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Jan 02, 2012 07:37 as a reply to  @ post 13629327 |  #841

Hi guys, ive been wanting to pick 1 up this week, anyone found difficulties in focusing in low light or backlit situation? How about the manual focusing?




  
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Jan 02, 2012 08:14 |  #842

Hello Steven,

I was able to play with the x100 in the store, the camera was having issues trying to focus in this environment. The store was very well lit and other cameras I tried in the store we able to nail the focus immediately on the same subject.

However it was not horrible, the focusing was just a bit slower and took about 3 tries.

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Hi guys, ive been wanting to pick 1 up this week, anyone found difficulties in focusing in low light or backlit situation? How about the manual focusing?


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Jan 02, 2012 09:21 |  #843

The AF is not great at low light, but like siiilent says its not horrible. The good thing is I did not buy this camera for its AF. Some people are finding ways around the AF. I found for me that shooting in MF and using the AFL button fastest way to get a lock. I also learned to shoot with manual focus cameras like the Hassy and Mamiyas and I feel at home with the MF. I mainly prefocus and use the DOF indicator.

I rarely use the focus ring, its geared for macro.



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Jan 02, 2012 23:44 |  #844

I'm looking for a good street camera and this has been on my radar for sometime, anyone regret their purchase?

Have they leveled out any of the quirks?


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Jan 03, 2012 11:45 |  #845

pxchoi wrote in post #13637514 (external link)
I'm looking for a good street camera and this has been on my radar for sometime, anyone regret their purchase?

Have they leveled out any of the quirks?

Most of the "quirks" reported are from people that are used to their DSLR's and want the X100 to function as such.

Some of these "quirks" were also exaggerated IMO.

This camera has IQ on par maybe even better than my 7d, better high ISO.

It is not a fast shooting camera, you will miss shots and mis focus if you're not ready. BUT I was missing those shots anyways since I don't feel like lugging around my 7d. This camera is always with me and I accept It for what it is, a non DSLR camera with great IQ and high ISO.



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Jan 03, 2012 12:01 |  #846

justaf IREMAN wrote in post #13639610 (external link)
Most of the "quirks" reported are from people that are used to their DSLR's and want the X100 to function as such.

Some of these "quirks" were also exaggerated IMO.

This camera has IQ on par maybe even better than my 7d, better high ISO.

It is not a fast shooting camera, you will miss shots and mis focus if you're not ready. BUT I was missing those shots anyways since I don't feel like lugging around my 7d. This camera is always with me and I accept It for what it is, a non DSLR camera with great IQ and high ISO.

Couldn't have said it any better. :)


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Jan 03, 2012 14:30 |  #847

I have to agree with this, many people compare these cameras to DSLR's with hopes of everything working perfect, however they fail to acknowledge even DSLR's have "quirks".

People seem to blow things out of proportions, as most of the issues listed with the x100 is not a deal breaker.

justaf IREMAN wrote in post #13639610 (external link)
Most of the "quirks" reported are from people that are used to their DSLR's and want the X100 to function as such.

Some of these "quirks" were also exaggerated IMO.

This camera has IQ on par maybe even better than my 7d, better high ISO.

It is not a fast shooting camera, you will miss shots and mis focus if you're not ready. BUT I was missing those shots anyways since I don't feel like lugging around my 7d. This camera is always with me and I accept It for what it is, a non DSLR camera with great IQ and high ISO.


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Jan 04, 2012 14:45 |  #848

I got mine yesterday. I am surprised at its ability to use high ISO. I am sure there is built in noise reduction, but its still good. I am dragging it along on a model shoot tonight to get behind the scenes and shoot a few high speed sync flash shots with it. I'll post what i get.


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Jan 05, 2012 22:15 |  #849

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This camera looks so sexy that I would buy it just to take photos of it :cool: No need to shoot with it!


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Jan 06, 2012 00:15 |  #850

just wondering, for those who owns both the x100 and 5d mkii/ 35L combo, would you pick the x100 35L lens? assuming you use it only for street photography. I am debating on the 35L or x100.


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Jan 06, 2012 02:06 |  #851

jayvuu wrote in post #13655344 (external link)
just wondering, for those who owns both the x100 and 5d mkii/ 35L combo, would you pick the x100 35L lens? assuming you use it only for street photography. I am debating on the 35L or x100.

Yes, because of its size compared to the 5D2/35L combo I used to own. Its easier to shoot stealthy with the X100 and the IQ is almost comparable to the 5D2.



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Jan 06, 2012 05:48 |  #852

justaf IREMAN wrote in post #13655660 (external link)
Yes, because of its size compared to the 5D2/35L combo I used to own. Its easier to shoot stealthy with the X100 and the IQ is almost comparable to the 5D2.

But I assume the AF won't be as good as the 5DII + 35L combo..


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Jan 06, 2012 11:57 |  #853

MonkeyBoxers wrote in post #13656049 (external link)
But I assume the AF won't be as good as the 5DII + 35L combo..

In bright light it might be ok, but in low light lord no. haha


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Jan 06, 2012 12:16 |  #854

I use the 5d2+35l combo almost exclusively as well as the x100. As good as the x100 is, it is no replacement for FF+ an L lens. It is convenient for when you can't carry a DSLR and should be used in addition, but to me, it is no replacement. The 5d2 doesnt have the best AF in the world, but the AF of the x100 doesn't hold a candle to the 5d mark II, especially with a 35L.. This is my opinion, YMMV


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Jan 06, 2012 13:43 |  #855

hieu1004 wrote in post #13657697 (external link)
The 5d2 doesnt have the best AF in the world, but the AF of the x100 doesn't hold a candle to the 5d mark II, especially with a 35L.. This is my opinion, YMMV

I think this is a fact. :)


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