Fuji X100F Thoughts Component 2
In this article I’ll give an upgrade on how things have already been going.
Take note: all of the photos in this article are direct out of digital camera jpegs shot beneath the regular Provia setting (unless in any other case noted).
Initial, I’m still locating the camera a pleasure to utilize, and I like the outcomes we’ve been obtaining with it.
It feels as though an extremely natural camera to transport with you just about everywhere. It’s light-weight, small form aspect, and simplicity make it an extremely functional digital camera. Capturing with it feels as though a simple / self-explanatory process. It certainly just gets out just how, and enables you to concentrate on capturing great occasions.
We’re fortunate to possess this camera on mortgage from Fuji Canada, however when the mortgage is up, I believe it’s a digital camera that we’ll end up being increasing our tool kit (specifically since we’ve changing the the X-T2 for the main program).
Below are a few more advantages and disadvantages I’ve discovered concerning the camera:
The X100F uses exactly the same battery because the X-T2. It is a large plus in the event that you already make use of an X-T2 or XPro2. The battery lifestyle also seems quite great.
And something more battery related details. It is possible to charge the electric battery in the digital camera by attaching a micro USB cable connection. This computes really nicely for rapidly topping up the electric battery. (Or making use of USB electric battery booster packs in the industry).
Another fine detail that I believe I forgot to say in my previous write-up is definitely that the autofocus acceleration is great. Definitely an enormous improvement on the X100T. Even yet in low light it can an excellent job (despite having the focus assist switched off – that i can’t stand). For standard photojournalistic use I must say i don’t notice the distinction in AF swiftness between your X100F and the X-T2.
I haven’t tested relocating subject matter tracking speed (though I’d be amazed if it could match the stellar efficiency of the X-T2).
They are a couple functions that are sort of dual edged.
The foremost is zoom lens sharpness. If you’ve used the X100F, or 23mm f/2 WR, or 35mm f2 WR, after that you’ll probably have a good idea of what I’m discussing it.
Generally when you’re shooting spacious (f/2) anyway focusing distance, then your lens actually doesn’t seem very sharpened. Yet in the event that you increase the length between your subject matter and the digital camera, then you can certainly get tack sharp pictures. I believe Fuji actually marketplaces this as an attribute for achieving softer searching portraits.
Above photo photo at f/2
Above photo chance at f/2.8 (start to see the upsurge in sharpness)
Above photo photo at f/3.2 – halted down and increased digital camera subject distance really boosts sharpness. Side take note: I had the display screen lighting maxed out while capturing this collection – which actually messed with my exposures. That is an image I will have got bumped up the direct exposure in Lightroom, but remaining as a SOOC illustration.
Personally I’d would rather have tack sharp pictures, wide open, anyway focusing distance – and initially I thought this is a genuine deal breaker (I almost came back our 23mm f/2 WR). Truthfully though I’ve sort of gotten utilized to it.
And when concentrating on subjects which are farther apart the lens has excellent edge to advantage sharpness and chromatic aberration appears very well controlled.
Another weird pro/con can be electronic zoom. The camera functions an awesome setting that allows one to use the focus band as an electronic zoom to change between 35mm (authentic), 50mm, and 70mm. The neat factor is that the digital camera will up-res the photograph so that despite the fact that it’s digitally zoomed in you nevertheless obtain 24MP.
I haven’t experimented a whole lot with this particular feature yet – due to the fact the camera needs to be in jpeg only setting. For those who have it established to shoot natural+jpeg it won’t take action. What a disappointment. I’d love to have the ability to digitally zoom in digital camera – obtaining the crop I’d like in camera – while nevertheless having the ability to have the initial raw document. I don’t mind not really being able to possess the up-resed jpeg.
It’s a hardcore decision as the SOOC jpegs are usually so excellent, I’m tempted to shoot jpeg just – and then getting the digital zoom functionality makes this camera a lot more versatile as an daily shooter.
Photo with the Acros movie simulation
You should buy a separate wear adapter to be able to work with a threaded filtration system. Fuji makes their very own special adapter that is pretty pricy ($48), nevertheless, you will get a cheaper alternative party one. I haven’t used either of these adapters however, but I’d prefer to give them a go. A threaded filter may seem like a small details, but with all this is the kind of digital camera we’re taking around everywhere, getting the additional security of an excellent UV filter (just like the Zeiss T* line), will be really great.
A very important factor I need to talk about is climate sealing. I desire the X100F got it. I’ve currently had this digital camera out in rainstorms where I generally had to place it under my coat for fear of harming it – while at exactly the same time the X-T2 with a weather conditions sealed lens was protected in drinking water and going solid.
I don’t understand how much bigger Fuji could have had to help make the camera to be able to accommodate climate sealing – or just how much more costly it would have already been. But I must believe eventually this digital camera will undoubtedly be weather sealed and it’ll be a welcome enhancement.
Lauren with the elements sealed X-T2
One concern that I’ve encountered will be that when you’re rapidly scrolling through reviewing pictures on the trunk of the X100F the images appear somewhat blurry/pixelated (nearly like JPEG compression artifecting) and soon you stop on a graphic and then it correctly renders. I’m not completely certain what’s going on right here. I examined this on the X-T2 and the pictures appear tack sharp when i quickly scroll through items.
The X100F in comparison to similar digital cameras
The only real other experience I’ve with a camera such as this (huge sensor, fixed lens) may be the previous X100T – which initially I really was skeptical about. After that after trying that digital camera I noticed how amazing this group of digital camera will be.
I did a little bit of research on which else was on the market (Leica Q, Sony RX1r, Ricoh GR, etc) – there’s are in fact several attractive options – however they all seem to possess their weaknesses. (Briefly: Price of the Leica and Sony, no stage detect on the Leica, pop-up viewfinder on the RX1r isn’t useable predicated on my knowledge with the RX100, no viewfinder on the Ricoh).
The Leica is just about the best alternate, and the entire body sensor with a 28mm f/1.7 appears like a great combo. Specifically I would like if the X100F had the somewhat wider 28mm comparative lens rather than the 35mm (without needing adapters).
Anyways with the Leica and Sony costing approximately 3 times just as much as an X100F – it certainly does put the worthiness of the X100F into perspective. I’d state the X100F handily movements to the top of the class of digital cameras for the worthiness and feature place it provides.
Think about this: you can buy an X100F, and X-T2, and a 50mm f/2 WR also it would still price far less compared to the Leica Q or Sony RX1R – and that’s what I will suggest!
The X100F is a excellent companion to the X-T2. Getting a far more pro camera just like the X-T2 certainly helps complete the gaps still left by the X100F (insufficient interchangeable lenses, insufficient weather sealing, insufficient tilting screen). Therefore if you’re entering a circumstance where you must do more severe photography then your X-T2 may be the perfect choice. For everyday – carry everywhere utilize the X100F may be the camera to seize.