Just like NASCAR: A three hour X10 sensor swap?

Discussion in 'Fuji Forum' started by drd1135, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    OK, this is interesting and I thought it warranted a new thread. I mailed out my X10 to NJ on Friday, June 8. I got an email today (6/12) at 2:51 pm saying it was received. I got another email at 5:15 pm saying it had been shipped. The latter email does not say what happened. It could be a quick replacement since the lens/sensor is a unit and probably pops right out. So much for the warning of a three week turn around.
     
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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    That was nice! What did you have to mail in other than the camera?
     
  3. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    I have mine boxed up to send out tomorrow morning! Glad to hear it's a quick process.
     
  4. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Just the camera.
     
  5. Neiltluck

    Neiltluck SC Regular

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    Apr 20, 2012
    Derbyshire, England
    Neil Luck
    wow that was quick!

    Hope mine is quick turn around too!
     
  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Wow! Now you've motivated me.

    I will be interested to find out what they did since they talk about "evaluating" the need for a new sensor - or words to that effect - in the email.

    Thanks so much for this info and I think it's good that you started a new thread.:thumbup:
     
  7. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    I just realized that I should have sought out some night scenes and taken some "before" pics, but as I'm not an outdoors-after-dark kind of shooter, the problem never affected me. Really, I'm just doing the update for value preservation. The X10 is my favorite compact and maybe my favorite camera overall - at least now. :)
     
  8. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    On way to Fujifilm in New Jersey; arrival Friday morning. We'll see how long it takes.
     
  9. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I got the X10 back today, or rather a new X10. The service ticket says "Camera exchanged, new serial number 21A...." as opposed to the old 14A . . . As a bonus, I got an extra lens cap. That certainly explains the quick turn around time. Now to go hunt down some specular reflections. . .
     
  10. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Haha, I wondered if it was going to end up being a new body!

    Awesome to have that kind of turn around. Nice work Fuji!
     
  11. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    OK. Here's full size crop taken with the E-PL1, 17 mm

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    Here's the X10

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    The entire shot with X10

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    To me, it seems the x10 gives some "star" effects but the same amount of orbing as the Oly. ISO 100 on both cameras.
     
  12. nippa

    nippa SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 7, 2010
    Cheshire UK
    Dennis
    At f8.0 that's similar to the specular highlight I was getting with the old sensor.
    Could you try it at f2.0 ISO 100 ?
    Hopefully my new sensor will be with me in the morning so I'll do some testing myself.
     
  13. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Not tomorrow. Raining all day, and I'm a fair weather photographer :smile: