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Old 06-26-2011   #81
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One from today. I think I'm starting to come to grips with the camera. Loving the quality of the lens.

Nice! Love that color...
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One from today. I think I'm starting to come to grips with the camera. Loving the quality of the lens.
Love it,

I love how this thread is most actual photography and not just random snapshots of walls at different iso's which is what i usually see on the nikon forum.
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Here are some from today's Pride Parade in San Francisco. The gallery requirements are a little frustrating, because you really have to dial down the quality to get the file size to upload.

Anyway, this camera is really nice. The lens is very sharp.



This one is a color conversion (I haven't tried the camera's b&w options):




This next one is about a 33% crop—posting to show the colors

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Lovely black and white again Kuvvy. I'm still reeling from that backlit shot of the glassware on the mahogany..
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Very nice composition. The colors are reminding me of the Color Skopar lenses and the Biogon 35/2.
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Went yesterday to the teachers strike in Manchester. Used the X100 alongside my RD1.



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I don't own the camera but some great shots here. That looks to be a nice lens indeed.
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Very interesting moment captured, I wish I caught more stuff like that!


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Amazing... frighting yet awesome at the same time...
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I took my X100 down to a historical reconstruction day near us today. I'm in awe of the image quality this little camera can produce, not just the sharpness but the colours and the way the lens draws and captures subtleties of light. Staggering.









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Your photos certainly do exemplify what you claim. Very beautiful light indeed. Vermeer comes to mind.
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Thanks Richard - that was what I was thinking when I was taking them funnily enough - we're not very far from Holland here in the windy east of England and the light was coming through original leaded light windows - but what impresses me is how well the camera captures that feel in the images.

It does have some quirks in handling and the way it sometimes refuses to wake up for no apparent reason infuriates me, but all in all I'm super-impressed.

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first spin with mine, mediocre shots mostly, but I love the little thing.





















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They look good but the leg shot is a real winner.
The guy with the cig up close , that's on it also.
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Simon, how are you using the X100 for this sort of photography: AF, MF, zone focus, auto-ISO, what?
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Simon, how are you using the X100 for this sort of photography: AF, MF, zone focus, auto-ISO, what?
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I tried everything, it's the first time I got to use one for more than a couple of minutes. zone focus seemed like the right thing to do when flashing into a dark crowd at f8-f16. in "easier" light the AF did a good job most of the time.
I did enable the auto-iso function as a test but didn't really need it so far, I'm sure it can be handy but it's nothing essential.
I'm not sure which firmware is on mine, if it's not up-to-date, is it worth updating?
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The update is worth it. The 2 best things for me is...
The locking control wheel...
The small AF target that works in all 3 modes. The rest is gravy.
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The update is worth it. The 2 best things for me is...
The locking control wheel...
The small AF target that works in all 3 modes. The rest is gravy.
+1 for sure.
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how do I activate the small AF target (just did the update)? and is it normal for the MF wheel to be so unevenly responsive (well not the wheel, mechanical operation is smooth, but the actual scale/focus)?

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Simon,

Go into the menu and look for "corrected AF frame" and turn it on. I may have the exact terminology wrong but you should be able to find something like this. It will only show up with the OVF, of course.

EDIT: This is a feature of the most recent firmware upgrade. If you have 1.00 or even 1.01, you will not have this feature. To check your firmware version, turn off the camera, press the DISP button, and turn it back on. /EDIT

As for the focus ring, yes, it is supposed to change focus faster if you turn the wheel quickly and slower if you turn the wheel slowly. Either way, it takes way too many turns for it to be useful to me. People will argue that the focus ring is supposed to be for fine-tuning focus after you use the AF/AE lock button but, personally, I would have much preferred a more responsive manual focus.

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I just did the update and already had this feature activated, I thought it was something else. thanks!
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People will argue that the focus ring is supposed to be for fine-tuning focus after you use the AF/AE lock button but, personally, I would have much preferred a more responsive manual focus.
Yeah, I find that to be a cop-out too... manual focus means manual focus with a ring IMO, not push a button and then focus a little. If I want to push a button, I'll just focus with the shutter release button. However, whatever works for the user.
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i have not even tried the manual focus yet!!
i might never...

my want for this camera is auto everything...with aperture priority.
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You should try it, Joe. At least to know that you're not missing anything. It's not too bad, and it's better after the update. I use MF to set up for fixed-focus/hyperfocal distance shooting.




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i bought the camera, took it home and did the update so i have no experience with the x100 in it's original form.

i am not opposed to automation as i know that the image is what i saw and what the camera recorded...we are a team and if my team mate can do more of the heavy lifting...well than so be it.

the rd1 and i started off smoothly together and we only got better...the x100 and i had a more rocky start but we are smoothing out with time and practice.
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To activate the small focus box...
Hit the AF button, left side...AFS mode, the use that lever, top right to change the size. Move the lever Left or right to get what you want.
Sadly, it doesn't stay small in MF.

BTW, since the update my lens ring works very fast... Dunno.
Efra, nice image... Hard to miss with the subject but you made a nice image regardless.

Good to see you breathing Joe...
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To activate the small focus box...
Hit the AF button, left side...AFS mode, the use that lever, top right to change the size. Move the lever Left or right to get what you want.
Sadly, it doesn't stay small in MF.

BTW, since the update my lens ring works very fast... Dunno.
Efra, nice image... Hard to miss with the subject but you made a nice image regardless.

Good to see you breathing Joe...
oh, alright, you can only change that via the back display. thanks.
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Hey Simon, that smallest of target boxes does really well even in very low light but don't repeat that....there are those amongst us users that would never believe that....
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Another nice feature is that you can go into the setup menu and make the AE/AF-Lock button act like a lock on/off switch. I.e., you press it to lock AE/AF and it stays locked until you press it again. This lets you stay in AF-S mode but take a series of pictures of a particular scene without paying for AF lag and without forcing repeated autofocus-recompose-shoot cycles.

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...This shot is overexposed due to me shooting in aperture priority at f 2.0 in bright sunlight, it maxes out at 1000th but the warning was missed by yours truly

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I had the same problem with my Digilux 2 till I figured out what the flashing red shutter speed indication meant. Talk about not paying attention...
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MF becomes essential when you want a quick close shot and the command wheel is locked, preventing a quick activation of macro mode.
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