When I booked an adventurous journey through Tibet in 2013, I abandoned my comfort zone and decided to bring along only one camera: the Sony RX100 II. I was somewhat reluctant to let go of my trusted Fuji mirrorless camera system, however, both during that trip and afterward, I didn’t regret my decision for one second. You can still check out that review here: One Month In Tibet With The Sony RX100 II.
Last summer, Sony announced its successor, the RX100 III. The previous model is still very suitable as a travel camera. However, Sony introduced a number of interesting new features. On the other hand, it’s regrettable that some issues weren’t solved, and several useful features are still missing.
As I told you last year, I switched to the Fuji mirrorless camera system after having sold my DSLR gear at the end of 2012. I’m very happy I made the switch. This camera system is lightweight, unobtrusive and delivers excellent quality. So far, the X-Pro 1 has been a joy to use, but it’s certainly not a perfect camera. I have adapted myself to most of the imperfections without asking too many questions. Moreover, some of these have been solved through firmwares. Kudos to Fuji for listening to their customers.
When Steve Jobs announced the first iPad in January 2010, I wasn’t really convinced that such a device could ever fit my needs as a photographer. I can still remember an article I wrote at the time for my Dutch blog explaining that I was intrigued but also rather sceptical about this new technology.
Even today, to a certain extent, I remain persisted in my refusal. I didn’t understand why such a new device was launched and how I could use it to make my activities and daily tasks easier when I was already using a MacBook Pro and an iPhone. Moreover, I didn’t want to use another device to control my life and to lie around my house. It’s all marketing, right? Creating non-existent needs, skimming the market for more profits, and raising market shares.
Ever since I bought my first personal computer in 1991, it has been a Windows-based machine. Up till now, each of these have been custom built. At that time we used the Macintosh Classic at school to learn some word processing, but it never came to my mind to buy one of these. Back in those days, Apple didn’t have the reputation nor brand awareness it has today. Still, nobody I knew used a Macintosh. In the nineties, Microsoft had many so-so operating systems, a trend that somewhat came to an end when XP was released. I have been using XP to my satisfaction since its release at the end of 2001. With the arrival of Windows 7, the appearance of the most-feared blue screen in history of mankind was reduced to almost zero. At least, that is my experience. Since I installed Windows 7, just over three years ago, I haven’t had any problems whatsoever (knock on wood).