Packing Photo Gear for Barcelona, Spain, and the French Countryside

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Just when I have the most time for and interest in photography is when I’m most limited with the gear I can take. That’s the quandary facing me now that I’m about to leave for five weeks in Europe.

Part of the trip will be spent with my family in my hometown. The other part will be a road trip from Holland via France to Barcelona, Spain, and back. I’m spending about a week driving, with stops for photography, and a week in Barcelona.

So, it’s a great time to try new gear that doesn’t get much use at home.

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Fuji Announces a Bevy of New Gear, Including X100T

Fuji X100T Fujifilm has earned a reputation as a company that listens to its customers and offers improvements on their products and firmware to cater to their customer base. In the case of firmware, Fuji has updated firmware for cameras that were already succeeded by newer models. Kudos for that.

But it turns out there’s also a flipside to that continuous improvement. That became obvious today, when Fuji announced a few products that are just slightly improved or slightly different from stuff that hasn’t been on the market that long. [Read more…]