Getting to grips with the X Factor...

Discussion in 'Fuji Forum' started by Lightmancer, May 23, 2012.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Real Name:
    Bill Palmer
    So, I have had the X10 now for a couple of weeks. On the plus side I really like the handling and the performance; everything is logical; I have yet to open the instruction book which to me is the mark of a well-designed camera (plus I am a bloke...) I'm finding that my habitual -1/3 exposure setting is generally not needed (I do it to avoid clipping highlights on small sensor cameras). I'm also finding that AF is not entirely reliable - there have been a few occasions where I have had to re-compose on apparently high contrast subjects - maybe it's just me... It is a wee bit small, so I have a half-case on order - we'll see how that goes. Being used to Leica Ms I find myself regularly trying to hook my thumb on a non-existent wind on lever so that may be part of the problem! I have been carrying it with my GXR over the last weekend and did find that the two, while similar, have different placement of minor controls so there were times when I tried to adjust one as the other and vice-versa - user error, basically, but one to remember in fast-moving situations.

    Anyway, here are a few shots from last weekend:

    <a href="" title="Brooklands Dancers 2 by Lightmancer, on Flickr"> 7251687450_5fe513b474_b. "1024" height="748" alt="Brooklands Dancers 2"></a>

    <a href="" title="Brooklands Policeman 1 by Lightmancer, on Flickr"> 7251605290_54225468b1_b. "727" height="1024" alt="Brooklands Policeman 1"></a>

    <a href="" title="Brooklands Concorde 2 by Lightmancer, on Flickr"> 7251634756_00233c0113_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Brooklands Concorde 2"></a>

    <a href="" title="Brooklands Interior 1 by Lightmancer, on Flickr"> 7251653210_5969c84bf9_b. "693" height="1024" alt="Brooklands Interior 1"></a>

    <a href="" title="Winkworth Arboretum 3 by Lightmancer, on Flickr"> 7251519608_f55cfbe2dd_b. "768" height="1024" alt="Winkworth Arboretum 3"></a>
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  2. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    You are now on the ladder of images according to Fuji

    Hi Bill,

    Great shots and was that by any chance the event at Brooklands on Sat? we had some people attend a 40's garden party on Sun who had been at Brooklands Sat and had a great time.

    You do realise that now you have the X10 you will soon start to pine for the X100 and then for the XPro-1!! I have the X100 and it is incredible but I am starting to look hungrily at the XPro-1.

    Here are 3 of the X100 images I took on Sun:



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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    Great shots Bill
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  4. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Real Name:
    Bill Palmer
    Yes it was Brooklands - a place of special significance to me since my Grandfather was Chief Maintenance Electrician at Vickers during WW2. I go there once or twice a year. There is one workshop in particular that just transports me back to my childhood - it looks and smells just like his shed. The "Walmington On Sea Home Guard" were indeed in attendance and managed to round up a Luftwaffe pilot...

    <a href="" title="Brooklands Home Guard and Luftwaffe by Lightmancer, on Flickr"> 7251720344_5af4238ec3_b. "739" height="1024" alt="Brooklands Home Guard and Luftwaffe"></a>
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  5. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
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    Could be a scene out of a book by one of my favorite novelists: John Lawton. Super!
  6. greyelm

    greyelm SC Top Veteran

    Oct 1, 2011
    London, England
    Nice pictures, Brooklands is a great place to visit, I went there on Monday, the bus museum brought back some memories.

    If you like reenactor pictures check this site, he is a regular on rangefinderforum.

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