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Jan 27, 2015 13:19 |  #1

Hey!

I have a chance to get Fuji x100s for a very friendly price, but one thing does bother me.

I read a lot in the past day on this topic, but, as I am a regular in POTN, I thought I should ask :]

With the original firmware the x100s was pretty slow in AF department [when the light conditions weren't ideal. Then came the 1.2 firmware and then I have read people claiming different things. About a half claims, that nothing has changed, another half says, that AF performance in low light has become better.

Any thoughts? Experiences?


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Jan 27, 2015 13:22 |  #2

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Hey!

I have a chance to get Fuji x100s for a very friendly price, but one thing does bother me.

I read a lot in the past day on this topic, but, as I am a regular in POTN, I thought I should ask :]

With the original firmware the x100s was pretty slow in AF department [when the light conditions weren't ideal. Then came the 1.2 firmware and then I have read people claiming different things. About a half claims, that nothing has changed, another half says, that AF performance in low light has become better.

Any thoughts? Experiences?

No direct experience with the X100s but I had the X-E2 which had a similar update at around the same time and things were much snappier after the firmware update.


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Jan 27, 2015 13:29 as a reply to  @ solepatch's post |  #3

Sounds promising. Just added
"///on a daily basis I shoot with 7D. will the difference on AF speed kill me?"
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Would it kill me?


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Jan 27, 2015 13:31 |  #4

osh_sekta wrote in post #17402748 (external link)
Sounds promising. Just added
"///on a daily basis I shoot with 7D. will the difference on AF speed kill me?"
part.

Would it kill me?

The fujis won't track motion like your 7D does but I doubt you would be using the X100s in the same way. For just general shooting I don't think the focusing of the fuji would hold you back at all.


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Jan 27, 2015 13:34 |  #5

naah, no that fancy stuff. always have one focuspoint in the middle and recomposing. Of course, it much depends on the lenses as well, but, da*n, I love my autofocus snappy :]


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Jan 27, 2015 13:40 as a reply to  @ olafs osh's post |  #6

I use a 1Dmkiv for sports and wildlife and got a x-pro 1 for other shots and on centre point speed of focus the x-pro is close. Where you might see a difference is in low light the Fuji is a bit fussy.




  
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Jan 27, 2015 13:48 |  #7

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...in low light the Fuji is a bit fussy.

yeah, main concern, as it will be used without any artificial light sources [Street, where you never know].


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Jan 27, 2015 15:13 |  #8

I am generally satisfied with the af performance with my x100s. For the street photography that I do with my x100s/t, the AF is great. Where it falls short is when there is not enough contrast to grab focus. My 6D can practically focus on a gray wall. The x100s hunts.


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Jan 27, 2015 23:41 |  #9

What gnome said. I do like my 100S, but it will hunt more than what I was used to with my DSLR. Things get iffy in either low light, or low contrast in good light.


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Feb 11, 2015 04:46 |  #10

What kind of low light are we talking about here?
The only time i miss or it's hunting is with the TCL screwed on... never with the 23mm.

Maybe it's just me, or my X100s but i rarely see it hunting or taking it's time.

I've had 40D, 60D, 1Ds etc and they have been missing/hunting with AF on rare occasions aswell... nothing to write home about if you ask me.


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Feb 11, 2015 10:58 |  #11

Its not really low light that's the issue, but the lack of contrast. Add low light and that just makes it worse. its absolutely acceptable as far as Im concerned, and its simply the type of AF that the x100s uses. It performs exactly as I expect it to and I am generallyy 100% satisfied with it.


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Feb 11, 2015 11:23 |  #12

As an overall review, the best I've seen so far. ///not sure, is it with update or not, though///


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As an overall review, the best I've seen so far. ///not sure, is it with update or not, though///

I've seen you asked a lot about the X100 series... did you get all your answers and do you feel confident enough to buy one?
In the end it's up to you, to decide if you should buy one.


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Feb 12, 2015 06:14 as a reply to  @ bent toe's post |  #14

It's on the way to me as we speak, hopefully will arrive by monday.

Well, my main concern was and still is the AF. I am sure, I will be able to work around, if it's slow, but I want to be prepared as much as possible, you know :] Thing is, I am used to work with DSLR [7D] and pretty much rely on fast AF all the time. But I guess, in worse case scenario, I will be able to compensate it with the time I used to actually get the big thing out of the backpack, hah. hundred times faster :D

Also I noticed, that a lot of people are wondering about this issue, but, unfortunately, answers in most cases are either oh-my-god-how-positive or down to earth negative :] So, I figured it would be nice to have this topic over here :]


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Feb 12, 2015 06:17 |  #15

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It's on the way to me as we speak, hopefully will arrive by monday.

Well, my main concern was and still is the AF. I am sure, I will be able to work around, if it's slow, but I want to be prepared as much as possible, you know :] Thing is, I am used to work with DSLR [7D] and pretty much rely on fast AF all the time. But I guess, in worse case scenario, I will be able to compensate it with the time I used to actually get the big thing out of the backpack, hah. hundred times faster :D

Also I noticed, that a lot of people are wondering about this issue, but, unfortunately, answers in most cases are either oh-my-god-how-positive or down to earth negative :] So, I figured it would be nice to have this topic over here :]

NEVER compare a compact with a DSLR... ever :)

Glad you bought it, i'm sure you will enjoy it, but remember, it's not an DSLR... it's something else, something out of this world... something you will get hooked on and never ever want to let out of your sight.

I just got the WCL and i'm very impressed, you should check out the 28 and 50 converters.


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