Initially I bought the Fujifilm X-70 as a walk around camera to take with me around town when I didn’t feel like lugging a DSLR around. I figured the size and form factor would be ideal for street photography. It fit in my pocket without issue and it’s wide angle would force me to get close to what I wanted to photograph.
Did it work well in a Festival Environment? Mostly no, but I think my approach to the festivities was wrong. I scheduled my day around the shows Brittany and I wanted to see so we were either walking from concert to concert or catching our breath on a patch of grass. As such I didn’t really stand around waiting for interesting shots to cross my frame which is my preferred method of Street Photography.
Finally the wide angle wasn’t very ideal for capturing the performances. I’m tied to shooting in RAW and one thing I don’t like about the X70 is that if you want to use the built in Digital tele-converter you HAVE to shoot in JPEG only mode. So if I wanted to use this feature for composition or to take advantage of Fuji’s beautiful JPEG renditions, I can’t keep a full resolution wide RAW file for archival purposes. I’m stuck with a lossy cropped JPEG which I suppose I can treat it like I’m shooting slide film.
Next time I might fit in more time for my proffered method of shooting and start shooting in JPEG. I bought this camera to have fun with anyways, not for professional work. Anyway, here are some photos!