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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2013, 06:17:43 AM »
Yes but there are a few issues I have with the RX-1 as a street shooter:

1. It is expensive. $2800 + $450 for the EVF.
The OVF is what you need for street work, at least in my experience.
I have a Fuji X-Pro1 and an XE-1. The XE-1 EVF lags a bit too much for my liking.
I'm sure the RX-1 is no better in this regard.
I've read the A99 has the same issues.

2. The OVF is $650 and it just an glass element. There is no camera data shown (unlike the Fuji's).

3. There are reports that it's AF is not that fast (again a problem that plagues the existing Fuji's too, but this can make street work harder).

The X100s "should" be a lot faster.
The X-Trans 1 sensor is already pretty damn good (as good as M9 most people agree), so if they have improved IQ 25%, then I think it's going to be up there with the best.

I've never shot a Leica M9 but I like the images produced by my Fuji's much better than anything I can get out of my 5D MK3.

The X100s is looking on paper to be a very capable street shooter...

I'm sure the X-Pro 2 is going to be very similar.

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+1 The RX1 may be an extremely nice camera with great low light capabilities but since the advent of the X100s it has lost much of its appeal.

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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2013, 06:17:43 AM »

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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2013, 08:45:47 AM »
I like the images produced by my Fuji's much better than anything I can get out of my 5D MK3.


No way...... I have both these cameras and there is no way they can be compared in end result. End result depends upon: IQ (5d3 is better for SURE), Speed (we do not want to miss out on shots, and 5d3 if FAR better). Ease of operation, 5d3 works better. Capability 5d3 is capable of much more than the fuji (lensing for one) so can get better results. Ability to make large prints or crop. No comparison here...

My opinion this is..
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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2013, 09:33:25 AM »
Even better, an XE-2 or X-Pro2 with all the new hardware announced for the X100s + my current favorite, Contax G Carl Zeiss lenses on a Metabones adapter :)
The 35mm F/2 is sharp as a tack and has a wonderful tone...

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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2013, 10:49:45 AM »
I like the images produced by my Fuji's much better than anything I can get out of my 5D MK3.



No way...... I have both these cameras and there is no way they can be compared in end result. End result depends upon: IQ (5d3 is better for SURE), Speed (we do not want to miss out on shots, and 5d3 if FAR better). Ease of operation, 5d3 works better. Capability 5d3 is capable of much more than the fuji (lensing for one) so can get better results. Ability to make large prints or crop. No comparison here...

My opinion this is..



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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2013, 11:19:32 AM »
Not one bit, waiting for FF-EVIL that doesn't require the sale of a kidney.

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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2013, 01:16:46 PM »
i collect cameras, of all sorts, from all eras, and at one point or another i use all of them. sometimes i'll pick one and take it out for the day knowing that it may have certain limitations, which i consider a sort of challenge.

so yes, i am looking at the x20 and the x100s, in part because it appears that fuji reacted well to x10 and x100 user feedback. i may not buy either, but am intrigued enough to look and consider.

 

 

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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2013, 04:35:33 PM »
Actually, my experience with Fujifilm's customer service is nothing short of exceptional. I'd had picked up an X10 earlier last year. It had the white orbs issue. In September, I'd sent it back for service. A little more than a week later they sent me a brand new X10 as replacement. It can't get any better than that.
Fuji denied that there was a issue after users complained in Nov 2011,  Four months later in March 2011, they admitted there was a issue, and fixed cameras started shipping in May or June.  I'd think that those people who saw the issue but waited 6-7 or more months for a fix might not think service was so wonderful.  The issue should have been long fixed by last September when you got your defective camera, I'd be very unhappy about getting one five or six months after they announced the replacement program.

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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2013, 04:35:33 PM »

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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2013, 02:38:26 PM »
Not one bit, waiting for FF-EVIL that doesn't require the sale of a kidney.

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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #38 on: February 06, 2013, 09:21:44 AM »
Even though I just bought RX1, I still keep an eye on X100s for these reasons:

1. new sensor (better in low light, 30ish % better, about 1stop better = x2 of light)
2. SUPER fast AF
3. and of course, the classic design

I have no problem spending another $1300 on top of RX1.
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Re: Anyone else intrigued by the new Fuji X20 and X100s
« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2013, 01:53:45 PM »
X100S looks to be excellent.

I actually got some hands-on time with a pre-production unit at CES this year and it was very impressive. To be clear I only managed to use it for a couple of minutes, but the experience compared favorably with my use of the X100 in the past. The hybrid viewfinder is awesome.

I've been going back and forth between this and the RX1, but I think I'll wait until this comes to market and I can try it out further before making up my mind.
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« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2013, 07:59:30 PM »

Are there any Canon shooters be interested in Fuji X100s? Did anybody place a pre-order yet?  ;)
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Re: Fuji X100s
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2013, 08:30:44 PM »
I'm very interested in that little camera.  It looks awesome, but I'm waiting to see reviews of it's new AF system, if they are good I may get that instead of a 35mm for my 6D.
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Re: Fuji X100s
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2013, 08:57:18 PM »
I preordered the day it was available from amazon. I'm anticipating this camera more than my 5DmkIII.
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Re: Fuji X100s
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Re: Fuji X100s
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2013, 09:37:35 PM »
I'm very interested in that camera. Will buy it once I graduate and start my job next month.  I got a chance to use X100 and was very impressed. Fuji has update X100s with many little tweaks, I'm hoping that it will be just perfect.
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Re: Fuji X100s
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2013, 10:32:30 PM »
When the X100s was first announced, I thought Fuji finally perfected the X100. However, at the same time the cost was $1299, while the X100 dropped to $550 in the second hand market. Now, the X100s is by all means a superior camera, but that doesn't make the X100 any less of a camera :)
I personally don't have the cash for the X100s, but in some cases I don't know if I can justify spending double the price for faster af and other subtle features that I don't think I'll use. The X100 has adequate focus after the latest firmware, and I can live with it.

But I'm still interested in the X100s :D maybe once some second hand X100s hits the market... Can't wait to see what Fuji does to their X Pro 1!
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Re: Fuji X100s
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2013, 10:32:30 PM »