One thing about moving to a new city is that everything is new again. Sure, it takes time to get set up with all the new stores and services that you need on a daily basis, but that’s good, because it helps you establish some new (hopefully better) habits.
I’ve never lived this close to a downtown before. I can walk almost everywhere I need to go on a daily basis, bus services is frequent, at about every 20 min or so and the city is very bike friendly. Oh, I still use my car now and then, but most of the time, I can just leave it parked. Nice.
Ahem, new cameras are nice too 😉
I found that I was leaving my DSLR at home more and more as I walked around the city. It just seemed to be getting heavier and heavier, so just over a month ago, I took the step over to a mirrorless camera. The mirrorless systems are much lighter than the DSLRs.
I got a Fuji X-T1 and some lenses. There are others by Nikon, Sony and other folks, and they’re all good, but I really liked the Fuji for its retro look. It reminds me of a Pentax Spotmatic I had as my first camera, back in the day. I’ll keep my Nikons and all the gear for now, but for walkabout shots, I’m carrying the Fuji.
I took the shot above on a photo walk with some folks from Fuji. They came to Victoria on a promotional tour and brought a few different cameras and lenses for folks to try. It was a fun half day at Beacon Hill Park in Victoria. Beacon Hill is a much more developed park than Green Timbers Park in Surrey, but there were lots of things to photograph, so it was a good day.