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  1. Others may be able to add more but, after reading your Spiratone link, it appears that the fisheye screws into the filter adapter. You have to have the standard or after-market 49mm filter holder adapter already on your X100 and yours probably has it if you use any filters. You just need the step-up or step-down adapter to go from your lens to the fisheye. It looks like the fisheye was sold with adapters of different size. You may find the size e.g. 52mm on the adapter or you can measure it with a mm ruler. If it happened to be 52mm, you would need a 52mm to 49mm step-down adapter, available at photo dealers, eBay and other places.
  2. I never (almost) use the OVF so I switched it on and tested it. The digital teleconverter works whether you have the OVF or EVF turned on. Display is actual of course, in the EVF. In the OVF. a white border pops up in the viewfinder that shows the field you will get at each telephoto setting. It is bright and clear to see inside, i'm not sure how it shows in bright sunlight. The original 35mm view constantly shows, but the new field of view is easy to understand.
  3. The X100 series changed my interest in photography (and created a monster). I shoot digital exclusively with a X100F, digital infrared with a modified X100s and confess I use my iPhone for the rest, of digital. But the X100 series lead to the following film cameras: Fuji 690 (Texas Leica) a giant X100 if you use your imagination, a Fuji 617 landscape camera and a Nikon S3 rangefinder camera. Then I went on and on and have added a half-frame Canon and pulled my old Olympus OM-1 out of storage. I even grabbed a 110 camera, a Pentax auto110. And before the X100 series, I was mainly shooting vacation pictures with a Fuji digital zoom.
  4. Thanks for the info Doug. I have a friend who recently bought an X100f who wants to use recipes for a specific film but didn't know how to save it. I never had the need and even though I have used the system for about 4 years, never used custom settings or the Q menu so I didn't know the answer. Searching "Fuji Custom Settings" after reading your note gave me all he will need to know.
  5. My two X100 series cameras (S later converted to IR) and F changed my life, photographically speaking. I went from an occasional shooter, mainly on vacations to a photo nut. And I love it. I'm always thinking of where to go and what to shoot next. I don't always use the manual dials and buttons but when I need more control, it is so easy. It is even better when you customize the settings. I use ND and ISO on the front and Flash, WB, and Film Simulation on the back ring plus the quick focus button and magnify button. I never use the Q button for anything. If you enjoy yours even half as much as I enjoy mine, you will be thrilled.
  6. I'm not sure if they will; it doesn't seem like converters are a big market. I've never seen anything on numbers sold. I had my X100s and then my X100F for quite a few years and decided on the wide converter before my last long road trip. 28mm is my ideal but I wasn't sure about the extra length and weight. I put it on June 16 and have not had it off again and I've shot about 4,000 shots with it. I don't notice the weight and the length isn't bad so it will stay on permanently. I used a 28 the 98% of the time on my Miranda Sensorex and then my Olympus OM-1, from 1969 through the 1990s and still use the Olympus a bit. I found it was the perfect lens for me. Your experience with the 24 was probably as good as mine with the 28 and I think I understand how you feel. For the future, it appears you are stuck with backing up or using the panorama feature, neither of which are satisfactory compared to the lens you want but what I've been doing since spring of 2014. I'm glad I got the WA converter. I considered one of the interchangeable lens Fuji's with a 28mm equivalent but just like the X100 series too much to change.
  7. I shot and developed 40 rolls last year. I shoot 35mm with an assortment of cameras and 120 with two Fujis. My 6 X 9 format is a Fuji GSW690 III. With fixed lens and rangefinder style, it is like my X100 cameras on steroids. The camera is sometimes nick-named the Texas Leica." The most fun camera that I shoot is in 6 X 17 format, the Fuji G617. It is a huge camera with what looks like a "roll cage" around the lens. Everything is manual; focus, f/stop, shutter speed and shutter - you have to manually cock it like old press cameras. I get great shots on both.
  8. I'm not sure I follow the translation but here goes. When I set aperture priority by using the aperture ring to the desired f/stop, I see shutter speed, aperture, iso and everything else I need.
  9. I'm confused. Why would it get dirty if you are not changing lenses?
  10. I shot about 50 rolls last year - 35mm and 120 mostly but also 110, 16mm and 5X7. Two of my main cameras are Fujis - a GAS690III 6X9 120 camera and a G617 6X10 120 panorama camera. The last one is my favorite camera and it is going on a shoot today.
  11. I hope someone has more ideas. First thing I would do would be remove battery, then re-install. But I imagine you already tried that. There may be a more powerful reset but I have never heard of one.
  12. I hope you enjoy the X100 series as much as I do. I do all of my digital shooting with a X100s Dual Spectrum modified camera and an X100F. Once you get used to the fixed focal length and the capabilities of this camera, especially the quick manual adjustments, you may have a new favorite camera.
  13. I really like panoramas. I shoot them with my Fuji GSW690III and my Fuji G617 as well as digital. I can't help you directly with your camera since I have a X100F and a dual spectrum infrared/visible converted X100s. I've shot probably 50 or so panoramas with the digital Fujis and have been happy with most but the one comment I have that may or may not be useful with your camera is that I occasionally get banding across the photo. So I always shoot two or three of the same scene since often I can't see the banding on the screen, only when I see it larger size on my monitor.
  14. I don't like the Instagram format/options so I don't post there. But I do follow, mostly national parks. I like the flexibility and groups in Flickr. I'm mostly into landscapes, rural decay, infrared (I have a converted X100S) and other assorted subjects. Mt about me page with samples I picked plus my most popular on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/people/97423979@N00/
  15. Probably a language difference. In American English, the bottom three icons are wrenches. I agree with the recommendation to read the manual. When I have something complex (from cameras to cars), I read the manual the day I get it and reread it again after I have been using the item for a few days or weeks.
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