After quite a long time away from this site due to laziness on my part and not using the X100 as often as I should, circumstances changed! I had spoken to one of our local camera stores where I purchased my EM1 from and voiced an interest in the black X100s, 2 days later they called me to say they had received one in from Fuji and it was priced the same as the silver version. I immediately paid a deposit and collected the camera last weekend - STUNNING is the best way I can describe its looks and the changes both internal and external have made a positive difference to the handling and results. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have got hold of one of the fist black ones in the area and thank London Camera Exchange for a fantastic service, added advantage is that the camera comes with an offer of a free case for it which is the new Fuji case with opening flap underneath so sent off the form and receipt and now await delivery, alas, the lens shade and adaptor are not yet available in black from Fuji so I have ordered 3rd party variants (I have also ordered the Lensmate Thumbs Up grip after trying one and loving it). I have yet to post some of my images on here but for interested parties they can be viewed on my blog at the link below: http://571photography.blogspot.co.uk/ Great to be back on here after what seems like an eternity away!