Bangkok Street Photography

I decided to go to Bangkok recently for a bit of street photography and get to know my X100S properly. Something I had been meaning to do for some time but never got around to. I'd always considered it second fiddle, unfairly, to my 5D2. Maybe because the Canon had been my first digital purchase, and because of the system lenses I have added along the way, I always considered the X100S something of a gimmick to be played with while I was on landscape shoots and that. So this was the first time that I prioritised the little Fujifilm, and boy was I glad I did. Glad enough in fact to upgrade almost instantly to the X100F, but that's for another post. Shooting almost all the time in RAW and the F jpeg setting I managed pretty well on two batteries, but alas, the achilles of the X100S is the batteries... so as the indicator diminishes, so does the ability to use the back screen for focusing, or the electronic viewfinder for that matter. in fact, the X100S battery meter was so poor that I would estimate that once it leaves "full" three bar territory you're going to be left with about 15 minutes of shooting time, even with viewfinder only and not using the back screen at all. This applies equally to charging of batteries as well. A cautionary note is to only charge until the battery is showing 3/3 bars in the viewfinder. I mostly kept an f8 aperture shooting at ISO 1600. This was augmented in strong daylight to ISO 400ish. Trying to retain f8 throughout. When the batteries became an issue I opted for JPEG only shooting in either B&W or Velvia. below are the results. The shots below take in Petchaburi and its environs, China town at night, Chatachuk markets (where the both batteries fucked me!), and Khlong Lat Mayom floating markets. 

Thankfully there was plenty of time for this...