Recently, I was contacted by a publicist on behalf of FujiFilm who said the company wanted me to try out their retro-sexy, new XF1 camera. That’s right, they wanted to give me a free digital camera and all they wanted in return was some feedback, my impressions on the product’s performance. I was very clear that I would not blog about it unless I was truly sold on the camera’s merits.
This week, a package arrived with my new XF1 and a gorgeous, multi-pocket ultra-practical bag from Danier. The vegan in me is horrified that a cow died for the sake of this; the cellphone- and camera-toting urban blogger in me is delighted, thrilled at the prospect of having a good-looking, convenient little case with compartments for all of modern life’s necessities. I still haven’t decided what to do with it — am I really ready for a man-purse? A murse?
As for the XF1, it’s a great looking little camera and I’ll have the perfect opportunity to test it out in India where I’m headed for a two-week road trip beginning this afternoon. I’ll digest the user manual on the plane and hopefully be ready to shoot when I hit the ground on the other side of the world.
In the meantime, I wish you all abundant luck and love in 2013. I hope Santa is as good to you as FujiFilm has been to me.