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Fuji X100...

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by aepock, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. aepock

    aepock SC Rookie

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    Mar 7, 2014
    Recently my company just released annual bonus to me, I am think to purchase 2nd hand Fuji x100 that fit my budget as my daily walk around camera. Also,with the improvement on firmware v2.01, its tempting....shld I get 1?

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  2. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    Dec 15, 2011
    It is a very fun and very capable camera. It makes you want to take photographs. So I vote "yes".
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    The X100 outputs gorgeous files straight out of the camera. Using it makes one feel like a photographer. It is one of the best looking cameras of the last 25 years. I have 2 other newer cameras, but they don't create "better" photos than the X100 does. If you understand how the camera works and are OK with it's "limitations", I don't think there is a better camera for the money.
     
  4. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    sic !
     
  5. NathanJ

    NathanJ SC Regular

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    Sep 18, 2012
    It's all I've used in the last two years, and I suspect all I'll use for the next two, at least.
     
  6. aepock

    aepock SC Rookie

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    Mar 7, 2014
    How about the AF speed? I wanna to use x100 for capturing my 7months old baby....My 6D with lenses just too heavy to bring around with all the baby stuff that I need to carry around.

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  7. nippa

    nippa SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 7, 2010
    Cheshire UK
    Dennis
    AF speed is fine after the latest firmware and compares well with the X100S. It's not DSLR fast but it's not bad.

    One thing to look for is that the serial no starts with a "2".
    That indicates the second year of production and it was after the cause of the Sticky Aperture Blades had been discovered.
    If it starts with a "1" don't buy unless the Sticky Aperture Blade problem has been dealt with by Fuji and is verifiable.
    The other thing to watch for is that the Strap Lugs are not worn. They are made of soft metal alloy and the original straps wore them down. The X100S has them reinforced.
    You might also check that the viewfinder curtain moves smoothly when switching from the LCD to EVF as that is another common failure.

    It's a nice camera with good colour and great jpegs. Just don't expect sharp images at F2 (although some folk like them ) and really sharp macro starts at F8.
    A used X100 seems a good buy and should be easy to dispose of if you get tired of it.
     
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  8. aepock

    aepock SC Rookie

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    Mar 7, 2014
    Thanks for the tips, Luke.appreciate it.
     
  9. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles SC Veteran

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    Jun 8, 2013
    idk anymore. all over the country.
    romi gilles
    how much are you willing to spend though?

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  10. aepock

    aepock SC Rookie

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    Mar 7, 2014
    550usd or less
     
  11. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles SC Veteran

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    Jun 8, 2013
    idk anymore. all over the country.
    romi gilles
    ahh.. i guess you will be limited to that body. unless you're willing to consider the x-m1/a1 with possibility for other lenses should you decide you want other focal lengths in the future. the xm-1 with the pancakes are quite small. though, you won't have a vf. if the fuji sales are over, you can get a used x-e1 on the cheap, and, again, with possibility for other lenses in the future.

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  12. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

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    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    different beasts entirely. the x100 is an iconic camera, truly one of a kind. the vf is awesome, as are the controls. it is still the best b&w rendering of any camera ive ever used.
     
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  13. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles SC Veteran

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    Jun 8, 2013
    idk anymore. all over the country.
    romi gilles
    if you're relying on the b&w jpgs sooc, the x-e1 jpgs are going to be similar. controls as well. i actually preferred the minor differences in controls on the x-e1 over the x100s.

    best would be to handle one and see what best suits...


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  14. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

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    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    the x100 has a different sensor from any other in the X family. it is not xtrans and thus no problem with LR or any other program decoding RAW. it has a different look to its results, a different hybrid vf, different silent shutter and different handling. to get the 35mm fov on an interchangeable x cam you have to get the very large 23mm lens which makes the rig distinctly not anywhere near pocketable. again, different beasts entirely, and 'handling' each may be something, but is only half the story.
     
  15. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles SC Veteran

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    Jun 8, 2013
    idk anymore. all over the country.
    romi gilles
    yes, you're right about the sensor! (x-a1 isn't x-trans as well.) only thing i missed about the x100s was the leaf shutter for it's quietness and higher speeds for flash sync.

    here's a good read regarding an alternative to the x100: http://lightpriority.net/2014/03/fuji-xf-27mm-f2-8-review/


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  16. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

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    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    this stuff is very subjective. i loved everything about my x100. i wanted to love the xp1 and didnt. i dont like the xtrans sensor 'look' and i do love the leaf shutter. the x100 is truly a 'one of a kind' product.
     
  17. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    I've been using the bejeezus out of mine for 2 years now and have no complaints. If you can find one used for $550, I'm confident you won't get more "goodness" for less. So compact, such good glass, such excellent controls, some quirks but no glaring flaws (as long as video isn't your bag)... I will never, ever sell mine. That thing makes magical photos so effortlessly. A bonafide classic.
     
  18. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Lowered prices here in Denmark (€660), an unexpected work bonus, the new firmware, an enabling wife and my curiosity got the better of me and I just ordered a X100 (original version).
    Should make a good companion to my DP3M :smile:
     
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  19. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    I was just printing some 8x12s of X100 vacation photos this weekend. This was the first time I printed X100 files and I was a little surprised at how good they looked (being from an antiquated sensor and all :smile:). Plenty of detail when print-peeping and very nice color.

    I had planned on selling the camera, but keep holding off on posting... I suspect it is worth more to me than someone else. I would love to see Fuji release an updated X100 with 16mpx sensor and light AA filter (like the original).
     
  20. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Much like my 2007 yamaha motorcycle with over 50k miles on it, the X100 is worth so very much more to me than it would be to anyone else.