Fuji in the Park
When I heard that there was a walkabout being organized in Calgary, I quickly jumped on the occasion. Not everyday you get to meet The Fuji Guys in person. I arrived in Calgary the day before, and it was a little rainy, but no one expected the 25cm of snow that accumulated overnight. This was actually a little blessing, because the world turned from brown featureless landscape, into a wonderland.
The Fuji Guys
Greg and Billy are really great guys. I managed to grab some one on one time, and tried to find out all the little secrets of what is coming soon from Fuji. I'll keep those to myself, dear reader... and you'll find out soon enough. There are exciting times coming for Fuji... exciting times. They brought with them all kinds of equipment to try out. Everything from the latest Fuji XT1 to the lenses, including the new X100s 35mm adapter. I was really excited to try it out, but alas I have forgotten my Fuji X100s at home, charging it's batteries. I did managed to used it on Billy's camera, and I have to admit that I was really impressed. The whole idea of turning a fixed lens camera into an capable system with 28mm, 35mm, and now 50mm (full frame equivalent) focal lengths, is absolutely brilliant. Fuji has accomplished that with outstanding quality. This setup is definitely on my list.
After 20 years of marriage, I still haven't learned to trust my wife's sixth sense. She told me to bring a spare change of clothes, just in case. I, in a typical male fashion, did not acknowledge the warning. I paid for it. The snow was heavy and wet. What beauty it brought to the landscape, it took away in soaked shoes, socks and pants. By the end of the walk, I was freezing. Ah those wives! I was quite pleased with the images I got during the walk. It was a very black & white type of day, although to my surprise I managed to squeeze some color into the images. I had to break this post into two parts, as there is way too many images to show. So here we go, enjoy!