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First Outing with the X100

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by jonoslack, May 10, 2011.

  1. jonoslack

    jonoslack SC Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    After these I'll post pictures in the 'non street' thread, but I couldn't resist posting my first shots separately.
    Just for once I was hoping that my very first shot would be a keeper, but unfortunately I was too confident with the shutter speed, so here is the second shot taken with it:

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    More in the next post!
     
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  2. jonoslack

    jonoslack SC Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    Hi there
    Fortunately my battery came with a bit of juice in it, I thought these were shot with the old firmware, all jpg (with mods in Aperture) - I really didn't make any menu changes, as I was frightened the battery might run out!

    No impressions, except that it takes pictures when you press the button, and that they seem to be quite good!

    The camera is pretty small, but it's much heavier (and notably larger) than the X1 - here's a snap of it with my K5:

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    Here are some first samples

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    These were all shot in evening light - good sky but not much sun. Good to start with!

    Now the battery is charged I've started fiddling with firmware . . . only to find that 1.01 was already installed. Now to start messing with the settings!

    All the best

    Jono Slack
     
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  3. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    Reading your posts is going to be expensive. My X100 lust is about to break my will power. And I was already a fan of pyrenean shepherds, images like that might help me convince the home front.
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Jono, off to a good start is right and thank so much for the variety of your pictures, too. I just got off the phone with another friend of mine... He and I shared a darkroom in college which was back in in the mid to late 1970s... He's waiting for his camera to be delivered and he was asking me about "bokeh" - and here you are with your last three showing us what the X100 can do.:thumbup:

    You live in a beautiful place.
     
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  5. jonoslack

    jonoslack SC Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    Ahhh - it certainly might be expensive . . . the dog cost about the same as the camera! We've had flat coats, retrievers, pointers, bedlingtons and norfolk terriers over the years; Caspar is nearly one and a half, and he's such a different proposition - charming and lovely (but we're having trouble with the chickens . . . .more to the point the chickens are having trouble with the dog!:yahoo:) - he also has no vertical issues, so we might easily find him asleep on the kitchen table, or the windowsill, or on top of a chest of drawers.

    If you want more Pyrenean shots, you could look at this:

    Caspar Growing Up

    but it might not be advisable!

    As for the camera - I hadn't a clue what I was doing, and it seemed to come up with the goods.
     
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  6. jonoslack

    jonoslack SC Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    Hi There - thanks for the kind words - more luck than judgement I think, but the bokeh on closeups does seem quite good, it seems fine for landscape (if you can deal with 12mp), and if you persist in putting the battery in the wrong way around then you'll be likely to send it back :doh:
     
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  7. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    Jono, very nice first shots. Interesting how an experienced photographer such as you takes such good images even when not adapting the camera settings.
    Currently I'm lusting in anticipation of the GXR M mount module more than the X100, which is lucky since at the moment I cant afford either of them.
     
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  8. jonoslack

    jonoslack SC Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    Hi Will
    thank you for the kind words, but after the amount of time wasted it'd be pretty tragic if one couldn't get a snap or too. Actually, it's less irritating than I'd thought and the number of 'technical keepers' seems to be pretty high . . . and the jpg files are great.

    As for lusting after things I can't afford, I'm an expert!
     
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  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Jono,
    Great images you have there. You seem very well off with that focal length....
     
  10. jonoslack

    jonoslack SC Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    Hi Don - Thanks for the kind words, not sure that it's my favorite focal length, but the close focus works well, and I'm enjoying the camera.

    all the best
     
  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I love your dog photographs! My dog wants a friend. He just told me. :biggrin:
     
  12. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    Nice series and that silver K5 looks tempting:smile:
     
  13. Rich M

    Rich M SC Regular

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    May 2, 2011
    Hawaii
    Jono.....you dog......I mean...nice dog :smile:

    R
     
  14. jonoslack

    jonoslack SC Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    Well Caspar likes friends - long way from NYC to Diss though!:smile:
     
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  15. jonoslack

    jonoslack SC Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    Mmmm yes - it is nice - it kind of happened by accident (there it was in the shop when I took my black one in to be replaced . . . .) It's a different kind of silver from the X100, so they don't look quite so good together!

    Rich - I'm no dog - but he is a nice dog (not so good with chickens though!).:yahoo:
     
  16. RichardP

    RichardP SC Regular

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    Oct 13, 2010
    Probably you know this, but the trick is to introduce a puppy to a hen with chicks.