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#1 Naddan28

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 09:52 PM

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I’m sure loads of you already know this but... the X100F is one hell of an upgrade on the X100S! I’d been on the fence for so long regarding an upgrade, as I’ve got an XT1 and thought it would be a better choice to upgrade etc but one Friday I was at the airport for a city break and saw an X100F for £1130 and decided to bite the bullet.

Over the past 12 months my photography has languished and despite having a love/hate relationship with my X100S it’s been my go to camera for sheer convenience over the past 2yrs, with the last 12m it providing 90% of all my best images.

Yes the new sensor and simulations are nice but what’s completely blown me away is the ergonomics. The new battery, improved AF and focus joystick has absolutely transformed a camera (X100S) from a difficult, love/hate relationship to head over heels romance! Those small changes were something I’d not even really considered when reading reviews/weighing up decisions, so I thought I’d share a quick post to help any other X100S owners out there, thinking and wondering about whether an X100F is worth it.
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Gear: X100S, XT1, 14mm, 35mm, 56mm, 15-55mm & 50-140mm<p>Flickr: https://www.flickr.c...s/77034028@N07/

#2 dfaye

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:39 AM

I agree totally. Those apparently small details make all the difference for me, too. I tried hard to love my 100S/T. Now I'm so glad I upgraded to the 100F - a perfect companion for my XPro2.


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#3 Naddan28

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:02 AM

I agree totally. Those apparently small details make all the difference for me, too. I tried hard to love my 100S/T. Now I'm so glad I upgraded to the 100F - a perfect companion for my XPro2.

Yep. It’s kind of taken me by surprise in all honesty. I think the biggest challenge now will be the rest of my kit and whether it gets a look in etc. I looked at the T2 long & hard, but decided it didn’t “feel right” so passed on it.

Looking forward to seeing what an X100F heavy year does to my photography & views on gear!
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Posted 04 December 2017 - 01:42 PM

My X100s changed my photography life.  I went from a vacation photographer (mostly) to a photography nut.

 

After I had it converted to dual spectrum (infrared/visible), I bought my X100F.  The F is so much easier to use.  I get to compare the two a lot since I usually carry and shoot both with the S only set up for infrared now.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:03 PM

This!

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X-T2 / X-T1 / X100F / X-Pro1 / XF 35mm / XF 56mm / XF 80mm Macro / XF 16-55mm / XF 50-140mm


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:42 AM

I am actually waiting until Fujifilm release a WR version of the X100 series. Besides, I would lose more money than I can handle if I sell my X100T now, and upgrade to the X100F.

My strategy will fail of course if Fujifilm never decides to release a WR X100 version ;)

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:21 PM

This!

 

What size clip-in lens cap do you use? Is that the Fuji lens hood and adapter?


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 02:40 PM

What size clip-in lens cap do you use? Is that the Fuji lens hood and adapter?

 

I recently switched to this lens hood:

https://www.amazon.c...1?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

This allows use of the original Fujifilm lens hood.

 

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X-T2 / X-T1 / X100F / X-Pro1 / XF 35mm / XF 56mm / XF 80mm Macro / XF 16-55mm / XF 50-140mm


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 12:28 PM

Looks good actually.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 11:20 PM

Right you are.... the X-100F is a great upgrade and a great camera. It is my stealth street photography camera of choice.

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#11 peter_s

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 08:31 PM

I am new to Fuji with the purchase of a X100F.  I use a Nikon D850 and a D5 for the bulk of my work.  I wanted a small camera for quick street shots.  This past weekend was my first real test.  I shot about 400 images in New York City.  Not having anything to compare it to, I would give it a A minus.

 

Too easy to accidentally turn the exposure compensation knob.  Too easy to hit the Q button with the flesh between my thumb and forefinger.

 

Other than those two minor problems, I was happy with the results.  



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Posted 11 April 2018 - 09:45 PM

I recently switched to this lens hood:

https://www.amazon.c...1?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

This allows use of the original Fujifilm lens hood.

 

 

I bought this one and liked it but Hoage has one that is not quite as deep as this one so it is less visible through the OVF. It also allows for a filter too but I don't use one.

 

https://www.amazon.c...=hood for x100f


Edited by PhotoDan, 11 April 2018 - 09:47 PM.



 
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