Firstly, a Happy New Year to all of you. Here's to a prosperous and peaceful one.
The bad news: I sustained a cut to my trigger finger which turned septic. As a result, my hand became inflamed and very painful. I had to abandon my Pinterest diary for December as l couldn't grip the camera. I will give it another go soon.
The good news: The Fujifilm X100T is performing well and l can say that it is a marked improvement over the original X100 (which l thought was amazing) Autofocus is faster, low-light performance is cleaner - even at silly ISO levels - and the controls are more convenient. The EVF is much improved and the option to use the OVF remains. Manual focusing now has extra help with a new "Dual Display" insert. I can't comment on that yet as l've not needed to use it. It has other, smaller refinements to the bodywork that make it look even more classy than it did before. I've got the "silver" version because l prefer that style. It looks like a vintage film camera and often gets a second glance from passers by when l am outside.
The fixed lens remains as 23mm f2 and the sensor - the latest X-trans - remains cropped. This gives the equivalent view of a 35mm lens on film or "full frame" cameras. I have decided to get the TCL-X100 lens converter for the camera. This converts the focal length to a "full frame" equivalent of 50mm. This was always the most popular focal length on film cameras as it mimic the view of the human eye. Having this adapter on the X100T does not degrade the image quality in any way and gives me a portable, two-focal-length option when l need to travel light. The maximun aperture of f2 remains. This seems to be the perfect solution for holidays or for when too much gear would get in the way. I hope to post some image samples by the time of my next blog.
Enjoy the rest of the winter. Look out for those misty or frosty mornings that can provide plenty of photographic opportunities. I'm off to bathe my finger!