Waiting for the X100s by Renaud Perez
At first, thanks for this website, all the efforts you’ve put inside and sharing all this pictures from other readers / photographers.
I’m a French guy living in Beijing for about 7 years now and I can say that China helped me a lot in my photography. I guess there are two reasons for that, the first one people do not really mind the way you look at them here, my personal feeling is that they do not judge based on the outside and the result is that you can walk in the streets look at a guy and shoot, either he smiles or he don’t care. The second is that it’s not better than any other places, but it’s so different, and this give me motivation and creativity!
About my photography experience, I guess it starts to become a routine for you reading this but like many I started with a Nikon D40 then D80 then D7000 and then STOP!!! All were super cam’, I loved them BUT they were all at the same time too heavy, too bulky, not discreet etc… About one year and half ago I sold everything and bought a Fuji X100. And I can say right now that it is the BEST camera I ever had, plus it helped me so much improving my photo skills. I like it, I always wanted to take it with me and shoot shoot shoot.
I have so many pics that I even don’t know which one to send you. But there is one I wanted you to publish, the X100 reflection through my apartment window in Beijing, it’s kind of my way to thanks Fuji for such a great camera. For me the best word to define the X100 is “emotion”.
The other ones are a portrait of my friend Pedro, cycling in the Beijing Hutong (old streets). One of a women eating in a restaurant in northern Sichuan, where I was backpacking with a friend last summer.
There is also a sweeping panorama I did with the WCL-X100 attached on it (in Huanglong national park).
And as a bonus a macro of my mother’s orchid.
Now I’m just waiting for one thing, the new ”s”, I already sold my X100 waiting so badly for the new X100s and if Fuji really managed to get rid of the slow AF and all quirks I think it’s a camera I will keep for years.