Fuji X-E1, Initial Impressions as a Manual Street Photography Camera . . .

. . . The decision to return to digital was the result of several months of inner debating. My reasons for abandoning film were covered in a previous post I’m Moving Back To Digital

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Now as you’ve no doubt guessed from the title (and the photograph), the camera I have purchased to take over the role of my ONLY street camera is the Fuji X-E1 with the Fujinon 18-55mm f/2.8 – f/4 XF Mount Lens.

I hesitate to use the phrase ‘kit lens’, as traditionally such lenses included with a new camera are of questionable quality.

This lens is most definitely not one of those as will become apparent (I’m talking Leica image quality here).

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I’m Moving Back To Digital . . .

. . . Yes it’s true.

As much as I love shooting film, the simple truth is that I just don’t have the time (for the foreseeable future) to process film.

With the VW Camper Van now up and running, I’ve been visiting more places and taking more photographs than ever before. On some trips, I can come back with 4 rolls of 36 exposure 35mm film (144 exposures).

Let’s put that into context . . .

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The (Possible) Future Of Street Photography ? . . .

. . . Following my recent experience whilst taking pictures, I decided to borrow my friends Time Machine and take a look 20 years into the future to see the state of Street Photography in the year 2033.

Good news, it’s alive and well, sort of.

The picture below won the prestigious Eric Kim Award for Street Photography 2033.

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It complies with all sections of the Photography In Public Act, but not for long.

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I’m a Street Photographer, Not a Pervert . . .

. . . This just happened to me literally 30 minutes ago.

I was sat on a bench in Preston city centre, enjoying a well earned break from a days Street. Even when having a rest, the old Street Photographers eye is still working. Whilst munching on a Greggs Chili Beef pasty, there was an elderly couple on the bench opposite and showing that they were still very much in love with each other. I took a picture of them. Then an old man came along wearing a trilby hat, looking distinguished. I took a shot of him.

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