I should probably start telling you how good I was this year or how excited I am to see you soon but there is something that bothers me and I have to get it off my chest first.
What the hell happened to the Fuji X-Pro2? Come on Santa!! I thought I could rely on you. You brought me the X100 in 2011 and turned my photography world upside down. A year later, you clambered down my chimney with the X-Pro1, which got me hooked on the X-series line. And then…year after year on Christmas morning I’ve jumped out of bed and run to the chimney to check out my stocking, searched frantically under the tree and…nothing! The Grinch had stolen my Christmas!
In the meantime, the Sony geek circle and the snobby Leica mob are raving on about how good their cameras are, how super-modern their sensors are, how large their pixels are – as though I knew what they were talking about. A Sony “friend” even complained that he had to buy more stockings each year because you keep getting him all these camera toys. What’s wrong with you? Are those elves of yours watching Trump all day long or what? What am I supposed to do? Sure I show my friends great images from our travels but you know very well that they don’t care about the photos – they just keep eyeballing the pixels and bragging about their fancy cameras!
Now I hope you will correct your blunder this year. After all, I have been a very good boy all year long. At least I tried. Sure, sometimes I gazed at some pixels under my pillow or read some chat room propaganda or got pink cheeks when looking at some gear but these moments of weakness soon passed.
Each time you are tempted to bring me a lump of coal, please take a look at our work! Kasia and I have visited some awesome places and bled our eyes out to create really smooth imagery. We went over the top to connect with our subject like talking to our dog. I ripped my pants on the fence wire in attempt to craft a great composition. I even bounced the light off my uncle’s bald head to create a visual masterpiece. Sure, sometimes I failed but it is only because I ventured outside my comfort zone. Or I couldn’t see anything because an idiot with an oversized camera bag poked my eye with his tripod. Don’t you want us to see creatively?
I also spent countless hours working on our upcoming book, “The Right Way to Start in Photography,” as if I knew what I was doing when I started. You know how hard it is to jot down a sentence or two. You know it very well – or perhaps you don’t. After all, you spend your days sipping coffee served by your horde of elves, reading all those letters and…never writing back, at least to me.
But what am I talking about? I am sure this year you and your elves are very busy packing all these cameras, lenses and some coal (for frumpy Nikon and Canon crazies). Patrick of Fujirumors said that you might be late this year so some of us might receive our presents in January. You know what? I have been waiting for the Fuji X-Pro2 for so long that few more weeks shouldn’t be a big deal. But please don’t make a fool of me this year. Not this time! You know that January 15th is my birthday, so you had better deliver. You wouldn’t do it to me again, would you?!
Come on, Santa!
P.S. Please don’t show this letter to your elves. I don’t want to cause any embarrassment. I have enough bullies on the Internet making fun of me.
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