x100 Portrait shots, yes or no? I say yes

Started Jan 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
CraigArnold
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Re: I say yes and no.
In reply to ksgant, Jan 21, 2013

ksgant wrote:

Good points.

Wouldn't the benefit of the X100s of being able to manually focus using it's new peaking and split-image focusing come in handy now with macro mode?

Will be interesting to see how that all works when it actually gets into the hands of photographers.

Yes, absolutely. I think that the frustration of people trying to get close and throw the background out of focus for people shots was a major pain point for Fuji. Even people who should really have known better were trying to do this and slagging off the X100 for being a different kind of camera than what they wanted.

The faster AF and much closer non-macro AF distance of 20cm seems to be precisely designed to address this.

It's not something I'd personally use very much, but I think it will definitely help a lot of people who were annoyed by the original X100.

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