Street photography camera

Following a recent trip to Chile, I thought about the missing photographic tool in my bag. I have a decent Pentax K5, three primes (15mm, 35mm and 77mm) and a 55 to 300mm zoom. I got excellent photos of the scenery, but had to rely on my Canon S90 for more discrete shots or even my iPhone.

This lead me to look at what other options might exist that have similar quality to the K5, but are more discrete. I looked at the Olympus epl5 and the new Panasonic GF6. I would prefer an optical finder and am willing to use a pancake prime to cut down on the size. Then I started reading about the Fuji X100s. This seems to be the digital AF equivalent of my previously owned Fuji GS645 medium format camera that had a 60mm lens. I traveled extensively with this camera and a backup 35mm film compact with zoom lens. The X100s has been getting rave reviews online. I am hoping to get my hands on one and see if the camera lives up to the hype.


About petergsimmons

Global citizenship is conferred on those who have lived in a variety of countries, and who don’t identify with any one culture. I am such a person. Having lived in Jamaica, Canada and Japan, I have been exposed to First World/Third World, East and West, North and South. This has lead to a rich living experience, open-mindedness and curiosity about the world around me. This variety of living conditions in human landscapes is coupled with equally diverse travels in natural landscapes from the jungles of South East Asia and South America to the Arctic tundra; tropical beaches to the Himalayas, resulting in an incredible journey through life itself.
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