• #662. Monday Post (30 Oct 2017) – Travel redux

#662. Monday Post (30 Oct 2017) – Travel redux

London - X-Pro2 with 56mm f1.2

London – X-Pro2 with 56mm f1.2

 

London - X-Pro2 with 56mm f1.2

London – X-Pro2 with 56mm f1.2

 

Monday. Post day and not a thing to wear publish.

 

That’s not altogether true, but most of the other Susans are toiling away making a crust or two, while I’ve just got back from a (friend’s birthday) weekend in Jozi (Johannesburg). The least I can do then is to pick up the Monday Post baton and get the job done.

 

Stockholm - X-Pro2 with 56mm f1.2

Stockholm – X-Pro2 with 56mm f1.2

 

Stockholm - X-100F

Stockholm – X-100F

 

Stockholm - X-100F

Stockholm – X-100F

 

I got a note from a buddy concerning this morning’s post on Facebook. Having bought my Fuji X100T from me – thereby allowing me to have just enough cash to buy the X100F – he wanted to know if I’d used the little wündercam for that shot.

 

Stockholm - X-100F

Stockholm – X-100F

 

Stockholm - X-Pro2 with 56mm f1.2

Stockholm – X-Pro2 with 56mm f1.2

 

Stockholm - X-Pro2 with 56mm f1.2

Stockholm – X-Pro2 with 56mm f1.2

 

I hadn’t, but I did get to thinking about the kit I’d hauled across Europe. The 23mm, 35mm and 90mm Fuji primes had been entirely redundant. I’d used the 56mm f1.2 almost exclusively on the X-Pro body when I needed some additional reach and the X100 when I didn’t.

 

I’m sure that was a salutary lesson, one that’ll help enormously until the next trip and I find myself havering about which and what to pack.

 

Stockholm - X-Pro2 with 56mm f1.2

Stockholm – X-Pro2 with 56mm f1.2

 

Oslo - X-100F

Oslo – X-100F

 

London - X-100F

London – X-100F

 

So, in lieu of anything else on this photographically quiet Monday, a round up of pictures that didn’t make the London/Oslo/Stockholm cut. Normal(?) service ought to be resumed next week.

 

Stockholm - X-100F

Stockholm – X-100F

 

Oslo - X-100F

Oslo – X-100F

 

Oslo - X-100F

Oslo – X-100F

 

Oslo - X-100F

Oslo – X-100F

 

London - X-100F

London – X-100F

 

London - X-100F

London – X-100F

 

London - X-100F

London – X-100F

8 Comments

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    philberphoto October 30, 2017

    Pictures that didn’t make the cut? Pshaw!!! I should be so lucky/talented… or you should be better at culling/editing/sorting/ranking….
    I’ll put it down to travel fatigue. But making these shots bottom-drawer is almost a faute de goût… 🙂

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      paulperton October 30, 2017

      Thanks Philippe, but there are several other Susans, other perspectives and ideas. Even some other cameras although for the life of me I can’t think what they might be just now. Anyway, I didn’t want to hog all the space.

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    jean pierre (pete) guaron October 30, 2017

    It’s refreshing to see the conversation switch from Canikon & Sony, to another make of camera. I was very taken with the shot in the coffee shop [??!!], of the wife talking, the husband (head down) listening and the daughter (the next generation) taking no notice of them, while she texts a message to a friend. That’s life – apparently – or so I’m told. Not that it’s much use telling me – my fingers are too large and clumsy for the keypads on those toys – they need keys like the ones on my piano.

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    Steffen October 30, 2017

    Oh yes, the “Which lens(es) will I take on my next trip?” question … as old as mankind (almost). I usually go for a 3 lens kit (also my camera bag is not larger enough 😉 ). On my last trip I broke my rule and went with 4 lenses (I stacked two smaller above each other) but I’m experimenting with longer focal lengths, so I had to take one extra with me.

    However, for city trips two or even one lens gets the job done. For me it’s either a 35mm or a 50 with a 85. And that’s what you discovered as well, Paul. I could also just go with a 50 … or 35. More time to enjoy the city, less time fiddling around with lens choices.

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      jean pierre (pete) guaron October 31, 2017

      Cash is king – and it decided for me, what I take. Which is a w/angle and a standard prime. Can’t afford any more Otus lenses 🙂 So I have to be creative with the ones I already have.

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      paulperton November 01, 2017

      Steffen,

      It’s what we all discover, whether we opt for a Leica, or just use a plain old point and shoot; analyse the images you take and you’ll find that by far the greatest proportion of them are shot at 28/35, 50 and 85.

      Isn’t it great then that the camera manufacturers knew that and make suitable focal length lenses?

      😉

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    Cliff Whittaker November 01, 2017

    Fantastic street shots, as usual. However, the shot of a woman walking along the sidewalk in the dark started me to wondering what would happen if I stood in a dark alley and shot a picture of a woman passing by on the sidewalk? If she was even remotely aware of her surroundings the first thing she would hear would be the klack-slap of the D800E mirror flapping up and down like someone racking back the slide on a .45. She would probably scream and run down the street shouting for a cop. In a few minutes it would result in an embarrassing situation for both of us… me being questioned by a police officer for ambushing her with a camera and her needing to change her underwear… and all of it my fault. Sometimes I long for the quiet of my old Agfa Silette (yep, the Silette model) 35mm. I got some good candid shots with that old camera before it died in the mold of Vietnam.

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      paulperton November 01, 2017

      Easy done Cliff, especially with a DSLR. The Fujis I use for street shooting offer either a very quiet mechanical, or totally silent shutter option. I rarely even think about shutter noise any more.

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