X70 hits the spot

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I got the new Fujifilm X70 a few days ago, and have been shooting with it constantly. It’s like the 3/4 squeezed down X100S, with 28mm (film) fixed lens, and tilting backscreen instead of OVF/EVF, but still getting the same sensor and processor (and image quality) as with X100S. I was worried I’d sorely miss the electronic viewfinder (EVF) from X100S, but in all honesty, I have enjoyed the benefits of 28mm focal lenght and smaller size so much that the lack of  EVF has not come into being an irritation at all. In fact, the tilting screen has been a big plus for angled shots on waistline. Also, the 28mm f2.8 lens has proven to be of outstanding quality, right from the full f2.8.  The X70 has hit the spot in my heart, and I wonder what’s going to happen with my X100S now. I guess more of my typical shots benefit from 28mm focal lenght, so that’s the biggest single plus for me, and retaining that  b e a u t i f u l  X-series filmlike image tone, quality and emotion.

 

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