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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #90 on: June 20, 2013, 03:10:16 AM »
Am I missing something or the Fuji X100S Image quality is on pair with full frame cameras regarding high ISO performance, despite the fact that is using an APS-C sensor.....

This camera is really that good?.... in real life situations?

I have one and I really like it. Noise is very good and even a bit attractive at 3200. It kills my 5d2 for noise and also AF in the dark. It is excellent in that regard. IQ is better on the 5d2 overall ie the look and texture of the image and I'd say its approximately equivalent to the 7d/Rebels etc. That evaluation is of course, subjective.

Despite the fixed focal length, out and about its a very versatile camera.

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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #91 on: June 20, 2013, 04:07:37 AM »
I agree, I would say the noise is even pleasing to the eye with a more filmic look to it. The JPEG files by Fuji are very good and can handle post-processing really well. I shoot in RAW with my DSLRs but for casual shots I use my X100s in JPEG only and it performs unbelievably well.
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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #92 on: June 28, 2013, 10:01:07 PM »
The image quality of the X20 made me kiss the G1X good-bye despite the difference in sensor sizes.  They're about the same price but the X20 isn't as "clunky".  That said, an interchangeable lens on either one would
be wonderful.

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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #93 on: July 01, 2013, 07:14:40 AM »
I've had my X100S for almost a month and I like the IQ a lot. Since Fuji has designed the camera without an anti-aliasing filter and randomized the sensor pattern, it is incredibly sharp. I have the most fun with it shooting in B&W / JPEG, as my walk about camera. I find the menus too illogical and controls very fiddly (as someone who enjoys having a custom menu) for me to rely on it where time is of the essence. Maybe time on task will make me more proficient!

I have also noticed that it is quite easy to accidentally bump the power switch on, even when placing it in a bag or case. It is a small pain to keep removing the lens ring to attach the lens shade and keep all parts safe, and thinking I may just put a nice B+W filter on it and leave to hood on all the time. The "Q" menu makes life much easier, but it requires me putting on my reading glasses to see which film mode I wish to select.

All of this being said, it's the most fun camera I've used in decades and I take it everywhere I go! I have brought it with to a few events and weddings and love the silent leaf-shutter and how well it handles low light, intimate moments. If I were to be heading over to Italy tomorrow, I would happily take the X100S as my only camera  :)

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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #94 on: July 02, 2013, 02:17:53 AM »
I was handling the X20, sort of liked it... but not really - feel and ergonomics just weren't quite right for me.  And those menus will take some time to get used to as well.

X-E1 was more appealing and then rumor of an even lower cost body coming... so I waited.
Glad to see the X-M1 has arrived, tho bummer, it lacks a viewfinder.
Will have to handle both X-E1 and X-M1s again to see which I would prefer.
Since shooting with D800E and K-5 IIs I really like the no AA filter crispness and the Fuji's are looking to provide similarly good results and will likely have a bit less false-color problems than the AA-less-Bayer types.

yup, 2013's a very good year for camera tech geeks. :)

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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #95 on: July 11, 2013, 09:36:05 PM »
All of this being said, it's the most fun camera I've used in decades and I take it everywhere I go! I have brought it with to a few events and weddings and love the silent leaf-shutter and how well it handles low light, intimate moments. If I were to be heading over to Italy tomorrow, I would happily take the X100S as my only camera  :)

Couldn't agree more! The Fuji X100s is awesome! Ever since getting one, my 5d mkiii has been collecting dust.
The Fuji is just so much fun, I take it every where, it makes me want to go out and walk the streets and just take random photos.
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 It handles great, looks great, the image quality is awesome, I can use ISO 6400 without a worry, manual focus is fun with split image and focus peaking, and the hybrid VF is awesome!

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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #96 on: July 11, 2013, 09:54:49 PM »
Sold the x100 bc of slow AF. But it was a very capable and useful camera. Used it on a 31/2 week vacation in California. Never missed the DSLR.  Will buy the x100s as soon as possible.
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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #97 on: July 13, 2013, 10:36:46 PM »
All of this being said, it's the most fun camera I've used in decades and I take it everywhere I go! I have brought it with to a few events and weddings and love the silent leaf-shutter and how well it handles low light, intimate moments. If I were to be heading over to Italy tomorrow, I would happily take the X100S as my only camera  :)

Couldn't agree more! The Fuji X100s is awesome! Ever since getting one, my 5d mkiii has been collecting dust.
The Fuji is just so much fun, I take it every where, it makes me want to go out and walk the streets and just take random photos.
http://elindaire.zenfolio.com/p403951323
 It handles great, looks great, the image quality is awesome, I can use ISO 6400 without a worry, manual focus is fun with split image and focus peaking, and the hybrid VF is awesome!

