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kreislauf

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On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (144 comments in total)
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notpc: "the fixed lens design meant that users of other system didn’t have to worry about lens compatibility"

Kind of like a car with flat tires means the owner doesn't have to "worry" about driving, LOL.

No, to be honest, I don't yet get it.

You can produce images with the camera, period. There is, where your metaphor fails.

And you proclaim, that you need interchangeable lenses? But argue, that those people are too dense, who pick up a X100 and are o.k. with not having focal length options? Oh my...

People who like fixed lens cameras are not "excuse-making" of any sort. In fact, the opposite is more close to reality. People like you, who seem to look down to fixed lens cameras, thinking that one needs different focal lengths, to be allowed in the secret society of photography...

For me this is highly valid. I specifically chose the X100 linefor exactly this feature (or what you would call a limitation).

I think I get it, why you have a problem with that. I take it, you are a Nikon user?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 19:32 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (144 comments in total)

reading the comments here, you either have people dismissing the X100 for its slow auto focus or loving it.

so in the end, the point-and-shooters moved on to quicker focusing cameras while the others can work around the issue?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 15:43 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (144 comments in total)
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Photoman: Loved the camera when it come out, but software was terrible when it was released. A real love/hate when I got it.

you never touched a sigma then... :)

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (144 comments in total)
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Simon Elwell: Bought an X100 - then the X100S - haven't traded up to a T and whilst the F looks great I think I'll stick with the S for now. Still use it; still brilliant.

no need to update. Even the old X100 with it's quirks still produces images that are printable.
No newly introduced feature on any successor can change that. :)

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (144 comments in total)
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energy guy: I still have my x100, I really tried to work with it but now it is collecting dust because it is just not worth all the fiddling around. I purchased the camera in Canada for $1200, now it is worth less than half that, I just purchased the Panasonic ZS 100, for about the same price a few years later, at least this camera focuses.
What is the use of a lovely retro look camera that doesn't work. Basically the x100 is only good for my display shelf of past cameras, it sits next to my Brownie box camera, this also can't focus!!

ah gee. here we go.
true, not a point and shoot.

It tells you something, when you dismiss a camera solemnly because the AUTOfocus is not quick enough.

The Nikon 1 series has a great AF speed and reliability. Soccer moms love it!

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 15:35 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (144 comments in total)
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fad: Still gathering dust for me, after all these years.

Sadly, useless for street photography.

I just bought MG Voigtlander 40/1.8 MF lens for D750 to fill this same niche.

I'm sorry to hear that @fad.
Maybe you didn't try to adapt to the camera enough?

I don't know how you shoot "street", but for me this is pretty much perfect. Personally, I use apertures in the range of 4.0 - 8.0 with a pre-selected exposure time, auto-ISO to make use of the exposure dial and zone focusing or most of the time, hyper-focal (around 5m @ f/5.6).
Using only the OVF makes a wonderful street cam and I can change aperture, speed and exposure in milliseconds.

You bought a manual focus lens for a 135 sensor DSLR. So you have a smaller focus plane, need to focus without any help and carry more obtrusive setup. Sounds kind of strange to me... at least the way I shoot street. But your mileage may vary.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (144 comments in total)
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minzaw: big bold and useless for me (used as a paper weight on my desk though)

You must do some special kind of photography, if a X100 is useless to you.

Maybe you use your Pentax APSCs to photograph encased under water?
Would be the only scenario where I could see the Fuji being useless...

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 13:47 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (144 comments in total)
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notpc: "the fixed lens design meant that users of other system didn’t have to worry about lens compatibility"

Kind of like a car with flat tires means the owner doesn't have to "worry" about driving, LOL.

you took a perfectly reasonable sentence and added a cup of stupidity to it.

way to go!

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 13:02 UTC
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (190 comments in total)
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User9362470513: Bizarre outcome. I would take the Ricoh GR2 as my walk-around do-everything camera and the Sigma when I want the ultimate IQ and resolution taking a still life in good light. You only need to review the studio scene and the actual images to see how they measure up against, if not surpass, the seriously over-priced Sony and Leica.

Go to the Sigma photo of the red Mercedes in a dirty yard and use the loupe to focus on the Mercedes badge - incredible fine definition.
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/2016-roundups-fixed-prime-lens-cameras/6

I'm with you, have the ricoh on my list to complete my sigmas.
Problembis, once you touched a fuji, image quality is good enough and handling is superb...

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 23:15 UTC
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (190 comments in total)
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biza43: Both recommendations are technological tour-de-forces in their own right, no doubt about it. But at such cost, I would never recommend such cameras to others, unless they really know what to do with them.

Use them to take pictures?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 23:12 UTC
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (190 comments in total)
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GaryJP: "This one goes out to all the 'zoom with your feet' types."

Ah, the ones who don't know what the characteristics of different focal lengths actually do, and why. :)

Did you even bother to read my post?

