Rapallo, Italy – Revisited in Color

Sunbathers in one of the towns of Cinque Terre. Fujifilm X-T3, Fujinon 35mm f/2 WR

A continuation of my previous post about travelling to Italy with my family and a Fujifilm X-T3 and a Fujinon 35mm f/2 WR. This time in full technicolor. Kind of.

Fujifilm X-T3, Fujinon 35mm f/2 WR

The color science of Fujifilm cameras is a thing of many a conversations for Fuji fanboys. However, for me, it was not the color that pulled me in. It was the physical aspect of manouvering the settings with dials that got me. And the rangefinder of the OG Fujifilm X100. I bought it used in 2012 and was stuck. 

Fujifilm X-T3, Fujinon 35mm f/2 WR

I also had a Nikon D200 with a bunch of primes. I sold most of it off to finance the X100. About 10 years later it was time to get into the mirrorless game as I wanted a small DSLR-style camera. I chose the Fujifilm X-T3 with a battery grip and the well known 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 kit lens. 

Soon after I got the 35mm f/2. I am no wide angle person and instead prefer to get up and close without distorsion. That is the lens I brought to Italy.

The color science truly is great though. The finger print, the tactile feeling of the dials while shooting manual. All to try and stay active while taking the photos.

In one of the wonderful towns of Cinque Terre, maybe Vernazza, these three gentlemen sat chatting. They all had something blue and I asked to take their picture.
Fujifilm X-T3, Fujinon 35mm f/2 WR

In 2022 when I took these pictures I was shooting at higher ISO than I do nowadays. I would shoot with a big aperture, very fast shutter speed and – like I said – high ISO. I mean around ISO 2500 and 3200. 

Fujifilm X-T3, Fujinon 35mm f/2 WR

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