1st few days with the X100S!

Discussion in 'Fuji X100, X100S, and X100T' started by taz98spin, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    TAZ
    Haven't even touched my XPRO1 after using the X100S!

    The AF speed is super fast, my fiancée no longer complains about posing for me :p

    Just wanted to share some of my first shots!

    1st shot outside with the ND filter

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    Rena by Taz Spin, on Flickr

    1st in the shade

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    Rena by Taz Spin, on Flickr

    1st SOOC shot

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    SOOC by Taz Spin, on Flickr

    1st modeling shot

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    Kayla by Taz Spin, on Flickr

    & 1st time attempting to shoot from the hip

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    Colorful Leggings by Taz Spin, on Flickr

    Thanks for viewing :D
     
  2. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    how does the built-in ND filter work? and is it incremental or a straight 3-stopper?

    (Sent from my EVO)
     
  3. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    I think its just a straight ND filter? I've only been shooting wide open, so don't really know...... :confused:
     
  4. petach

    petach FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Feb 16, 2013
    straight stopper s'far as I recall
     
  5. pniev

    pniev FujiXspot Veteran

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    I'm afraid I have to put the 100s on my wishlist!
    Thanks for the photos!
     
  6. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    ahh.. so, probably a ND8 (0.9) filter. that's what i usually walk around with anyway.

    this seller keeps saying he shipped mine but will provide the tracking number later. then concluded for me to have a good weekend. :confused:

    (Sent from my EVO)
     
  7. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    The X100S is a great camera! You should get it :D
     
  8. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Eric
    Yes the built in ND is 3 stops, but keep in mind that the camera doesn't shoot above 1/1000sec at f2 so at f2 all you can get is the equivalent of a 1/8000sec exposure. In very bright sun or on a beach/snow you may still need an additional ND is you shoot wide open.
     
  9. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    That's cool! I no longer feel the need to get the Olympus E-P5! :D
     
  10. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    oooh.. i'm so bugged out. the seller that first told me last friday that the item had already shipped, finally provided me a tracking number. upon reviewing it, it shows the item barely shipped this afternoon. the order wasn't even placed till just a couple hours before the item shipped. all i can do now is just hold my empty grip in the meantime. it's the only one of my accessories that i got before my trip out of town. hopefully there camera delivers while i'm still here at my hotel.

    (Sent from my EVO)
     
  11. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Good luck and hope you get your camera delivered!

    I had to change my delivery address twice (in the process of moving to NY from Chicago, so don't have a permanent address right now..) on my order because of the backorder, so I understand the pain you're going through!
     
  12. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    what does the rear of your x100s look like? i've been seeing pics of some x100s where the rear has the old x100 layout. were there earlier x100s with the older layout as well?

    notice the 5th image here. see how it's clearly a x100s, but the rear shows the old x100 button configuration. the 6th image immediately below it shows a x100s with the new button configuration. i'm a little confused.
     
  13. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    I don't have the original x100, but lots of review sites receive pre-production models to test, so that's why it may look different?
     
  14. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther FujiXspot Veteran

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    http://www.kenrockwell.com/fuji/x100s/D3S_9479-back-1200.jpg
    http://www.kenrockwell.com/fuji/x100/D3S_5203-rear-1200.jpg
     
  15. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    that 2nd image with the old layout actually is stamped as x100 on the top plate. the 5th image in the site i linked shows the old layout, but with the x100s stamped on the top plate.

    maybe like taz mentioned - it's just a pre-production model of the x100s.

    (Sent from my EVO)
     
  16. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Here's the back side of my X100S!

    Hope this helps :)

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    X100s by Taz Spin, on Flickr
     
  17. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Eric
    This. Billy from the Fuji Guys has said as much - some the pre-production models that were sent out had the old button configuration.
     
  18. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    taz, i hope you don't mind my sharing my first half hour with mine. had a few accessories with me. rest are back home waiting for me.

    uqyjy8ab.
    the spec of dust behind the front vf window is bugging me.

    (Sent from my EVO)
     
  19. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Nope, don't mind at all & congrats with your new camera!! :)

    How do you like the grip?!
     
  20. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    ^
    oh, i love it. i'm over 6'5" and so it helps for my hands. i always get a RRS quick release plate for all my cameras and vertical/battery grips. i like how RRS makes them modular (ie: for L-plate, etc.) and even adds a grip for the fuji cameras. i have one for my x-e1 as well. the grip on the x-e1 is a smoother finish while the one for the x100s is sort of matte and rounder. the x-e1 grip feels good, but the roundness of the x100s' grip feels better especially with a hot shoe thumb grip. a hot shoe thumb grip on the x-e1 feels weird for some reason. maybe a different one would feel better.

    i need to add some gaff tape around the area of the synthetic leather of my x100s where my nails dig into it. i like how the x-e1 has this rubberized material around that area. oh, also, the bottom plate of the RRS (vs the one from fuji) doubles as an arca swiss-style quick release plate for quick mounting to a tripod. i also like how it still allows easy access to the battery/sdcard. i can even access all of it whilst mounted to my tripod. there's a hole for the speaker port as well.

    (Sent from my EVO via Tapatalk)