Sardinia & the Fujifilm XT-2
On my first trip to Italy a few years ago I did something I never do when traveling abroad: I left my camera at home. I love taking photos when I travel but I had simply grown tired of lugging around a big camera. While I enjoyed the convenience of being camera-free in Italy, I regretted not having a single photo of such a special trip.
Shortly after returning home I met a friend for a drink and was introduced to his new camera: the Fujifilm X-Pro2. It looked like a vintage analog camera and was about half the size of my Canon DSLR, yet it was digital and apparently took great photos. It had all the qualities he wanted in a modern digital camera: compact, durable, full manual controls, a rangefinder, good lens selection and great image quality. He was even carrying it around without a case or strap. I was sold.
Fast forward to June 2018.
I was getting ready to pack for my return to Italy with a close friend; this time I was skipping the mainland altogether and doing an island adventure in Sardinia. The plan was to pack light for an ambitious itinerary that included circumnavigating the entire island island by car, scooters and boat, with a good amount of intense hiking along the way. I knew I wanted to take lots of photos on this trip but I also didn't want to be weighed down. It was the perfect opportunity to bring along my stealthy Fulifilm XT-2, the camera I ended up getting shortly after that meeting with my friend (thanks, John!).
Sardinia ended up being an incredible trip. We explored mountain villages, hiked and rode scooters to deserted beaches, found a goat cave in the middle of the mountains and sailed the Mediterranean Sea in our own private boat. Thankfully this time I have some photos to help remember it all.
* All photos were shot with the Fujifilm XT-2 / Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 WR Lens. Click photos to enlarge.