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I see that the X100 on eBay UK went for £520 above Park Cameras' listed price
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I've added a close up shot as a separate article comparing the Fuji X100 with the Olympus E-P2
I've taken a shot at maximum and minimum apertures and at f/8. I've also made the raw file available for the Olympus. I have the Fuji one but cannot get it in our system and Adobe don't have a converter for it yet so that will be uploaded soon.
Posted this same comment there, guess it belongs here as well
Would be interesting to see how well this lens handles flare, bright head on car lights, that sort of thing.
Most of the fixed lens rangefinders I have used are excellent in this department.
Josh, Pete – any chance you could take and post some images at f2 that demonstrate the camera's sharpness at that aperture? I mean NON-macro shots, since wide open it suffers from some spherical aberration at that aperture. It would be very interesting to see how the lens performs with normal subjects wide open. Thanks!
We put our review to Fujifilm Tokyo and got the answers to some of our questions, see our update here:
Also I'll have a look through the photos I've taken to see if I've used f/2 outside.
he means here
yes I do, I don't know why it didn't automatically make it a link?
Firmware 1.01 is available
Quote: The firmware up date ver.1.01 incorporates the improvement against inadequate operation shown in the following.
If the images are shot with ISO Bracketing mode when "QUICK START MODE"(*1) is set to "ON" and turn off the camera,the camera cannot be turned on again even with ordinary operation.
*1 Menu of "QUICK START MODE" is set to "OFF" as factory-default value.
However, several reports around the web are stating that it improves a number of other problems, or issues, such as speed, manual focus responsiveness, plus more.
Quote: Josh, Pete – any chance you could take and post some images at f2 that demonstrate the camera's sharpness at that aperture? I mean NON-macro shots, since wide open it suffers from some spherical aberration at that aperture. It would be very interesting to see how the lens performs with normal subjects wide open. Thanks!
Sorry this took longer than I expected, as we were talking to Fuji about some of the issues we experienced. Here's several landscape samples taken at all aperture settings, including examples showing the ND filter on:
I have had x100 for a few weeks now and it really does deliver very high image quality, with perhaps better noise at 800/1600 than my Nikon D700, BUT there are some issues:
1. the raw software the camera shipped with is poor and the on-camera "raw to jpeg" produced better quality; Adobe camera raw/DNG converter support for Photoshop only just became available - the wait was frustrating;
2. the firmware upgrade procedure advised by FUJI is ridiculously complex - why not just copy the DAT file to formatted card as with Nikon, Ricoh firmware upgrades?
3. why no "in focus" indicator for manual focus operation (for example the green square of the auto focus), even when the (very good) auto-focus assist for manual is used?
4. even when the instant review is cancelled for single shot operation, when a sequence of continuous shots has been taken, they are displayed whilst written to the card in the viewfinder (optical as well as electronic) - this prevents further shots being framed and taken, even if the full allocation of shots has not been used up: you can take extra shots, but not frame them in either viewfinder, which is plain silly;
5. the rotating dials on the top plate are excellent and positive but the AF MF focus selector switch (side) and main on-off switch are less precise, and the unnecessary spinning dial that duplicates the selector function of the control cursor makes precise selection more difficult: the controls of the Panasonic GF1 are more positive.
No new piece of technology is perfect: it's good to use the Panasonic GF1 with manual Zeiss lenses, but the sensor doesn't measure up at iso 400 and beyond; just imagine the Fuji sensor/software/viewfinder in the old Epson RD1 (based on Voightlander film body) with its Leica bayonet compatibility and nifty concealed rear screen, for those who aren't so insecurre they have to review every shot...
Let's face it, this is sort of geek-camera, isn't it? Very limited and niche, and with nostalgic appeal.
I wonder how may they will sell, as a proportion of the compact market.........
I would certainly like one - basic camera controls without all the crap on the DSLRs to contend with.
Apertures on a lens ring, shutter speeds on a top plate dial, and a reasonable manual focussing ring as well!
If I could afford it!
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be, Jas!
Crapless nostalgia appeals to me, CB!
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