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  • Tomo 1 Jul 2012 23:37:58 13,879 posts
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    I am also considering getting one of these as Nth's photos are rather inspiring. And for 600 it's a whole lotta quality for little money. A good prime lens is not much less than that.

    Interesting comments about buying new too... I'm currently looking on eBay at a few which are supposedly 2nd hand but very new. You guys don't recommend going for those?
  • Tomo 2 Jul 2012 11:57:15 13,879 posts
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    Also: what cases do you use with the Nth and kalel? The official one is sooo expensive :/
  • kalel 2 Jul 2012 12:04:31 86,329 posts
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    I got the official one. Be rude not to really.

    Had a really good day wit yesterday, my first real session. Will post some shots when I get a chance to tidy them up a bit.

    My only issue I'm having with it is the focus. I think it's just because i'm used to an SLR, so getting really instant feedback on focus through an optical finder. Getting slightly frustrated with using the optical finder (which is my preference) and it not quite being focussed on what I wanted, but I don't find out until I see the show, which is too late.

    That aside, it's an amazing camera.
  • Tomo 2 Jul 2012 13:21:57 13,879 posts
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    TEST BLAH
  • Tomo 2 Jul 2012 13:22:29 13,879 posts
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    Hmm... A search on google suggests that's a rather common complaint too kalel. One guy's solution is to just ditch the OVF and use the EVF which kinda defeats the point of having an X100 over a less expensive G12 or something.

    How frequently does it mis-focus, as it were?
  • Nth 5 Jul 2012 16:56:02 3,118 posts
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    Tomo wrote:
    Hmm... A search on google suggests that's a rather common complaint too kalel. One guy's solution is to just ditch the OVF and use the EVF which kinda defeats the point of having an X100 over a less expensive G12 or something.

    How frequently does it mis-focus, as it were?
    OVF takes some getting used to, EVF is pretty good. Don't forget image quality is way beyond anything you'd get from a G12 or a first gen M4/3 camera. Seriously, it's in a different league all together at low or high ISO.
  • kalel 5 Jul 2012 17:01:23 86,329 posts
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    I don't think I could say how often I get it wrong. It's not really a regular thing, but for some reason when it's an issue, it's hard to resolve. It's like it gets stuck focussing on the wrong thing.

    I think it might be because it focuses by contrast or something. I read something about it on Ken Rockwell. It focuses in a different way to SLRs.

    Anyway, even using the EFV it's still a totally different bag to the likes of G12 or whatever. That sensor size and lens makes all the difference. The image quality (and ISO performance) is comparable with my D700 with a prime lens on. It's serious.
  • bauhaus 5 Jul 2012 17:01:47 3,511 posts
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    I`m about to get an X10, fancy a bit of zoom.
  • kalel 5 Jul 2012 17:05:31 86,329 posts
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    You should be aware it's basically got nothing to do with the X100 aside from looking like one.
  • Lukus 5 Jul 2012 17:11:30 18,996 posts
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    I still want (but can't afford) an Xpro-1 :(

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  • Deleted user 5 July 2012 17:54:41
    make sure you turn on the setting that corrects for parallax when focusing through the OVF

    don't have any issues focussing through the OVF now - it's framing I'm still to get quite right
  • mal 5 Jul 2012 19:59:01 22,334 posts
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    I'm not sure contrast-detect versus phase-detect AF is a culprit. They both need the subject to be focussed on to have contrast - try focussing on an evenly lit piece of white paper and both will struggle. Phase-detect wins in terms of speed, as the direction of the phase-shift it detects tell it which way it's out of focus, and it's possible for phase-shift to focus on things that look deliberately out-of-focus, while contrast-detect will hunt to try to make it look in-focus and just fail. Contrast-detect wins in terms of accuracy - since it checks for contrast using the sensor (phase-detect looks through the edges of the lens using separate sensors, so the sensors can be in the wrong place - unlikely - or the lens can be duff), and the fact it can check focus anywhere on the sensor, rather than just at predefined points.

    Neither will help you if the camera has simply decided to focus on the wrong thing.

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  • PrivateFloyd 31 Jul 2012 11:22:23 4,103 posts
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    So I bought an X10 2 weeks ago. I know its not at all like its big brother but it still a VERY capable compact camera with "pro" controls.

