Magnolia

Magnolia

Bad news, my go to day to day digital camera decided to stop powering on. One day while shooting happily out by a lake it decided it no longer wanted to be by my side. Rather than try and spend money repairing it I feel like a better use of money would be to move on and look to an updated body.

I was daydreaming a bit as an M9 crossed my mind then the new Fuji GFX but reality came rushing in and reminded me how expensive the past year has been with new baby and house in our lives so it’s probably best I set my sights on something more realistic. Right now its a tossup between sticking with Fuji and an X-Pro2 or moving back into the world of DSLR clunkers and go with a “modest” Canon 6D. It will be a while before I can sell off a few things and put together enough to make a move but it’s fun to consider new gear and hope for a boost of inspiration from a new point of view.

In the mean time I will be borrowing YoungDoo X100T here and there like I did this past weekend while exploring the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on the campus of Duke University where it accompanied my Hasselblad. Spring is starting to show up early this year so while many things were still waiting to bloom to life, there were a number of early bloomers like the magnolia tree here in the photo above, welcoming everyone to the new season with open arms.

I have not spent much time with the X100 cameras but I have to say it’s been a joy to shoot with and I can easily see why so many photographers have gravitated to them. I look forward to spending more time with it as I try and decide which direction to take with a new body. Opinions?

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