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Anonymous asked: X100s silver or black?

Silver! Scratches are too visible on the black. 

Anonymous asked: Can you show me some of your photos using the x100? I want to see what I will be getting myself into. Thanks in advance.

The last few photos on my blog have been taken with an x100. 

Sometimes life wins

Sometimes life wins

hesh wavy as fuck bro

hesh wavy as fuck bro

Got a little bored and went through my blog’s archive. Damn does time fly. 4 years later and i’m still here… Been so busy lately I realized I’m not as introspective as I was when I was younger. Guess life has numbed me up.

buddys bites and brews, hayward ca.

buddys bites and brews, hayward ca.

rays crab shack, fremont ca.

rays crab shack, fremont ca.

when I die bury me with an iPod and leave this on repeat

Nothing like a new set of wheels.

Nothing like a new set of wheels.

yo, im stoked for outside lands 2014.

Anonymous asked: How do you like your x100? I used to have a 7D 24-70L but sold all of it for a car at the time. Now I want to get back into photography but stuck between getting a DSLR or maybe one of the mirrorless cameras. For DSLR I was thinking 6D and 35L or x100s with the wide attachment since I love wide angle. Let me know your take on that and it'll help me a lot in my decision since it looks like you know your cameras.

So far, I am in love with my X100. It has given me a chance to fall in love with photography again. It isn’t perfect and it does have its limitations (fixed lens, slow AF, slow EVF), but it does have characteristics that I am in love with. All I really needed to satisfy my needs was a camera with a fast 35mm focal length (f2) that can shoot at high isos (I love shooting at night, and with some grain). I love the color reproduction that the fuji provides, very warm and inviting. I have previously  been shooting lots of film (with my nikkormat/yashica mat), but took a break from it because it was getting too expensive for me. I currently have a 5d mk1 w/ a 35L that I love shooting with, but lugging it around was a hassle and led me to go on a long hiatus from photography. I started off shooting with nothing but wide angle lenses (I had a 17-40L that I used a lot), but my tastes have changed and I now prefer to shoot exclusively with primes. I also have a SONY-NEX5N that I used for a few weeks, but thought the color reproduction was too cool and lacking, so I gave it to my dad. If you really like the film look, and can manage to stick with one lens and want something lightweight and unobtrusive, I say go for the X100s. If you like to change lenses out or haven’t found a lens you really enjoy using, I say go with something like the XE-1. I know this is a kind of long response, but I wanted to give you a little background as to why I decided to go with the X100. I hope that helped, please don’t be afraid to ask me any other questions you may have. And I hope you enjoy the photos on my blog.

One quick side note for you: The 6D + 35L combo would be killer! If you don’t mind lugging a SLR around + spending the extra cheese for it, then I say go for that instead. The DSLR will definitely give you more flexibility, but at the cost of portability. You are very limited to what you can shoot with the X100s, and it’s definitely not an easy camera to use right off the bat. It will take some getting used to. Just keep that in mind. Like many have said in the past, it shouldn’t be used as your ‘main’ camera, but in my own case, the X100 is currently my main camera.