X100F - if Carlsberg made cameras...

Discussion in 'Fuji X100, X100S, and X100T' started by Lightmancer, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I had a couple of hours with the new X100F yesterday, courtesy of Fuji UK and Kevin Mullins.

    Damn it's good...

    Here are a couple of tasters:
    Acros:
    IMG_20170204_184944_740.

    Velvia:
    IMG_20170204_185156_991.
    This shows not only the digital teleconverter in action, but "stacked" with the TCL. The first shot is therefore 50mm equivalent. The next two shots are with the digital crop dialled up one then two steps. Finally is a 100% crop of the last photo...

    IMG_20170204_190337_799.

    It's on GR on the 16th of this month.

    If Carlsberg did cameras...
     
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  2. drd1135

    drd1135 FujiXspot Regular

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    Steve
    That digital TC is pretty impressive, as is Acros.
     
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  3. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Steve
    I swear, Bill, that Acros setting looks like film.
     
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  4. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Apparently, the chaps in Japan who "brew" the Acros simulation are the self-same bods who devised the film in the first place. It wouldn't surprise me - I used to use Neopan back in the day and remember what a step forward Acros was in tonal quality and dynamic range, not to mention control of grain. I've written a short "first impressions" piece for Macfilos which will come out early next week.
     
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  5. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Thanks Bill, it looks like another winner in the ever growing stable of Fuji winners.
     
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  6. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
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  7. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Bobby Tingle
    Another very well thought out and written article, my friend.
     
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  8. drd1135

    drd1135 FujiXspot Regular

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    Steve
    Nicely done. I like the Acros rendering.
     
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  9. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Luke
    is it pronounced ack-ross or like ack-gross (without the g)?
     
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  10. drd1135

    drd1135 FujiXspot Regular

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    Steve
    Aren't those the same thing?
     
  11. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Luke
    maybe I'm not being clear....does it rhyme with across or gross?
     
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  12. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Across.

    At least that's what the Fuji people say!
     
  13. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Luke
    Is it pronounced the SAME as across? I assumed the accent would be on the first syllable.
     
  14. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mike Gorman
    This is almost as bad as most Americans cannot pronounce Nikon properly!

    I wonder where the name ACROS came from?
     
  15. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Ah, I see what you mean.

    It's pronounced "AKros", with the emphasis on the first syllable and a hard C.
     
  16. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Luke
    I just wanted to be clear...that's what I thought. Sorry I derailed the thread......feel free to clean it up if you like.
     
  17. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Not at all! it's all part of the fun ;)
     
  18. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Luke
    it all reminds me of this old chestnut.......

    Walking up to the front door of a big farmhouse, a hobo knocked
    lightly on the door until the owner answered.
    The hobo said, “Please, sir, could I have something to eat? I haven't
    had a meal in days.”

    The well-dressed homeowner said, “I may have made a fortune supplying
    goods to people, but I never give away anything for nothing.
    However, if you go around to the back of the house, you'll find a
    some paint and a clean brush. Paint my porch and I'll give you
    a good meal.”

    The hobo headed off to the back of the house and a few hours later he
    came back to knock on the door again. The homeowner was surprised.

    “Finished already? That”s great! Come on in and sit down, and I”ll have
    the cook bring you a meal.”

    “Thank you, sir!” the hobo said. “I should tell you though, that you
    don”t know your cars. That's not a Porsch. It”s a BMW.”
     
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  19. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
  20. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    I'm going with Paul Simon's pronunciation of "Nikon" thankyouverymuch
     
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