Great images Eli, looks like you are really enjoying it! I'm looking forward to a motorcycle trip in August, and the X100s will be the only camera I bring. Cheers!

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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #98 on: July 29, 2013, 08:42:24 PM »
Agreed. I need a motorcycle camera. The X100S and Pro are on my look at list this year.
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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #99 on: July 29, 2013, 08:48:11 PM »
I was intrigued, but not $1,200 intrigued. Then the EOS-M was selling at $299 so I got one of them instead, couldn't be happier.
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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #100 on: August 15, 2013, 07:42:52 AM »
I was intrigued, but not $1,200 intrigued. Then the EOS-M was selling at $299 so I got one of them instead, couldn't be happier.

You pays your money and you takes your choice.

I love my 85/1.8 and don't think the 85/1.2 L is worth five times as much. The marginal benefit isn't there for me. For others, it is.

On the other hand, I don't think the EOS M measures up to the X100S. There are big differences, starting with an OVF and a built-in flash. Focus is quick. Images are sharp. Skin tones are spot on. Fill flash exposure just works. There is no wait for the flash to recycle. Bokeh is pleasing.

I haven't really had trouble with flare so I haven't bought the hood. If I did, I wouldn't buy Fuji's overpriced filter adapter and hood. I'd buy a third party one. I used the reversed empty filter ring technique at http://www.kenrockwell.com/fuji/x100s.htm#recommendedaccessories.

I bought 49mm Tiffen protector for $4.50 and removed the glass, then mounted a multicoated Hoya UV on it. I have the original metallic ring on that. I'm not seeing vignetting of any note with all of that.

I take my X100S everywhere. Seriously, like my American Express card, I don't leave home without it. It won't replace my 6D but it is a nice camera to carry and use.

Now if and when the next generation of "M" comes out, and if they address more of the issues, I might get one. By then perhaps the X200 will be out, and the choice may be very different.
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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #101 on: August 18, 2013, 09:39:39 PM »
Just to give an idea what this camera can do, this is a 100% crop of an image I took this last week at a restaurant during a bright afternoon. You can see that the scene is brightly backlit and there are a mixture of color temperatures. Flash was on for fill. Settings were 1/50 sec, f/2.0, ISO 800. No exposure compensation. I did fix the color temp a bit on the Raw image but not much else other than to remove a blemish on her face.
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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #102 on: August 18, 2013, 10:51:11 PM »
Just to give an idea what this camera can do, this is a 100% crop of an image I took this last week at a restaurant during a bright afternoon. You can see that the scene is brightly backlit and there are a mixture of color temperatures. Flash was on for fill. Settings were 1/50 sec, f/2.0, ISO 800. No exposure compensation. I did fix the color temp a bit on the Raw image but not much else other than to remove a blemish on her face.

I love the retro design of x100s, but I couldn't resist the IQ from RX1 ;)

RX100s feels little "plasticy". Look forward for Fuji solid Retro design with FF 35mm f1.4 fixed, I'm all in.

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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #102 on: August 18, 2013, 10:51:11 PM »

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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #103 on: August 18, 2013, 11:15:23 PM »
Just to give an idea what this camera can do, this is a 100% crop of an image I took this last week at a restaurant during a bright afternoon. You can see that the scene is brightly backlit and there are a mixture of color temperatures. Flash was on for fill. Settings were 1/50 sec, f/2.0, ISO 800. No exposure compensation. I did fix the color temp a bit on the Raw image but not much else other than to remove a blemish on her face.

I love the retro design of x100s, but I couldn't resist the IQ from RX1 ;)

RX100s feels little "plasticy". Look forward for Fuji solid Retro design with FF 35mm f1.4 fixed, I'm all in.

I love the look and feel of the X100S.

This was just a quick snap to demonstrate the metering. Given the fairly extreme backlighting (the sun was shining in), the exposure was really good. The highlights aren't *completely* blown, and you can see some detail in the mirror on the wall on the right, albeit out of focus - I intentionally shot this wide open.

The fill flash exposure is better than most Canons , with the possible exception of the most recent 2-3 bodies.
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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #104 on: August 28, 2013, 12:12:29 AM »
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