Fujifilm xt1

Photographing light

Fujifilm xt1

My love XT1 <3

When I started to make the SLR I was really super happy to finally hold this big camera in my hands versus my small apn. I had bought an entry-level Canon, the 450 d and the pictures that I was finally able to do with my new toy put me into joy, It was a new testing ground for huge.

And then after a few years of use, I began to see the limits. I still remember compare photos from my wedding photographer with a friend had done with my camera the same day. Shades of green of the forest had nothing to do.

These small differences that I saw not before have struck me and I decided to move to the level at the top with a 5 d Mark II and a big crazy lens (a Canon EF 50 mm f/1.2 L USM) that cost the same price as the device. That day I made a big big gift. And immediately it was love at first sight, hyper soft rendering of photos, shades of color… I was thrilled.

It's great when one feels that his eye began to advance, to distinguish the differences he saw no prior. I always did evolve slowly my gear with my knowledge, I think it's shame to start d ’ immediately with the top of the top when we know nothing this is the best way to be clueless.

And then hybrid devices have started to come out, for toddlers with small objectives that could change. At the beginning I thought fro. And then as I saw the result on test sites I started to interest me.

Because my 5 d it's cool eh, but with its large Pebble it weighs 1,5 kg and on my wrist of girl that weighs a donkey died at the end of day.

So I ended up cracking on this little hybrid of love which I have already repeatedly told you that weighs the third objective included (500 g). Yes, but that is what I have to tell you again ?

And well I put time to tame. When I'm not confident I have always my 5 d and j holiday ’ takes two “in case” If I want to be light I take my fujifilm, If I have the courage of my Canon.

What is super con, the basic idea was to relieve me and I finally increased. It is nerd !

I have time to tell me that needed that I do trust my little baby and I decided to do in San Francisco. I only went with him and two objectives : a wide angle and a 35mm to be adorned (even if often the iphone has widely the case when I miss recoil).

I was sometimes amazed by the photos that I managed to draw, honestly I do not regret one second of not taking my 5 d. As much as I can I send my photos on my iphone to publish them on instagram with my little fuji and use it remotely for self portraits (I can see the frame on my iphone and take the picture with). what, When you leave on a trip alone is really super cool !


So, I'll keep my 5 d for the jobs for which I still need this plank (and then a small chick like me who makes the photo it is con but it gives credibility) and for all my hobbies, Goodbye Canon super heavy. Finally I only me to use more than office:D

I kept you some photos of the San Francisco Botanical Garden made with my small camera to give you an idea of what it was in the belly.

Oh and also, for those who arrived up there in the article, This is the picture you are interested. I am considering getting small formations of popular photo in my beautiful new offices. Whether you use a smartphone, a small compact or a DSLR I think about everything. So if you are interested I have prepared a mini questionnaire to find out what would be useful ^^








Device placed in a tree ^^










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35 "comments on"Photographing light

  1. 4 May 2016 at 9:38

    The one with the butterfly is a true feat ! I already tried to take a butterfly in flight but I've never managed ^^
    En tout cas, Thank you for your feedback, It interested me much !
    See you soon

  2. Laura Mari
    4 May 2016 at 10:05

    I feel read me in the beginning of this article! I love my Nikon SLR but lugging me a week whenever I go on a trip that get tired… It is heavy, It is bulky… It is not practical. I also thought the acquisition of a small hybrid, you ended up to convince me with this article!

  3. 4 May 2016 at 10:17

    I fully understand your opinion and I had the same “route” facing devices ! First a digital small inherited from my parents, then crossing the big Canon SLR cameras. A un moment, I was tired of lugging me it everywhere, do not take it with me and Miss cute pictures.
    One day, I entered Leica, a little random… I said I wanted something quali (I had obviously come to the right place ^^), Compact, easy to carry, connected and ideal for the photos I was doing on the blog (fashion shoots, scenery, portraits…).
    I took advantage of a departure incentive to offer me the Leica Q and I'm hyper happy. Vraiment !

    Hugs and beautiful day !


  4. 4 May 2016 at 10:26

    I really understand, It is true that DSLRs are heavy and not always easy to carry. Nice article anyway. Training photo ca will be only in your offices or you accounts make small items on your blog ?

  5. 4 May 2016 at 10:40

    En effet, the photos are of very good quality. Me I start the photo so I took a Canon 100 d to start. I think like you that it is more interesting to start down to buy something more technical when I would have progressed. Me I would be super interested in your training photos, but I'm Nice Sniff :(

  6. Guillaume Raulet
    4 May 2016 at 10:47

    c is it all well and good but it gives what in low light…? because j. arrived at the same conclusion concerning my d750 so I got the. same approach … and in a garden when it's nice not problems but then early evening it n is more person and I am glad to find my ff. that said I have n can be not taken the good hybrid…. and with the wish that gives what ?

    • Eleonore Bridge
      4 May 2016 at 12:06

      It is precisely what convinced me, in low light with my 35mm that opens 1.4 the result is really bluffing !

