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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).
Bah, we all know that we want the low down on a 5D mark2 of full frame goodness! (Only because I want the low down on Canon’s next full frame sensor :)). Canon know how to annoy their followers, those who bought the 40D could feel bummed about an update coming out already and the legion of Canon fans want their Nikon D700 nemesis announced!
Instead we get nothing. Canon are playing their cards close to their chest and I guess Photokina is when they are going to release something about it. Notice the lack of plausible rumours for a 5D mk2? The 50D rumours have been flying around for a while and they were pretty spot on. Yet nothing, not a whisper for the 5D replacement. Scary.
At least we know the specs of the 5D mk2 are going to be higher than the 50D.