Just a few more color shots, this and the following from the Fuji X-E1. As noted previously in this series, I took it with me intending to get better acquainted. Ideally, I would have taken it exclusively, but going without a film camera felt very, very wrong. Now, I did not need to take as many film cameras as I did – maybe this time I’ve learned my lesson, but probably not – but I had to take something along with the Fuji, regardless of how capable it might be.
I used two lenses on the Fuji, with the Voigtländer Snapshot Skopar 25/4 being the usual option, with the Canon 100/3.5 going on for the occasional longer shot. No complaints about the camera – it did what I asked it to. I’m still not 100% comfortable with the electronic viewfinder, but I suppose that’s a trade-off one has to make with this sort of camera.
Anyway, here we go, still hanging around the docks in Portland.
Quite pleased with the black and white rendering of the X-E1, at least now that I’ve found some settings that work for me. The factory defaults are pretty low contrast, but the built-in “filters” and some tweaking of the other available settings have brought things closer to where I want them. I’m sure some more fine-tuning is in order, as I’m still experimenting, but as I said a couple posts back, I need to use this camera more if I’m going to learn how to get the best out of it.