Biker’s Camera

Single houses visible from the airy height of Mont Ventoux. Can't complain about resolution.

Single houses visible from the airy height of Mont Ventoux. Can’t complain about resolution.

I dithered over wich camera I would take on a motorcycle trip into the French Alps. My trusty Ricoh GRD IV was out of contention, because it’s lens is a bit wide for general purposes. The JPEG Submarine, albeit pocketable and supplied with extra features like a simple navigation program, was limited by it’s output.

Here are the last two contenders,  my Sigma SD 2 Merrill and a newly acquired Fujifilm X-T1.

Here are the last two contenders, my Sigma SD 2 Merrill and a newly acquired Fujifilm X-T1.

As you can see, their footprint is nearly the same, though the X-T1 builds higher with it’s pseudo pentaprism hump. On the other hand, the 27 mm f/2.8 pancake lens I choose for it makes it ab bit flatter and more pocketable. Anyway, I decided a day before the start to take along the Fujifilm, and I don’t yet regret it.
Here are some more examples:

Alpine apple orchard. If you click it, fine detail in the nets thrown over the trees become visible!

Alpine apple orchard. If you click it, fine detail in the nets thrown over the trees become visible!

Provencal lavender fields.

Provencal lavender fields.

Fortified medieval village photographed from the side of the road results in sigle brick sharpness. I found out it was vital to switch off the Harley's motor, the vibrations would otherwise kill resolution.

Fortified medieval village photographed from the side of the road results in sigle brick sharpness. I found out it was vital to switch off the Harley’s motor, the vibrations would otherwise kill resolution.

Mont Ventoux from afar. The buildings on top are discernible.

Mont Ventoux from afar. The buildings on top are discernible.

And here's my daughter...

And here’s my daughter…

...and me on top of that mountain, above the clouds.

…and me on top of that mountain, above the clouds.

The Fujifilm X-T1 fits into the wallet pocket inside my leather riding jacket, giving it an unsightly hump. Oh well, the important thing is that it is always at hand. The camera is sealed against moisture and dust, though the lens isn’t. We’ll see how that goes.

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