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    X100 why I'm not selling mine!

    Well, I reserve the right to be inconsistent!
    Actually, as it didn't sell, I sent an email to my dealer, who forwarded it to Fuji UK, who were immediately helful, responsive, realistic and absolutely not defensive - they recognised the shortcomings, said that they were asking Japan to take action, and the dealer offered to give me my money back (with a 10% restocking charge - not bad having taken 600 shots). The whole attitude was responsive and helpful.

    . . . . . . . . which left a good taste in my mouth, so I went out and took some more pictures - but this time, rather than trying to fight with it, I tried to work with it:
















    It's not an M9 . . but it isn't anything else either, and seems to have a character all of it's own. What's more, it's fun to shoot with.

    Fun to shoot + nice images = keeper

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    Re: X100 why I'm not selling mine!

    Good for you. Not that you've ever been afraid of reversing yourself or admitting mistake. I'm glad you reconsidered if its a fun cam to shoot and you can get shots like this out of it (admittedly the photographer comes into play here LOL) all of which I like the best of anything Ive seen you shoot with it. They all have a character/feel of their own.

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    Good decision, hope you didn't drank the water. There is a spider!
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    Re: X100 why I'm not selling mine!

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    Fantastic. It IS a keeper indeed. Nobody would even pretend it's an M9 (which is 5000 before glass) or an 'M' anything but I was out with mine (X100 that is) this morning and also with my K5+43mm and spent more time with the X100 ...

    Anyway, you have taken some great shots ...

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    P.S. Like pics 1,2 and 3 the most ...

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    Re: X100 why I'm not selling mine!

    Nice, Jono! Worth a bit more time, I think. Funny how life's twists turn us in different directions. It oddly didn't sell, and you have now grown with it
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    Re: X100 why I'm not selling mine!

    LOL!

    I guess I don't suffer from equipment angst or whatever it is that motivates these kinds of threads. If I like a camera I keep it and shoot with it. If I don't I get rid of it. I feel no pressing need to explain why in either case, or discuss reversals in my feelings, or compare it with some other camera I like or dislike, etc.

    The X100 seems a very capable camera. I didn't like it as much as I thought I would when I handled Terry's, and subsequent handling at B&H confirmed that feeling again. I'm happy with what I decided to buy instead, which is what it is and isn't the same as the other cameras which I also like and use.

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    Re: X100 why I'm not selling mine!

    Well, I had a thread "I'm not selling my M9" or something like that. I kept working with it, and finally changed my mind. I sold it.

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    :-)
    yes, it is what it is.
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    Re: X100 why I'm not selling mine!

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Well, I reserve the right to be inconsistent!
    Actually, as it didn't sell, I sent an email to my dealer, who forwarded it to Fuji UK, who were immediately helful, responsive, realistic and absolutely not defensive - they recognised the shortcomings, said that they were asking Japan to take action, and the dealer offered to give me my money back (with a 10% restocking charge - not bad having taken 600 shots). The whole attitude was responsive and helpful.

    . . . . . . . . which left a good taste in my mouth, so I went out and took some more pictures - but this time, rather than trying to fight with it, I tried to work with it:
















    It's not an M9 . . but it isn't anything else either, and seems to have a character all of it's own. What's more, it's fun to shoot with.

    Fun to shoot + nice images = keeper

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    You take wonderful shots no matter what tool is in your hands.

    I am still selling mine because I don't really see the need for another 12 Mpx camera while still owning the K-5 with lots of wonderful lenses.

    However I believe that in another year or two the X100 will morph into an X200 with a larger pixel count, and most if not all of the aggravating shortcomings gone. It will undoubtedly cost more, perhaps as much as $2K but it will then be a winner because the viewfinder is so unique and helpful and the lens is wonderful.

    Have fun with yours and keep posting those lovely images

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    Re: X100 why I'm not selling mine!

    Yeah, I am not selling mine because I love the 35mm angle for portraits and glamour. Here are some samples...WARNING explicit images (18+ viewers only).

