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Quick snap with the X100S | Ian Cheung on Google+

Quick snap with the X100S | Ian Cheung on Google+ | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


I've had the X100S for a couple of days now and I am enjoying it immensely. Here are some of my initial impressions and thoughts. Bear in mind that I don't have any experience with the X100.  I use the Nikon D90 as my main camera and was using the Ricoh Digital GRIII as my carry about. 

When I took it out of the box, I was surprised at the heft, even though I had held both the X100 and the X100S in shops. I guess hearing so much about the lightness, compared to DSLRs altered my expections plus my previous carry about was a compact camera.  I've gotten used to the weight and it feels almost just right, maybe a little heavy. 

Next is that it is already doing its job.  I bought it to document my life, taking snaps of my family and friends will probably take up 2/3 of its frames. Sounds crazy to use such a camera for snaps, but its something very important to me.  I have already taken shots that I wouldn't have been able to with my D90 or the GRIII.  Most people including my kids largely ignore the X100S.  If I whip out the D90 even with a 24 f2.8 there's a different dynamic.  Ergonomically the GRIII was great but its small sensor let it down.  I always felt I was fighting the camera to squeeze out the best image quality.  Especially indoors at high ISO, most times I came out on the losing side.  So much so I stopped carrying it with me.  

The X100S is really impressive in this regard.  ISO 2000 looks great, and I do find I need it a bit.  It's better than the D90.  And it isn't a noise factor, it is dynamic range.  Past 1000-1250 the D90 files looked sickly and unnatural even when properly exposed. 

Other thoughts, the manual focus ring still has the fly-by-wire limitations.  It is nowhere as responsive as a direct coupled lens.  The split image aid works but depending on what it's over, it can be equally hard to judge if the two halves line up. 

The AF-C mode on the other hand has impressed me so far.  For keeping the focus on a moving child's eye, it works as well as a DSLR. 

I heard stories about the slowness of the SD card handling but so far I can't see any issues.  I was about to buy a San Disk Extreme Pro but I'm not sure I need it. I am using an EyeFi card that is only rated Class 6. 

Oh, one piece of bad news, I have managed to freeze the camera once.  I had to take the battery out to solve the problem.  Switching off via the switch didn't have any effect.  I think it was because the AFS/AFC/MF switch was in a in between position when I took a photo. 

Feel free to ask my any questions.  And don't worry, I am intending on using it as a creative and professional tool as well.  Delighted to hear about LR4.4

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Thomas Menk's comment, June 12, 2013 2:54 PM
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Doug Chinnery's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:27 AM

very useful collection of information on the X Pro 1

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Great stuff from an  X Photographer 

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Welcome to Classic Chrome | Olaf Sztaba

Welcome to Classic Chrome | Olaf Sztaba | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Along with the rise of Instagram and iPhone photography, there has been a flood of filters and film simulations. Unfortunately, the majority of these tools are formulated very poorly and the results can be quite grotesque. When I heard that Fujifilm is working on a new film simulation, Classic Chrome, I was intrigued. After all, Fuji has been known for its expertise in film and the JPEGs coming out of the X-series cameras have been one of the best in the industry. The latest Fuji X100T and Fuji X-T1 Graphite came with Classic Chrome. Some photographers who got their hands on these cameras posted some photos bearing the Classic Chrome look and we really liked what we saw. Those who practise street, documentary photography or fine art photography should be very pleased with this modern take on the Kodachrome-like look. The colours are subtle and slightly suppressed but pleasing and natural to the eye. Although we haven’t had a chance to shoot with the Fuji X100T or Graphite X-T1, the recent Lightroom 5.7 update offers an opportunity to paint with light – Classic Chrome style. We couldn’t resist applying this new colour palette to some chosen photos.....

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