It’s been a frustrating week as I’ve been out of action with a virus and so haven’t achieved a thing except feeling sorry for myself.
That frustration has been doubled because on Monday I got my my first new primary camera in nearly six years, replacing my venerable old Fuji X-T1. Of course I’ve not been able to use it at all other than flicking through the menus.
My new camera is a Fuji X-H1. I was planning to get an X-T3 but budget pushed it a bit of range. Then Fuji released the X-T30 which was in the right price-range but missing a few of the features I wanted. As I was about to buy there was an amazing offer on the X-H1 that just £100 more than the X-T30 but also included a power grip and two additional batteries. In total it came in about £1k less than the same package would have been a month ago! So I’ve come away with 2 less megapixels but all the features I wanted plus in body image stabilisation!
I’m absolutely delighted with my new toy and whilst there are some changes to the functionality I need to get learn it’s still a camera and to the fundamentals haven’t changed.
Yesterday the sun was out and I dragged myself out to get some vitamin D and of course take a couple of shots. My choice of location? Lancresse Bay. I felt like a fitting locations it was also the place I went when I got my first Fuji Interchangeable Lens camera.
There is definitely some ring rust and I wasn’t feeling my best, but I got a couple of shots I quite like that. Lots more practice will be needed to get that ‘extension of your arm’ feeling that comes with familiarity of use, but I’ll get there.