Fuji Showcase The Fuji X70 thread: Post em here

rayvonn

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Jan 19, 2015
There's a guy at my work who goes out at lunchtime with his X70, lens hood and strap with classic chrome set up ready to go. It really does look the part that X70.
 

Biro

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Aug 7, 2011
Jersey Shore
Steve
Nice, friendly crew in the chemistry department, Steve. So, are you glad you went with the X70 instead of, say, one of the X100's?

I have the Ricoh GR and used to have an X100T. I'd seriously consider whatever Fuji replaces the X70 with if it has the 24mp sensor - making the crop modes even better.
 

drd1135

Zen Snapshooter
Jul 13, 2011
Lexington, Virginia
Steve
I have the XT20 and 27 so the X100S/T/F wouldn't really bring much to the table. The X70 is smaller and, at least for now, is an alternative to buying an 18 for the XT20. I enjoy shooting with the X70 and the tilting screen gives me the "waist" shooting position I so enjoy. This body with the 24 MP sensor would be really nice but I wonder what it would cost.

As for the ice cream, it was part of the "last day of classes" tradition of the science departments called CookieFest. A large helping of unhealthy sugary treats are provided in the Great Hall of the Science Center and the students descend like locusts.
 
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davidzvi

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Apr 18, 2014
Boston Burbs
David
All I can offer is that the X100F with the 24mp sensor costs the same as the other X100's cost when they came out. So hope springs eternal that any potential X80(?) will list at the same price as the X70.
One can always dream.
 
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Aug 27, 2013
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Miguel Tejada-Flores
I discovered a very lightly used X70 at a price that was not only more than reasonable but too good to pass up --- which by the way is a useful rationalization for buying another camera that I may not really *need* --- but still have been curious about for awhile. Took it out shooting a little today, to try to figure out one or two weird Fujifilm quirks (weird to me, anyway, coming from Lumix's and Olympii and Ricoh's) -

But here are the results. First, a shop window - this is an almost SOOC jpeg, processed in camera with Fuji's "Chrome" film simulation - and very very lightly tweaked (hardly at all) in LR 5

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Two more views of the same window - the first shot RAW and then processed with a VSCO Portra simulation preset -

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The last also shot RAW and processed with a cool contrasty black & white preset from X-El which mimics Fortepan 100, a long-since discontinued relatively fine-grained and contrasty black & white negative film from the ancient analog ages - it has a bit of an Acros-like feeling -

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So far, so good. It's not a bad little camera. And I have to say I am honestly a little shocked at the quality and tones of the in-camera JPEG Chrome film simulation. I've read glowing reports from Fujiophiles for years of how great or cool or whatever Fujifilm's in-camera JPEG simulations have been, but seeing is actually believing....and seeing this particular image is almost making a partial believer out of me ; - )
 
Aug 27, 2013
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Miguel Tejada-Flores
A few more...walking on a road in southern Oregon from my scooter mechanic's remote rural workshop to the local town for coffee -
First an address sign for a house whose inhabitants obviously love old hot rods -

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Then some of the rusting machinery which often seems to grace the front yards of some rural residences -

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A road sign warning me to beware of cattle -

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And finally, once I got to town, a rather strange mannequin in the shop-window of a local thrift store -

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I know better photographic brains than I have done detailed pixel-peeping comparisons of the x70 with both the GR and the Coolpix A and most of them have concluded that the Fuji can't hold a candle to either of the other established heavyweights in the fixed-lens/compact/APS-C sweepstakes - but to my untutored eye, it's producing quality results so far.

And some quirky ones too which, with a certain type of processing, remind me of some of those contrasty small-sensor monochrome images that Daido Moriyama produced generations ago with his compact Ricoh in and around Tokyo. I don't mean to compare my images to his - but simply to point out that this camera, like the GR and the Coolpix - and like the earlier generations of compact Ricoh's not to mention the cool earlier Lumix LX models - is capable of giving me images which don't suffer from that over-processed digital look that Mike Johnston eloquently rants about on occasion. Here's my only higher contrast monochrome attempt to date -

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So far, this camera looks like it may be earning its spot as a 'regular' ;)
 

NoSeconds

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Jan 1, 2017
Troy
A few more...walking on a road in southern Oregon from my scooter mechanic's remote rural workshop to the local town for coffee -
First an address sign for a house whose inhabitants obviously love old hot rods -

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Then some of the rusting machinery which often seems to grace the front yards of some rural residences -

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A road sign warning me to beware of cattle -

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And finally, once I got to town, a rather strange mannequin in the shop-window of a local thrift store -

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I know better photographic brains than I have done detailed pixel-peeping comparisons of the x70 with both the GR and the Coolpix A and most of them have concluded that the Fuji can't hold a candle to either of the other established heavyweights in the fixed-lens/compact/APS-C sweepstakes - but to my untutored eye, it's producing quality results so far.

And some quirky ones too which, with a certain type of processing, remind me of some of those contrasty small-sensor monochrome images that Daido Moriyama produced generations ago with his compact Ricoh in and around Tokyo. I don't mean to compare my images to his - but simply to point out that this camera, like the GR and the Coolpix - and like the earlier generations of compact Ricoh's not to mention the cool earlier Lumix LX models - is capable of giving me images which don't suffer from that over-processed digital look that Mike Johnston eloquently rants about on occasion. Here's my only higher contrast monochrome attempt to date -

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So far, this camera looks like it may be earning its spot as a 'regular' ;)
I dunno who any of those people you mentioned are but you're certainly making a good case for the X70 so far! :2thumbs:

That shot of the cattle crossing is impressive if it's a SOOC JPEG...
 

donlaw

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Sep 14, 2012
Texas
Don
I had not really given this camera much thought as I am quite happy with the coolpix a.
But these images are making me interested. Darn it, that last thing I need, another camera...sound familiar anyone?
 
Aug 27, 2013
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Miguel Tejada-Flores
I dunno who any of those people you mentioned are but you're certainly making a good case for the X70 so far! :2thumbs:

That shot of the cattle crossing is impressive if it's a SOOC JPEG...
Believe it or not, the Cattle XING one is close to a SOOC aka straight-out-of-camera JPEG - in this case it was a JPEG using one of the camera's better (in my opinion, so far) internal film simulation presets - called "Chrome" - which gives tonal qualities similar to certain classic slide films, and has been a mainstay, apparently, of a lot of other Fuji shooters on more advanced x-cameras, including the XT1 & 2 and the XPro 1 and 2. It's an immensely satisfying internal camera jpeg preset - and only received minor tweaking in LR5. Some of the other shots I posted here were processed starting from RAW files (converted from .raf to .dng by the Mac version of Irident's X-Transformer, and subsequently processed in Lightroom) - but the camera is definitely more than capable of producing SOOC keepers....which is rather amazing (to me) in and of itself.
 

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