Oggi propongo un articolo che mostra chiaramente le potenzialità delle fotocamere mirrorless nel genere che preferisco: la fotografia di viaggio. 20 Countries with the Fujifilm X-Series Cameras è un articolo di Elia Locardi, scritto in inglese, ma in modo chiaro e con tante immagini che, come sappiamo, valgono più di mille parole. E’ uno degli articoli che più mi ha convinto ad affrontare il passaggio da reflex a mirrorless.
Introduction – Fujifilm, the Cameras with a Soul
Since May of 2013, I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Fujifilm X-Series Cameras and XF lenses, and during that time I’ve managed to shoot with them in more than 20 different countries, spanning nearly every possible photography condition. In the process, I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting many Fujifilm shooters from around the world and what I’ve discovered is that people love their Fujifilm cameras and, like me, they’re excited to talk about them. There have been quite a few times, where I was completely immersed in a sea of tripods, riddled with shooters toting every type of camera brand known to man. People with Canons, Nikons, Pentax, and Hasselblads, all sizing each other’s gear up – in typical photographer fashion – while never exchanging a word. Fujifilm shooters on the other hand, just seem to smile at each other, as if they have a shared secret that no one else knows. It’s the strangest thing, but even during photo walks, Fujifilm shooters seem to congregate; proud to be carrying their cameras and excited to talk about their favorite lenses and what is to come. There’s a sense of community and shared love for these cameras that I find absolutely delightful.
I have to admit that coming from a solid photography background shooting 100% DSLR, I was initially skeptical about mirrorless technology. It really wasn’t until I spent a few months shooting with the Fujifilm X-E1 – my first X-Series Camera – that I really started to admire the simplicity and intuitiveness of the new technology. A few months later, when I picked up the X-E2, there was rarely a time the camera would leave my side. I have always loved photography, but over the years of being a professional and full-time shooter, my DSLR has simply become a tool of the trade. Shooting with the Fujifilm cameras has made photography fun for me again. It revitalized the pure excitement of simply shooting and enjoying the process. Other cameras may have more megapixels, but in my mind Fujifilm is the camera with a soul.
At this stage I should point out that, though this article is called 20 countries with the Fujifilm X-Series Cameras, I’m only including my favorite images from 15 countries. If I wanted to get really technical, I’ve actually visited 22 since picking up the X-E1, but I thought 20 just sounded better.
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- Posted by Matteo
- On 06/11/2014