Tuesday, 4 April 2017

World's Best Travel Camera

One of Australia's most iconic pubs - the Ettamogah
Pretty much tried them all:

Canon
Nikon
Ricoh
Leica
Pentax
Sigma
Yashica

(I even tried Olympus and Sony and am still in therapy over those two).

Guess what! I like them all. They all have their pluses and minuses.
X100 - the Kylie Minogue of travel cameras
But the camera with the most pluses and least minuses for travel is the Fujifilm X100. Now superseded by the X100S, X100T and X100F.

Have I treated my little X100 with TLC. No way Jose!
Its been around the world 8 times, been banged, knocked, stuffed in horse bags and shot in a blizzard in Antarctica. Never complained once. Never stopped performing at the highest level.
And it still pulls out my favourite travel pics, a few of which have stood up for gongs, outpointing all the full frame DSLRs.

Its as sharp as a surgeon's scalpel, works brilliantly in low light and is the best conversation starter you can carry other than an effigy of Vladimir Putin in ballet tights. The Fujifilm X100 is the Kylie Minogue of cameras. Always punches above her weight.
Had a cold beer at the Ettamogah - with barmaid Bec!

And the shutter!
Oh the shutter! Quieter, softer and slicker than a stolen kiss at your cousin's wedding.

Runner Up: The Yashica Mat 124G - big old reliable brute. Film camera at its best.




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