Two weeks with the F100 (16 pics)

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Two weeks with the F100 (16 pics)

It's been a while, really quite a while, since I last started a thread here... But I was given a sample F100 to "test use" two weeks ago and thought some of you would be interested to see some pics from it.:-)

Allow me to reiterate that it's outside my circle of competence (and interest) to do all kinds of technical tests and I'm only interested to see if the new cam can serve as a good tool in the real world. So, please don't expect a review from me. Nevertheless, I'll be more than happy to share with you my general impressions.

First, the IQ of its high ISOs did show improvement over the F50, but isn't still comparable to that of the F30. Fortunately, thanks to its IS system (not amazing but effective), I have seldom felt the need to use the ISO1600. As a user of the F30 (and its predecessors), what the F100 impresses me most is a much better control over PF and "blown highlights". What's more, a wider zoom range, especially a wide angle (28mm 135 equivalent), is what I have been hoping for... So, IMO, it's quite a good all-rounder and a compact I'll love to carry everywhere day or night.

Perhaps the biggest bad news is that neither Aperture nor Shutter priority mode is available. Another little thing is that a spare battery may be needed – its battery life is roughly half of that of the F30.:-(

O.K., enough talking. Hope you enjoy my recent pics.

(PS. All were handheld and exif info is intact.)

1. "Winter is not over yet..."

2. A/C hoods

3. "Calvin"

4. Father & baby

5. Green patches in a concrete jungle

6. "McDonalds or Chiu Chau food?"

7. "Shy"

8. Southorn Playground

9. A tree in safe custody

10. Waiting

11. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park

12. "Causeway Bay, Hong Kong"

13. Chasing a dog

14 Working late

15. Peel Street

Best regards

‘Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.’
Henri Cartier Bresson

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