I had the opportunity to visit New York City on business back in October of this year. Since I was staying over on a weekend my wife decided to head out for the weekend and do her first visit to The Big Apple! We didn’t try to do everything but just get a flavor of the city for my wife’s first trip to NYC. I didn’t want to carry around a bunch of equipment with me, but just have a small portable camera to capture some details of the city and get good quality images I could post process if needed and also transfer some to Instagram while walking around the city.
The Fujifilm X100T fit the bill. It’s has a 23mm f/2 fixed lens (35mm full frame equivalent) but a fantastic APS-C 16 megapixel X-Trans sensor. It has some great low light, high ISO performance and since the viewfinder and menu system are much the same as my Fujifilm X-T1 it was second nature to use.
Since this trip, it’s my go to camera when I’m just heading out for a quick trip and hanging out with friends. I don’t have to think about what lens to bring because it’s already been decided. Creatively this now frees my mind to decide on the composition. Are there times I miss having a telephoto zoom or a wide-angle? Yes there are, but then I find another composition and that thought about “I should have brought my other camera” goes away. I did use the pano feature while I was at the Top of the Rock to capture a city view so while it has a fixed lens the pano is a sort of stop gap for capturing a wide angle view if needed.
Are there quirks with the camera? Yes there are but I’ll go over my likes and dislike in a future post. In the meantime, here a gallery of images from my NYC trip. Click on an image and you can view it in large image slideshow view!