Marrakech – Jan 2017

This was my first every trip to Africa, so was very excited. So much so I’d managed to not totally check out all the settings on my X-T1, and the night before at my brothers wedding, after a few to many shandys I’d managed to switch from my usual RAW+jpeg mode to jpeg only. I only realised this after I got back and had copied over the photos to my computer. Not only was it my first ever time not shooting RAW, I also had no idea I was doing so. I ended up using a mix of iPhone and X-T1, both shooting straight to jpeg.

Anyway, I started off my trip in the old town of Marrakech, the Medina, staying in a traditional Riad.

iPhone 6s | f/2.2
1/17 | ISO 250

Riad Houma.

iPhone 6s | f/2.2
1/17 | ISO 250

The Marrakech museum is a beautiful building on it’s own without the art, well worth a visit.

iPhone 6s | f/2.2
1/350 | ISO 25

iPhone 6s | f/2.2
1/35 | ISO 25

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Montreal – April

My first time to Montreal, and I really liked the City and its residents. A fun friendly city with lots of charm and a fantastic night life, which was my main reason for going. I got to experience a totally amazing set by Ben Klock at the fantastic night club Stereo. I timed it right as this turned out to be one of my highlights when it comes to events, and I’m told one of the best nights Stereo have seen.

Now I did take my camera, but a few days of rain meant it didn’t come out too often. (Mainly me being lazy!) But did get some fun shots on the nicer days. (I did miss getting any shots of the snow!)

Montreal Downtown

Fujifilm X-T1| XF35mm | 35mm
1/100 | f11 | ISO 200 | Monochrome film

I really liked how downtown had grown up around the old buildings and churches, creating some really interesting vistas with really contrasting materials and designs.

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Nice – Cote D’Azur

This is the first time I got to take my X-T1 out on my Travels, because I’ve not been travelling since I got it! I originally bought it to be my travel camera, but it has already become my go to camera for everything, and I’m on the verge of putting my 7D on eBay.

Nice

Fujifilm X-T1| XF35mm | 35mm
1/2000 sec | f3.2 | ISO 100 | Provia

I only had 3 days and my plan was to do as little as possible, so days 1 & 2 were spent on the beach, and my camera in it’s bag. Day 3 I spent exploring, and headed up through old town up to the chateau.

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Discovering Fujifilm

Can a Fujifilm X Series Compact System Camera replace both my Canon EOS M and 7D?

My discovery of the Fujifilm X series began when I was looking for a new travel camera to replace my ageing Canon EOS M. I have really enjoyed my time with my EOS M, It’s been my travel companion since its conception as I snapped up the Mark I, what must be some 3 years ago. It has had some bad reviews but coming from a Canon background I found the device very familiar and easy to shoot with. Its image quality and compact form is perfect for travel, and I have got some amazing photos from my travels thanks to it.

Vancouver Island

Canon EOS M | EF-M18-55mm | 18mm
1/60 | f4.0 | ISO 100

The EOS M does leave you yearning for a viewfinder and dedicated dials to control shutter speed and aperture, and maybe most importantly, a decent range of lenses. 3 years in and only a handful of EF-M mount lenses are available, and none of them blow you away. Because of this I’ve been looking for a worthy replacement, and having heard good things around the X Series, and being impressed by the specs of the X-T1, I decided to give it a punt and picked one up last week.

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