From Away, Part 16

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.

Fuji X-E1, Voigtländer Snapshot Skopar 25/4
Fuji X-E1, Voigtländer Snapshot Skopar 25/4

From Away, Part 3

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.

Fuji X-E1, Voigtländer Snapshot Skopar 25/4
Fuji X-E1, Voigtländer Snapshot Skopar 25/4