a moment of silence

Discussion in 'Fuji X100, X100S, and X100T' started by Luke, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 31, 2013
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'd like to request a moment of silence for the passing of an old friend. Though he was a good friend, I never knew his name. I guess he is called the optical viewfinder blackout curtain. It's that little curtain that cover the optical viewfinder when you switch between the OVF and the EVF. It has stuck in the open position so when you switch to EVF mode, it project the EVF over your clear OVF window which is very disconcerting. I'm fairly certain I don't want to send it in for repair. God only knows how much that would cost and the camera still takes fine photos.

    I think I'll probably just put a piece of black tape over the window and lose out on the cool OVF. I really enjoy the OVF, but if I can only have one of the two, I think the EVF is more useful.
     
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  2. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    Mine stuck half-way a few times on the X100. Scared me to death, but then it just never happened again. That was my Plan B... black tape. I basically never used the OVF.

    Pouring out half of my 40 now.
     
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  3. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 31, 2013
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'm glad I brought the X100 with me down to the Virgin Islands. I don't know why, but the curtain suddenly works again. :yahoo:

    Maybe the ol' Fuji just needed a vacation. Or maybe the humid air had some sort of healing properties.
     
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  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    (cue the Welcome Back Kotter theme...)
     
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  5. roicead

    roicead FujiXspot Rookie

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    Nov 30, 2014
    december in wisconsin? yup, probably frozen. ;) congratulations on lazarus.
     
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  6. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    BB
    See Luke, it is good to go to the beach after all.:cool:
     
  7. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 31, 2013
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    nope, still hate it. the beach sucks. Sand is awful. The sun is evil. Hate the beach. I wish I had married someone who felt the same way, but we all have our flaws. So I suffer at the beach for my wife. I'm gonna go get another rum drink.
     
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  8. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    BB
    You're so funny, Luke - though I guess you really do mean it about the beach. Do you like swimming? That's really what I love about the beach - and the endless, often calming, often exciting view of the ocean and the horizon.

    Enjoy your rum, matey!
     
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  9. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 31, 2013
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I used to love swimming as a kid. Now I just get tired and winded and I can't stay in the sun too long or I burn to a crisp. But if it's cloudy, I enjoy it a bit more. And I love the sound of the waves. But I really hate the sand....and the sun. I'll be the weirdo wearing a t-shirt and tennis shoes walking on the beach.....I may go a step further and start carrying an umbrella (to block the sun).

    The only good thing about the beach really is that it means I'm not at work :clapping:

    Only a couple days left here on vacation, so I better find out what the featured drink is at the poolside bar today. :drinks:
     
  10. drd1135

    drd1135 FujiXspot Regular

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    Oct 3, 2013
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I agree with Luke here. The beach does nothing for me. It's nice to walk on the beach but lay there in the sun? Nah. I expect some extension of this attitude explains my complete lack of interest in cruises. I like to be entertained on my vacations, so it's cities or rides or hikes or theme parks for me.
     
  11. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 31, 2013
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    they should put rollercoasters on the beach....then I'd like the beach
     
  12. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther FujiXspot Veteran

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    Feb 2, 2013
    Texas
    As an X100Original owner myself,
    Glad to hear that all is well! :smile:
     
  13. eddie1960

    eddie1960 FujiXspot Regular

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    Oct 28, 2014
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Eddie
    I'm with Luke not a beach fan at all OTOH when ere are beach bars like the ones on the barcelonetta beach in Barcelona I can while away hours drinking pitchers of sangria and watching waves
     
  14. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    BB
    Good - you enjoy your drink, Luke! Unlike you, I fully believe I was either a porpoise or an otter in a former life.:biggrin_old:
     
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  15. chopmonkey

    chopmonkey New to FujiXspot

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    Feb 5, 2014
    A beach in Sussex, England, was pretty much where I discovered photography on an old Canon s50. The light and shadow, the textures of stones and weatherbeaten woodwork, playing with waves and shutter speeds. Blew my mind.
    But lying there... no, me neither, unless I'm asleep.
    But rum on the beach? Why wouldn't you?