Fuji X100 will be my next camera. Page 5

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  • Nth 12 Jun 2011 11:51:29 3,120 posts
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    secombe wrote:
    Had a good look at the X100 as my plan was to keep my Nikon D90 and 70-200 2.8 VR set-up etc for motorsport, and move everything else to the smallest package I could find (as 90% of my non-motorsport photography is travel based)

    Sold my lenses (Nikon 12-24 f4 amongst them) and in the end just couldn't justify the X100. Bought an Olympus PEN E-PL2 instead, for the 1k I had aside for the X100 I've ended up with the 14-42mm kit lens (which is surprisingly brilliant), the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 Pancake and still have 300 left over (I'm thinking the EVF attachment might be a good investment)

    Love the X100 for what it is, but it's tough to justify. Maybe a lottery win will see one added to my collection...
    I need to stop dithering and buy the bloody 20mm pancake, I'm annoying myself now with my prevaricating! Expensive month though, needing to fix my 50mm, probably buy Lightroom and the pancake!
  • otto Moderator 12 Jun 2011 12:48:53 49,290 posts
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    brokenkey wrote:
    otto wrote:
    iso performance is truly excellent compared to my other cameras. Still really unhappy about the lag though. I can just about live with the crappy menus, but that lag... I might as well just use my iPhone's camera... :(

    So did you return it or hang on to it in the hope the firmware upgrade will improve things?
    I tried to return it, Classic Camera wouldn't take it back. "We're not Jessops - you're not taking it on trial."

    Yeah. Not using them again.

    Anyway, so I thought I'd persevere for a bit, play around with settings, see if different autofocus modes, manual exposure, etc would make any difference. It doesn't. Always a small lag between pressing the shutter release and the shutter actuation. I somehow doubt that firmware will fix it, I guess I'll have to sell it on as second-hand and take a hit for being stupid enough not to buy it at John Lewis.

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  • secombe 12 Jun 2011 12:58:10 1,328 posts
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    Surely you won't take much of a hit if you sell it soon? Still very much in demand.
  • otto Moderator 12 Jun 2011 13:05:58 49,290 posts
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    I'll lose the VAT I paid.

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  • Nth 12 Jun 2011 15:47:42 3,120 posts
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    Was that guy on twitter interested?
  • otto Moderator 12 Jun 2011 16:32:12 49,290 posts
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    No - do you know him? I gave him my e-mail but he never got in touch.

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  • Lukus 12 Jun 2011 17:22:41 19,037 posts
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    This camera suddenly sounds way less appealing now. Shame. Though it means I get to keep hold of several hundred pounds a bit longer.

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  • Deleted user 12 June 2011 18:58:59
    Indeed, shutter lag is terrible if you want spontaneous street shots. On top of everything that clown Ken Rockwell is praising it now. :(

    Sony hurry up and announce the specs for NEX-7, same goes for Olys next PEN!
  • secombe 12 Jun 2011 19:11:05 1,328 posts
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    valli wrote:
    Sony hurry up and announce the specs for NEX-7

    When weighing up the options I looked at these, mainly because of the sensor size. The lens selection is terrible though, they weren't wrong when they said the system isn't aimed at DSLR owners as a compact second body. A shame really, as the bodies look fantastic.
  • Nth 12 Jun 2011 19:12:42 3,120 posts
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    NEX bodies are so small now they look ridiculous with a lens on, and Pana have fucked up the GF3 too, tiny with all touch screen controls :(
  • Deleted user 12 June 2011 19:24:52
    All I want is a pancake prime between 30 and 50mm full frame (ideally around 40) and I'll be set. I hope the fact that more professional film cameras use the NEX mount means more alternatives will appear.

    I know they've been talking about Zeiss lenses but they will most likely be stupidly expensive.
  • smoothpete 12 Jun 2011 19:42:04 31,459 posts
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    I had a go with the X100 today. Felt nice, looked nice, thought it was a bit shit though. All we need is a reasonably affordable ,digital, retro styled, genuine rangefinder. They would sell like very hot cakes.
  • otto Moderator 12 Jun 2011 20:35:22 49,290 posts
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    Have you guys got any good ideas for where I might find a buyer for my X100? I'm not a fan of ebay.

