Fuji The Original old X100 can still boogie

KillRamsey

Hall of Famer
Jun 20, 2012
Hood River, OR
Kyle
I'm remembering how to use the ol' girl. We camped and biked this weekend, and given that I have no other functioning camera, I had to adapt what I've learned back into the old form factor I started learning on. It's gotten easier. I like some of these. 12MP Bayer sensor, here we go...

Wife is due in ~ 1 week. Belly shot...
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Former hydro power station, in ruins:
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LET IT FLARE!
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Shot while riding.
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Twin shooting stars:
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The Hood River, next to our campsite:
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A very nice campsite:
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My bike:
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And just a casual toss-away shot back home...
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KillRamsey

Hall of Famer
Jun 20, 2012
Hood River, OR
Kyle
These were all shot as jpgs. Some are SOOC, some got tweaked slightly with Polarr, a web-based jpg editing tool I've used for years. The SOOC shots are the two of them riding ahead of me, the tent in the woods, the bike against the tree, and the last shot. No tweaking on those.
 

porchard

Veteran
Feb 3, 2013
Devon, UK
These were all shot as jpgs. Some are SOOC, some got tweaked slightly with Polarr, a web-based jpg editing tool I've used for years. The SOOC shots are the two of them riding ahead of me, the tent in the woods, the bike against the tree, and the last shot. No tweaking on those.
Thanks. That's interesting - and impressive!
 

KillRamsey

Hall of Famer
Jun 20, 2012
Hood River, OR
Kyle
The big thing I figured out (again... after forgetting it years ago) was that you CAN get exposure preview, but only if you leave one parameter on Auto. Also, I remembered that 90% of the time the camera's EV Comp dial should be on -1/3 in remotely bright light. Then it's back to focusing on an area that's lighter or darker, half pressing, and reframing quickly to get exaaaactly what you want. Sortof.
 

Archiver

Top Veteran
Jul 11, 2010
Melbourne, Australia
Back when I bought mine, the only way to get a black version was to get the Limited Edition. Fortunately, I was able to get it at a discount. Funnily, it is sitting on the desk in front of me, right now. Those are some great images, and they really show how great this camera (and you) are.

Really, do most of us need much more than a camera like this for everyday family and friends shooting? Brian Kraft, a wedding photographer, posted a huge series of holiday images taken with his X100, and they are just superb. He even did a wedding with his X100 as the second shooter, and his results were awesome.

Fuji X100 - Destination Maui, Hawaii - Brian Kraft Photography

Wedding Photography Fuji X100 - Brian Kraft Photography
 

KillRamsey

Hall of Famer
Jun 20, 2012
Hood River, OR
Kyle
Another weekend, another cyclocross race. This time, with mud! And hail. They called off the main ladies' race after 1 lap due to lightning and hail, which pissed everyone off... they were enjoying it.

The wife used the X100 well, during my race. Here's me before...
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During...
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And now two shots that we DIDN'T take. Here's what you're supposed to do over these log barriers, and what I DID do on laps 2, 3, and 4. It should look like this:
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My first attempt, however, went more like this...
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No one was there to shoot me getting it right 3/4 times... just my luck.
But seconds later, literally around 1 corner from the crash, my wife got me on the run-up...
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And finally, after. I got 14/47, which is my best result, adjusted for field size. Super happy with that.
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Shots I took with the X100:
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Washing up after their race, in a puddle...
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Hiding under a tent during the hail, ladies still racing...
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When they called their race, I met one of our folks at the finish line with a beer.
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Mudddddd...
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Richard

Top Veteran
Feb 1, 2013
Marlow, UK
Kyle,

I always admired the photos you produced with your original X100, and I nearly bought one myself when I first came to this site, based upon the images I saw you posting. I still hope to buy an X100 one day, but it will be one of the more recent versions with improved focus performance.

Meanwhile, this is another great set of images (and an unwelcome reminder that we didn't use our bikes much this year).

-R
 

porchard

Veteran
Feb 3, 2013
Devon, UK
I would LOVE to have an X100T or F.
I can certainly understand this, Kyle - but I also think that there's a slight risk that the reality might be a disappointment. IMO, there's something about the pre-x-Trans sensor in the original x100 which has a certain 'look', which is well worth keeping! :thumbsup:

I'll readily admit that it falls short on high-ISO performance, by comparison with the x-Trans sensor - but apart from that, it's incredibly pleasing. YMMV, of course. :)
 
Jan 31, 2011
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
I can certainly understand this, Kyle - but I also think that there's a slight risk that the reality might be a disappointment. IMO, there's something about the pre-x-Trans sensor in the original x100 which has a certain 'look', which is well worth keeping! :thumbsup:

I'll readily admit that it falls short on high-ISO performance, by comparison with the x-Trans sensor - but apart from that, it's incredibly pleasing. YMMV, of course. :)
I have not had the pleasure of using X-trans but I always liked the results from the X100. I think the original is maybe more useful if you don't want to shoot everything in sight, every second. So.. if you're like me, slow AF isnt a huge deal, since mostly what I shoot is static, or close enough to it for a slow AF not to matter. I think the X100 is the only camera I have where I know the JPGs are going to be as good as, or better than, anything i could extract from a RAW file, so I dont even bother with that... whereas with most other cameras which have RAW capability... I use it.
 

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