I’ve already come to a point in my photography life that news of new photo gadgets barely excite me anymore. That is of course, until Fuji announced the launch of their latest beauty, the Fuji Finepix X100. The retro styling matched by its buttery images made my knees tremble like a school girl meeting Justin Bieber.
I guess a lot of people also felt the same way as it proved difficult to find this camera in stock. On a trip to Hong Kong during the week of the launch, there was no X100′s as the early units were shipped to Singapore and the US. (The waiting list is still insane!) Two months later and on a trip to Singapore, there was still no X100′s at the reputable stores, only the bait and switch stores had them in “stock”. It was a good thing I stumbled onto a local photo forum that said the Fuji YKL Manila had a fresh shipment. The first agenda from the airport was a trip to the Fuji main office in Sto. Domingo.
The first few days with the camera was like hell. Haha! I had to struggle with the controls and the camera’s many quirks. I was only able to fully test the camera during our trip to Europe. The X100′s weight and size is just perfect for travel and having a camera with me at all times made it easier to document my little girl in Europe.
I’ll probably continue the review on another post. For now here are Katy’s photos in Europe taken with the Fuji X100.
Of all the places she could’ve picked to have a break, she chose the Police Station:
My girl, the street artist:
Katy with her Ninong Gerson:
May tambay sa Matisse Museum:
Katy meets the Mediterranean Sea:
Katy with the Ferraris in Monaco:
Checking her shots:
At the Old Monaco:
Mother and daughter share a moment:
Sunset in Provence, France:
Picking flowers at a Parisian market:
Feeding the birds in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral:
At the Tueleries Garden:
She doesn’t want to sit on the chair. Chateau de Versailles:
Breakfast at our hotel room’s terrace in Rome:
Practicing for her dance number for the Pope at the Vatican: