This week has been productive. How about you folks?
Instead of just shooting "The Deep South" documentary with the X1 (and film Leicas), I am working the X1 into a system that works for me and my own workflow.
As a natural light shooter, it is sometimes difficult to use a flash but there are times it is needed. I have begun using my old Nikon SB24 and the zoom/swivel/rotation options are very useful! Even set it up on the tripod and it works well. Now to get a slave flash for the other tripod.
While on location, it would be nice to not only show portfolio work, but using the Ipad or Ipad mini will be useful to check the images being shot before I leave the shoot location. Nothing worse than having clients/models, etc. coming back because focus/composition/content/lighting or something was not optimal.
I have the whole macro thing worked out and it is working amazing well.
Telephoto? Not sure but a D-Lux 6 would be a great complement.
Why a D-Lux 6? Smallness, fast lens, telephoto capabilities, decent IQ, and will fit in a very small bag/pockets along with the X1, Ipad mini and flash.
For film images, I still use the M3 and R4 for black and white. But not all the time, because the X1 makes life a lot simpler for some things by itself.
I am still stretching the envelope with my own X1 kit and am looking for better ways to use it as a system. It is all fun!
How about you folks? Whatcha doing?