Point and Shoot!

So I got my X100s back today from the repair shop and that means I won't be using the S100 again for quite some time. Though it was frustrating (slow performance), I did capture several memorable photos that I really like.

 World Trade Center

World Trade Center

What I liked and didn't like about shooting with the S100:

The images taken with this camera were pretty good for B&W. I love the gritty effect and the ability to make high contrast images.

 Greenwich Street

Greenwich Street

 Midtown

Midtown

Shooting with this camera for the past month has invigorated my love for B&W street photos - dark shadows and high contrast (I have to admit that I get heavy-handed at times).

 Tribeca

Tribeca

 World Trade Center

World Trade Center

 Tribeca

Tribeca

All of the photos were shot using Aperture Mode with ISO 800 to 1600. Noise was noticeable and could have been corrected in post but I chose not to. The noise added to the grit of the photos which I liked.

 Barclays Street

Barclays Street

 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn

Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn

Focusing was a pain. I was lucky if I got something tack sharp. There were many missed opportunities - autofocus was slow but on the bright side, I got to play with zone focusing. I can't wait to practice it with my Fuji.

 Battery Park

Battery Park

I am actually thinking of printing several of these and change-up some of the prints that are up in one of my favorite hang-outs here in Brooklyn.

 Midtown

Midtown

 World Trade Center

World Trade Center

 Barclays Street

Barclays Street

All in all, I enjoyed my time with the S100. I also got a bit of G.A.S (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) and thinking about getting the X-T1 (don't tell the wife!) I know it's not about the gear but from what I have researched, the X-T1 is amazing. It's perfect for me especially when travelling - I need something that can take the abuse of harsh conditions. Let's see...Till next time!