093/365 - February 4th 2018
The recent trip to Israel was a good opportunity to think about my photography gear. I've rambled on in the past few days about my thoughts on the matter, and today I came to a decision.
I had a really crazy idea at one point to sell all my Fuji gear, and buy.........a Leica. Specifically the M10, their latest digital rangefinder. With it, I would get either the Summicron 50mm or the Summilux 50mm, if I really wanted to go nuts! The downside to this idea? The cost! Leica's are not cheap! However, they do hold their value well, so I almost justified it as a sort of investment (that was my crazy was of trying to justify the cost!)
The whole drive for this 'want of change' is the fun I'm having with this project, one camera and one lens. So I pulled the trigger and bought the Fuji X 35mm f/2 lens. This 50mm equivalent lens would be my go to lens for pretty much everything, but I have my other lenses as and when I need them, or to take on big trips etc. So I know have the digital equivalent of my film camera set-up.
I've also made the bold decision to now carry on with this project using the X-T2. I will still be shooting on film, with the Olympus and Hasselblad cameras, but it will be much easier travelling with just the one camera.
Ironically, as I make the switch from film to digital for this project, I also posted a story on Exposure. I wrote about how I got started with film, and the journey over the next several months until about now. This story is here.