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Re: NEW TOY :)
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2013, 04:02:07 PM »
Enjoy, I've found it best if you drive all by yourself... auto anything is not much to my liking. AF is ok but better/quicker with Manual. Won't ever replace my 5D3's/1DX but when I head out with a minimalist mind set... it's the only camera I take. Leaf shutters rock, at f/2.0 you can trigger up to 1/1000 allowing you to do things you could never do with any of the Canons. As a strobist, this opens up tremendous opportunities. BTW... tape a 1/4 CTO to the onboard flash and it helps it play nicer with natural light.

The Xpro1 is a good camera but Fuji dialed in the button layout much better with the X100S, if/when the Xpro2 comes out I will be all over it. Hopefully it has phase contrast AF and FF, then it's a dream come true.

After playing with X100s for 3hrs today....I'm officially in LOVE with Fuji. Mark my word if rumor Xpro2 is FF with retro design( like x100s), I will sell some of my Canon gear and will jump on Fuji wagon ;)

Will start with 14 or 16mm and 85mm

Hahaha what did we all tell you... The x100s is an absolute joy to use isn't it! And it's so darn pretty! Can't wait to see what the xe2 specs are, rumored to be announced in oct.

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« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2013, 04:02:07 PM »

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« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2013, 09:19:30 AM »
Well, if FF that's going to require a new set of lenses. My XPro1 is a good camera but if I'm going to go to the trouble of lens changes... I'll stick with the Canon's until Fuji comes around to FF.

You liking the jpegs or RAF files? I shoot only RAF but I find them to be sublime for PP and I think they can be pushed around much easier while still retaining the Fuji look.

I do WISH Fuji has X100s design with 35mm sensor, with 35mm f1.4 fixed lens. I'm in.
I shoot both RAW + JPEG. I love the JPEG looks straight out from camera. I'll post some pics when I get home.
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« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2013, 09:21:19 AM »
mmm the 85 1.2 i want lol but get that filter off :P.Congrats on your new toy,be interesting to see if the pro2 is full frame :)

Thanks bornshooter,

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« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2013, 10:16:45 AM »
Will post more photos soon...

These are JPEG, straight out from camera. 50% resized to post here.

I took over 300 photos last weekend with X100s. I will share some more photos soon
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« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2013, 10:21:04 AM »
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« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2013, 10:25:00 AM »
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« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2013, 11:55:22 AM »
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How is X100s AF speed? I have no problem shooting my kids running and jumping

Don't get me wrong, love this camera and I have been a Canon user from the start. It's the only camera that has seriously challenged my beliefs about Canons offerings. So much so that I am now considering the change if the next generation addresses a few of my nagging concerns. The biggest is AF speed and the main reason I still have a Canons tucked away for any fast movers.

You'll find that you will miss some shots when dealing with photographic non-cooperators. My sons are very young, around two. They don't listen to daddy when he asks them to pose or stand somewhat still for a photo. Not a worry with my Canons or if you're in full daylight... beyond that and unfort the Fuji will be slow to react often. I usually resort to manual when this is the case... it helps but it's not the perfect fix.

I do love it though... I shoot a lot of street, candid, and portraiture. It shines 90% of the time. I do wish the battery lasted longer but you can help by dropping some of the more energy requiring functions to extend the battery life. Besides that, it really just needs phase contrast AF. If it could focus like the OMD-5, be FF and ILC then yikes... it would be everything I need in one package.

I'd suggest a 2 Stop ND filter too... With the on-board 3 stop you can either go 2, 3, or 5 stop and then use it wide open in the brightest of day.


A day in Santa Cruz... by Sailor's Narrator, on Flickr

A day in Santa Cruz... by Sailor's Narrator, on Flickr

Bath time... by Sailor's Narrator, on Flickr

And some street portraiture ( which is where I feel this camera excels)

010/100 - Saundra by Sailor's Narrator, on Flickr
 
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« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2013, 11:55:22 AM »

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« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2013, 01:50:31 PM »
I am glad you like it,  the shots are solid,  but I can't help but think it would have to be exceptional for me to leave the mkiii  at home...  and I'm not sure what I saw there is what I would call exceptional.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2013, 03:47:48 PM »
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How is X100s AF speed? I have no problem shooting my kids running and jumping

Nice shots chilledXpress ;)

Here some photos I PP this afternoon @ lunch break. Too busy at work and at home, no time for anything else :-\
http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/aWw2WGcp/1/6252127
 
« Last Edit: October 01, 2013, 03:52:34 PM by Dylan777 »
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« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2013, 04:18:14 PM »
I am glad you like it,  the shots are solid,  but I can't help but think it would have to be exceptional for me to leave the mkiii  at home...  and I'm not sure what I saw there is what I would call exceptional.

You can't tuck the 5D3/1DX in your pocket, the X100S is smaller than the 24-70 II. Then there is the leaf shutter and strobe use... try to get the same images with the Canon's without resorting to loads of lighting gear... if you're a Strobist that pays for itself alone. Great image quality and use but tiny/unintimidating, people don't see giant DSLR. They relax around you and you blend into the background... you can't ever do that with a 5D3 or 1DX. And one of the biggest pluses, I'd put the raw files against my 5D3s or 1DX any day. Those are a few of the exceptional aspects.
 
All that for less than the cost a single lens ( at least mine ).

Thanks Dylan777 !
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« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2013, 04:33:13 PM »

You can't tuck the 5D3/1DX in your pocket, the X100S is smaller than the 24-70 II... that's the exceptional part. Then there is the leaf shutter and strobe use... try to get the same images with the Canons without resorting to loads of lighting gear. Internal ND filter... if your a Strobist that pays for itself. Great image quality and use but tiny, and people don't see giant DSLR. They relax around you and you blend into the background... you can't ever do that with a 5D3 or 1DX.

All that for less than the cost a single lens ( at least mine ).

Thanks Dylan777 !

If rumor X-E2 is FF-retro-body, then I'll sell some of my canon gear and replace with Fuji vintage gear.

I really like your "child & mother" photo. Very cute.
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« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2013, 04:35:15 PM »
Thanks Dylan, two of my favorite subjects there.
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« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2013, 04:40:25 PM »
Oh, forgot one more.... absolutely SILENT operation. If you think silent mode on the 5D3 is great, which I do, then in comparison to the X100S the 5D3 sounds like a garbage truck at 630am Sunday morning. Forget about a comparison to the 1DX staccato. In the street or a wedding... silence is golden!!!
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« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2013, 05:39:45 PM »
Nice gift! Very nice of your wife! Happy anniversary!  Would love to get one of those cameras, have fun with it!

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« Reply #44 on: October 01, 2013, 06:30:32 PM »
Nice gift! Very nice of your wife! Happy anniversary!  Would love to get one of those cameras, have fun with it!

Thanks SPL,

It's fun to shoot with "vintage" style camera ;)
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« Reply #44 on: October 01, 2013, 06:30:32 PM »