First I must clarify, I’m not suffering from G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). I had not bought any gear since February this year! There’re tons of gear review on the web. I’ll make this more of a personal diary explain why I get this. Plus, sharing how it looks on a X100. I just couldn’t find any images of this combination on the web…I thought whoever stumbled upon my photos would make you decide better.
Hooray!! It’s my first flash I’ve ever bought!!
The decision why i bought it today was totally an impulse. I know the price would not easily go down on this kind of item. And I’d been doing research. The size is so compact. Even from the front, you see how minimal when compare to other flashes out there. Moreover, I want to learn how to use a flash properly. I hope I would learn something before it’s dead. The price don’t come cheap. I think of It as a tuition to comfort myself.
Yea..that being said. I’d do flash photography on the street when I take my X100 out. Before buying the flash, I had a dilema. Should I work on the techniques more without a flash/or with the in-camera flash?
I had been pretty aggressive on the street lately. I am doing flash photography on the street. I think I still have much to work on in terms of technique and my positioning. Perhaps it’s just me. I learn everything myself on the go. I like figuring out things myself. It’s my attitude that kept me going. Adding a piece of gear may drive me to work X times harder. “I just want to be better”
I haven’t try the flash yet as I got no battery (today was raining, a long walk to get it). I believe there shouldn’t be any problem. I just have to have the right settings.
Today I also played with a X-Pro1 at the camera shop. I was surprised how light it is in my hand (it’s a size bigger than a X100 side to side!). It handles alright, just like a X100. Parallax is larger than a X100. The shutter sound is audible. Almost like the Lumix/Olympus ones,..it’s the focal plane shutter design. Now I know what it’s all about. It makes me appreciate my X100 even more!!
Also, I saw the Olympus OM-D in the display. It’s A LOT smaller than I expected. It’s not a full frame after all…