Congratulations - I can't imagine you won't enjoy it.. Here's a forum that started in the early days of the X100. I barely ever visit it anymore, but I think its still pretty vibrant:Anyone know of any Fuji-dedicated forums? Maybe Amin can start a new forum
I was hoping they'd talk about the new zoom lens. I'm really curious about that, not because I'm interested in that lens, but may be in other Fuji zooms down the line, particularly the ultra-wide 10-24 scheduled for next year sometime. The zoom clearly has a zoom ring with numbered focal length equivalents marked on it, but I don't see an aperture ring anywhere, at least one that's marked. So do you change the aperture with an unmarked ring on the zoom or do you do it with one of the rear controls? I'd be really bummed to have to switch to a non-lens ring based aperture control - that's one of the real charms of this camera system. But then I'm not sure how a lens mounted version would work for a zoom as you move through the zoom range, where the wider apertures become unavailable... Maybe like the LX7 where the ring just gives a false value if you have it set to an aperture that's not available at that zoom level?
I'm guessing that there is a ring on the zoom and it just clicks up or down through the apertures in 1/3 steps, but it does seem odd that we haven't seen how it works yet.So do you change the aperture with an unmarked ring on the zoom or do you do it with one of the rear controls?
Oh, yeah, I get why they probably CAN'T do it - just noting that its kind of a drag in terms of enjoying the interface and would make me that much less likely to get the lens. Not that I'd have been likely to anyway.The issue though is that the zoom is variable aperture.