Something that my friends don't know about me.

Something that most of my friends do not realize is that I hate thinking about my camera settings when I shoot. Yeah, JP knows his stuff, but I shoot for art, for therapy, for crystallizing a glimpse of eternity — I don't shoot to write reviews or to sell gear, or to write a technical manual about a camera. I shoot cause it is me, the photographer, experimenting this present moment. Living at the edge of oblivion is an exciting thing; getting remembered about this is a whole other level of thrill. 

I wanted to write some mean words – but I throttle back the heavy tone. FUJI WHY CAN'T YOU MAKE PREDICTABLE BATTERY LIFE. Always missing battery when I need to make the shot is the most annoying thing in the universe. It cannot be predictable. It goes from 66% to 0% in 5 shots, but sometimes in 50, or 100, who knows. You just never know. And oh, how about carrying spares? Well, what is the point of a street camera if I am to carry spares ? Spare batteries is so 2002.

I am using camera as an extension of my brain. I hate thinking about my settings or about my camera when I do photo. 

So yeah, fuck you Fuji, I love you. Everything sucks about the X-Pro-1. The autofocus is slow as in 2002 digital camera slow. The shutter only goes at 1/4000. The dynamic range sucks, yeah, 2002 type. The shutter lag made me missed a thousand shots and counting. And oh, the battery. But funny enough, the X-Pro1 is always in my bag...even if it is just as a remember of a time where being slow at taking picture was not a bad thing. 

 Tree in the fog, in Colombia.

Tree in the fog, in Colombia.

 This is how bad the dynamic range is. 

This is how bad the dynamic range is. 

 Negative High colour is probably the best thing Fuji makes. 

Negative High colour is probably the best thing Fuji makes. 

 Lama overlooking Cotopaxi.

Lama overlooking Cotopaxi.

 Flare handling with the 56mm f/1.2 on Easter Island.

Flare handling with the 56mm f/1.2 on Easter Island.

 Sexy camera, in Vancouver. 

Sexy camera, in Vancouver. 

 Colour handling is not that bad. Bleu-on-s'en-va-au-Vanuatu.

Colour handling is not that bad. Bleu-on-s'en-va-au-Vanuatu.