The Fujifilm X100F in South Africa

Hi girls and guys. I hope you are all having an amazing time. I sure am.

A bit of a side story before I kick in to this blog post. About a year ago I switched from an X-T1 with the XF 16-55 and some other primes from Fujifilm to Olympus´s mFT with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the M.Zuiko 12-40 2.8. At that time I had been using Fujifilm cameras for a bit more than five years. Actually I was always very pleased with the results but somehow I was in search for something new. GAS got me and I switched systems. At the end of the day I was not really that happy with mFT although I wrote a highly praising blog post on it. Yes mFT is a great system and I got some great shots.

But it just seems that I´m a Fuji guy

After weeks of thinking what to do and looking at my archives, analyzing my exif data from the past 7 years I realized that the most used focal length and the best shots I had taken in that time had been with the focal length of 35mm or equivalent. On APS-C that was between 22mm and 25mm with will result in a field of view of a 35mm lens on a full frame camera.

To be honest the camera I have missed most was an X100 series camera. My “career” with Fujifilm cameras started was the first and original Fujifilm X100 with its 12MP sensor. I had all three iterations of the X100 series. The X100, X100S and the X100T.

It came to me one night. I woke up on a restless night at around 3pm thinking about my gear. Damn these first world problems I tell you.

I had been chatting to a friend via WhatsApp for several days talking about our gear and he dropped a line about his X100F and how pleased he was with it. I started reading about it a little and then a little more. And then on that special night it got me. As said I woke up and said to myself: “that’s it, enough thinking. I´m getting myself an X100F and selling off everything else!”

One camera with a fixed lens! No more thinking what lens for the occasion.

Just a week later I had sold all my Olympus gear and was holding the silver X100F in my hands. It´s a used unit which I got for a reasonable prize from the German DSLR-Forum. Thanks Sven for the good deal by the way. That was in December 2017

Time travel to February 2018

My day job gets me around a little. Every now and then I have to travel and this time it sent me to South Africa. I was in Upington for the first week and a half and then on a two day journey down to Cape Town. What a great way to test drive the X100F before my wife and I head on vacation. Stay tuned and be surprised what´s coming. By the way, the X100F is the only camera I am going to be taking with me. That is how much I trust the camera and how much I love the results.

The Fujifilm X100F did a great job in the South African heat of 40°C and more. On the work free Sunday I traveled to the Augrabie falls where temperatures had risen to a tumble dryer temperature of 47°C. The X100F did not fail at all.


Anyway enough talk. See some images I took with the X100F on this fourteen day business trip and let me know in the comment section below what you think of them.



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