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X10....O.K. I'm in

Discussion in 'Fuji Forum' started by photogfollett, May 25, 2012.

  1. photogfollett

    photogfollett SC Regular

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    Feb 7, 2012
    Roseburg, Oregon
    John
    After struggling with issues with my D-Lux 5 since February, I finally threw in the towel and returned the second one and replaced it with the X10. The Leica took beautiful images (except for the black blobs in the pictures after being repaired) but I couldn't learn to "get over" the LCD smearing issues after the second camera. The new X10 arrived today at work and after unpacking it I was pleasantly surprised on the quality of construction and the comfortable fit it had in my hands. Tonight I'll spend a few hours learning the menu and functions and this weekend I'll begin shooting some images. Hopefully I'll even be able to post some May Challenge pics before the deadline of next Thursday. :biggrin:
     
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  2. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Congrats John,

    I have the X10 as my sole digital and I've yet to be disappointed - especially armed with a tiny Bip (soft release) and Gordy strap ;)

    No orbs yet but she's getting a sensor replacement as soon as the newbies hit our Aussie shores.
     
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  3. photogfollett

    photogfollett SC Regular

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    Feb 7, 2012
    Roseburg, Oregon
    John
    Thanks Mark, so far I've added the GGS Optical Glass LCD Screen Protector and the light brown leather case. I haven't decided yet whether or not I'm going to stick to the neck strap or go back to the the wrist strap. So far I'm really impressed with the picture quality and the ease of use of the menu functions and it feels just soooo nice in my hands. Oh and the OVF is impressive even though it doesn't show any info with the clarity and brightness.
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    show us some shots! Pictures are worth a thousand words!
     
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  5. photogfollett

    photogfollett SC Regular

    194
    Feb 7, 2012
    Roseburg, Oregon
    John
    Lol... tomorrow Luke. =) I've got my grand daughter for the day to go to a picnic, I should be able to get something to show.
     
  6. photogfollett

    photogfollett SC Regular

    194
    Feb 7, 2012
    Roseburg, Oregon
    John
    O.K. here's a couple from home..

    Cocktail hour....



    Garden flower (super macro)

    Gardenflower.
     
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  7. Neiltluck

    Neiltluck SC Regular

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    Apr 20, 2012
    Derbyshire, England
    Neil Luck
    Welcome to the X10 club! It is such an amazing little camera, which has rekindled my passion for photography. It certainly demands attention especially with accessories. So far I have a glass screen protector, a leather case and a Gariz lens cap retainer. Next will be a cable release, a soft release, maybe a thumbs up.....
    Not sure what to do about the sensor replacement as yet, as I haven't experienced the orbs first hand.
    Enjoy your new toy.

    Cheers
    Neil

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note using Tapatalk
     
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  8. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hello John, congrats on your new gear, the X10. I think it's a nice retro alike little camera. Oh yes, I prefer cocktail hour too. (great shot) Which cameras did you have before, a Pan G1 maybe?
     
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  9. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Everytime I see somebody post X10 photos on SC, I want one.
     
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  10. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Me too!
     
  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Congrats, John! Love that daylily closeup!
     
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  12. Jules

    Jules SC Regular

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    Feb 3, 2012
    Bremer Valley, Australia
    Julie-Anne
    Congrats on your X10 purchase. I have had mine for a few months now and I have to admit it took me a little while to fall in love with it. It was my first small-sensored camera in many years and I think I had to readjust from my "full frame sensor, shallow DOF" mindset to really appreciate what the X10 can do. But lately (and mainly thanks to the May Prompts Challenge) I feel like I've really bonded with the X10. It was photos like this that reminded me why I chose it in the first place:

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    Gilding the decay by julie | anne, on Flickr

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    Gentle morning by julie | anne, on Flickr

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    Sharp rays of sunshine by julie | anne, on Flickr

    It really is a great camera and I now carry it with me everyday.
     
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  13. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Jules, I didn't know all your shots for the May Prompts were with the wee X10. I Have even more respect for that camera now, but I;m quite sure your eye has a lot to do with it.
     
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  14. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    oh man, beautiful shots Jules.
     
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  15. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Amen - absolutely love that second one, in particular!
     
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  16. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Which size/model of GGS screen protector? Thanks.
     
  17. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Jules these are top shelf! Gotta say you got ripped off though...most folks got free white orbs with their X10....and I would have thought shot #1 should have showed them.

    Gives me faith.

    Again fabulous work and the atmosphere of #1 makes it a personal fave.
     
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  18. photogfollett

    photogfollett SC Regular

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    Feb 7, 2012
    Roseburg, Oregon
    John
    I got the GGS Optical Glass LCD Screen Protector 3" from Amazon. The 3" worked perfectly even though the screen is 2.8" and it's so much clearer than the stick on plastic one I had on the D-Lux 5.
     
  19. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Thanks, John. I read that the 2.8" wasn't the correct aspect ratio, so the 3" is the right choice. I've used GGS on other cameras and they're excellent.
     
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  20. photogfollett

    photogfollett SC Regular

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    Feb 7, 2012
    Roseburg, Oregon
    John
    Fail on my part with no pictures taken. I've spent the day making sand pies, climbing jungle jims, playing restaurant, and going for a walk. I'm an exhausted but happy grandpa with no pics but pockets full of sand and tomorrow's another day...:yahoo:
     
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