Seeing as your review made me decide to sell all my heavy Nikon DSLR gear to pay for the Fujifilm X100, I thought it was only fair to show how incredibly happy I am with it. I know there have been plenty of people writing and raving about this camera, but seeing as Fuji keeps updating the firmware, I think we can keep talking about it.
Like mentioned on every single review, it´s a pretty quirky device that takes some getting used to, but with all it´s latest upgrades, the manual focus is actually acceptable and all it´s quirks will never add up to the image quality.
A few days after I bought it, I flew to Cyprus for a holiday, which was the perfect place to put the camera to it´s primary use, Street Photography. I have only recently started shooting street photography, so i´m still pretty ¨street shy¨.
But with the X100 everything goes with ease, all I do is smile, show people the camera, and they will happily get their picture taken.
The day is was looking forward to, was the day we spent in Nicosia, the last divided capital city of Europe. A city that in the 70´s got torn apart between Turkey and Cyprus, and to this day has UN presence and guarded walls to protect it´s border crossing. Armed with just 1 camera, fixed lens, 3 spare batteries(I needed them!) and a smile, I spent the afternoon photographing this beautiful, but bizarre place.
I was very happy my girlfriend brought her mum along, cause I was in my own world.
The following photographs were taken at the Turkish and Cypriot side of the border, showing the destruction that this conflict has caused and still causes to the citizens.