Thanks all, it was a fun afternoon and the wife gave me time to do my thing while she did her shopping!!
I am really starting to like this X100 and contrary to comments from others, I am finding the AF to be more than satisfactory for street and coupled with the silent operation and auto ISO combination, I was able to set it on f4 and shoot away.
PDH - you are right, I always look in their windows and have done some business with Ace in the past as well as LCE (I purchased my GF1 from that shop 2yrs ago).
Bath is a lovely place and good for street work as well as cityscapes.
I am lucky enough to have a wife who gives me the freedom to wander off and do my photography while she does her shopping bits (I always use the excuse that my little excursions are cheaper than shopping).......well once the kit has been purchased:whoo:
Ian, thanks so much for taking us along...I'd rather be with you and my camera than shopping any day! I'm so happy that you're happy with your X100. Arie, is right about the key being the person behind the camera, but it's awfully nice to feel at one with the camera one's using.
I'm sorry that I arrived at thread a little late! This is great work Ian and each image has an interesting story to tell. So glad you're enjoying the X100 and you really seem to have a way with it. Judging by your composition you have really gotten into the scene with the subjects - and some are well within their comfort zones. So hats off to you for your street style.
Sapphie, you will be pleased to hear that the shopping my wife had to cope with was purely for her - clothes..............I hope I am excused as there are only so many ways to tell her she looks "good in that".
Better to let her discuss it with herself that way I don't get blamed if she doesn't like it later......................joking!!
Nikki - don't ponder and in the words of Nike - "Just do it" - it is a great camera and I am sure you would not regret it - let me know how you get on and if you do take the plunge.