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/paparaz...in/photostream
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/paparaz...in/photostream
    And many more on my phtostream...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/paparazzi666/
    With each pic I have added my comments, likes and dislikes...

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    Re: X100 why I'm not selling mine!

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    Good for you. Not that you've ever been afraid of reversing yourself or admitting mistake. I'm glad you reconsidered if its a fun cam to shoot and you can get shots like this out of it (admittedly the photographer comes into play here LOL) all of which I like the best of anything Ive seen you shoot with it. They all have a character/feel of their own.
    Hi Diane
    Fun was really what it comes down to - and I really do prefer an optical viewfinder, the EVF only really gets used for close up stuff.

    . . . . and thanks for the kind words!

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    Re: X100 why I'm not selling mine!

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyspedden View Post
    Jono

    You take wonderful shots no matter what tool is in your hands.

    I am still selling mine because I don't really see the need for another 12 Mpx camera while still owning the K-5 with lots of wonderful lenses.

    However I believe that in another year or two the X100 will morph into an X200 with a larger pixel count, and most if not all of the aggravating shortcomings gone. It will undoubtedly cost more, perhaps as much as $2K but it will then be a winner because the viewfinder is so unique and helpful and the lens is wonderful.

    Have fun with yours and keep posting those lovely images

    Kindly

    Woody
    HI Woody - thanks for the kind words - As for the X200, well, I guess it's likely that they'll come up with a higher mp version, but I'm not sure that I'm ever going to be paying that kind of money for a fixed focal length camera - and I would guess that any kind of zoom / interchangeable lens would make a hybrid viewfinder pretty tough. . . but we'll see!

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    Re: X100 why I'm not selling mine!

    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao1 View Post
    Nice, Jono! Worth a bit more time, I think. Funny how life's twists turn us in different directions. It oddly didn't sell, and you have now grown with it
    Hi Ashwin - well, it's a fun thing, and it comes up with nice pictures - enough for now! I would really like a small m4/3 body with a similar kind of viewfinder - maybe its' coming?


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    I've drank many a spider in my time . . . as for that water, I think the wine is generally more popular!

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    Jono
    Fantastic. It IS a keeper indeed. Nobody would even pretend it's an M9 (which is 5000 before glass) or an 'M' anything but I was out with mine (X100 that is) this morning and also with my K5+43mm and spent more time with the X100 ...

    Anyway, you have taken some great shots ...

    Lee

    P.S. Like pics 1,2 and 3 the most ...
    Thanks Lee - I guess I like them best as well, although the dog training strikes a chord.

    I've been going out with the K5+18-135 and the X100, and the same thing happened, but whether it will last? who can tell.

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    Re: X100 why I'm not selling mine!

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    LOL!

    I guess I don't suffer from equipment angst or whatever it is that motivates these kinds of threads. If I like a camera I keep it and shoot with it. If I don't I get rid of it. I feel no pressing need to explain why in either case, or discuss reversals in my feelings, or compare it with some other camera I like or dislike, etc.
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    just a discussion, hopefully an interesting one.

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    Re: X100 why I'm not selling mine!

    In spite of all my teasing I am really pleased that you are keeping (for a bit anyway!) your X100. IMHO it is a little camera that's well worth persevering with. Despite my tongue in cheek M9 v X100 ravings, it does deserve a place in any serious photographers bag of tools.

    Anyway, we know you couldn't really bear to leave us as we are such nice people here!
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    Re: X100 why I'm not selling mine!

    Quote Originally Posted by dhsimmonds View Post
    In spite of all my teasing I am really pleased that you are keeping (for a bit anyway!) your X100. IMHO it is a little camera that's well worth persevering with. Despite my tongue in cheek M9 v X100 ravings, it does deserve a place in any serious photographers bag of tools.
    Well, not so sure about that, but it's certainly a lot of fun!
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    Anyway, we know you couldn't really bear to leave us as we are such nice people here!
    Dave - I think that was a major part of my decision - especially in your case!

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