In a post a few weeks back (A Trip with the E900 – After Which a Decision is Made) I mentioned that my Sony A850 had broken, forcing me to use the then current BagCam — my Fujifilm E900 — for my weekend photography. I also said that I thought it was time to buy a new BagCam, and that I’d settled on a Fujifilm X10. Well, I did buy one, and I’ve been playing with it for a few weeks now, and it is a nice camera, with lots of external controls, nice results, and a pleasing retro exterior.
Here are a few examples from my first photographic forays into the field with the funky Fuji…
As usual, there were trips along Wiltshire byways to be made. This route was from the village of Uffcott towards Barbury Castle, and Iron Age hill fort in Wiltshire. This looks back down to the track to the village, and the old hangers at the edge of Wroughton airfield:
This is from another journey around the same byways; Barbury Castle, photographed from a southerly-ish aspect at the honeyed hour:
A small stand of shrubs on Overton Down can be viewed on the byway from Hackpen Hill to the Sanctuary. This photo made it to Flickr Explore:
I like a bit of abstract minimalism as much as the next person:
It is only ten minutes’ walk to countryside from my office. This field has been left to develop its own bright yellow and lime green meadow-like nature:
The towpath along the canal offers a walk from the town out into the countryside, and provides opportunities to see barges and locks:
All-in-all I’m very pleased with the X10. It provides a more modern small camera for my ManBag; it handles nicely; it provides nicely detailed photographs within the limits of the small sensor. I hope it lasts as long as the E900 did.