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Fujifilm X100 - stunning, rangerfinder-style compact looks fantastic

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by editor, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Well Fujifilm are launching or have just launched another slightly lower spec camera, the X10.

    According to the internet, they have a modified aperture design to correct this sticky aperture blade issue and when repairing cameras are fitting the new assembly. Hopefully new cams also have it.

    And also there a rumours about a mirrorless dslr type camera with an advanced EVF viewfinder. Apparently that might be arriving in 2012.
  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  3. what

    what Well-Known Member

    Played with one in John Lewis on Oxford Street today. Its just stuck out on display for anyone to try. The viewfinder is great as is the look of camera but the write speed to card is shockingly slow.
  4. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    Met someone with one of these today. It looks sexy. He said the colour is good. Bit expensive though.
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  6. Bernie Gunther

    Bernie Gunther Fundamentalist Druid

    I had a play with one of these in a store during the week.

    Autofocus seemed shockingly slow and unreliable, perhaps at least in part due to poor lighting. You could at least tell what it was trying to focus on though. I liked the hybrid display a lot in principle, although it could certainly benefit from more refinement.

    With the X10, the AF seems a lot quicker, but there's nothing in the viewfinder to tell you what it's focussing on. Just a green light off to one side that tells you it's focussing on something.

    I'm sure there are ways around this issue, most obviously, especially with the smaller sensor, just set the aperture so everything that you might be interested in simply has to be in focus.

    Such a pity the focussing lets them down though, these are lovely little cameras and the image quality, especially on the X100 seems to be outstanding for what they are.
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  8. Bernie Gunther

    Bernie Gunther Fundamentalist Druid

    Be very interested to see how well the autofocus works in low light.
  9. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    wow, they're really pushing the price up there.
  10. kage

    kage half past pasty

    Just bought an x100S as there was 400$ off at B&H. Will let you know what it`s like when it arrives :)
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  11. starfish2000

    starfish2000 Well-Known Member

    I love my X Pro 1
  12. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    The 100T has come out now, so I guess they're selling them off.

    And I love my X-E1 :cool:
  13. kage

    kage half past pasty

    Here's a few taken straight out of camera apart from cropping, the more saturated ones are from the Velvia mode. I got into Bangkok yesterday and have been wandering around.

    DSCF0263.jpg DSCF0265.jpg DSCF0266.jpg DSCF0272.jpg DSCF0289.jpg DSCF0302.jpg DSCF0311.jpg DSCF0313.jpg DSCF0270.jpg

    I absolutely love the thing and it's rather nice not lugging around an SLR. Having a fixed focal length takes a lot of the decision making and faff about the composition out I find so you can just whip it out and shoot. The skin tones off the flash are incredible as well, i'll post more once I get round to it.
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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Nice pics! I really like the look of this camera but it's just a bit too big for my needs (I went for the Ricoh GR which fits in my pocket).
  15. starfish2000

    starfish2000 Well-Known Member

    Nice, whats the "Classic Chrome" film simulation like? I sort of fancy that William Egglestone look sometimes.
  16. kage

    kage half past pasty

    Will give it a try today and post later.
  17. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    The bottom shot is ace. Nice one.
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  18. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    Was thinking of getting an X100t but now started looking at some of the alternatives, eg Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 or Sony RX100.

    Think I need to go and do some handling.
  19. dfm

    dfm help I'm alive

    I went with the LX100 as there was a cash back deal at the start of September. Nice chunky camera. People like the Sony for how small it is.
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  20. Bernie Gunther

    Bernie Gunther Fundamentalist Druid

    I've got an x100t, I'm loving it and I'm now seriously thinking about flogging my Nikon gear and maybe getting an x-pro (v2 seems fairly imminent) outfit in the new year.
  21. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    People seem to really like the X-Pro—the complaints I've heard have have been about the range (and cost) of lenses. You're definitely dependent on Fuji there. Having said that, it's an issue that's going to bother some people more than others.
  22. Bernie Gunther

    Bernie Gunther Fundamentalist Druid

    Yeah, they seem to have everything I need in lens terms already, which isn't a great deal given what the x100 already does. Flogging all my Nikon kit would more than cover another body and 2-3 lenses, even fancy ones like that Zeiss macro lens.

    I recently got a pocket-sized flash that does Fuji TTL and I was thinking of replacing my speedlights with something big, cheap and manual anyhow. So all I'd need beyond the body and a nice lens or two is a couple of bits like tripod brackets.
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