´s Bastion

Fisherman´s Bastion

The view

The view

After dinner espresso

After dinner espresso

Parliament

Parliament

Night shot

Night shot

The Chain Bridge @ night using classic chrome film simulation

The Chain Bridge @ night using classic chrome film simulation

As stated, all photographs are Jpeg´s straight out the box. If you have any questions regarding the film simulations used please drop a line or send an email.

That´s all for Part I, be sure to come back as soon as Part II is ready.

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4 Kommentare

  1. I love it. Fantastic skills.

  2. will you travel again with the X100T, did you miss any shots due to fixed 23mm lens, or overall it’s simpler and easier for travel.

    • Hi Kevin,

      I would travel the world with nothing more than the X100T, some spare batteries and memory cards. It felt so liberating not to have to choose which lens to take. Personally I do not have the feeling that I might have missed a shot at all.

      Thanks for your comment and I hope I could answer your question.

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