Letter to Fuji about the X100s

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mr moonlight
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Re: Silent mode, Canon G series
In reply to Palinarius, 9 months ago

Palinarius wrote:

Beat Traveller wrote:

As the person above me points out, you can lock the rear controls. This seems more like complaining about digital cameras in general though: you have so many more options at your feet, and the camera can either bury them in the menu or put them on direct controls.

I was unaware that I could lock the controls by being in the silent mode. So that's what I'll do. Thanks for that. However, I stand by my contention that the camera is junked up with unnecessary features.

As for me being a member of a small minority wanting a revised camera, I'm sure that's true. In fact I figured I was the only one until I started talking to some other pro photographers. It's just that this would be such a cool camera without the marketing department's fan boy stuff. That's why I sent the letter to Fuji.

My first digital camera was a Canon G1. I've owned most of the G series. Now I have a G1X and a G12. Canon kept this series in the amateur marketing category but they are still useful to a working pro. The Fuji I like much more. But I did get a chance to talk to Canon about what I'd like to see in a small camera of this sort. In particular, I said the zoom should start with a 28mm equivalent. Check out this article from Canon Europe. I've also written to Canon suggesting a point and shoot type camera more palatable to working photographers. The G12 is close.


Apple Computer is on a hiring binge for photo engineers. It will be interesting to see what they come up with.

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Bratsvo i Jedinstvo!

You can never please everyone, but fortunately for us there are a lot of choices out there. All the other pro-photographers I've spoken to have really liked the X100 and have all viewed the fixed focal length, feature set and control layout as a very welcome breath of fresh air. I was quite happy that Fuji didn't muck up the X100 with a zoom or stepped zoom. It's really hard to beat the level of performance you get out of the X100 while still maintaining a fast lens and large OVF in such a compact size.

Everyone's opinion is valid, to each their own.

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