I respect the disappointment expressed by purists and enthusiasts, but I have to look at this camera as a functional and aesthetical object, and I see a very cool and well-designed camera with state-of-the-art technique. Yes, it's overpriced, but only in the camera-business. I have a passion for mechanical watches and in that field you won't get much for that price. You may easily pay, say 20 K $ for a watch just telling the hours, minutes and seconds. True, when you look at the Lunar you wouldn't buy it because of its technical functionality - it's primarily a luxury object, a device for those who want something different from the uniform black rubberclad crowd. Hasselblad degrading themselves? I find a collaboration between high-tech Sony and high prestigeous H a very good idea for both companies. / Sven
LOL - no sir, a Hasselblad is far from "just a camera". It's just like watching a Rolls Royce when you only imagine a bicycle. In the old film days I hired a couple of prof. photographers who used Hasselblad. Just handling the camera is like handling an object from another world. The price - who cares? - it's likely to be insane by standards not only set by amateurs.
Polyfem: Hats off for Fujifilm. Instead of just letting the X100 on its own they keep improving its attraction. Great firmware updates and now this. I'm not sure I'll use it since the difference between 28 and 35 isn't significant, but, knowing myself, I'll probably acquiere one after all - the price is very nice.
I just wish they'd upgrade their assecories, especially their bags. The fine leather holster was useless from the beginning - they should make a decent bag which could contain the camera with UV filter, the cap, the hood and now the converter. It's meaningless to have a fine leather holster which cannot contain the rather few extras for this camera.
So, what do you do with the hood? And can you have an UV-filter mounted and still fit it within the case?
Hats off for Fujifilm. Instead of just letting the X100 on its own they keep improving its attraction. Great firmware updates and now this. I'm not sure I'll use it since the difference between 28 and 35 isn't significant, but, knowing myself, I'll probably acquiere one after all - the price is very nice.
Thanks for the tip. As you have noticed I am a novice on this site too.
Advice would be appreciated. I'm about to choose a new camera, and after thorough examination of mirrorless candidates, I have narrowed the field down to Fuji's X 100 and the X Pro 1. I was photographing a lot with SLRs in the old film days - left photographing for many years, but now I am very interested again. I love the direct control of the parametres aperture & shutter, secondly focus and ISO, and those Fujis seem both right for me. Evidently, after reading the numerous reviews, the X Pro 1 would be the "right" choice, but in spite of it beating the X 100 on every scale, I can't help being drawn to the sophisticated simplicity of the X 100. The thought of having to use a fixed 35 mm (equivalent) doesn't scare, since it's classic and very versatile. But will I - after all - miss the opportunity to change lenses?
Please, let me know what you have experienced in using your X 100s.
Thanks in advance!
Seahster: Hi everyone,
I've been a happy owner of the X-Pro1 for a few weeks now, and have been shooting and documenting my thoughts on this camera on http://handcarryonly.com/tagged/fuji in case anyone is interested.
I would say it is not a camera for everyone and every situation but for street and travel photography, it is where it truly excels, with the high IQ and low weight package.
I have just seen your great photos of the market - well done!
Thanks to Amadou Diallo for a great report and many telling images. It has become quite obvious to me that this Fuji will be the first true alternative to SLRs (excluding the insanely priced Leica Ms). I have been away from serious photographing since I sold my good Canon SLR back in the late 80s, but thanks to my son's rather unexpected and recent interest in photography I have evoken from the easy-going tourist-camera sleep and now want to make serious photographing again. However, DSLRs don't attract me because of their monstrous weight & volume, and I have looked for a camera just like the X-Pro 1. Being old-school, I prefer a camera with the main parametres (aperture, shutter speed, perhaps also ISO now) adjustable by hand without thinking. I am not at all fascinated by camera technique - it's the pictures that count and the effortless way your camera helps you to get them. I think this Fuji is likely to fulfill my wishes, and I look forward to handling one.