Believe me, we know.
It is a choice and we know the trade-offs.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 23:10 UTC
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (190 comments in total)
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princecody: Fuji X100T with bigger grip & a tiltable screen @ 50mm 👍🏻

X-t2?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 23:05 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (144 comments in total)
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mark finn: I got one of the first X100 cameras when it was released in Australia, and was also one of the first to report the sticking aperture blades issue (which Fuji rapidly fixed free of charge). I've since passed the X100 on to my father-in-law when I got my 100S, who passed it on to his wife when he got his 100T. I know a 100F is in my future.

As many have indicated here, it is a series that you feel a connection to, and I have taken (and sold) more good images with this camera than any of my Canon bodies, or other Fuji gear for that matter. For those who complain about things like autofocus speed, I'd suggest they have chosen the wrong tool for the job; I don't think the X100 series was ever meant for action photography. However I can only recall a handful of occasions over the last five years where I've felt I missed a street or event shot because of the speed of the camera, compared to the many thousands I have got due to the liberating limitations the X100 imposes.

I like your point that there is so much more to gain.
Forums here are full of discussions about "whats missing"

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 17:26 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (144 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: I still use mine almost daily.

Now the only camera I own after selling off all my Nikon and Pentax gear.

I simply love it!

do you use one of the adapters?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 17:18 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (144 comments in total)
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alifemir: I bought the camera only because it reminded me my first camera, my dad's Kodak Retina rangefinder of 1940-1950's. One of the best cameras for street photography. Excellent high ISO performance so that less need for a flash, which is cumbersome to carry to social events, except for fill in. Serves my needs perfectly. I like to see what a difference F version will bring.

ah, and i did forget: I don't expect any difference in "image feel".
Except Acros simulation, maybe

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 17:17 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (144 comments in total)
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alifemir: I bought the camera only because it reminded me my first camera, my dad's Kodak Retina rangefinder of 1940-1950's. One of the best cameras for street photography. Excellent high ISO performance so that less need for a flash, which is cumbersome to carry to social events, except for fill in. Serves my needs perfectly. I like to see what a difference F version will bring.

Faster AF
Joystick for AF
Additional control dial
ISO dial
faster processing speed

for me, the X100F is very tempting...

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 17:16 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (144 comments in total)
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badi: so... these "throwback" articles have turned into ... back a whole 5-10 years stories :) ...
Anyway, for me a title like that suggests at least a product that is already history, that doesn't really have users anymore.
The x100 is still a great camera today, and lots of people still use it... it is in it's 4th iteration, but the original x100 it's still a current product... nothing "throwback" about it...

Like a Leica M9 is still a great camera.
Like a Sigma SD1 is still a great camera.
Like a Nikon D300 is still a great camera.

Actually, most cameras that once were great, still are great today.
Why? Because their function didn't diminish over time.
And because it is the industries marketing devisions, which try to convince us (super effectively) that we need the new features...

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 17:14 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (376 comments in total)
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zos xavius: Out of curiosity I decided to compared the K-1 to the SDQ and the Merril. I threw in the XT-2 for fun. If I upscale and compare the K-1 easily resolves far more than the other three. I'm not convinced of Sigma's claim that their sensor produces 40mp of detail. Its just not there. I don't see how adding 5mp will make the camera magically resolve more than the K-1 suddenly either. I'll be honest it does pretty well for aps-c, but so does my 24mp K-3. The XT-2 I just don't know. Everything to me looks like watercolors at 100%. Edge detail is pretty lacking really. The edges of the letters in the color wheel are noticeable to me the most. I thought it might be ACR, so I tried looking at the camera produced JPEG and its really about the same. A disappointing result frankly. Based upon this I see zero benefit to X-trans (the colors look about the same as bayer to me) or Foveon. Crops: L to R SD1->SDQ->XT-2->K-1

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1eWDCDJ8MQsNFB2SDVuOFEybmc?usp=sharing

well, the K-1 is amazing. And if i would be in the market for a 135 camera, it would be the Pentax for sure. Combine it with the interesting manual lenses and there you go, a super versatile camera.
however, looking at the trinity - 15-30, 24-80, 80-200 - the lenses are, well, too massive for me!

the fuji might look like water color in your comparison (don't forget, you pixel-peep here!) but it just has the nicest handling - period.
Don't just get hung up on the 100% sections, think about to capture an image and judge the whole frame. For me, the fuji wins hands down in over all use.
(I own a X100T and 2 DP merrils btw)

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 14:27 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (376 comments in total)
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spatz: Would be nice to get an overview of which sigma APSC lenses cover what fraction of APSH sensor.

no, I do not want to be limited to 135 glass. I am pretty sure, the 1.4/30mm will work on the SDQH. At least I do hope that...

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 14:02 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (144 comments in total)

I have the X100T and was contemplating to pick up a X100 to play with the different sensor rendering. I don't care for speed or shortcomings (owning merrill cameras makes you immune to this)
anybody has some resources on the differences in color/detail btw. X100 and X100s/t?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 11:29 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
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