shooting snowboarding with the Fuji X-E1? yes sir.

Primarly designed for street and portrait photography, the Fuji X series proves to be far more versatile. While I usually shoot snowboarding with my Canon 5D mkIII and a bag load of lenses, I opted for snapping as much as possible with my Fuji X-E1 and recently acquired XF 23mm f/1.4R. This lens is truly superb and has nothing to envy to my Canon 35mm f/1.4L for half the price. In theory, shooting action with this combination is far from ideal. Slower response time compared to my DSLR, electronic viewfinder not being as comfortable as the optical viewfinder, 35mm equivalent-lens being completely off snowboarding photography standards, etc etc. Nevertheless, I came to the conclusion that sometimes, "less is more". Instead of relying on gear, I had to push my creativity and to explore. Shooting with the Fuji X-E1 was a real pleasure and I found myself having it hanging around my neck the whole time. The ability to snap portrait at my favourite focal length was also a bonus.  I bet that if I had received the 85mm equivalent-lens that I had ordered by the time of the event, I would have shot almost all of my action pictures with this tiny but amazing camera.

Now I can't wait for the Fuji X-T1, its short response time, ultra fast AF and weather-sealed body. Looks like I'm not going to carry loads of gear around the mountains anymore in the near future...