/ X100s - is anyone buying
One of the guys at work has a X100 and XPro-1.
He has now sold all his Canon kit (and he had a 1DsII and L lenses)....
He totally rates them and is doing some pro-level strobist work with them.
I never really liked the modern digital camera compared to my old OM1 and this goes a small (actually only a tiny) way back to this era of durable mechanical cameras. It just feels right.
I bought it for £400 and it can be bought for a whole lot less now inevitably.
I had no idea what this camera was until I read this review. Sorely tempted.
I have an X100 and its great
Why do you want the S over the regular? Could have some cash and still get a very good camera
The nearest is the Canon G1X. Which is nearly what we all want. Actually in mountaineering terms it looks like the full deal. AF might be a bit slow for biking though
This is a cool review of the X100s
(no doubt someone on UKC will disagree !)
X-E1 is good too
I have recently bought the XE-1 with 18-55 kit lens and have been very happy with it. The control dials are very well layout. There are 7 quick access costumed settings with all the colour style, sharpness and tonal preferences stored. The jpeg colour already look nice I don't find the need to shoot RAW. I can just choose the film style and pretend it's a film camera. The high ISO is about a stop better than my D7000 and the noise looks smoother. I found ISO 6400 still looks pleasant in B&W. The fuji colour is more subtle which I like. The highlights are less blown out and the skin tone more natural.
I went for the XE-1 over the X100 because I can then use my Nikon lenses on it with an adopter. Manual focus is pretty quick with an instant 'enlarge centre' button. At least much quicker than on my D7000.
The build of the XE-1 is a lot more plasticky comparing to the X-pro but this doesn't bother me in use. I realise it's not weather sealed and have been reluctant to take it out in the rain.
I'm very pleased with my X-E1 with 18-55 lens (the only lens I have)
Have found shooting in RAW gives amazing results with Capture 1 Pro....although the jpegs are good.
which film simulation do you use?
In colour mostly Astia with tuned down contrast. In B&W with no filter and boosted contrast and high ISO for the grains. The standard Provia colour is pretty good too, andI love the square format. Have not played with RAW yet. I often use RAW to bring out shadow details or correct exposure/white balance. So far the JPEGs are already good enough with quick access to the effect I want.
I have an X100. I won't be selling it, ever.
Would never have paid its release price, though.
I bought a X-E1 & 18-55mm yesterday (in preference to an X100s).
It is a thing of beauty and already a joy to use. I even read the manual, lol.
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