Black X100S

Started Mar 6, 2013 | Discussions
pcb_dpr
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In reply to theranman, Mar 28, 2013

So are you saying that you know enough about the mfr specs for both cameras to know Fuji is lying when they say the X100S requires paint that's more expensive than the paint used on the X20? Or you know enough about the various types of metal used in camera production that it's not possible that one camera could require different paint/finish than another? Or even though you don't know any of that you're just calling bullsh*t because you can?

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It's "durability" issue is a big bubbling crock of bs, and I don't buy it for a second. Cameras have had black finishes forever. What's so magically special about this one? Gimme a break.

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In reply to pcb_dpr, Mar 28, 2013

pcb_dpr wrote:

So are you saying that you know enough about the mfr specs for both cameras to know Fuji is lying when they say the X100S requires paint that's more expensive than the paint used on the X20? Or you know enough about the various types of metal used in camera production that it's not possible that one camera could require different paint/finish than another? Or even though you don't know any of that you're just calling bullsh*t because you can?

theranman wrote:

It's "durability" issue is a big bubbling crock of bs, and I don't buy it for a second. Cameras have had black finishes forever. What's so magically special about this one? Gimme a break.

I'm rather skeptical of this 'special paint' arguement as well.  What is so special about the x100 that is different from the X-Pro1, X-E1, X10/X20, and every other camera that has been painted black?

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Re: Black X100S
In reply to lesstax, Mar 28, 2013

I wanted to know the same thing.  I spoke to the guys at Fuji UK and they said it just isn't going to happen. Ever.

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Re: Black X100S
In reply to pcb_dpr, Mar 29, 2013

pcb_dpr wrote:

So are you saying that you know enough about the mfr specs for both cameras to know Fuji is lying when they say the X100S requires paint that's more expensive than the paint used on the X20? Or you know enough about the various types of metal used in camera production that it's not possible that one camera could require different paint/finish than another? Or even though you don't know any of that you're just calling bullsh*t because you can?

theranman wrote:

It's "durability" issue is a big bubbling crock of bs, and I don't buy it for a second. Cameras have had black finishes forever. What's so magically special about this one? Gimme a break.

Yes, yes, and....yes. 
Feel free to be as gullible as you like.

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In reply to theranman, Mar 29, 2013

Well the point about the X-Pro1 is just not valid , it's only a cheap compact & not of the same quality as the X100s .......  

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In reply to lesstax, Mar 29, 2013

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How long must I wait and at what price?

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Kivis

You might just put it in a black case.

I must laugh at this post as well as others that view cameras as a fashion accessory.

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In reply to joe talks photography, Mar 29, 2013

joe talks photography wrote:

lesstax wrote:

How long must I wait and at what price?

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Kivis

You might just put it in a black case.

I must laugh at this post as well as others that view cameras as a fashion accessory.

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Joe

Joe - everyone knows black-bodied cameras take better pictures ... ask hundreds of Leica owners.

( Note: Sarcasm alert )

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Re: Black X100S - first picture of a black X100s
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In reply to lesstax, 11 months ago

lesstax wrote:

How long must I wait and at what price?

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Kivis

Well, now, search for websites for the latest scuttlebutt on a black X100S.

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In reply to HeavyDuty, 11 months ago

I like the look of my X100S. Reminds me of my first camera, a Minolta SRT 101. (I still have it.) If there's enough demand for an all-black version to warrant any additional manufacturing costs, I'm sure Fuji will produce one.

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Eric Jacobs wrote:

I like the look of my X100S. Reminds me of my first camera, a Minolta SRT 101. (I still have it.) If there's enough demand for an all-black version to warrant any additional manufacturing costs, I'm sure Fuji will produce one.

Me too.

In the old days there was no color option... That's the way the X100s is.

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In reply to Ricardo Maia, 11 months ago

I'm very surprised to hear that the X100 LE sold poorly. Given how popular the X100 is with street photographers, and black being a stealthy colour, I thought they'd go hand in hand.

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In reply to lesstax, 11 months ago

lesstax wrote:

How long must I wait and at what price?

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Kivis

go to Home Depot and buy some Black Plastidip... it may actually look great!.. seriously!...and assist with weather sealing at the same time..:)

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In reply to MikeyLNG, 11 months ago

MikeyLNG wrote:

I'm very surprised to hear that the X100 LE sold poorly. Given how popular the X100 is with street photographers, and black being a stealthy colour, I thought they'd go hand in hand.

If it were the same price, it would not doubtedly sell better.  But given the price premium, even though they included some accessories, it was more than most people would've wanted to pay.

If the X100S in black is the same price, or only a little more, I'm all over it.

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In reply to lesstax, 11 months ago

lesstax wrote:

How long must I wait and at what price?

a few more weeks

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In reply to Ricardo Maia, 10 months ago

Ricardo Maia wrote:

Nikon2011 wrote:

lesstax wrote:

How long must I wait and at what price?

a few more weeks

Announced:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/01/06/fujifilm-to-release-x100s-in-solid-black?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_0_2

It will be fun to choose the color for once.
Now i wish i had the x100s instead of my xe2.
Oh well

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In reply to lesstax, 10 months ago

The wait's over, or at least only until the stores recieve their stock. Silver or black, same price. No price bump as the X100 LE, probably since there's no case, shade, filter, included.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/01/06/fujifilm-to-release-x100s-in-solid-black?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=mainmenu&utm_medium=text&ref=mainmenu

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In reply to Gaijin Tourist, 10 months ago

I'm going to the shop first thing tomorrow and pre-order one. Been waiting so long for a black one, I had my mouse hover over the 'buy now' button on the Limited X100 a few times...

I just hope they make the black leather half case with the red stitching available too. It might annoy some people who bought the Limited X100, but it looks so nice..

Guess I'll be joining "Team Fuji" soon!

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