you are right and this is the way it works. For me it is a massive improvement how it works with Fuji and longtime exposure. Coming from Nikon (and what I have heard other brands have similar behaviour) where I always have the to carry and intervalometer or at least a remote release with lock, this is much easier. As you mentioned, there is always the possibility to end the long exposure before the end of the timer.
PS: Yes, I know the the "time mode" with the Nikon. 😉
Been trying to find a good used X100s for my daughter for months. Fred Miranda is usually my best bet but I'm not finding anything lately. I'd prefer to buy from an individual rather than KEH etc.
Any ideas or leads would be appreciated.