x100 from love to hate to love again

Started Jul 7, 2011 | Discussions thread
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x100 from love to hate to love again
Jul 7, 2011

this is the hardest camera i have had to learn - it is really hard work getting used to it but when you do, there is nothing like it

so if you are used to getting your settings done on a DSLR or M43 camera in a couple of days with consistent results after that, you will be disappointed with x100 - but if you persevere like i have you might love it

here are my settings in case it helps someone:

  • JPEG

  • Astia mostly but sometimes Velvia (esp outdoors) and then desaturate green

Focus

  • mostly manual focus using AFL button- focus and recompose and shoot multiple shots without re-focusing

  • when using AF use smallest area

  • OVF when manual focus

  • with autofocus use OVF and EVF - switch to EVF when use are less than 4 ft

  • enable distance scale in OVF and EVF

  • never use multi area focus

Exposure

  • auto ISO lowest shutter is 1/60 and highest ISO is 3200

  • use average metering occasionally spot (never multi)

  • adjust using + - exposure comp

  • mostly Aperture priority and set at f/4 and open up or close down from there

Flash

  • use only as fill in and adjusted to -2/3

  • use wireless trigger on shoe mount for external flash (needs to be enabled)

Accessories

  • mini soft release

  • luigi leather strap

some B&W family snaps

and now color

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