Breakfast With Pepe and a Great New Little Camera

Louie’s friend Pepe made us a great breakfast of French toast and bacon and barista-quality coffee this morning. Pepe is into elegant design. He turned me on the my Canon Powershot S90 (and 95)camera, my coffee roaster, a couple of lenses for my Canon 20D, shocks for my Toyota 4×4…. Today he showed me the Fujifilm X10. Looks like the first thing better than the S90-95-100 in years. It’s bigger, but looks like it might be the camera for me to travel with, rather than having the limitation of my Powershot (as good as it is), or the weight of my serious camera and assorted lenses (Panasonic Lumix G-1). Going to check it out.

Pepe’s pics of Louie and me:

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

7 Responses to Breakfast With Pepe and a Great New Little Camera

  1. Hey Lloyd, I just got one last week and love it, although care needs to be taken in strongly lit scenes as highlights tend to blow out. For me the big things are the compact size, sturdy build, the image quality is superb and it can shoot HD video.

  2. And if I'm not mistaken, it has a panoramic function like the Sony CyberShot, where (I believe) it shoots a movie as you pan, then stitches it together seamlessly. Whereas my CyberDShot did about 180 degrees.

  3. If the highlites blow try one of the 5 dynamic range settings (2 are in EXR mode only). This camera is a case of familiarity breeding deep loving addiction. For me 90% of my photos can be taken with this camera and not feel I missed something!

  4. Dear SR.
    I'm an architect and artist that lives in Brazil and I'm going to NY on May. I need a camera that provides me a good photo, simple, all in one, not so heavy, that I can take to any place. What do you recommended?

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