Friday, January 1, 2016

So Tempted that X Even White will Do: How I Ended up with Fujifilm X-A2

i guess it is just my luck to

go a couple of rounds

before i settle with

what i have always been

wanting for in the first place

 

it has been a long way

gosh i finally got my new camera

during the last day of 2015

 

my good old

not really that good

Lumix Lx5 has been with me

since Feb 2011

at least 10 overseas trips

 

during Christmas 2013

was too obsessed snapping

the Yellow Duck at Keelung

and water actually got into the camera

quack quack quack

 

since then

the lense is a little

unreliale under bad weather conditions

such as a misty day, low light and

obviously during the night scene too

 

i guess he is pretty much

like his owner, at times

 

Spring, 2014

i ended up with the entire album of

West Lake with such quality

isn’t that a little disappinted

all blurry at West Lakeall blurry at West Lake

 

night scenes which

go like that

those were the time

i would rather take out my camera

all blurry at Victoria Harbour

 

yet

i didn’t replace it

and kept using for the past 2 years

since it is still pretty reliable

during good weather conditions

with plenty of sun

Long Hua Temple, ShangHaiWuHou Temple, ChengDuBukchon Hanok Village, Seoul

 

when i first started my research

can’t remember when

must be since 2014

Fujifilm has always been

on my list

 

but back then

i was lost in my own

research trying to compare

so many models and ranges

under the X-series

like seriously

 

but that means good news

because i am definitely not

ready to buy the X100

i have always been hearing of

 

even for the X100 itself

they have X100T and X100S

 

so it was abandoned

over and over again

 

until recently

back then during Oct

when i had two

back-to-back trips

 

i was seriously considering

replacing my camera

yet once again

 

lost in my own research

even for camera

comparison and review sites

gosh there are so many

 

and given such a great difference

in scores for a particular model

i doubt some of them are even

reliable and trustworthy

 

it is not something new, though

paid/sponsored review

i am not really sure

yet given the gap

i am sure there is

 

and went on to

personal blogs

some were sponsored posts too

obviously..

it was mentioned so for some

 

but i just wanna

take a look at the

image qualities

 

so during the 2 months

some of the choices on my lists

are Fujifilm X-series

but completely lost on which one

 

Panasonic Lumix Lx100 or Gx7

Sony alpha 5100 or 6000

Canon G7X or G9x

 

so while getting my

nano sim card replaced

i actually walked by

the stretch of camera stores

 

was actually telling my dad

i have had the models in mind

would grab it online

 

but anyway that will be

in 2016 since

it sounds a little scary to

replace both my

pohone and camera

within barely a week

 

then i saw the tiny little store

previously not noticing it

because it was sandwiched

between a bigger chain store

at the corner and a Sony store

 

it looked tiny

because the “width” does portray so

yet in facts it is the largest

among the three

 

what really attracted me

to walk in was

they got the entire Fujifilm X-series

displayed right in front

wow!! impressive

 

like i wouldn’t have

if they were displaying the

entire range of Fujifim Instax range

especially the cat-like huge thingy

 

so i was in

and the guy in white xperia polo tee

he was the store manager, then

actually walked on to talk to us

 

i wanted to find a chance to escape

by asking him if

they have some catalogue

which i can refer to

 

and his replied was

these days we don’t go for catalogues

most will go online for details

 

lol

ok fine

i obviously sounded

very amateurish here

but i guess soon he did find out

i actually had done

my research back home

 

then i saw a6000 on display

and went on to ask about

the price for a5100

 

the price he offered

was not much different from

the one i surveyed online

and with the basic packages

 

and what?

hypermarket cash voucher

with the purchase of any Sony camera

 

then i went on to

hey look

i am walking further and further in

that’s no way i gonna escape

i guess

 

but hardwork is the best policy

a typical promoter would not usually

entertain someone like me

in dirty kicks and

my dad in bermuda shorts

 

but this guy over here

has got a different theory

he divulged later on

middle-aged men a.k.a. uncle

in bermuda shorts are the kind

who spend despite

they don’t look like they would

 

hello please

i am paying for my own camera

i corrected him

 

so i told him that

i was previously comparing

X30 and a3100

 

but he took a X-A2 from

the shelf instead

 

damn

when you put a5100 and X-A2

side by side

a5100 appeared to be so feeble

 

okay

i admitted that

one of the reasons

i have been mesmerized by

Fujifilm X-series is

due to the vintage design

 

and he did some demos

like snapping and comparing the

different sharpness 

snapping the same objects

 

well

will definitely go for X-A2 then

 

and what

last day promotion

you will get a free tripod

if you buy and register online

by Dec 31

 

okay

i finally noticed this one

seriously didn’t see this

as i walked out a happy person

loaded with a new camera and phone

X-A2 promo

 

the only if you were to call it a

sacrifice i make is that

they run out of black colour

so i went for white instead

but it looked black still

with the PU half case

 

the brown and silver combination is

beyond description

i just don’t know how to

 

okay

so both my phone and camera

are ready for 2016

yet to name them

but definitely something related

as both of them are

officially born on the same day

Dec 31, 2015

 

i thought i would have

dicth phyiscal store for

online retailers

 

yet walking into a store

and speaking to someone professional

did help me in making the right choice

i hope it is and

got to learn some

common knowledge and

“insider’s secrets”

 

e.g.

our medicated oil

a.k.a. the Axe oil

works for cleaning stain

on white leather

 

well i don’t mind

getting my camera stained

the more it is

the merrier it is

 

ha i will use that

for my Stan Smith then

 

like for my phone

at first i set out to

 

look for any alternatives

other than an iPhone

yet i finally go back to iPhone

 

the same goes to the camera

as i went on to research for

any camera similar to Fujifilm X-series

which is more handy and light

 

and i was telling my manage

the decision for a

camera / phone / both

would be settled if

you give me 5,000 MYR

no more struggle

 

indeed!

yet i spent another 200 MYR

on top of that budget

for a multi-coat lense protector

seriously i never know that

the tiny little thing

costs that much

 

it is like you top up

a 10% for an insurace package

 

would be glad to

go on a point and shoot session

it has been raining and raining

since last year

seriously

 

reliablity, design, functions

not forgetting the

fanciful features such as

180’ tilt selfie camera

 

wifi connection just to

pretend to be uploading

images of amazing quality

from your phone

*dodgy face*

 

as i just factory reset my phone

this is actually my img_0001

from my phone

 

let them live happily ever after

for the rest of the days

they spend together as my

travel cum daily companions

Fujifilm X-A2

 

why a factory reset

obviously some shit happened..

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