Fuji Why I am keeping my X100

Streetshooter

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 12, 2010
123
Philly, Pa
Bruce,
You can follow Jono's escapades at Getdpi.
He provides much energy over there, here also but he has many interesting post there.

Jono,
It's a good thing your keeping the camera to further try it out.
I'm sure you'll provide interesting post about it.
Don
 

BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
123
betwixt and between
BB
If I may quote:
Rough Schedule? :flypig: No, if they'd done that then I'd not have believed it, partly because I'm aware of how little influence overseas branches of Japanese companies actually have. Partly because, writing software myself, I realise that giving a schedule when you aren't contractually obliged to :eek: is complete madness!

I made 4 points to them

1. no focus confirmation in OVF - so you can't really manually focus
they acknowledged this as a fact and a limitation
2. Macro mode switching off when you review an image
they acknowledged this and said they were asking for a firmware fix
3. focus point size resetting if you swap from OVF to EVF
they also acknowledged this and said they were asking for a firmware fix
4. Parallax problem with AF on OVF at less than 10ft
They acknowledged this as a fact and a limitation.

These were the main points I brought up - I'm aware of all the other bugs/issues, but these were the ones which I found irritating.

Somehow, when someone acknowledges and apologises for something . . . . it doesn't really matter anymore. Like you, I can live with these issues.

Still haven't decided though :daz:
https://www.photographerslounge.org/f53/x100-keeper-2453/index2.html#post24134 post #18 :wink:
 

Lili

Hall of Famer
Oct 17, 2010
123
Dallas, TX
Lili
AH Jon, thanks for all your posts on this camera, I am really interested how it works out with the firmware updates; given those it could be a Digital Hexar!
 

Amin Sabet

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 3, 2010
124
Lovely series, Jono. The camera seems to agree with you. Glad we'll be seeing more X100 photography from you around these parts!
 

Amin Sabet

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 3, 2010
124
Don, I've yet to touch my X100. I look forward to trying it, but it is highly unlikely that I will keep it for the reasons we discussed.
 

Burkey

All-Pro
Apr 18, 2011
124
Northern New England
I will definitely be keeping my X100. It presents a bit more of a challenge in some ways than I expected, but the image quality is absolutely incredible. For some resaon the menus don't drive me crazy and I'm not sure why. The ability to shoot at higher ISO speeds than I have attempted before opens some incredible possibilities and the JPEG quality is something I have yet to get used to since up until now I was a 100% RAW file user. It's definitely a keeper.
. . . David
 

Burkey

All-Pro
Apr 18, 2011
124
Northern New England
'Kind of a follow up to my post and others on this thread - This is not the type of photo I typically post on forums. It's a grab shot, a snap shot from yesterday of my Grandson and my younger son, (ya, I know) jamming at my older son's home.
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A pretty low lit room so I shot at ISO 1000. This particular frame is from a RAW file and yes I still like the JPEGS a lot but old habits are hard to break. It probably isn't obvious in the image I've sized down to post but the 6" X 9" print is unbelievably sharp with really no visitable noise, mild noise reduction was introduced during post in LR.
So, da' more I use it, da' more I like it and subsequently the more I learn about it's nooks and crannies. 'Just some thoughts.
. . . David
 

Streetshooter

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 12, 2010
123
Philly, Pa
David, don't sweat ISO 1000. That ain't even a slight challenge.
I just got a box of prints back from the X100.
Most were 11x14 paper size but 6 were 16x20's.
All were done at high ISO. 1250 up to 6400.
I was amazed!
Needless to say, I don't need any other camera...
 

jonoslack

Veteran
May 6, 2011
68
David, don't sweat ISO 1000. That ain't even a slight challenge.
I just got a box of prints back from the X100.
Most were 11x14 paper size but 6 were 16x20's.
All were done at high ISO. 1250 up to 6400.
I was amazed!
Needless to say, I don't need any other camera...
Except your 8x10?
 

Streetshooter

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 12, 2010
123
Philly, Pa
Well Jono. Beings that I'm in Philly, the Deardorffs are sleeping gently.
I would only use them if I get a craving for Platinum Prints again... not likely...
Don
 

jonoslack

Veteran
May 6, 2011
68
Well Jono. Beings that I'm in Philly, the Deardorffs are sleeping gently.
I would only use them if I get a craving for Platinum Prints again... not likely...
Don
Hi Don - well, we all have sleeping partners, my current snoozer is my A900 - but I guess it'll gradually come back to life!
 

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