X100 first pics

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by lucpher, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. lucpher

    lucpher SC Regular

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    Nov 24, 2011
    Finally took the plunge and got myself a 2nd hand X100 after months of hesitation. Initial personal impressions about the AF is that it is still pretty decent, compared to normal P&S and entry-leve DSLRs. More later when I take more pics with the camera.

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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    I use the AFL/AEL button to auto focus in manual mode. That's the only way to fly. Love your 2nd and 3rd shots! Enjoy your new (used) cam!
     
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  3. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
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    Push the command dial while in manual mode to zoom into the focus area, for a fine focus, even while using the OVF.

    I got my X100 yesterday and I find the camera unbelievable! I read a lot of negative reviews on the camera as well, and I was at a complete loss as to how people could actually have anything negative to say about this beautiful piece of equipment. Then I realized that most complaints are from people who shoot with large chunky DSLRs and expect the same performance from this camera (mostly the AF in low light). Well hell, I'm upgrading from an LX5 and this camera is pure witchery to me!
     
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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
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    Congrats Luc and Boid. Ignore the knocking - a lot from people who have the briefest of experiences with the camera. It does have minuses but they are FAR outweighed by the pluses of this little beauty.
     
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  5. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    The X100 has plenty of quirks, but it's the most enjoyable camera I've ever used.
     
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  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Me too, or at least AS enjoyable as any I've used...

    Enjoy the new camera!

    -Ray
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Congratulations! As Rick said to Captain Renault in Casablanca"...I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.":drinks:
     
  8. winginkris

    winginkris SC Veteran

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    Dec 15, 2011
    I love mine, even with it's quirkiness. I've had many SLR's and DSLR"s, but none of them satisfied like the x100 does. It begs to be taken out and used, unlike any other camera I've ever owned. Such great picture quality in such a small package! Congrats! You're gonna love it!
     
  9. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
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    This camera is always tempting for me. As a Pentax user, I have low AF expectations.:rolleyes: Maybe a used one someday. Nice shots, BTW.
     
  10. lucpher

    lucpher SC Regular

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    Nov 24, 2011
    Thanks everyone for the congrats and tips and tricks. So far, the high ISO images are one of the cleanest I have seen coming out of such a small portable body. More to come as I explore more with this beauty.

    @Luke
    The AFL/AEL button AF trick is cool and works great! Thanks!
     
  11. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
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    A bottle of Pril and my admin assistant (SOOC). From the first batch of pics with the X100.
     
  12. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Nice set of first images and I like the abstract feel to these images.

    Unfortuntaely, you will always read negative posts from people about any camera - quite a few are also posted by people who have "Tried" but not purchased and slate the camera.

    Camera purchase for me is a personal thing and I tend to wait following release and then read user reviews from genuine owners rather than the armchair critics that are ever more abundant on forums these days.

    I purchased my X100 last Dec after doing my research, looking at images from users and going into shops to handle / try the camera, once satisfied I took the plunge and purchased and have not been dissapointed it does what it says on the box and offers me a small / light / tactile / retro style camera with incredible IQ that exceeds my recently departed Leica M8.2.

    I find the AF is ok for my street work and the occasional times when it struggles to focus are no different than those I have experienced with other cameras so on that note, let me congratulate you on your purchase, welcome you to the fold and wish you many years of happy shooting with a superb small well built high quality camera and do not be too influenced by what others say, it is your camera so use it as you see fit.

    Some of mine below - 4000ISO better than anything my Leica could have done!

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  13. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
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    Hey Iansky! Your landscapes posted on this forum were one of the reason I went ahead and bought this camera. Just wanted to let you know :smile:
     
  14. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Wow Bold,

    Thank you, that is a compliment indeed.

    I just hope you are as pleased with yours as I am with mine - money well spent and even if you do experience the dreaded stick blades, Fuji UK are renowned for turning the camera repair around very quickly.

    Good luck - shoot and enjoy and I look forwards to seeing your images on here soon:wink: