As I said in my previous post, I recently got robbed and had to buy some brand-new camera equipment. While I loved my big digital reflex camera and its lenses (which got stolen), I hated their weight and size – way too much stuff to carry for someone who’s constantly on the move like me. So when I hit the market again (this time with a rather limited budget) I decided to go for a mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. Backed up by some research and helped by some of my my friends’ opinions I ended up buying myself a Fujifilm X-E2.
The Fujifilm X-E2 is lightweight, small, discreet and therefore much more portable and handy than a Canon 5D mark III (my former camera). In addition to that, it is capable of yielding great image quality. Although there were a couple of situations were I kind of missed my Canon (eg. when shooting some Muay Thai fights), I absolutely LOVE my X-E2 as a street photography companion.
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Since I had to go through a bit of a learning curve with this camera, I almost obsessively kept hitting several street markets here in Chiang Mai (it’s no secret that street markets are among my favourite places to shoot street photography!) in order to get accustomed to the new toy.
Here are some of the pictures I shot, these are not part of any project (at least not yet) but just general street market scenes and portraits. I’m more than happy with the quality of these images. What do you think? I think I may not feel like buying a digital reflex anytime soon!
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