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    Charmingly irritating!

    First of all I really love my little X100. Yet, it is the most irritating but most irresistable camera that I have ever used. Come to think of it very much like my wife!

    I can turn the flash on and make any compensation required and the X100 does a great job with fill-in flash. Next image I don't need the flash so switch it off then find in the process that I have somehow managed to produce multiple shots which on play back examination are clearly bracketed shots at 0, -1/3 and plus 1/3 exposures! I only discovered that because it was taking much longer than usual to write to card!

    I get out of that OK and then find that the flash doesn't switch on and the usual "flash" sub-menu is nowhere to be found! After trolling through menu's I give up and decide to reset the camera from the menu item.

    Bingo, everything is back where it should be! I can usually switch off and in extreme cases remove and replace the battery and everything is restored OK but this time I needed to do a reset. Amazingly none of my data such as time date and settings were changed during the reset!

    Has any of this ever put me off this charming, annoying little camera....nah!

    I still reach for my X100 before any of my simple to use (by comparison) full frame DSLR's! so I started to wonder just why? I have concluded that in every single incident with the X100, it is something that I have done that has caused it to irritate me, it is probably exactly the same with my lovely wife in fact!
    Cheers, Dave
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    Re: Charmingly irritating!

    Da Wife.... Can't go there....
    Da camera.... It's got a sense of humor for sure.
    Da Wife... No sense of humor....

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    Re: Charmingly irritating!

    Your wife doesn't have internet access?

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    Re: Charmingly irritating!

    Quote Originally Posted by stephengilbert View Post
    Your wife doesn't have internet access?
    Shhhhhhh......
    She does and actually doesn't care what I buy as long as I'm happy....
    Of course the M9 is out..... She wouldn't want me to be that happy.

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    Re: Charmingly irritating!

    I am a wife and I have an X100!
    Happy wife, Happy life......

    Dave, I loved your post!

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    Re: Charmingly irritating!

    :-)

    I knew within moments of handling Terry's X100 that it would annoy me too much despite being a beautiful piece of equipment. It reminded my immediately of my Nikon 35Ti from a decade and some ago: beautiful, jewel-like, superb performance but a total irritation in use. I became so exasperated with that one, in the middle of a trip I sold it and bought a replacement (Rollei 35 Classic) which I was much happier using.

    It's good to hear that many find the X100 to their liking. I still think it's a beautiful camera.

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