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New to the XF1

Discussion in 'Fuji Forum' started by damianmkv, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. damianmkv

    damianmkv SC Regular

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    Apr 26, 2014
    Thought I'd pop in and say hi. Just got a XF1 so have been busy on a learning curve. The reason I got one was that I got fed up of lugging a d3100, d7000 and 5 lenses around so the d3100 and 2 lenses were sold and I thought I'd try this little camera.

    I wasn't expecting much from it, given the price but I'm very pleased. So here's a few of mine so far

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    rape at the windmill by damianmkv, on Flickr

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    view from the tower by damianmkv, on Flickr

    Even tried some panning....

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    AMG by damianmkv, on Flickr

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    smoking pot by damianmkv, on Flickr

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    the borrowers by damianmkv, on Flickr

    Am already wondering about the rx100 though :)
     
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  2. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    All things considered, the XF1 is a remarkable little camera.

    Great images there!
     
  3. damianmkv

    damianmkv SC Regular

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    Apr 26, 2014
    Thanks Andy. Even the wife likes it so that's good
     
  4. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    I'd be careful there, you may never see it again!! :biggrin:
     
  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Welcome, damianmkv! I especially like "the borrowers" - very nicely done! And congrats on the XF1!
     
  6. damianmkv

    damianmkv SC Regular

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    Apr 26, 2014
    Thanks very much - am really enjoying the camera so far :biggrin:
     
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  7. rybolt

    rybolt Itinerant picture taker

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    Mar 24, 2014
    Yellow Springs, Ohio USA
    Paul Rybolt
    My wife and I each have one and they are really nice little Happy Snap cameras. The 25mm lens is terrific. The only issue that I've had with it so far is that the Auto white balance isn't great under some lighting conditions. It's easy enough to fix, though. these things were $199 at Christmas and well worth the money.
     
  8. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    The XF1 punches well above its weight. All it requires is that the operator take the time to learn how to work it. And, at less than $200, it's a steal.
     
  9. damianmkv

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  10. Judderman62

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    Mar 24, 2013
    Greater Manchester, UK
    Mike
    cracking shots sir.

    Might I ask where the windmill is ?

    Welcome to the world of the XF-1.. I sold a Pentax Q to finance my already purchased one :)
     
  11. damianmkv

    damianmkv SC Regular

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    Apr 26, 2014
    Thank you. It's Chesterton in Warwickshire - I think it's around j15 of the m40 near Warwick castle
     
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  12. Judderman62

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    Mar 24, 2013
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    Mike
    thank you
     
  13. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Agreed - love that windmill image, beautifully framed and what wonderful contrasty colors!
     
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  14. damianmkv

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  16. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia SC Veteran

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    Nov 10, 2010
    Los Angeles
    I just got one too today, to replace an X10. The only negative of the X10 was autofocus, and the XF1 is better. I also preferred the form factor of the XF1, amazing to me considering it has the same EXR sensor with great dynamic range (I learned to leave the X10 in 6 MP/DR400 by default.) I think the slower aperture at the longer end won't be too big of a problem, if I stick to wider angles in lower light when possible.

    In the huge XF1 thread here I noticed some complaints about slow shutter speeds being selected in P/Auto ISO mode. I am noticing this too, however I am hoping that using one of the 'Motion' IS modes will help. With still objects it's not hard to get sharp photos even with the slower shutter speeds, that is fine if the camera adjusts appropriately when it detects motion in the frame (as it's supposed to.)
     
  17. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    What is the problem with X10 autofocus?

    I have the same complaint with slow shutter speed on the F660 - the stabilisation is simply not effective - this supposedly kicks in by using Auto EXR but then chooses very high iso which is rather pointless IMO
     
  18. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia SC Veteran

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    Nov 10, 2010
    Los Angeles
    It's not horrible, just not as fast and reliable as I would like.

    It was sometimes a problem for me with moving/action shots. I liked the camera enough that I was willing to work with it, but found the smaller size of the XF1 appealing. I would not have switched though had the XF1 used a different or smaller sensor. In that respect I loved the X10. I also loved the manual zoom ring, which of course the XF1 also has!
     
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  19. damianmkv

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  20. damianmkv

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