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Fuji recently announced the all black X100s and I felt this was my cue to buy myself one, for no other reason than I like black.

As a Fuji Pro user for well over a year now (XPro/XE1) it made total sense to have this little camera in my arsenal for general purpose and street photography. My switch to a mirrorless system from DSLR has been blogged on my business website here if you are interested.

So yesterday I got my first opportunity to give my new tool a proper testing in the real world, rather than just endless shots of the dog. So I headed off to London for a little bit of street photography and a trip up The Shard!

Now this is not a tech blog on how good the Fuji X100s is, others do those much better, and to be honest I’m not into the numbers and pixel peeking. Plus the X100s has been out a while now and the only difference is the colour.

To me it’s how the camera feels, how it acts and how much I enjoy using it. On the three counts that mattered to me the Fuji X100s is a real winner. The perfect balance for usability, speed an image quality, plus when not in use it fitted straight in my pocket!

If you get a chance and you’re looking out for a small street photography camera, I strongly suggest you give one a try for yourself. It’s definitely not for everybody, but those that ‘get it’ will absolutely love it.

Below are few images from the day out. I hope you enjoy my first blog on Exit Thirteen, you’re comments are always welcome.