Playing With the Fujifilm X-T2 (And Some Random Photos)

I’ve had the Fujifilm X-T2 for almost two weeks and the more I use it, the more I get used to using it, the more I’m convinced that I made the right decision in selling off my Nikon.

My initial fear was that this camera was going to be too small for me to comfortably hold but that didn’t turn out to be the case at all. It’s a great fit, almost as if they had my hands in mind when designing the camera.

My next realization was that with easily accessible and clearly marked dials for ISO and shutter speed, and aperture rings on the lenses I purchased, plus the “assist” I can get from the two command dials, I’m possibly thinking about settings more than I did in the past, and manually bracketing a lot of my shots as I continue to try to find out what works and what doesn’t work with the camera.

My biggest problem now is getting out to shoot. This past weekend I didn’t get out until after dark, and in places where the light just sucked. On the other hand, today I did something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time – get out of the house around 6 PM and walk over to a relatively clear area where I could grab some shots of the surrounding area at sunset. If nothing else, I’m once again actively thinking about where and when I can get out and get some shooting done.

With that in mind, I’ll share a random assortment of photos I’ve taken over the past two weeks.

I’ll start in Sai Kung:

Upstairs at Djapa in Wanchai, this would make one hell of a tattoo, wouldn’t it?

Two of the few band shots I got so far that I’m vaguely okay with:

Back in Manila, the pizza oven at Salvatore Cuomo:

Walking around BGC High Street on Saturday night and walked right into this Philippine Army public relations or recruitment thingie:

One of the few buildings in BGC that’s actually interesting to look at:

And earlier today, walking around in my ‘hood, was hoping for a colorful sunset but when it didn’t happen, I went a bit crazy in Lightroom ….

More to come soon, I’m sure. Just think about where to go next – perhaps a quick trip to Tagaytay or Angeles?