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Fuji X100 Review
I really only want to write once about the amazing Fuji X100. I will satisfy that intention by approaching it from two aspects:
- As somebody who recently moved from an SLR system; replacing his setup with just the Fuji X100 (most of the technical comparisons are against my previous Canon equipment, some might consider this the wrong approach as the Fuji X100 isn’t an SLR replacement, but it is what it is).
- As somebody who wanted to get back to the simplicity and joy of using a rangefinder camera (this was after having previously flirted with a number of them over the years, in particular a pair of Contax G2′s).
So you’re reading this, there is no doubt you’re already well informed about the Fuji X100. Especially if you have been a regular reader of this blog. I’ve posted so much news, reviews and general information about the Fuji X100. I’ll dispense with in-depth tests, image results, pixel peeping and weighty comparisons. You will have read them elsewhere. I’ll re-post some of the links if I feel I can’t add anything to what has already been published.
As we all know, the excitement started in September 2010 at the Photokina Trade show. When I first saw the X100, I thought it could give back to me a bit of my nostalgia for handling a film camera, while at the same time I also thought, finally this is what many photographers have been asking for; a digital sensor wrapped around the beauty and character of a rangefinder camera.
It didn’t surprise me that it would be Fuji who were bringing a digital rangefinder to market. Fujifilm were always a little different with their innovations, releasing cameras now and again that were a bit odd; making us sit up and think for a moment. They did it with the GF670 (medium format film camera) and the Fuji W1 (a 3-D camera).
Photoreview in Australia have also posted their review. Giving the Fuji X100 high marks all round. It looks like another un of the mill review but there are a few interesting tidbits inside it. Aside from covering the usual attributes, they have posted some nice graphs with comparisons to similar cameras, CA, resolution and ISO. Below their summary they also post a suite of images shot under; different lighting, long exposures, flash exposures and close ups, both macro and normal.
The review though indepth, is nicely laid out on one web page, which is nice to see.
It’s been a slow week for Fuji X100 news, the hoopla has started to die down now, those with their cameras are happily shooting away, the rest of us are either waiting for their own X100 to arrive, waiting for Dpreview to put it through its paces or waiting for some word from Fuji about a firmware update. I’m waiting for all three.
In the mean time, a few fellow photographers have posted some well written reviews on their respective blogs. We have:
Meeting a Stranger: The Fuji X100: A Street Photographer’s Review by John Goldsmith
A Different Beast – How the X100 kicked my butt by Patrick La Roque