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Why I am keeping my X100

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by jonoslack, May 21, 2011.

  1. jonoslack

    jonoslack SC Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    Hi There . . . well, actually, it was a response from Fuji UK, which was honest and straightforward, combined with an offer from my dealer to have it back . . . and taking a few more snaps:

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    So it stays . . . for now at least!
     
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  2. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    What is the story behind the Fuji response/dealer etc?
     
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  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Cheers, Jono!:drinks:

    I have to say that I really do love mine. I find it quite forgiving too.:wink:
     
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  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Bruce,
    You can follow Jono's escapades at Getdpi.
    He provides much energy over there, here also but he has many interesting post there.

    Jono,
    It's a good thing your keeping the camera to further try it out.
    I'm sure you'll provide interesting post about it.
    Don
     
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  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    If I may quote:
    https://www.photographerslounge.org/f53/x100-keeper-2453/index2.html#post24134 post #18 :wink:
     
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  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Jono, you are a tease! :smile:

    The pic with the glasses is fav of the set!
     
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  7. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    AH Jon, thanks for all your posts on this camera, I am really interested how it works out with the firmware updates; given those it could be a Digital Hexar!
     
  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Lovely series, Jono. The camera seems to agree with you. Glad we'll be seeing more X100 photography from you around these parts!
     
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  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    How 'bout you Amin....?
     
  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Don, I've yet to touch my X100. I look forward to trying it, but it is highly unlikely that I will keep it for the reasons we discussed.
     
  11. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    I will definitely be keeping my X100. It presents a bit more of a challenge in some ways than I expected, but the image quality is absolutely incredible. For some resaon the menus don't drive me crazy and I'm not sure why. The ability to shoot at higher ISO speeds than I have attempted before opens some incredible possibilities and the JPEG quality is something I have yet to get used to since up until now I was a 100% RAW file user. It's definitely a keeper.
    . . . David
     
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  12. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    'Kind of a follow up to my post and others on this thread - This is not the type of photo I typically post on forums. It's a grab shot, a snap shot from yesterday of my Grandson and my younger son, (ya, I know) jamming at my older son's home.
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    A pretty low lit room so I shot at ISO 1000. This particular frame is from a RAW file and yes I still like the JPEGS a lot but old habits are hard to break. It probably isn't obvious in the image I've sized down to post but the 6" X 9" print is unbelievably sharp with really no visitable noise, mild noise reduction was introduced during post in LR.
    So, da' more I use it, da' more I like it and subsequently the more I learn about it's nooks and crannies. 'Just some thoughts.
    . . . David
     
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  13. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    David, don't sweat ISO 1000. That ain't even a slight challenge.
    I just got a box of prints back from the X100.
    Most were 11x14 paper size but 6 were 16x20's.
    All were done at high ISO. 1250 up to 6400.
    I was amazed!
    Needless to say, I don't need any other camera...
     
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  14. jonoslack

    jonoslack SC Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    Except your 8x10?
     
  15. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Well Jono. Beings that I'm in Philly, the Deardorffs are sleeping gently.
    I would only use them if I get a craving for Platinum Prints again... not likely...
    Don
     
  16. jonoslack

    jonoslack SC Veteran

    203
    May 6, 2011
    Hi Don - well, we all have sleeping partners, my current snoozer is my A900 - but I guess it'll gradually come back to life!