Going on Vacation to Walt Disney World

Gear I’m Bringing to Walt Disney World:

I’ll be flying to Walt Disney World this morning but you will see a couple of new things here while I am away.  Of course, I am always bringing some gear with me, since I love taking pictures and I love adding to this site.  At first, I thought I would travel light and just bring my new solid gray D-Lux Typ 109.  It’s been literally sitting in my bag for the past week (although I did use it a little yesterday) because I’ve been really busy.  However, I will also bring something I’ve been planning to review, the Fuji X-T10.  Being that it is Disney, I really didn’t want to bring much of anything but the X-T10 is so compact and light, I think I can make an exception.

As for lens, I’m going with just the XF 27mm F2.8 and nothing else.  I am going ultra light, and since the XF 27mm is basically a 40mm equivalent lens, it fits nicely in between a 35mm and a 50mm.  So, it should cover almost all my needs at Disney.  Plus, it should be awesome shooting with the X-T10 and just this lens, since both are so compact.  I wanted to take the Rokinon 8mm fisheye II that I recently reviewed because I think it would be amazing to use in Disney but I didn’t have it for that long.  I won’t be able to post much during my trip but as I mentioned earlier, I have created content that will automatically post during the time that I am away.  So, definitely stop by, and feel free to post comments or send me emails.  I will be able to answer them.

I will post reviews for the X-T10, the XF 27mm, and the X30 I had a week ago when I get back.  The Leica D-Lux review will come later but for Leica fans, I will have an M lens review coming soon.  It is actually one of my favorite M lenses.  Thanks for stopping by!

2 comments… add one
  • Elderin

    One camera one lens can be so liberating. You make as much pictures as you would with 5 lenses. Not the same pictures but maybe even more ones you really like.
    Curious how you think about the D-Lux. I dont think the X-T10 will disappoint you. Should do the job as well as the X-T1 with the same results.

    Have a nice trip.

    • Patrick

      Hi Elderin,

      Thanks for the well wishes and I totally agree with you. I prefer to shoot with less than more. I find the results I get are better usually.

      As you said, there are no surprises with the X-T10. I think the D Lux is the real surprise here. When you buy one of these, you know you’re going to have to give up something for the portability. I’ve used a lot of these high end compact point and shoots before and while they can be good and better than the average point and shoot, you still are definitely sacrificing in speed and image quality. The D-Lux seems to defy a lot of this. The speed like focusing is excellent. It can capture action and the image quality is fantastic. The high ISO is downright impressive. I had the D-Lux 3, 4, and 5 and once you start shooting around 400 ISO or above, you’ll see noise. Even the Fuji X30 that I’m going to review starts getting noisy around 400 ISO, which is kind of the norm for a camera in this class. If you underexposed an image, and try to increase exposure in raw editing, you will see a lot of noise even at base ISO. But with the D-Lux, I’ve been shooting regularly at 1600 ISO with excellent results. I’ve even pushed it to 3200 and they look excellent on the screen (still need to go back home to check on my computer).

      I’m very impressed with the D-Lux (and I guess the Panasonic LX100 since it’s basically the twin). It’s not a full frame camera but you definitely aren’t sacrificing as much as you once did. I don’t know how this would compare to something like an Olympus OM-D but now I am very curious. Maybe I can get one and do a comparison :).

      Best regards,

      Patrick

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