    Colour me impressed. So far.

    Also, any of you X100 owners plumped for a soft release?

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  • Nth 1 Aug 2012 11:28:09 3,118 posts
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    I've added a half case to my X100 to give it a bit more grip but no other mods. Not sure I see the point of a soft release, especially the hideous coloured ones.
  • PrivateFloyd 1 Aug 2012 18:04:35 4,103 posts
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    Yeah I'v got a half case.

    I wouldn't go with a hideous one, just a black soft release. Everything i read has suggested the shutter button is alot easier to press.

    I'v ordered one now anyways!

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  • PrivateFloyd 1 Aug 2012 18:04:35 4,103 posts
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    Yeah I'v got a half case.

    I wouldn't go with a hideous one, just a black soft release. Everything i read has suggested the shutter button is alot easier to press.

    I'v ordered one now anyways!

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  • Lukus 6 Jan 2013 13:17:40 18,996 posts
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    Fuji announce X100s.

    Sounds really good. Trouble is, I still want an X-Pro1, or more likely the inevitable X-Pro2 with all the expected improvements. Which means waiting for who knows how long. Stupid bloody lovely horrible brilliant technology.

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  • Dante_Cubit 6 Jan 2013 13:49:13 1,877 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    Fuji announce X100s.

    Sounds really good. Trouble is, I still want an X-Pro1, or more likely the inevitable X-Pro2 with all the expected improvements. Which means waiting for who knows how long. Stupid bloody lovely horrible brilliant technology.
    Looks very choice. Probably going to be a grand though :(
  • Lukus 6 Jan 2013 13:53:49 18,996 posts
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    You can get the X100 for about 550 or 600 now I think, so hopefully the X100s won't stay too expensive for too long either.

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  • Nth 6 Jan 2013 22:32:59 3,118 posts
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    It took a year for X100 to go from a grand to 650 which is when I bought mine. The new one sounds amazing.
  • UncleLou Moderator 7 Jan 2013 07:20:23 35,423 posts
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    Really sounds great - but the lens looks significantly bigger - easily twice as long, or even a bit more. Not so great for pocketability. The x100 as it is just so fits into most coat pockets.

    Edited by UncleLou at 07:21:53 07-01-2013
  • Nth 7 Jan 2013 07:36:06 3,118 posts
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    Not sure what you've seen Lou but the lens is same size as before. You didn't see it with the wide angle adaptor on maybe?
  • UncleLou Moderator 7 Jan 2013 07:47:12 35,423 posts
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    Ah, possible. Only seen one "perspective" picture and wouldn't have assumed they would show it with the converter on as one of their first pictures - and I thought the improved manual focus might have required a different lens design, with a longer lens back focus.
  • kalel 7 Jan 2013 09:06:40 86,329 posts
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    The only thing I'd change on my X100 is the responsiveness. It's a great camera for subjects that aren't moving or sentient.
  • Tonka 7 Jan 2013 09:26:34 20,010 posts
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    @kalel doesn't those two negate each other?

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  • kalel 7 Jan 2013 09:28:36 86,329 posts
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    Eh?
  • Nth 7 Jan 2013 09:33:33 3,118 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    The only thing I'd change on my X100 is the responsiveness. It's a great camera for subjects that aren't moving or sentient.
    Sounds like the new one sorts all those issues.
  • UncleLou Moderator 7 Jan 2013 09:38:52 35,423 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    The only thing I'd change on my X100 is the responsiveness. It's a great camera for subjects that aren't moving or sentient.
    Yeah - but I suppose you know the "trick" of not waiting for the auto-focus confirmation, but bravely pressing the shutter all the way down? Surprisingly, this works pretty well most of the time. But yes, it's not up to DSLR standards in that respect.
  • kalel 7 Jan 2013 09:42:50 86,329 posts
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    Will it take if you do that? Do you have to put it on AF-C or something?
  • Tonka 7 Jan 2013 09:47:10 20,010 posts
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    @kalel I was trying to be funny. It made sense in my mind. Nevermind.

    Edited by Tonka at 09:47:48 07-01-2013

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