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stillshunter

Super Moderator Emeritus
Nov 5, 2010
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Mark
What's with the X100, that folk love it, but can't live with/without it? I've wanted one for a long time, but do not think, I could get along with the simi-wide FOV, as a everything camera. And because I subscribe to the only one gun, philosophy, I just never seriously sought one. But wheeee, they sure do tick some buttons for me.
Yeah you think you don't actually need one while you own it. ... And then it's gone. .. And you realize just how much you miss it. The x100 is more a philosophy than just a camera. It really is the most self contained and self reflective that I've been with a camera.
 

stillshunter

Super Moderator Emeritus
Nov 5, 2010
Down Under
Mark
Well returned to the store today. It's official. Pending closer scrutiny of the test images from the SD card my new camera will be...
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FUJI X-T1

The VF is outstanding. ... Better than what I have on my dSLR. And every control I wanted was a dial. .. even metering! Even weather sealed. . . Not quite sure what else I really need.
(Well a better lens line up. .. Though I'm now trying to piece together a kit)

I suppose I could go the more modern X-T2 but it's close to double the price. ...and I didn't quite find twice the camera.

Anyway I'll update when I get home and have looked at the results in RawTherapee.

Big thanks to all so far.
 

porchard

Veteran
Feb 3, 2013
Devon, UK
What's with the X100, that folk love it, but can't live with/without it? I've wanted one for a long time, but do not think, I could get along with the simi-wide FOV, as a everything camera. And because I subscribe to the only one gun, philosophy, I just never seriously sought one. But wheeee, they sure do tick some buttons for me.
I've had the x100 (original) since 2011. Sometimes, I find myself ignoring it for weeks and months - using other cameras - and I start to think that I might as well sell it. Then, when I take the camera out and use it to test my inclination to keep/sell it, I realise just how good it is, and that I don't want to sell it. It's difficult to describe precisely, but using it just feels like 'real' photography. :confused-95::)
 

stillshunter

Super Moderator Emeritus
Nov 5, 2010
Down Under
Mark
I've had the x100 (original) since 2011. Sometimes, I find myself ignoring it for weeks and months - using other cameras - and I start to think that I might as well sell it. Then, when I take the camera out and use it to test my inclination to keep/sell it, I realise just how good it is, and that I don't want to sell it. It's difficult to describe precisely, but using it just feels like 'real' photography. :confused-95::)
EXACTLY!
....well said mate :2thumbs:
 

bartjeej

Hall of Famer
Nov 12, 2010
bart
Congrats on making a decision! If I were in the market for an ILC, the XT1 would be near or at the top of my list. Alas, I find the coat-pocketable X100 on the upper limit of what I'm willing to carry (and even that depends on my mood), so I don't think I'll be goingthe iLC route any time soon. And yes, the X100 is something magical.
 

SnapDawg

Rorschach Test Pilot
Apr 18, 2014
Canary Islands
Ken
I suppose I could go the more modern X-T2 but it's close to double the price. ...and I didn't quite find twice the camera.
Congrats. I really enjoy my three Fujis - X10, X-Pro1 and X100T and don't feel the slightest need to upgrade the two older cameras.

Anyway I'll update when I get home and have looked at the results in RawTherapee.
I shoot everything RAW but use different converters, depending on the individual file and the intended output (web, publication, large print).
For large prints and fine details I'm using PhotoNinja most of the time - you can download a free test version at https://www.picturecode.com/download.php
 

theoldsmithy

Hall of Famer
Jan 7, 2013
Cheshire, England
Martin Connolly
I've had the x100 (original) since 2011. Sometimes, I find myself ignoring it for weeks and months - using other cameras - and I start to think that I might as well sell it. Then, when I take the camera out and use it to test my inclination to keep/sell it, I realise just how good it is, and that I don't want to sell it. It's difficult to describe precisely, but using it just feels like 'real' photography. :confused-95::)
The X100 is yet another camera I wish I'd persevered with. I loved the photos I took with it but they seemed to arrive more by luck than judgement. The thing seemed to have a life of its own. Maybe the S or T would suit me better. I'm sure I'll end up with one sooner or later.
 

porchard

Veteran
Feb 3, 2013
Devon, UK
The X100 is yet another camera I wish I'd persevered with. I loved the photos I took with it but they seemed to arrive more by luck than judgement. The thing seemed to have a life of its own. Maybe the S or T would suit me better. I'm sure I'll end up with one sooner or later.
I've never tried the S or T - I presume that those cameras are better 'in-use' than the original. However, I prefer the output from the Bayer sensor of the x100 to the output from my x-E1 (although the x-E1 is very nice to use). :)
 

stillshunter

Super Moderator Emeritus
Nov 5, 2010
Down Under
Mark
No shame at all. Better you than me. Not, that I wouldn't launch into the search again, if the wallet could stand it. :th_salute:
mate this was never my plan. But I ALWAYS buy behind the release curve. I thought for once I'd be on the crest of the wave to not have doubts about something better....consolidate the lens line-up and just buckle down.
That's the theory anyways....
 

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