Morning Macro with X100

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by Penfan2010, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 21, 2012
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    Ed
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  2. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Hi Ed: I missed these when you posted them. I've read that close-ups wide open are soft on the X100, and don't get critically sharp until f8, but these ones at f4 look awfully good to me.

    And an unexpected bump in the cash flow allowed me to get a used X100 this week (sorry I missed yours), with a 21A0xxx seerial number, so hopefully the dreaded sticky shutter blades won't afflict me. I think I'm going to like this camera a lot once I have it in my hands.
     
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  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Nice macros! Did you use a tripod?
     
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  4. Gary

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    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    #1 is my fav. I used to live across the street from Victor Hugos old place.

    Gary
     
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  5. Briar

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    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    +1 for #1. I like the colours. But not the second, I hate the colours in the second one! Oranges look tasty though.
     
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  6. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    I'm jealous. Did you ever read his "Last Day of a Condemned Man"? Wow!

     
  7. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    The Place des Vosges, Victor Hugos' old place, had a huge fountain in the center, shops ringed the lower floors, DG walkways around the fountain and very green lawns which you are forbidden to step upon. I had an apartment across the street. I have not read the Last Day of a Condemned Man ... but now that it has been brought to my attention, I think I shall.

    Gary
     
  8. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Any pictures of that, Gary? Come on! You have pictures of everything.
     
  9. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    LOL, no I don't, I lived in Paris during my photography hiatus period. A time in the 90's between film and digital.

    Gary
     
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  10. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 21, 2012
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    Ed
    Larry- the macro capability of the X100 is really good---it is one of the things I do miss (as you know the X Pro 1 does not really get that close). I hadn't heard about the softness in macro mode, and my experience has been the opposite. Enjoy your new X100!
     
  11. Penfan2010

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    Ed
    Thanks; no, hand held in bright early morning sun.
     
  12. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 SC Top Veteran

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    Ed
    Gary - you never cease to amaze (your Vietnam stories are uber-cool already). Do you have any photos? My wife would be impressed!
     
  13. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 SC Top Veteran

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    Ed
    Thanks; didn't really control for the reds in the second one, which can get blotchy on Fujis for some reason. Nevertheless, it was the garish orange on red in bright sun that attracted me to make the image in the first place.
     
  14. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Reds are difficult on a lot of cameras. I've found them to also be problematic on Sony-based sensors but much less so on Canons.
     
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