Cool Tools

Last updated: November 30, 2014.

Someone once said “A good man is known by his tools!” Here are mine – the tools that I most enjoy using and that I feel are worthy to recommend to my friends.

My Cameras

  • Fujifilm X100T – Purchased in November 2014 as an upgrade to my X100S. The perfect street photography camera – 35mm equivalent field of view, discreet, beautiful, silent, with superb image quality. It doesn’t get much better than that! I’m also using the Fujifilm TLC-X100 Tele Conversion Lens
    which provides a 50 mm equivalent frame of view to the X100T.

  • iPhone 6 – Purchased in September 2014 as an upgrade to my iPhone 5s. The camera that’s always with me – and which takes amazing shots!
  • Fujifilm X-T1 – Purchased in March 2014, the Fujifilm X-T1 is a step up from the X-E2 (see below). Using the same sensor and providing almost the same optical performance, the X-T1 has a different – and better – feel than the X-E2. It’s got a larger front grip which makes the camera easier to hold – and the new, larger electronic viewfinder on the X-T1 is a thing of beauty. And, or course, the beautiful industrial design of Fuji makes the X-T1 such a cool looking camera. I’m loving having switched from Canon/Nikon DSLRs to the Fuji’s – smaller, more affordable cameras – and lenses – with great optical performance. What’s not to like?
  • Canon PowerShot S100 – this camera goes with me almost everywhere (it’s tucked in my backpack). I’ve also owned and highly recommend the earlier versions in this series: Canon PowerShot S90 and Canon PowerShot S95.

Historical Gear

Over the years, I’ve owned some great cameras and lenses. Here’s my collection of gear that I’ve owned – and loved – that is no longer in my active collection of gear. The comments are from the time they were active in my collection.

Note: I only include items here that I actually use and are worthy of my recommendation – there is no sponsorship involved. I do participate in a number of affiliate programs that compensate me if you find an item and decide to purchase it because of one of my links. You won’t pay any more – it’s just the affiliate’s way of saying thank you to me for a referral. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”