Well a lot has happened in the last four months since the last blog post. Benjamin is now 14 months old and in daycare and started walking just shortly after he turned one year old. He's really a character now and keeps my wife and me smiling and laughing with his funny expressions and antics. His favourite word is Baba which is as close as you can get to the Chinese version of Daddy, it's especially cute to hear him say it when I pick him up from daycare. He's extremely energetic and curious about everything so now that he's walking and almost running it is really important to keep him busy but also to keep both eyes on him.
In the last few months I've also taken the leap into the fixed lens mirrorless world of cameras with a Fujifilm X100 and I have to say that this camera is perfect for me. I wanted a carry anywhere camera that performs well in low light and that when taking pictures of my son would not distract him or make him wonder what I was doing. I picked up a used model in great condition and couldn't be happier with it and it's now my go to camera for almost any occasion. The great thing about this camera is how light weight it is, I practically carry it in my jacket pocket whenever we go out now. Plus its shutter is silent and the size of it is very inconspicuous. Prior to this every time I took out my DSLR and snapped a photo my son would be distracted by either the shutter sound or the sight of this big lens, he would be crawling over to check it out and try to grab at it. Now with the X100 I snap away quietly and he doesn't even seem to notice so its much easier to catch those candid moments. All the images below were shot with the X100.