X100 At The Beach

Discussion in 'Fuji X100, X100S, and X100T' started by KillRamsey, May 31, 2016.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    While my beloved XT1 is off for repairs, I'm shooting 35mm film and the good old X100. We took the train and then biked to a nice, remote beach with friends Saturday. The X100 did ok. I miss the T badly, but in all honesty I got enough good shots that I'm happy.

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  2. Christilou

    Christilou FujiXspot Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Love number 7, conveys such joy :) Lovely set.
     
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  3. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I mean this in the nicest possible way when I say that this looks like a lifestyle spread in a Sunday supplement. High quality images, well presented. A story told in pictures. Bravo.
     
  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    Oh wow - thanks, all. I was slightly dreading going on this day trip with "only" the old X100. I still have a strong sentimental bond with it, but the wakeup time, shutter response, buffer lag, smaller & dimmer EVF, high ISO performance, etc etc are all far enough behind the XT1 to really poke at me in use. But I dug in and tried my best, and I've had more positive feedback from people whose opinions I trust than other recent efforts. So, hats off, X100.

    And Bill, that's precisely what I was going for. My unofficial, unpaid job is often "travel / lifestyle photographer," so I'm always trying to get better at it. What did it FEEL like to be there?
     
  5. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    May 2, 2016
    Tony
    Great photos, Kyle. Both of my cameras are older, "slower" Fujis, the X100 and X-E1. I think they do very well at capturing the moments.

    TT
     
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  6. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 31, 2013
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    a great set of photos, Kyle. I'd be beaming if they were mine... for the quality of the photos as well as for the content. You are living your life well and thanks for sharing. And maybe what makes the shots so great is how effortless it all seems. Your wife, your cute little kiddo, the bikes, the friends.....good times at the beach.... it really should be that easy. It was when I was a little kid.

    Keep up the good work.
     
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  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    Thanks Luke, that means a lot to me. Doing pretty things in scenic places takes a lot of the work out of it, for sure. As long as I see some growth in the pictures I can make in these places, especially when I go BACK to a place 2 or 3 times over the years, then I'm optimistic that I'm not done growing at this yet. When I stop getting better, I feel like I'm more or less done with the hobby, and I fear the equipment gathering dust.
     
  8. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 31, 2013
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    That's called quitting, Kyle. One day you may very well reach a "plateau", but why should you stop doing what you enjoy..... why should your family suddenly stop having new photos to enjoy in the future. I've quit before in life because I got to the point where I couldn't get any better. It's only created regrets. Just my 2 cents.
     
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  9. Bob Lewis

    Bob Lewis New to FujiXspot

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    May 26, 2016
    Bob Lewis
    That's awesome - I recently got a used X-t1 when I joined team Fuji, and then got an old x-e1 as my backup. I find myself really enjoying shooting with the X-e1 in spite of the better capabilities of the x-t1. Maybe it's all the vintage glass I had on it - I was seriously in retro mode :) great shots sir - love the angles on the bike shot and be happy you have family that lets you tell a story with them - mine all duck or out their hands up - I'm a photographer living in a no-photos household - lol !


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  10. Saladin

    Saladin FujiXspot Rookie

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    Aug 31, 2015
    Melbourne, Australia
    excellent work. really like #1, the light and colour tone is just right for the scene imo.

    I still have thoughts of buying an original X100. I like that sensor and how it renders things.
     
  11. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    It's smooth, almost creamy sometimes, with colors, in a way that looks different than the X Trans. I still like shooting with it. I wish it were the X100T in some ways, just for the speed, but mostly it's been a great backup "other" camera.
     
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  12. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    May 2, 2016
    Tony
    There are times I wish I hadn't sold my X100. I'm too wishy-washy when it comes to gear, and at the time I was thinking I just had too many cameras. The S, T, and F versions don't appeal to me enough to spring for one . . . and I promised my wife no more camera gear purchases for a long while.
     
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  13. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    See, my wife actually likes to borrow the X100. So she's even stronger against selling it than I am.