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  • Nth 12 Jun 2011 22:21:46 3,120 posts
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    UK based forums? I've stuck a tweet out too mentioning I know somebody selling one which has already been RTd by a pro tog.
  • Tonka 13 Jun 2011 08:19:18 20,151 posts
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    otto wrote:
    Have you guys got any good ideas for where I might find a buyer for my X100? I'm not a fan of ebay.

    How much do you want for it?

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  • Deleted user 13 June 2011 15:29:21
    smoothpete wrote:All we need is a reasonably affordable ,digital, retro styled, genuine rangefinder.
    Amen!
  • Nth 13 Jun 2011 16:53:29 3,120 posts
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    Must admit I don't get the appeal of a rangefinder at all.
  • Deleted user 13 June 2011 19:43:40
    Compact, simple and lightweight bodies and lenses and instant shutter speeds (which Fuji has failed to deliver) is why people want them.

    A small detail I like is the wider angle for the viewfinder view, giving you a cue to how to time your shot.
  • mal 13 Jun 2011 19:50:49 22,414 posts
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    Focusing with a rangefinder is a distinct art though, and something people might not get straightaway. TBH contrast detect AF doesn't take up any space and is getting quick enough for most uses. Currently you only get really good quick contrast detect AF in more expensive cameras with beefy processors, but that will change quickly enough.

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  • otto Moderator 13 Jun 2011 22:24:04 49,290 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    How much do you want for it?
    Think I might have found a buyer, if it falls through, I'm looking for 900 plus shipping. Think that's a pretty good deal for the buyer (leather case thrown in). My loss works out at about 50p per shot I've taken with it. :(

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  • Tonka 14 Jun 2011 11:53:21 20,151 posts
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    Ok then. I'm not really sure if I should get one anyway. Cheapest way now is to get one from the states. Works out to about 735 if you know someone who's gong there.

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  • Nth 14 Jun 2011 12:19:47 3,120 posts
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    They were 829 in Guernsey. /shrugs
  • Tonka 14 Jun 2011 12:38:09 20,151 posts
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    Yeah right, as if that's even a real place

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  • Nth 14 Jun 2011 13:13:54 3,120 posts
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    Huh?
  • otto Moderator 16 Jun 2011 00:11:47 49,290 posts
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    Nth wrote:
    They were 829 in Guernsey. /shrugs
    That's without VAT. You'll pay 999 for it new if you pay VAT. They're selling 2nd hand for US$1500 on forum classifieds, which is around 930.

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  • Cuchulainn 22 Jun 2011 21:48:39 845 posts
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    otto wrote:
    My loss works out at about 50p per shot I've taken with it. :(
    Don't worry about that too much Otto - I worked out that my Pentax 645 costs about 1 per shot! And god help the large format guys ;)
  • Tonka 23 Jun 2011 08:50:51 20,151 posts
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    Did you post any of your shots otto?

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  • mrharvest 23 Jun 2011 09:21:12 5,192 posts
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    Cuchulainn wrote:
    otto wrote:
    My loss works out at about 50p per shot I've taken with it. :(
    Don't worry about that too much Otto - I worked out that my Pentax 645 costs about 1 per shot! And god help the large format guys ;)
    The Pentax 645 is a fabulous camera and you've probably got killer shots to prove it.
  • mal 24 Jun 2011 14:14:48 22,414 posts
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    So, Fuji seem to be supporting this camera with actual new firmware that actually fixes some of the gripes people have with it.

    I can't quite tell what they've changed and how important it is, partly due to me never having used an X100, and partly because the news is partially in Engrish. Looks to be quite a big update though.

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  • otto Moderator 24 Jun 2011 21:58:09 49,290 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    Did you post any of your shots otto?
    here

    Still haven't sold the bugger. I thought it was in demand?? Can't wait to get rid of the damn thing. I've not tried installing the new firmware but from everything I've read it isn't going to do a thing to fix my issues.

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