I bought a new camera, which is powered by ordinary AA batteries, to supplement my giant Canon EOS digital SLR a few days ago, as something I can just chuck into my handbag when I don't want to take out the Canon. I took it out for a test run today for the first time. It's a Fuji S4500, and even though I had seen one in a store a few weeks ago I was still taken aback by how lightweight and small it was when I opened the box.
Having done a round of Greenland Dock with it, I find that I am absolutely not used to using anything either this tiny or weightless, and it is still odd to look through the rear screen rather than a viewfinder (although one of the reasons for buying this model is that it does offer a viewfinder as well). It is going to take some time to become accustomed to not having all those heavy Canon optics in my hand. But even on a first day of usage, using only the default automated settings without any attempt to manage the exposure, it hasn't done a bad job.
Here's the first set of views of Greenland Dock. I'll post the second set, views from Greenland Dock, tomorrrow.
|Lock office on the right, with the Isle of Dogs|
in the background
|Henry Grissell's 1862 footbridge|
in it's open position
|Tavistock Tower flanked by The Shard and |
the architecturally tedious Ontario Point
|Cormorants on the Sailing School pontoon|
|Sadly neglected survivor from the |
Surrey Commercial Docks
|The Moby Dick|
|Greenland Dock towards the Isle of Dogs|
|Scherzer rolling bascule lift bridge|
|Trees lining the east side of Greenland Dock|