By Kevin Mullins
Last week I purchased a Fuji X-T10 as I wanted something a little smaller than the X-T1, but with interchangeable lens options, for my street photography.
Although the camera has been out for a while, I’d never actually used one until my one arrived. But as soon as I got the camera I immediately knew it was going to become my 27mm pancake lens camera option.
The 27mm is a lens I love to bits. It’s also a lens I’ve lost twice and I’m now on my third XF27mm lens and I suppose it’s a testament to just how small this lens is that I keep losing them!
I won’t be using the X-T10 as a wedding camera; for me, it’s not quite at the level I need for me to be comfortable shooting weddings with it.
However, it will likely be one of my backup cameras for weddings and it will definitely be a camera I take on my street photography trips out.
It really is a very discreet camera. Couple it with something like the 27mm lens and you can really just blend in and behave like anybody else with a small point & shoot camera.
These are just a few processed snaps from a day I spent in Southampton running one of my street photography workshops.
“I’m a huge fan of the 27mm lens and I think I’ve found the perfect compliment for it in the X-T10.”
I’ve recently been using a prototype of the new Camslinger Streetomatic which is an upgrade to the version I’ve been quite comfortable with for a while. The new bag is PERFECT for street photography. The clasp is better and yet it’s still possible to quickly remove the camera with one hand and start shooting. I used it with the X-T10 and 27mm lens. I had plenty of room for two spare lenses, my wallet, phone and notebook etc.
Kevin Mullins is a Wiltshire-based award winning wedding photographer who specialises in telling stories, through pictures, of weddings. The style of wedding photography he uses is known as documentary wedding photography, or reportage wedding photography and he is passionate about photographing weddings authentically, sympathetically and responsibly.
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3 thoughts on “8 shots with the Fuji X-T10 & XF27mm pancake lens”
Interestingly I bought this 4 months ago as a lightweight landscape or location camera – quality of build is there but it simply doesn’t replace my bulkier Nikons despite some reviews claiming it may – for sports and street photography – I get it – for weight reduction, I get it – but unless you ate using a fixed wide lens (like the 27 mm ) it lacks compactness – great images btw wonderfuly produced
Nice pictures. The 27mm pancake really is a sleeper lens.
I Us my Black X-E2 with the Black XF27mm and a Black T Shirt….I am Stealthy.
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