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14 November 2011
I had hoped that the X100 might herald something new, something different, in my photography (outside of the paid work that I am slowly building up that is). However, so far, nada. Sure, I have it with me, and sure, it isn't intimidating, but I find the need to go in so close off putting from the POV that it encourages close proximity to the subject, a proximity I find difficult to manage on the street. I shall continue to try, but if no results worth putting online (or at least, in my view, worth putting online - you may feel nothing here is worthy of attention - that's your privilege), if no results worth putting online appear before New Year I may well be forced to sell the beautiful instrument. Sure, I will miss it, but not as much as I miss going through my memory cards in the evening and finding images I am half-way pleased with. UPDATE: OTHER ISSUES: Focus failure. Slow to align and set up for a shot - it somehow "looks" like it should be quick and easy but it isn't, in part, I think, because of the fiddly size of the controls, especially the OK button which is not only small but also curved meaning, at least in my case, that you have to place your finger / thumbnail carefully on it so as not to slide off and nudge the outer wheel control. All of which sounds pernickity but which also adds up to a frustrating experience. Anyway, I'll post a few pics from last night in a bit - there is no guarantee yet that the camera won't be sold.
13 November 2011
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You're probably sick of reading Niemöller's quote but here it is again - why not have another butcher's': "First they...