An old camera ain’t a bad a camera.
I thought that I would never have more than one camera. I had several reasons to maintain a modest equipment (read about it here) without expanding it, which include:
- I know that X-700 inside out. Literally.
- I love that X-700 to pieces.
- I got attached to it way too much.
But then again, there were some reasons against keeping only one camera and for getting a new one:
- Light leakage. Several photos get ruined by random stripes of light.
- The joy of a fixed lens: dimly lit areas don’t hurt exposition that much and/ or better DoF could be attained (my old lens’ lowest F value was 3.5)
- The joy of having more options: thus far I only had an extra lens option, now the variability has suddenly risen
But that’s 3-3. I had been undecided for years about buying a new camera. Without much ado, here’s why I chose to acquire a new camera:
- A photographer friend noted that some of my pictures are nice, but, and I quote, ‘Doesn’t it bother you that your camera doesn’t function well?’.
And then, just when a final nudge was needed, she also posted me a link of a used XG 1 for sale. It didn’t take long until I ordered it.
Other bloggers did a much better job with reviewing this model than I’d ever able to (read this post). I also know that the XG 1 is somewhat regarded as the grandpa of the much more popular X-700. But the real deal (apart from the camera being a sturdy and reliable one) is the lens. Normally the XG 1 comes a 50 mm f/1.4 lens, but this one is a 55 mm f/1.7 one. If you aren’t hyped, check this link.
So yes, this post is merely a ‘hooray’ without anything worthwhile to say. Apart from starting taking analog photography a tiny bit more seriously. Here, spread the love: