Brooklyn, New York | 22.40 pm

Housewarming parties are always fun.

Technical note: I took these photos (and the ones of Tobias) with my Fuji x100. I promised way back when I used it for the Justin Timberlake photos to talk more about the camera but never got around it. In essence, it’s a bit of a polarising device. Most all of the functions on the camera are manual–the only automatic things it will do are white balance and autofocus. the auto white balance is in fact so superb that it’s the only camera I fully trust this way. The autofocus on the other hand is snappy, but not lightning quick, and in dark conditions never trustworthy. The manual focus on the other hand is so SLOW that when I use it, I basically set the focusing distance (for parties, say, 2 metres) and leave it there. Functionally, while it’s not small enough to fit into my pants pocket (it will fit into a large coat pocket), because I have a super huge grip, the camera does snug nicely into the palm of my hand. And while I’ve yet to really master the Fuji on the street where the camera is reportedly made to excel (mostly because of the issue with focus), the camera is so rock solid indoors that I never think twice about picking up my Sony for gatherings like this anymore. I especially love that the amount of detail in this environment completely rivals that of bigger DSLRs.

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