X100s Image thread

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by spinyman, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. spinyman

    spinyman FujiXspot Veteran

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    I got my new X100s last night.I've been very excited to get it as I've been without an X since selling my X100 two weeks ago.At first I felt a bit of a letdown because it really felt like the same camera I've used for a year.It certainly looks exactly the same.However, as I've been shooting with it a bit around the house, I'm seeing just what a great refinement of a really excellent camera it is.It has been praised enough in early reviews so I won't gush.A couple of things should be of interest to Xpro and XE1 owners though.The manual focusing aids are superbly implemented.With the focus selector moved to MF, when you move the focus ring, the screen magnifies in either straight magnification,split screen or ,my fav, focus peaking.You choose which one by pushing in the command conroller.When you half press the shutter, the view goes back to full screen.This works in OVF as well, by automatically switching to EVF,then back.In auto focusing mode, you can always magnify the screen 10x by pushing in the command controller.This feature will certainly be on all the new versions of X's and maybe added as firmware upgrades to current models.I didn't see the point of this on an autofocus camera until I used it.At night,when focus is hard to lock, this will work like a charm.For critical focus, the peaking feature is fast and slick, as the manual focus ring works almost as well as a mechanical lens.Also the EVF no longer gains up in low light.This means that you can now accurately gage exposure through the viewfinder.
    Overall,the images seem to render less dreamlike than the original.That "something" that people couldn't quite explain about the images seems to have been altered with this new sensor.It is a sharper image.Maybe that alone is the difference.The colors seem just as vibrant,maybe a little more so than the XE1.I'll be shooting with this thing exclusively for the forseeable future.It will take me a long while to form a solid opinion.The focusing speed is a little faster,not enough of a change to make a switch for.I thought the speed of the old version was just fine though.All the processes like write time,start up are noticeably quicker.One thing I don't like is the effort it now takes to turn the compensation dial.Mine was properly dampened before, now it seems down right stiff.
    Anyway, I thought I would throw some images up quickly, just shots from around the house this morning.Mostly right out of the camera,jpeg,provia,f2.8 to 5.6.Oh,the close focus is now to about 7-8 inches without switching to macro!

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  2. afkenner

    afkenner FujiXspot Regular

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    Adam
    Beautiful variety of shots, really showcases how well the X100S does in different conditions. I think I remember someone's comment that Astia may bring back some of the dreaminess without sacrificing the beautiful sharpness and clarity you have shown so well.
     
  3. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Eric
    Out of curiosity, what firmware version did your camera ship with? There is some ongoing discussion that cameras with firmware v1.0 may have faster AF than those with v1.01 (the majority of the online reviews seem to have been written based on cameras with the v1.0 firmware). Mine has the latter and while the AF speed isn't a problem for me, it doesn't seem anywhere near as fast as some of the video tests I've seen. As well, it was my understanding that one of the improvements of the X100S was the histogram was usable in Manual exposure mode and would change as you made changes to aperture or shutter speed. This does not seem to be the case, but maybe I misunderstood what the improvement was. Regardless, nice photos and I'm looking forward to adding to the thread once I'm able to shoot with it a little more.
     
  4. pniev

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    Very nice. I really like the tones in your photos. The bokeh is pleasant to see too.
    And it must a great place to live!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Peter
     
  5. spinyman

    spinyman FujiXspot Veteran

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    Eric,
    I have followed the threads regarding auto focus speed.Mine came with 1.01.Focus speed seems to be slightly improved,but certainly nothing to create such raves in all the reviews.I'm expecting Fuji to respond to this in a firmware upgrade.Please add some more interesting pics here.Mine were posted in a fit of enthusiasm!
    Piney,Thanks for the complement.I live here in Southern California for my work.I grow succulents and we have the best climate in the world for them.
     
  6. spinyman

    spinyman FujiXspot Veteran

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    Eric,
    I've just discovered that if you go into the blue wrench menu #2, there is a setting called power management.Turn that on for much faster auto focus speed.
     
  7. afkenner

    afkenner FujiXspot Regular

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    Adam
    Received today, shipped with firmware 1.01. The S/N is 31A000XX which I assume to be in a very low range (unless the digits after A are manufacturing location rather than sequential build order). The autofocus is somewhat improved over X100 firmware 1.3, but not so much that it deserves the kind of raves I have read from several reliable reviewers using an early or pre-release X100S. As I often shoot manual focus using back-button-focus, this hiccup is more of a curiosity than a dealbreaker for me, and the variety of focus check features are wonderfully helpful, so I can wait to see what "develops" regarding this downgraded firmware. Oh, Fuji.
     
  8. spinyman

    spinyman FujiXspot Veteran

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    ^^^^yup.
     
  9. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Eric
    Its my fault since I posed the initial question here regarding firmware version and AF performance, but we probably shouldn't clog up this image thread with non-image related posts. As such, I've created a new thread dedicated to this discussion, as well as other X100S functionality questions and concerns:

    https://www.fujixspot.com/f8/x100s-af-performance-other-functionality-820/
     
  10. spinyman

    spinyman FujiXspot Veteran

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    No problem since I'm the only one posting any images!Where are all the new owners?
     
  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Hasn't been an easy camera to get!

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  12. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Eric
    The skies cleared up a bit today and it was warm enough to walk around without your hands freezing so I was able to snap a few photos at lunch - nothing spectacular, but I'll post them once I can get to my home computer.
     
  13. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Great set of images with the new beast - I am still using my X100 and after 15 months it still puts a smile on my face, I am waiting until year end before considering the X100s.

    Keep the images coming though please
     
  14. spinyman

    spinyman FujiXspot Veteran

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    Thanks Ian.I haven't had a chance to photograph anything interesting yet.And no B/W which is how I'll mainly use this camera.I'm starting to really love all the little improvements now.Focus speed is better than I originaly thought.There is a setting called power management that should be turned on to maximize focus speed.Also, the mash method really works!Overall, this is the camera I know and love times two.
     
  15. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Eric
    A few from my first two days with the X100S, but nothing great. The OVF and being able to see what's coming in/out of the frame is a revelation for me, having never really shot with a rangefinder style viewfinder before - I'm really enjoying shooting with this camera.

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    and finally a father/daughter portrait since I rarely find myself in any family photos

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  16. Rich M

    Rich M FujiXspot Regular

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    Richard
    I traded my 5DII for the X100S yesterday. All my Canon lens were long gone. The 5DII was the sole survivor of the full frame dSLR era for me. I hadn't shot it in over a year......so I traded it for a point 'n shoot ;)

    Here are a few shots from today.

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    It's so light.
     
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  17. Rich M

    Rich M FujiXspot Regular

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    Richard
    It's sharp enough....(this dude weighed 19 lbs.)

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    Focused pretty darn fast too.....
     
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  18. Rich M

    Rich M FujiXspot Regular

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    Richard
    I felt it handled details well......lots of options in PP.

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    Landscapes too.....

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    At least I'll shoot this more than my 5DII.

    Aloha Canon......it was a good ride.
     
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  19. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Eric
    ^i couldn't do it. I tried to replace my 5DII with an X-E1 but returned it and got the X100S as a supplement instead.