” You can always pick up your needle and move to another grove.” ~ T Leery
I have another grove right now….a new camera. It is new but an older model; a Fujifilm XE-1 mirrorless camera. It is quite retro looking; very pleasing to the eye. I have wanted a lighter hiking camera for a while now and it finally dropped to the price point of $50 more than the kit lens by itself. If a friend and I actually make it happen, I may be backpacking the John Muir Trail this September and a lighter set up would be a necessity.
The nice man in brown brought it to my door last night and this morning, I put on the strap, updated the firmware and then set out to shoot with it a bit. Does Maureen read the boring manual? No. Ummm, not the best idea! This seems much more complicated to grasp than my Nikon. It is a completely different beast and I have yet to tame it. I guess it will come in time but right now, it is like a feral cat. A sexy one (it is quite the looker in its silver and black vintage goodness). It reminds me so much more of shooting with a film camera, not only because of its appearance but in its output. We shall see if I can manage to become more intimate with it in the next few weeks but right now, I am a impressed, despite my feebleness of knowledge.
Take a seat, this may take a while to get the hang of!