X10 for travel photography

Discussion in 'Fuji X10, X20, X30, XF1, and X-S1' started by weldergeoff, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. weldergeoff

    weldergeoff New to FujiXspot

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    Feb 9, 2013
    Just purchased a X10 for travel photography and was wondering if anybody out there has used the X10 as a sole camera on trips and what they think about it.
     
  2. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. FujiXspot Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2013
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    If you're satisfied with the focal length range the zoom covers (don't need super wide or long tele) I think it would work pretty well, though I don't speak from experience. If I were traveling -- and it looks like my next trip to Laos won't be until 2014, dammit -- I'd take the x10 as backup to my main digital shooter, the E-M5. But if you prefer to travel with a lighter kit, I can't imagine why the X10 would not do the job, unless you were traveling at a latitude where night lasts most of the 24 hours.
     
  3. dixeyk

    dixeyk Guest

    I would take it as a sole camera (then again I prefer to travel light) and nianys just took it as her only camera on a trip to the French Alps.
     
  4. flysurfer

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    I think it's a very decent travel camera...

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  5. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

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  6. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

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  7. nianys

    nianys FujiXspot Regular

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    Claire
    Indeed, Kevin.

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    I'm totally confident from now on to take nothing but the X10 on future trips. It certainly is competent enough that I don't want to bother with anything else.
     
  8. nianys

    nianys FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 6, 2013
    France
    Claire
    Flysurfer, how are those processed ? They're really impressive.
     
  9. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

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    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    OOC JPEGs in iPhoto with Topaz Adjust or Topaz B&W Effects.
     
  10. kwaphoto

    kwaphoto FujiXspot Rookie

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    Feb 3, 2013
    I used travel with a huge DSLR kit until around early 2010. Prior to that, I had lugged around a &@$(#* load of stuff starting in 2002 with my first DSLR and prior to that SLR's. Can the X10 be a good and only travel camera? Without question. I've challenged myself to travel light often and have NEVER regretted it. I love it so much, I think I'm becoming a real minimalist photo gear guy. Here are some examples:

    Daytrips: almost always X10
    2003: Germany = Canon D30 + 28-135 (blog post)
    2010: Las Vegas = GF1 + 20 f/1.7
    2010: Washington DC/PA = Canon G11 (blog post)
    2011: Disney World with kids = Lumix LX5
    2012: Several day trips to the Rocky Mountains = Fuji X10
    2012: Disneyland with kids = Fuji X100 + X10 (X100 was primary, I'm addicted to it)
     
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  11. landshark

    landshark Fujiman

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    Feb 1, 2013
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    If you are looking for a small travel go anywhere travel camera I think it will be great, I have used mine that way , and loved it