Review: The Artisan & Artist ACAM 7100 Small Camera Bag for the Fuji X or Leica M system

I’ve written previously about carrying the Fuji X cameras as a large, comprehensive system on location for professional use. But one of the best aspects of Fuji X cameras, and the Leica M system which partially inspired their styling and form, is their compact, unobtrusive size.  It makes the X and M systems especially appropriate for daily and street photography.  A huge system isn’t appropriate – better just to carry a body or two, and perhaps a couple of lenses.  A small, compact bag is all that’s required. Artisan & Artist have a suitable model in their line-up.

Artisan & Artist are makers of fine camera bags and straps. Made in Japan, their quality is top notch, right up there with the craftsmanship of Billingham from England.

Artisan & Artist ACAM 7100 camera bag carrying: Fuji X-Pro1 with 18mm, 60mm on the left, 10-24mm on the right.  Meter, blower bulb, microfiber & spare batteries in front pockets

Artisan & Artist ACAM 7100 camera bag carrying: Fuji X-Pro1 with 18mm, 60mm on the left, 10-24mm on the right. Meter, blower bulb, microfiber & spare batteries in front pockets

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The Under Rated Fuji XF 18mm: A Great Street Photography Lens

Chromatic aberration. Barrel distortion. Lack of resolution.

These are the some of the optical “sins” that the Fuji XF 18mm supposedly suffers from. How any can possible capture a decent picture with this awful lens is beyond me 🙂

Obviously, I’m saying that with tongue firmly in cheek!

The Fuji XF 18mm (left) with the XF 10-24mm

The Fuji XF 18mm (left) with the XF 10-24mm

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