PT.2 – Some night and interior images from a recent photo excursion to Montreal. Fuji X20 technical note for those who care about that stuff: When I first brought the RAW files from the Fuji X20 into Lightroom, I wasn’t terribly impressed with the noise in images at or above ISO 400. However, once I reduced the colour noise, the luminance noise that remained spoke volumes to the detail that Fuji has been putting into their sensors/cameras. Especially once converted to Black & White, this is the closest thing I’ve seen to traditional film grain come out of a digital camera. So much so, that I will use higher ISOs on this camera for creative purposes. It’s that good.
PT.1 – Some daytime images from a recent photo excursion to Montreal. For this trip, I decided to pick up a smaller camera to take with me instead of lugging around my DSLR and lenses. After some research and testing, I settled on the wonderfully compact Fuji X20. I was originally leaning towards the Fuji X-E2 or perhaps something from the Sony NEX series, but ultimately decided that another interchangeable lens system sort of defeated the purpose. And I couldn’t be happier with the decision. The funky, retro-rangefinder styling coupled with a fast lens and great image quality is the perfect marriage of form and function for my needs. I’m not a big fan of the camera on my current phone (mostly because of a lack of control), but the X20 is small enough that it now comes with me wherever I go.