  7. 4 May 2016 at 10:50

    I have the Canon EOS 650 d but I would like to invest in a pro box, better quality. I have a girlfriend who has the 5 d Mark III and the quality has nothing to do (normal!!!). I also love the fact that there are plenty of collimators and we can do with more precise developed (compared to the 8 the 650 collimators…!) but it's so heavy!!! Really not practical to go to WE with or on vacation!
    I might well let me try by a small hybrid but should that I tested before! Your article has almost convinced me :) ! Merci pour cet article!
    Belle journée,


  8. 4 May 2016 at 10:50

    Owl Article!! Already some time I ask myself questions : I want to get into good material picture but jhesite because it is actually a beautiful investment and I do not know what take. Knowing that I do not want to encumber me ! I know for a fact that once bought I much too lazy to carry a DSLR… Thanks for your tips and the small extension picture training interests me ! I have replied to the questionnaire. Bonne journée !

  9. 4 May 2016 at 10:56

    Hello !
    I never comment here, yet I am you for already some years ! Especially because I find your Visual always very successful.
    I commented this time because this is a subject that interests me, I do a lot of photos and I started there are approximately 8 years with a Fujifilm bridge, then when I realized his limits I wanted to purchase my first DSLR, It was a Nikon D3000. Feeling a little heavy equipment, Cossu and further technically put me into joy ! I immediately bought a fixed focal length of film to learn the basics of opening, speed etc., in manual, This enabled me to learn quickly and well. I was thrilled ! I sold it after 3 years of good and loyal services before that it does not lose too much value and I went also to the famous hybrid. My boyfriend love the photo but loves to travel and hang out light, very light ! We started with the Olympus EP1, then the Olympus OM - D EM-5, then the Olympus OM - D EM-10, (I also tested OM - D EM - 5 Mark II that a jewel of technology!) and I must say that I was amazed by the quality ! The people I shoot were generally super surprised to see me arrive with my small case because he expected the traditional 5 d Mark II. I'm very proud :). The target ranges are amusingly now pushed on these small boxes and I found AC top, There is something for every taste ! Often they have stabilizer for video and I must say that it is super, the impression of having a small steadycam via the fluidity of rendering ! I have recently acquired my true big box, a 6 d, simply for resolution and full-format stories, I am delighted of course, but to travel this will definitely be the hybrid !
    Bises !

  10. 4 May 2016 at 11:07

    I think more and more to take me a hybrid, like you I started with the 450 d I loved, then I went to the 70 d (one day I will move to the 5 d, One day !) que j’adore (It also has Wifi function with an app to take photos remotely, It's true that it's great as a possibility !), but sometimes it's heavy and lugging me my two goals is often puzzle, especially when I use in the end that my 50. A hybrid is the perfect alternative to continue to make nice pictures without breaking your back, and the quality has changed so much in recent years that it's necessarily a good investment !

  11. 4 May 2016 at 11:26

    Hello Eleanor!

    Small presentation first: my name is Céline, 20 years old, Brussels, and I am your blog for many a year without having ever left comment… I tell myself that this is the moment ;)
    I spend really owls small moments to read your posts always full of good advice (It is thanks to you that I fell for a reading lamp); But what made me Flash at the start it was the beauty of your photos, in particular for their colors.

    I do a lot of pictures in my spare time (I paid a Canon EPS 1200 d I love too too); so my question is this: How do you for so beautiful colors on your photos ? You use what program to make it all pretty without make it too “artificial”? :)

    I'm answering the questionnaire for training photo illico; I frequently pass in Paris so you never know that we meet one day ;)

    Bonne continuation ! Friendships-

    • 14 May 2016 at 15:05

      Lightroom and filters VSCO methinks..

  12. 4 May 2016 at 12:35

    Coucou ! Then I have 23 and I do 2ans in photo school in Paris, they made us much the promotion of Fujifilm hybrids but on the other hand we had to have a reflex… But I confess to often that either daily or trip the weight from my Nikon camera gives me lazy..
    Your photos are gorgeous with this Fuji ! My SLR is a “semi entry-level” I tend to want to separate me for better but also for smaller and lighter.. The dilemma ! Your article is very interesting for it !
    You really put long to tame ? I mean it is rather instinctive or it really does work it ? Especially after working at SLR before..


    • 4 May 2016 at 13:03

      No it is super instinctive, I think it was more psychological, We still think that the larger unit will make the best pictures it is con. Precisely what I like in my little fuji is that it is ergonomic super, everything goes by the wheels almost nothing in the menu

  13. 4 May 2016 at 13:08

    It said serious!!! I have an Nicon D3000 but the poor remain in automatic mode. Ironically I love taking pictures, but technical level, I suck… I'll go see your small questionnaire, but I can tell you already that, as a blogger, the photos are crucial for me ;-)
    Very nice initiative!

  14. 4 May 2016 at 13:56

    very nice your article, I had a hybrid for my anni and I treat me to take pictures and I am far from being a pro! par contre, I think investing in a new objective for more than possibility
    I'll respond to your p'tit questionnaire, brilliant the idea of training photo!

