I am an obsessive idiot. After spending hours considering, and blogging about, the perfectly minimal (yet complete) camera and lens combination to take with me on a family holiday in the UK, I ended up doing something entirely different.

In my previous post I wrote about taking to the UK two camera bodies, the Fujifilm X-T1 and X-E1, and two lenses, the Fujinons XF 35mm and 18-55mm, in anticipation of every photographic possibility. I was proud of this perfect travel kit.

Before we left for the airport, I slid the XF 27mm f/2.8 pancake prime lens into my bag. "Why not?" I thought, "It is small enough."

This impulse decision proved to be a game changer.