My take on the X100S - a short review

Discussion in 'Fuji X100, X100S, and X100T' started by kaiserkudo, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. kaiserkudo

    kaiserkudo New to FujiXspot

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    Mar 25, 2013
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hey guys - here is a quick preliminary review after having the X100S for the past two weeks.

    Fuji X100S - Two weeks in...

    Edit- April 7th - new pics and blog post added below.
     
  2. afkenner

    afkenner FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 3, 2013
    New York
    Adam
    Nice quick review, points out some real highlights of the camera and includes great photos.
     
  3. snkenai

    snkenai FujiXspot Regular

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    Jan 31, 2013
    Campbellsville, KY
    My kind of "First" review. Quick, and to the point. More later, is also good. Gives first and later impressions, which sometimes change over time and usage.
     
  4. kaiserkudo

    kaiserkudo New to FujiXspot

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    Mar 25, 2013
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    Thanks. I'll be testing it out on some outdoor/ location shoots using OCF and high speed synch with an Einstein strobe pack- results should be interesting :)
     
  5. melonbread

    melonbread FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 10, 2013
    Melbourne
    thanks for the reviews and the photos. It was a good read.
     
  6. Armanius

    Armanius FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
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    Muttley
    Thanks for the quick but good review! Even in good light, the X100 wasn't always reliable or quick. So at the very least, X100s is an improvement under good light. Good to know.
     
  7. kaiserkudo

    kaiserkudo New to FujiXspot

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    Mar 25, 2013
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    So far I'm quite happy with the little X100s. I used it as my only travel camera on a recent trip to Melbourne and it performed pretty well. AF struggled in poor light but I found manual focus somewhat usable. I haven't gotten around to updating my versions of CS4/LR from CS$ and LR3 - so I'm unable to give my verdict on the latest ACR RAW conversion. I have however been shooting RAW and using the in-camera editor to create JPEGS to my liking.

    Melbournians will recognize these scenes :)

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    F/2 1/45s ISO 6400 Film simulation Provia

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    F/2 1/220s ISO 200 Film simulation Astia

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    F/2 1/150s ISO 800 Astia

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    F/2 1/30s ISO 500 Astia

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    F/5.6 1.3s ISO 200 Astia

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    Double exposure blend for night scape and room interior

    If you're interested in seeing more of the photos from the trip and a few words to go along with it - you can find the blog post here

    The full SmugMug gallery can be found here
     
  8. chrisnmn

    chrisnmn FujiXspot Rookie

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    Mar 28, 2013
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    Chris Leskovsek
    great images, love that double exposure one! You did it in camera i imagine?. congrats on the review as well. I agree with all of it. Ive got same impressions as yours.
     
  9. kaiserkudo

    kaiserkudo New to FujiXspot

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    Mar 25, 2013
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hey Chris, the double exposure was done in post- I took two manual exposures in camera then used layer masks in CS4 to blend them. I'm not sure yet how the in camera double exposure would have handled that scene- something to experiment with :)

    Cheers
     
  10. Gary

    Gary FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2013
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    Gary
    I enjoyed your write-up. Makes me want to run out and get a X100s.

    Gary