Anticipation and Restraint

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2, 1/60 sec, ISO320
“B&W Desk” Cedar Park, 2020

Today’s photo is of my desk at home, and on the screen is a YouTube video impression by Big Head Taco of the Fujifilm X100V. There’s no doubt in my mind that I will be getting one of these cameras, and it fills me with excitement. But the anticipation is not something that makes me feel that I need the camera right away. My current Fujifilm X100T is still a great camera that works flawlessly. I’ve had it for years now, and I am expecting to use the X100V for years as well. That knowledge makes it easy to hold off on impulsively pre-ordering the new camera. In fact, I get a bit of pleasure from not ordering it… I’m not sure why exactly. But one day, maybe when we have a bit of extra money in the budget, I’ll just order it. That day might come next month, or next year. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy that dynamic of feeling anticipation and restraint simultaneously. 😀

2 thoughts on “Anticipation and Restraint

  1. I caved. I was in a camera shop a few weeks ago and handled the x100V (silver). I was considering a used XPro-2 that they had but, it impressed me so I preordered one in black.

    Like you, I plan to use it until it no longer works (which I hope is a very long time).

    1. When the time comes, I will go with black again. The silver finish seems nice, but I think there’s a little too much of it for my taste. The previous versions had a slightly less-pronounced metal top. Similar to how the X-T3 looks compared to the X-T30. But, the black finish on the V is nicer than previous models too, and the stealth look is important to me.

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