A few weeks ago I posted a short film that I made covering my time spent with the Fuji X100V out on Route 66. That video was only a small part of a larger trip where I was working on my current portfolio, shooting with both the Pentax 645N, as well as my own Fuji X100F. Over the course of nine days, I traveled from my home in Toronto, Canada, all the way to New Mexico, and back, covering just under 7000kms total.
I spent most of my time in Texas and New Mexico, with Texas probably being my favourite state so far when it comes to interesting towns and locations along the Route. I made this VLOG documenting my trip, and I also talk about my journey in photography and my transition into this current work I’m making, after going through a period of creative burnout a few years ago where I had thoughts about quitting photography.
I recently had the chance to get my hands on the new Fujifilm X100V, a few days before I took off on a massive road trip from my home in Ontario, Canada, all the way to New Mexico. The trip totaled about 7000kms, and I stuck to Route 66 all the way from Chicago to New Mexico. I made this short film to document my experience using Fuji’s new camera to photograph locations alongside my Pentax 645N.
As a recent owner of a Fuji X100F, I can honestly say that I’ve fallen in love with these cameras. I haven’t shot digital for the last three years, but for me, what Fuji is doing is different. Not only do these cameras produce really nice looking images that are full of character, but they also do it in style. The X100 has brought a lot of the fun back to digital photography for me, with its film simulations and optical viewfinder. I won’t be abandoning film, but I’ll most definitely always be carrying the X100F with me wherever I go.
It’s been almost a year since I purchased my Mamiya RB67 Pro SD. After using it for about a week, I posted up my first thoughts on YouTube—talking about how I liked the camera in comparison to the Pentax 67ii, which was my camera of choice at the time. Since then, I’ve been using the Mamiya almost exclusively, so I decided to put together this long term review looking at my likes and dislikes of this 6x7 medium format classic.