Fuji X100 on the allotment

I usually have a compact camera to carry around with me, and until now, this has quite often been one of the Canon ‘G’ series models.  However, after my G11 broke last month I decided to try a new model and have gone with  Fuji X100.  Still trying it out at the moment, but I already have a long list of ‘Pros’ and one or two ‘Cons’…Firstly, I have to say that the quality of the files is amazing. The Fuji has a larger sensor than the earlier Canons (although the new Canon G1X has a larger one too), and this is reflected in the smooth digital files that seem to have very little noise.  I am not (in the slightest!) a technical boffin, but I can say that the files also seem to require less work in Lightroom (I shoot RAW always)… they come out of the camera with fantastically accurate exposure/contrast/colour etc.  Its a lovely camera to use, and is pleasingly like a Leica/Contax in the way it looks and handles (I know the way it looks shouldn’t be important, but my Leica M3 was my favourite ever camera!).  The focusing is accurate on Auto, but the manual is a bit fiddly, and there is a very good ‘macro’ setting that is easy to use.  There are a couple of problems with the ergonomics, most obvious being that the exposure compensation dial is VERY easy to accidently move off ‘0’ which means that I have inadvertently shot a few images at minus or plus compensation…  I will try and post again once I have tested the camera further, but here are a couple of samples from the first few days…

Fuji X100 on the allotment

Garden shed in early summer

Fuji X100 on the allotment

Brassica flowers on the allotment

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  1. Alan Hill July 5, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    Hi,

    just to say that I have had a X100 for a couple of months now and I am REALLY happy with the results. One tip, if I may? Use a top of the range high-speed memory card so that it powers up quickly..ooh and read this book to get the most out of your camera: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Fuji-X100-Michael-Diechtierow/dp/1933952989

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