X100s... love at first sight :)

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Dominique Dierick
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X100s... love at first sight :)
Mar 29, 2013

When the X100 was released, I wrote here I'd wait for the second release. So I did, and now I got the X100s. Focus speed, manual focus, colors, high iso, ease of use: all double check.

Just love it!

PS. You could say what a dumb post, but I don't care. This little camera does exactly what I had my Konica Hexar and Leica for 20 years ago and I just wanted to share my joy

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In reply to Dominique Dierick, Mar 29, 2013

Great Dominique ... looking forward to seing some of your photographs !!

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In reply to Dominique Dierick, Mar 29, 2013

I am not a Pro but a gear head.  I use cameras mainly for travel pictures, and sometime portraits and macros.  I never understand the idea of having a fix 35mm or 50mm lens for a camera.  Is that too restrictive?  I understand that prime lens has larger aperture for better bokeh, but that's for special occasions, right?

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In reply to svx94, Mar 29, 2013

technical considerations aside...

visit your local art museum...  you will see colorful landscapes... and paintings done in muted single or two color processes... and you will see charcoal drawings... not to mention pencil drawings, paint applied by pallet knives, brushes, tossed by hand, etc.   It's all GOOOD as they say and the same goes for photography.  A fixed single focal length lens helps the "artist" stretch other aspects of creativity to create his or her vision.

Also keep in mind that more than 90% of the greatest photos taken in the entire history of photography were shot with a fixed focal length lens!

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In reply to Dominique Dierick, Mar 29, 2013

Dominique Dierick wrote:

When the X100 was released, I wrote here I'd wait for the second release. So I did, and now I got the X100s. Focus speed, manual focus, colors, high iso, ease of use: all double check.

Just love it!

PS. You could say what a dumb post, but I don't care. This little camera does exactly what I had my Konica Hexar and Leica for 20 years ago and I just wanted to share my joy

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I don't think this is a dumb post at all. Quite the opposite, in fact.

IMHO the sheer mass of hyper-technical dumpster-diving is overshadowing the ergonomic beauty of the X100S.  I think the term "retro" has been misapplied in many cases to speak more to the camera's appearance than to its wonderful interface.

Your post re-grounds the discussion on the pleasure ofusing this camera as opposed todissectingit.

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In reply to svx94, Mar 29, 2013

35mm is a perfect focal length for close candid shots. Wider than the human eye it can bring in the surroundings to give context, but it is not too wide so that subjects are lost in the image.

When I 'zoom with my feet' then the process of framing by moving back or forward by small steps becomes an integral and enjoyable process... You've got to sometimes work for a satisfying image.

Perhaps most importantly, when you just use one focal length it allows the photographer to know what will appear in the frame before the camera is raised to their eye. This helps with the intuitive nature of 'seeing the shot'.

I only use primes for the above reasons...

And to the OP... Congrats on your X100s, I'm slightly jealous but still veryhappy with my X100 & XP1 

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In reply to svx94, Mar 30, 2013

And another thing.

When you use a  fixed angle of view for a while, you begin to see in that angle of view. You hcan pre-visualize and know where to stand instead of thinking about what focal length to switch too. This is great training to develop a style.

For travel if you want to document things then I agree a single focal length is restrictiveoh but for travel where you want to document people, a single focal length would not be restrictive (for me anyway).

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In reply to Dominique Dierick, Mar 30, 2013

you're not alone. both Zack Arias and David Hobby are touting it as the new Leica. The images at zacks site are wliterally mind blowing. I was one of the people who laughed out loud at the X100. I'm now in line for the X100s.

Read this. It's hilarious and incite-full all at once.

http://zackarias.com/for-photographers/gear-gadgets/fuji-x100s-review-a-camera-walks-into-a-bar/

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In reply to svx94, Mar 30, 2013

I can imaging when you developed your own style and "specialized" eye to see the world, the quality of work comes out.  Again, I am not a pro and certainly not there... I did notice that my landscape photos fall mostly into several focal length, 35mm is the largest portion; with 80-100mm follows.

Thanks again for the education!

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