X100s....couple questions

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Spade357
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X100s....couple questions
Jan 19, 2013

1. SAB - 100% fixed now?

2. Built-in flash - better (flash blends in better) than X-E1

3. lens @23mm sharper than X-E1 zoom kit at the same aperture?

Thanks.

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Zardoz
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Re: X100s....couple questions
In reply to Spade357, Jan 19, 2013

Yes.

Yes.

Yes.

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George Horning 9000
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In reply to Zardoz, Jan 19, 2013

do these yeses apply to the x100 as well?

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Re: X100s....couple questions
In reply to Spade357, Jan 19, 2013

Spade357 wrote:

1. SAB - 100% fixed now?

2. Built-in flash - better (flash blends in better) than X-E1

3. lens @23mm sharper than X-E1 zoom kit at the same aperture?

Thanks.

1 - Wasn't this fixed anyway? I think you'll have to wait a while before confirming this on the X100s.

2 - I haven't read anything saying the flash system is any different to the older X100. Which was well regard for fill-flash

3 - As a prime vs zoom, then yes most likely. Plus the difference in maximum aperture at that focal length on each can come in useful. Sharpness isn't all that's useful in comparing lenses.

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Zardoz
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In reply to George Horning 9000, Jan 19, 2013

Yes.

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Smeghead45
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In reply to Spade357, Jan 19, 2013

No one has a production ready model, so literally no one is going to be able to answer these questions accurately. We can speculate, but don't take it as 100% correct.

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bugeyed
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Re: X100s....couple questions
In reply to Keto, Jan 19, 2013

Keto wrote:

Spade357 wrote:

1. SAB - 100% fixed now?

2. Built-in flash - better (flash blends in better) than X-E1

3. lens @23mm sharper than X-E1 zoom kit at the same aperture?

Thanks.

1 - Wasn't this fixed anyway? I think you'll have to wait a while before confirming this on the X100s.

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I understood that the SAB problem was identified as a tolerance problem in assembling the lens & was fixed so that it would not reoccur. I would like to know if people are seeing the SAB problem on cameras dated 21xxxx & later?

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Re: X100s....couple questions
In reply to Spade357, Jan 19, 2013

Spade357 wrote:

1. SAB - 100% fixed now?

SAB has never been acknowledged or discussed by Fuji, despite the fact that they have been fixing cameras that have the issue. Therefore, speculation about its cause or cure is baseless--i.e., citing the Mayan calendar as a reason for SAB has just as much validity as any of the other theories being floated. Bottom line: No. One. Knows. What we do know is that for a long time, there were many complaints posted about it here, and then the complaints stopped. All you read these days are FUD posts from those who don't even own a Fuji but apparently live in constant mortal fear of SAB. Read into that what you will.

2. Built-in flash - better (flash blends in better) than X-E1

I (somewhat) prefer the flash on my X100 to that on my X-E1, so I'd say that what you're suggesting here is already true. (Although you can bounce the X-E1 flash, which is a nice capability to have.) Since Fuji is making no claims about an improved flash on the X100s, informed speculation would suggest that it will be the same.

3. lens @23mm sharper than X-E1 zoom kit at the same aperture?

No one can say with certainty until the X100s is released, but there is a VERY HIGH probability that a high quality 23mm prime lens, tweaked specifically to its sensor, is going to produce sharper results than a high quality zoom at the same focal length. But it's not an absolute given... note that most reviews of the 18-55 conclude that it's better at 18mm than Fuji's prime lens of the same focal length.

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wetfop
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Re: X100s....couple questions
In reply to Spade357, Jan 19, 2013

I see three questions rather than a couple; but yes, don't know and maybe.

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