  15. Claire Lelong-Lehoang journalist

    Yes I'm interested ! :-)

  16. 4 May 2016 at 15:06

    The XT1 is not just lighter than the 5DII, It simply produces more beautiful pictures…

    • 4 May 2016 at 18:55

      Yes but is not the case that between online account, I love even more the rendering of my 50mm on my 5 d ;)

  17. 4 May 2016 at 15:34


    I love so much your photos, I find them great. Suddenly I'd be ultra interested training photo, but… from a distance ! eh yes, I live not in Paris :-(

    Very good continuation,


  18. 4 May 2016 at 16:51

    These photos are crazy… I am a very very big fan of your photos which I'm trying to inspire me a maximum advancing, Although each has its style yours really is a goal to which I would like to tender! I use an Olympus hybrid and actually maybe super rendering but my lens wide angle is almost dead and leaves to replace, I was hesitant to buy a Canon SLR… Finally I think I'll just try to find something to keep my hybrid car my 2 other objectives work very well. I have trouble finding a good true wide angle, you would recommend yours? (If I'm not mistaken the fujifilm objectives are compatible on Olympus…). I am not sure having seen its exact reference…
    I'd love to participate in your small training photo, Unfortunately I live in Colombia and I will be in Paris in October :( I'll still answer your questionnaire, you can never know!
    PS: your photos of San Francisco were incredible! (as always the tell me)

  19. 4 May 2016 at 18:46

    Me I invested in an Olympus E - PL7 and I find that he defends himself well, and then it is white cream so good <3
    Je ne sais pas encore tout ce qu'il a dans le ventre (debutante Hello) but its starts to come !

  20. Estelle Fabre
    4 May 2016 at 21:59

    I also have a Nikon D3000 SLR that I trimbalaient me everywhere but its weight was correct of me and recently I have invested in a Fujifilm x 30. The quality of the pictures also impress me!
    And… For a long time I would like to participate in training photo to explore a bit more the features of my devices!

  21. Caroline Pires
    5 May 2016 at 0:35

    I also have a nikon DSLR that I love but it is heavy... blow j using the camera of my iPhone 6 makes beautiful photos. Interested in tt case!

  22. 5 May 2016 at 8:26

    Heee me also it was my first 450 d ! I lai in 2008 battery tray. Then a few years later, I offered the f1 objective 2 (I had half price following a good plan, I think the best tip ever).
    Concern, It is that I stayed at the 450 d, so I dunno if you imagine the trick, When I put the f1/2 goal we always wonder if not the device that I attach to the objective XD
    I tried the 5 d, but it is much too heavy, yet I have not the wrists of Sparrow. And 5 d + the huge f1/2 I cry. haha

    I did not know hybrids, It has looks to blurring of the background rather nice ! This is what your own brand ? XTR, I got nothing ^-^

    • 5 May 2016 at 8:30

      Ah ben I read too quickly > Fujifilm. But you can put targets canon top ? It must be annoying to buy another device and have to redeem other objectives…
      Mais en tout cas, nice pictures :)

      • 5 May 2016 at 23:40

        I believe that there are rings of adaptation but if the idea is to alleviate you better is to buy Fuji objetcifs, In addition it is hyper well resells good canon lenses ;)

        • 8 May 2016 at 20:55

          Ah thanks for the rings I had not thought !
          Pending the completion of my studies (One day, must believe !) I'll stick to my good old canon. but I keep corner this idea of lightweight device, the concept appeals to me well.
          And then I know you, but I, When I go on vacation or somewhere, I like to have a nice little bag. Du coup, If I take the reflex, it's not possible, because it would not fit the bag. And carry strap, It breaks the look (In addition to being afraid to get snatch ^-^)

  23. 7 May 2016 at 18:59

    Ah, This Fujifilm, This is the device of my dreams! I looked at the price and I cried.
    I think I'll continue with the silver :)

  24. 8 May 2016 at 3:59

    I'm tjs amazed by the beauty of your photos, not slt by the technical side, but by the photographer's eye. It is an art. I'd put me in the picture even if I actually bcp with my iPhone (but nothing to do huh ?!). Is it difficult to learn and use your equipment ? Are there courses in Paris to your knowledge ? I do not envisage you compete, but just make pictures for fun and memories. Life goes fast, our loved ones leave us alas. :-(((

  25. 8 May 2016 at 17:45


    It was such. As we travel a lot, It is passed to the XT-10 at Fuji to replace a Canon 5 d 2 and we regret not !

  26. 9 May 2016 at 11:11

    I am for a nice training! I filled out the questionnaire as a good student and I really hope that this will be ;)
    I own a Canon 1100 d, already retired, avec 4 goals. Order to alleviate me I had followed your advice and invested in a pancake, but I don't control enough this optical… I ask only to improve!
    Thanks for this proposal that I found super interesting.

  27. 24 May 2016 at 22:49

    Oh yes training ! I am in Brittany but completely ready to move for such an occasion !

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