...from Reykjavík, Iceland. I'm typing this in my native country where I am currently on holiday, cursing that I don't have an X-E1 to play with. I have been a Canon shooter for eons. Still am. My lovely EOS 60D is lying right here, next to me. It captures the photos I ask of it. It has been my weapon of choice when making videos and short films since 2010. It's almost perfect. There is just that "bulk" issue. I can't take it with me everywhere because of the size and weight. Today I went out with my son and because I didn't expect to do any real shooting, I left it at home. Took the iPhone and made a few shots that would have been infinitely better with an X-type or the EOS. The setup is simple with the camera, a 50mm 1.4, a 18-135 zoom and a 100mm macro (fantastic portrait lens). The 50mm stays on the camera most of the time. It's not much. I left my flashes and other things at home. Still, it feels like travelling with a small dog. When I sit down with people, the gear sits in a bag at my feet or lies on the table next to me. And it draws attention. People ask which camera it is. They want to know about the photos I take. Am I a professional, they ask. Thing is, I want to shoot pictures, not brag about my gear. Canon has the EOS M out, but it doesn't do anything for me. Might as well get an Ixus. So I'm following the development in the Fuji X world. None of the cameras currently on offer can replace the 60D. Image quality seems to be great, but the video mode is lacking. I need great quality and fully manual controls when shooting video. I want the next camera to be a real upgrade to the 60D, so I want the image and video quality, with wifi, geotagging and whatever tech is being added to modern cameras. I want a high tech thing with old fashioned controls. I'm sure the next generation of the X-E1 will be the one I'm waiting for. As much as the brand new 70D tempts me, I'm done with the bulk. The mirror system is pointless. Obsolete. If it isn't now, it will be in a couple of years. So, here I am, soaking up all the info I can find on the X-system. I'm sure this is the place for me.