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Steve Huff's M9 vs. X100 Field Test

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by Burkey, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Thanks David.
    Interesting read. The image comparisons don't surprise me at all.
    I wouldn't bother comparing the two. I prefer to see the X100 as it is.
    For me, the X100 works for me like my Leica M's.
    That's all I care about. It does the job very well with no intrusion whatsoever.
    Don
     
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  3. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Don - Yup, I couldn't agree more.
    . . . David
     
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  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    my S95 is great - the camera is great - when it comes to skill and creativity, I'm the problem

    I would rather "polish" an M9 anyday
     
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  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Ya know.... The difference between the X100 & a Leica M is not much different that say between the M3/M4....M4/M6 etc...
    All different but share a common handling.
    It's a ground breaking camera the X100 is. To be perfectly truthful, If it lasted, I wouldn't need another camera forever...
    That's how satisfied I am with it.
     
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  6. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Don - How many times have you changed your camera over the past two years, (never mind the last 5)?
     
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  7. jonoslack

    jonoslack SC Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    HI David
    Thanks for the post. I always enjoy Steve's stuff - he's rather like Ken Rockwell with good taste!
    The X100 is excellent if you're happy with 35mm and 12mp with an AA filter (which is a perfectly sensible thing to be happy with).
    I took around 1000 shots with mine, and not being happy with either of those things it went away . . . but then I shoot a LOT of foliage in the middle distance, and that's where the difference really shows up.
     
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  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Don never changed his cameras before. He just had a string of transitional loaners until this one appeared. This one was always gonna be his camera. This may sound sarcastic, but it really isn't except in the very lightest sense - I don't think I ever talked (or wrote) about cameras with Don when something very much like the X100 wasn't his fantasy camera. And then it happened.

    -Ray
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    This sounds right to me, Ray.

    David, thanks for the link!
     
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  10. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Bill,
    Changing cameras is not my problem. It's the makers problems that I inherit when I use their camera. The X100 as Ray & BB stated about me is exactly correct.
     
  11. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Until Leica produce an autofocus Rangefinder M digital - even the impossible is possible