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Anyone else ditching a DSLR for the Fujiflim X100?

 
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Apr 13, 2011 14:08 |  #76

Quizzical_Squirrel wrote in post #12214801 (external link)
OK, so for the uninitiated like me : why would I pay extra for an X100 over a G series?

Retro style?


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Apr 13, 2011 15:06 |  #77

Quizzical_Squirrel wrote in post #12214801 (external link)
OK, so for the uninitiated like me : why would I pay extra for an X100 over a G series?

APS-C sized sensor and the lens.




  
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Apr 13, 2011 15:09 |  #78

Quizzical_Squirrel wrote in post #12214801 (external link)
OK, so for the uninitiated like me : why would I pay extra for an X100 over a G series?

Actually having Bokeh.




  
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Apr 13, 2011 15:20 |  #79

I shoot almost entirely with primes, but even I would find a single fixed prime lens limiting. Even if it is possible to shoot an entire event or subject at one fixed focal length why not allow yourself the option of trying other combinations? Aside from issues of focal length and aperature, one lens might have especially good color rendition, one might focus more quickly, one might be particularly flare-resistant, etc.

The fixed lens of the X100 means that you get stuck with the particular qualities of that lens. Haven't some of the reviews of the X100 stated that it is slow to auto-focus compared to a modern DSLR? See http://www.photography​blog.com …film_finepix_x1​00_review/ (external link) for example...

What would I gain by buying an X100? Portability? Sure, but there are other, cheaper portable options. Style? I'm not paying four figures for that. :) There might be a few situations in which portability+image quality is important to me, but I think I would be happy with a G-series in that case.

So in summary no, I would not "ditch a DSLR for the Fujiflim X100".




  
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Apr 13, 2011 15:23 |  #80

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The X100 has something that no DSLR has been able to accomplish, and i guess that's style.

Oh dear god ...... the camera as a fashion statement! ROFLMAO




  
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Apr 13, 2011 15:29 |  #81

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Yeah, I asked about the degree of subject isolation possible on one of the X100 threads but I don't think anyone had an answer yet.

well It would be the same as with a crop sensor DSLR and a 23mm f/2 lens. that's what this has.\

Here is a really excellent video with plenty of samples.

http://www.digitalrev.​com …-review-8253-article.html (external link)




  
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Apr 13, 2011 15:35 |  #82

Quizzical_Squirrel wrote in post #12215656 (external link)
Yeah, I asked about the degree of subject isolation possible on one of the X100 threads but I don't think anyone had an answer yet.

APS-C should be like any other APS-C with regards to depth of field. Aka pretty good, and more gets you into steep focus requirements.


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Apr 13, 2011 15:36 as a reply to  @ post 12214769 |  #83

If I had a bundle of cash I'd get one - think it looks great.... But wouldn't swap my gear for it though - they do say bigger is better!


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Apr 13, 2011 17:46 |  #84

Quizzical_Squirrel wrote in post #12214801 (external link)
OK, so for the uninitiated like me : why would I pay extra for an X100 over a G series?

APS-C and a real optical rangefinder....


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Apr 13, 2011 18:26 |  #85

I might add an Fujifilm to my gear list. C'mon, seriously it isn't that expensive compared to the Leica M9 which is about five times the price here in sweden, and that is without a lens.

I am a cheap and broke student but the Fuji X100 is a step forward to fill the gap between P&S's and DSLR's and I might just sell my body to afford one.


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Apr 13, 2011 18:31 |  #86

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I might just sell my body to afford one.

...Thats legal in sweden?


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Apr 13, 2011 18:37 as a reply to  @ KenjiS's post |  #87

I sold my 40D and s95. Bought x100. Could not be happier, better iso capabilities, better video than s95. That said, I still got my 5D and my lenses. If I didnt have a 5D, I would not have done it.


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Apr 13, 2011 18:40 |  #88

Human bodies are quite cheap here in Sweden, definately much cheaper than the price of a Leica. :D
Although i know of a few Leica users who only use their expensive cameras and lenses as a way to showoff how much money they have.

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Apr 13, 2011 19:04 |  #89

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Wise words from the ignorant.

Thorrulz wrote in post #12209566 (external link)
I heard Toys"R"Us will be receiving a shipment next month. For $23.99 I just might give it a try.
Still don't think I'm giving up my real camera, a 7D though.

Anyone thinking about picking up a camera based solely on a few web images and glowing reviews by the first adopters might want to think about it until they can actually see one of these prints in front of there own eyes. If anyone wants to submit an actual photo for download of say a landscape or portrait without being enhanced or untouched, meaning SOOC, I would love to send it to a LAB for printing so I can see for myself how good the claims actually are of this camera.

How many landscapes and portraits posted on this site from a DSLR are posted SOOC with no post processing?


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Apr 13, 2011 19:44 |  #90

greenjeans wrote in post #12216925 (external link)
How many landscapes and portraits posted on this site from a DSLR are posted SOOC with no post processing?

How many photographers do you see posting what an awesome (insert name/model of dslr here) they have and what great pics they are straight out of camera such as this Fuji model?
Make a sample photo available, not a photo that's been handpicked and processed to death.
Then the consumer can make an informed decision. That would seem reasonable given the price tag on this particular camera model.


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