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I'm having high fever for Mirrorless- Retro - Design(X100s)
« on: September 20, 2013, 10:23:39 AM »
I brought my wife to local camera store last week. She wanted a "pink" camera bag for the RX1. While I was there, I got a chance to play with x100s.

I'm NOW having a high fever for it ::) ::) ::)
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Re: I'm having high fever for Mirrorless- Retro - Design(X100s)
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 10:38:48 AM »
RX1 > X100s? Or is the rangefinder part that is drawing you to spend you monies?

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Re: I'm having high fever for Mirrorless- Retro - Design(X100s)
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2013, 10:49:49 AM »
RX1 > X100s? Or is the rangefinder part that is drawing you to spend you monies?

The design and look of x100s. I don't care much about rangefinder.

Lately, I'm getting lazzy dragging my 5D + L lenses around. My wife and I took a lot photo of our kids. 80 to 90% from RX1 due to compact size of camera. With 2 kids(2&5yrs), I don't have time to edit raw. JPEG file from x100s looks really really good for everyday photos.
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Re: I'm having high fever for Mirrorless- Retro - Design(X100s)
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 05:36:48 PM »
RX1 > X100s? Or is the rangefinder part that is drawing you to spend you monies?

The design and look of x100s. I don't care much about rangefinder.

Lately, I'm getting lazzy dragging my 5D + L lenses around. My wife and I took a lot photo of our kids. 80 to 90% from RX1 due to compact size of camera. With 2 kids(2&5yrs), I don't have time to edit raw. JPEG file from x100s looks really really good for everyday photos.

I rented the X100s for a week and absolutely loved it.  I'd own it, but finances dictated it was a Sigma 35/1.4 for the 6D or the X100s.  The Sigma 35/1.4 was just a better purchase for me at the time.

The JPEGs out of the X100s are beautiful and colourful, the camera is also easy to shoot and quite fast.  I also really liked its strobe exposures.
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Re: I'm having high fever for Mirrorless- Retro - Design(X100s)
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013, 08:11:36 PM »


I rented the X100s for a week and absolutely loved it.  I'd own it, but finances dictated it was a Sigma 35/1.4 for the 6D or the X100s.  The Sigma 35/1.4 was just a better purchase for me at the time.

The JPEGs out of the X100s are beautiful and colourful, the camera is also easy to shoot and quite fast.  I also really liked its strobe exposures.

I'm saving up for 400mm f2.8 IS II, otherwise.... ;)

BTW, the new Sigma 35mm is solid - from quality build to IQ. Can't go wrong with that lens.
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Re: I'm having high fever for Mirrorless- Retro - Design(X100s)
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2013, 08:29:06 PM »
typical gear acquisition syndrome.

with the pocketable cameras from your sig i wonder why a x100?

but if it makes you feel good for a while.... until the next GAS attack.




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Re: I'm having high fever for Mirrorless- Retro - Design(X100s)
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2013, 08:55:21 PM »
It's a great camera. I have been thoroughly impressed with OOC jpegs.
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Re: I'm having high fever for Mirrorless- Retro - Design(X100s)
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2013, 09:25:25 PM »
It's a great camera. I have been thoroughly impressed with OOC jpegs.

I agree, plus the retro look. Looking at jpeg files I shot with x100s, the skin tone seems to be very accurate. The color is more real & pop. 
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Re: I'm having high fever for Mirrorless- Retro - Design(X100s)
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2013, 09:31:33 PM »
typical gear acquisition syndrome.

with the pocketable cameras from your sig i wonder why a x100?

but if it makes you feel good for a while.... until the next GAS attack.

Indeed :P

I like to try out new gear and don't mind loosing $100 or 2 to sell it.
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Re: I'm having high fever for Mirrorless- Retro - Design(X100s)
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2013, 09:42:40 PM »
Just get one :) I did, and it is honestly the most "fun" camera I've used.. The design and feel of it just makes it a joy to use, plus there's always something special about looking through a viewfinder to frame, and the IQ is super.. Colour is punchy, skin tones are amazing! And the little flash is great for fill light, especially in day light.. The one draw back though is the AF, for static it's fine but for moving objects it's a bit of a challenge, wish it had the AF of Olympus cameras..

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Re: I'm having high fever for Mirrorless- Retro - Design(X100s)
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2013, 10:54:09 AM »
Just get one :) I did, and it is honestly the most "fun" camera I've used.. The design and feel of it just makes it a joy to use, plus there's always something special about looking through a viewfinder to frame, and the IQ is super.. Colour is punchy, skin tones are amazing! And the little flash is great for fill light, especially in day light.. The one draw back though is the AF, for static it's fine but for moving objects it's a bit of a challenge, wish it had the AF of Olympus cameras..

I would buy at heartbeat if the x100s was FF. Since I already have rx1, kinda dif to jump on x100s now. Besides, I need to get my wife a decent gift for our 10yrs anniversary.

If the wife happy, I can get my 400mm f2.8 IS II or 300mm f2.8 IS II sooner  ::)-- ;D ;D
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Re: I'm having high fever for Mirrorless- Retro - Design(X100s)
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2013, 11:41:17 AM »
I know what you mean.  I feel nostalgic just looking at those cameras.  I can't let myself look at them too much or I get the "itch" to want to buy one ha ha. I know I'll never be able to afford a Leica, so the X100S might have to be my next best thing. 
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Re: I'm having high fever for Mirrorless- Retro - Design(X100s)
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2013, 12:16:21 PM »
i think you would love it more when using both build in neutral density (nd) and graduate nd filter for landscape.  one of my friend has this one and it is kinda fun to play around with.  the draw back is that you can not do much with candid type since this one is a fixed lens camera.

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Re: I'm having high fever for Mirrorless- Retro - Design(X100s)
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2013, 12:16:46 PM »
The past couple weeks I have had a definite itch for this camera.  Always liked the look of the rangefinder and it would be a fun camera to shoot with.  Dylan777, you are right!,  Love the nostalgic look. FF would be even better! I can’t afford a Leica,..maybe to new M will be a rangefinder style?,……probably not….

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Re: I'm having high fever for Mirrorless- Retro - Design(X100s)
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2013, 01:13:00 PM »
Any pics of the pink bag?

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