I decided I hate carrying my camera in a messenger-style camera bag for extended periods of time. Thinking of an upcoming nine day trip with my son to Peru, the gear I want to take, and the weight of that gear on my back and shoulder during the long days of travel and  walking, I needed a better option.

Much to my teenage son's horror, Dad is going to wear a fanny pack.

Ever since I bought the X-T1, my Fujifilm X-E1 has lived in exile in a bag in the closet. But that was then and this is now and the X-E1 is back in use for two reasons:

  1. I bought a larger messenger to use for work (Timbuk2 Alchemist) which not only holds my work stuff, but can also accommodate the X-E1 with 27mm pancake lens. It is comforting to have a quality camera on hand throughout the day. 
  2. I found a $3 lens hood in a box of miscellaneous stuff that fits the 27mm pancake lens making the X-E1 + grip + 27mm + hood combination look and feel really, really, retro cool.    
Fujifilm X-E1
X-E1 + Grip + 27mm + Hood = Retro Cool