I know, I know, I said I’d probably get a used X100T after trying one. Honestly, that was the plan. But each eBay sale I looked at had something that put me off. And then Adorama knocked another $100 off an immaculate ex-demo X100F, bringing it closer in price to the cleanest X100T's. Anyway, you don't need to hear all my excuses so here it is, my new street companion.
If you're not familiar with the X100F, it's the fourth generation (hence the 'F') of the X100 series, the model that kicked of the Fujifilm 'X' range back in 2011. It's a small (sometimes pocketable) camera with a fixed 23mm f/2 lens, an almost-silent leaf shutter and the same 24mp, APS-C sensor as the other current Fujifilm models, the X-Pro2, X-T2, X-T20, X-E3 and X-H1. It's already been out for just over a year and if you want to read the early reviews there are good posts by Patrick LaRoque and Jonas Rask on their own blogs.
In rain or snow I’ll probably still take out the X-T1 (with the excellent little 35mm f/2) , but otherwise it’ll be the X100F alongside my Ricoh GR for film. I haven’t had chance to use the X100F in New York yet so I’ll post more thoughts and images soon when I’ve been able to use it properly. First impressions are all positive though, and I can't wait to get out on the street with it.