Fuji X100s: Oh Yea…


You know the feeling, and usually need tissues to clean up afterwords!

A little background is in order…

Fuji X100s

Fuji X100s

Fuji X, what can you say except “Yes Please!”.  I am a LONG time X shooter.  I started out several years ago with the Fuji X100 and loved every moment of it.  I likened shooting with it to going home to Mama…  If you know what I mean then you understand.   I did decide that I really desired to have a camera with interchangeable lenses and when the Fuji X Pro 1 came out I jumped on it and all of the FX lenses that have since arrived plus several CV lenses as well.   The X Pro 1 has become may main goto camera system.  I Then purchased the X-E1 due to its electronic shutter release, thus its ability to connect to my lightning trigger and water drop computer system!  The X-E1 only lives for such things…  When I get it out to play with lightning it is like coming home to a doggy after a long day! I then decided to get another X Pro 1 and have it converted to 720nm Infrared.  This system (my 16th IR conversion) is the BEST IR camera that I have ever used and that is a big statement!

Passion Flower Macro, Fuji X100s hand held in bright sunlight.

Passion Flower Macro, Fuji X100s hand held in bright sunlight.

So, along comes the X100s, and I look it over and think on it for months.  I though that gee, what a neat system to add to my bag.   Finally I decided to get one but let me tell you that they are HARD TO FIND!  I found on at a little online camera store in Oregon and had them ship it to me last month.  I am very glad I made  this decision!  To say that the X100S is a world class camera is really short selling its capability!   I find that I carry it EVERYWHERE I go now.  I still use the X Pro 1 for most of my work but the X100s really gives stunning results and the new XTran 2 sensor is amazing.  I love the split image manual focus system and wish the other Fuji cameras offered it as well.

Adams Mill Wheel, Lafayette, IN, Fuji X100s

Adams Mill Wheel, Lafayette, IN, Fuji X100s

The X100s works very well in macro mode and the sharpness, colors and texture are simply breathtaking!  You could not ask more of a walk around camera than the Fuji delivers.  Even without image stabilization the camera is flawless due to its ability to shoot cleanly at high ISOs!

Abstract, Glass Block Floral, Fuji X100s

Abstract, Glass Block Floral, Fuji X100s

I am going to share a few of the images generated so far with this incredible camera and you be the judge!

The Dingy, Fuji X100s

The Dingy, Fuji X100s

Adams Mill, Lafayette IN, Fuji X100s

Adams Mill, Lafayette IN, Fuji X100s

McHargue Mill, Fuji X100s

McHargue Mill, Fuji X100s

Old Truck, Fuji X100s

Old Truck, Fuji X100s

A Face in the trees, Fuji X100s, you have to figure this one out!

A Face in the trees, Fuji X100s, you have to figure this one out!

Ok thats it for today!  What do you think?

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  6. Hi mark,
    I have thought seriously about this camera but have been waiting to se an announcement of what the updated x pro 1 will bring. Then line you, my x pro will be off to be converted to IR.

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  8. Great write up mate. I am trying not to buy one. I really should be buying the 12 or 14mm lenses and pick up a bit more commercial work. But its tempting and you aren’t helping!

  9. Mark – I am looking for my first digitAl SLR. Until I saw this email on the X100S, I thought I wanted the Cannon 7D. Now using Cannon A-1. Main use will be walk around birds scenery ect. You input please! Thanks Dan. Email is dweibl@sccoast.net

    Sent from my iPhone

  10. No worries. I love my Fuji x100 and had considered upgrading but was worried about the images from the xtrans esp’ in view of Steve Huff’s comments and eventually bit the bullet and got a good deal on a RX1.
    Can’t bear to part with my old friend the Fuji x100 so now have both and feel a bit greedy. The RX1 is not quite so user friendly (no in built ND, have to add an EVF although the images are superb, but it’s early days). Had I seen your images back then though I may have upgraded.

    Time will tell if I made a good choice……

  11. I would really like to see some images in motion. Like it girl using using I jump rope. I would like to see more capabilities using moving objects. It would be nice for an example or twothank you very much for this article Commission point

  12. Stunning! I love every pictures you took. The second picture shows very deep dynamic range.

    Like David Hobby said, you may not need the extra bells and whistles on X100S if you have the X100, but do NOT hold the X100S, you will be helpless; you simply can’t resist it. That happened to me. I traded in my X100 once I hold the X100S. I never look back.

  13. Hi Mark! I saw a forum post of yours discussing converting the X100S to function with an electric shutter release through the external mic port. Did this work out for you? If so, I’ll order the mic and adaptor, but if it didn’t, I’ll just go for the old-fashioned cable release. So glad I found your site through this quest of mine: Your images are gorgeous!

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