Fuji X100s

The Death of Kaizen? A Change in Fujifilm’s Update Strategy |
Henry Smiths

It’s hard to remember now, but was actually back in September of 2010, that Fujifilm, abandoned the hybrid Fujifilm imager/Nikon Body template that it had been following since the early 2000’s, and introduced a new and intriguing digital camera that hearkened back to rangefinder cameras of the past.  This camera, known as the X 100, was introduced as a premium product for the discerning photographer. It was a beautiful camera, and its design evoked an emotional response from older photographers, who could recall an earlier age when camera settings were set by turning dials, and aperture rings.   It featured, a fast , sharp fixed focus lens, and an excellent imager.   It had the effect of reducing photography,which had been increasingly complicated by burgeoning technology, back to its essence. But it was a deeply flawed product at its introduction……..

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Fuji X100S

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Considering a switch to Leica M240 from Fujifilm X100s and X-Pro1? |
Michael Brenner

Considering a switch to the Leica M240 from the Fujifilm X100s and X-Pro1? Wanting more info before you make the financial commitment required to enter the Leica world? So was I, and here is my experience. If you don’t want to do all the reading, the short answer is Yes, it’s well worth the switch, because of image quality, the rangefinder experience, speed, simplicity and connection to the subject.  What follows is my response to a fellow in the an FB Leica group who was also considering a switch and was asking for anecdotal information. When I was considering the switch, I used this forum for much of my research, and I’m very grateful to the various forum members for their help during my journey. I can only hope that my own experience, detailed below, might be of some use to those also considering a switch and desiring more information before taking the plunge. For those of similar background or interest, please feel free to add your own comments or experiences. For me, at least, Leica has been a switch well worth taking and a journey finally begun……..

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Leica M Type 240

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Chefchaouen – The Blue Pearl | V. Opoku

Somethings are forever, they stay with us. The few days I spent in Chefchaouen (pronounced Shafshawan) during the summer of 2014 is one of those. Located in Northwest Morocco. This beautiful town sits beneath the raw peaks of the Rif mountains and has an absolutely stunning Medina where almost everything in the is painted in various shades of blue, from the walls, to doors & floors. The likes of Marrakesh and Fez seems to get the nod ahead of other smaller towns by people visiting Morocco. However I am more of a traveller than a tourist and that means I often venture along the path less travelled or do activities that most people don’t do. I travel to explore and experience different cultures. After spending 5 days in Southern Spain (Seville and Sanlucar de Barrameda) visiting a good friend of mine Fran, I realised how close I was to Morocco so I thought why not? “I am going to Morocco tomorrow” I informed him. Armed with just a few Spanish phrases, I set off around 7 am on a bus from Sanlucar de Berrameda to Jerez. From Jerez, it was a train ride to San Fernando then a short taxi ride to the bus stop where I then caught another bus all the way down to Tarifa. Hours passed and I had finally completed the first leg of the trip; with just “Que autobus de Tarifa” and a  few nods, I had managed to make it to where I needed be…..

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Fuji X100S

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My last outing with the X100s. Fuji X100s vs Fuji X100T |
Alexander Leaman

Well I’ve been shooting with the Fuji X100T since I could get my hands on one, but I originally decided to keep the X100s. Why? I knew that I probably wouldn’t use it again – my usual setup is an X-T1 with an X100 hanging off my belt, so I didn’t need two of the X100s – as my mum used to plead; “I’ve only got one pair of hands!” Quite. No, the reason that I wanted to hang on to the X100s was, it turns out, a personal issue with attachment to camera gear. I’ve enjoyed using the X100s so much that I didn’t want to let it go. We’ve, um, been through so much together…. A sad tale, I’m sure you’d agree. And I’d be with you on that, but it’s actually a new experience for me to feel something about camera gear. When I dumped the Nikon DSLRs early on it was literally that – I got rid of the fantastic D800s without batting an eyelid. I ploughed the lenses  onto eBay without registering any emotion, and got rid of them with a click of the mouse. Done……

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Fuji X100S

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Trip to Rome | Luke Walker

It’s been almost a year since I’ve had the opportunity to get out and about with my X100s. I’ve shot a handful of photos and I took some when over the Christmas break when I was abroad but not enough. Not enough to feel 100% comfortable using it again. Last week I spent several days in Rome and really wanted to get some decent photos. Although I took a few I’m happy with, I feel most are too cliché and I missed some killer street shots. If you want to get the most out of the camera then you need to use it on a regular basis, otherwise the little git will play hard to get: the menu isn’t overly easy to navigate but more importantly getting the focussing to work in a way that suits your style takes some getting used to. Maybe it’s just me, but either way, I need to keep using it more so that when I do get to use it for extended periods it feels natural. I’m no expert but you can’t expect to bag those unique moments if you’re faffing around with the camera settings 90% of the time…..

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Fuji X100S

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Two Steps to Make the X100s the Best Street Camera | James Conley

We previously discussed the benefits of shooting achromatic, and we’ve also discussed how to make the Fuji X100s into a high-ISO achromatic machine. This is a great first step into embracing the world of documentary street photography and getting your mind in synch with moments and gestalt. But we can do even better! {Better still, most of these tips can be used on many of the Fuji X-Series camera bodies. Street photography is about capturing moments, and moments for a photographer are about not only about being able to work fast, but also being unobtrusive. The Leica is still the gold standard for fast and unobtrusive work. After you’ve made your Fuji X100s into a Fuji Monochrom, there are two more steps to take to make the camera as Leica-like as possible. The first one is quick and easy. The last one takes some getting used to, and is optional…….

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Fuji X100S

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My favourite X photographs | Richard Simko

It was October 2012 when I purchased my first Fuji X camera.  I was after a small, inconspicuous yet capable camera and I got myself a Fuji X-E1 with 35mm Fujinon lens. This combo seemed to be the best fit at the time. Prior to Fuji, I have tried small cameras from other manufacturer but I was not completely happy for one reason or another. They were of the first generation of mirrorless cameras. At that time a new, but promising technology. I knew that sooner or later there will be a camera that would fit me. I just had to be patient. And I am not talking about megapixels or any of that nonsense. I am talking about a tool that would allow me to focus on my vision and communicate that through the photographs. That “camera” happened to be from Fuji. To this date I owned 3 of them and I liked them all. To me they felt very natural. Quirki at the times but nothing too serious. I read many comments and complains from other people who didn’t like to use them. That’s perfectly fine. Just use whatever camera you like. I have friends who tried Fuji and didn’t feel comfortable with it. They moved to different system and guess what. They  make beautiful images. One camera will not fit everyone. Pick yours and make it work the way you like. I did……

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Fuji X-T1

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Up Goes The Ante: Fuji’s X100T | Gregor Simpson

Truth be told, I rather dislike writing about cameras that are currently on the market. Inevitably, if a camera doesn’t fulfill my needs, I’m labelled ‘an idiot’ by those who are loyal to the brand. If a camera does fulfill my needs, I’m labelled ‘an idiot’ by those who are loyal to competing brands. The implication, therefore, is that I’m an idiot no matter what I think — hence the need for the previously mentioned blogging accoutrements. René Descartes once famously said, “I think, therefore I am.” Had the internet been around in Descartes’ time, I’m quite certain the exact quote would have been, “I think, therefore I am an idiot.” So why do I bother posting camera discussions on the internet? Two reasons — both selfish: First, any article that geeks out over camera gear receives roughly 1000% more readers than one of my prototypically philosophical (and far better, IMHO) ULTRAsomething articles. Second, I like to try out new cameras. And the “price” I pay for borrowing a camera from a manufacturer is that I must agree to write about it on the internet……

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Fuji X100T

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Walking it Off | Bill McCarroll

I’m fighting a head cold.  As is typical, colds wear me down physically and mentally so I thought a walk at lunchtime would be the best remedy.  Fresh air and a warm sun couldn’t hurt. I had my Fuji X100s with me today.  I shot quite a bit of film over the long President’s Day weekend which is now on the way to TheFINDLab in Orem, Utah. The bright midday sun is always a challenge.  I elected to leverage the brightness rather than fight it by deliberately exposing and sometimes over exposing to the right of the histogram.  I love shooting the X100s.  Unlike many others, I really like the electronic viewfinder (EVF).  One of the features I use constantly is the built in histogram in the EVF.  I can instantly see where my composition falls with the exposure, how far to the right the shot will fall.  Knowing the scene, I can tell what parts of the scene are going to blow out and decide whether I’m okay with that before pressing the shutter.  I also dial down the color saturation to -2 to desaturate everything.  I like the bright, somewhat washed out look.  The Fuji colors can be strong so dialing them down can be really nice……

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Fuji X100S

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Naha, Okinawa with the Fuji TCLX100 | Shootlighter

I’m one of those unfortunate people who have a birthday in January. For years I’ve cursed this as everyone is still hungover from Christmas, and frankly don’t want to be concerned with such frivolity. Being a photographer has slowly changed my opinion of January, and winter as a whole. Instead of seeing endless days of cold weather, I see limitless opportunities for frosty landscapes and those cool, blue tones as the sun hangs forever low in the sky. I’ve always been in love with the spring and autumn, but it’s taken a while to fall for winter. My dear wife-to-be Rachel treated me to a weekend in the Peak District at the end of January, nestled in the heart of the white peaks, down near my childhood haunts of Dovedale. When we left, there was little snow in Birmingham, but as we drove closer, the snow appeared. The night before we arrived, 6 inches had fallen and lay like a fresh blanket over the landscape, with snow still falling, rushing towards the windscreen in the dark, looking like we’d entered warp speed along the winding country roads……

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Fuji TCL-X100

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