When I was a young lad just finding my way with photography, I spent much time at the Phila Museum of Art. The curator of prints and pictures back then was a man named Ding McNulty. He took me under his wing. He taught me how to see and appreciate the art of photography. A wonderful byproduct of all this was, that I met and spent time with many of the masters of photography and other art forms.
I would show my images to these shooters and the thing that most impressed me about these little meetings was, never, not once was a negative comment ever mentioned. This is not to say that suggestions weren't made but it was always in a supportive way.
thekeddi, I'm glad you got the X100. Keep using it and you'll find you way. Your off to a good start...
The first one I like as is.
I'd be curious to see the second in color.
Poor man's Leica...hmmm mm
Well here's my take on it. It's not a Leica. End of story, I think not.
Let's put the X100 and the M on equal ground as far as making photos goes. Forget the mechanical issues, that stuff has nothing to do with photography, just cameras.
The X100 brings the experience of M photography to anyone open minded. Any experienced M shooter can feel the similar feeling with the X100.
Guys that have issues with the Fuji have issues about mechanical and firmware stuff.
I have more Leica's packed in boxes, hidden from da wife than I care to mention.
The X100 is a great camera that produces images that inspire it's users to get more involved with their work.
Not many cameras can claim that.
I live mine... Right live not love...
Just keep trying to find the boundaries of your envelope and then trust the X100 to help you push past that.....