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December 17, 2013 at 2:17 pm
Okay so I get it, you’re a professional photographer, good equipment is vital for you, so you can spend a lot of money on it. But what do you recommend to the people (like me :D ) who love photography, but simply can’t spend over a 1000 euros on an amazing camera?
December 17, 2013 at 3:02 pm
I bought an x100 on eBay a year ago for $650. It had hardly been used.
December 17, 2013 at 3:29 pm
Buy a decent affordable body and invest in nice prime lenses. You can start with a 50/1.8 which aren’t so pricey and then you can expand into wider or longer lenses – whichever you find out fits your needs and style best – much easier on the wallet when it’s spread out like that.
Really, the quality is all in the lens.
December 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm
You can get the original x100 on eBay for around $600. It’s a steal.
Scott, who says you need a Leica?
Welcome to the family!
December 17, 2013 at 4:10 pm
I would buy either x100, x100s or xpro1/xe1 with one of the prime lenses. I think a dslr camera will take the fun out of photography for you.
December 18, 2013 at 3:13 am
thank you! i’ve tried shooting street style and always wondered what camera would work best :)
December 17, 2013 at 2:20 pm
Welcome to the family!
December 17, 2013 at 2:24 pm
Oh wow, it’s such a great and light camera, now I feel stupid with my huge Canon! Can’t wait to see more photos.
December 17, 2013 at 2:47 pm
iPhone excepted, I’ve yet to shoot digital, having relied mostly on a Minolta TC1; but that camera needs repair after thousands of images, and the Fuji seems like a digital equivalent; your endorsement is quite serendipitous. Thank you and the photography Gods.
December 17, 2013 at 2:50 pm
Are you going to keep your full-frame gear? Curious to see how this works out.
Any chance you’ll tag shots with gear used? I love keeping up with this blog because of your portraiture skills, but it’d be nice to know what gear you’re using, too.
December 17, 2013 at 2:52 pm
Gotta love a good rangefinder! Especially on the street.
Do you maintain eyecontact with your subject while shooting with the new little beast?
Looking forward to the new post!
December 18, 2013 at 6:58 pm
It’s not a rangefinder, just looks like one
December 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm
Looks like my vintage Leica from the 40′s. great design never goes out of style. It should be a very comfortable camera to hold and use.
December 17, 2013 at 3:26 pm
Way of the future for street photography.
December 17, 2013 at 3:43 pm
Heard a lot of good things about this camera, let’s see what it will give at your hands.
Greetings from Brasil.
December 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm
December 17, 2013 at 4:45 pm
The best digital camera I have ever owned.
December 17, 2013 at 5:51 pm
I think thousands and thousand of Fuji cameras will be bought now just like thousands and thousands of ricoh sell from Moriyama Daido using the ricoh. To know the tool of the best photographers is welcome information.
December 17, 2013 at 6:42 pm
You will love it. I have been using the X100s for a year now and I am totally hooked. It is a reliable little camera and the output is fantastic. The X100s is always able to turn heads when I am out and about. I’ve used it on everything from landscapes to music photography – I documented my year here. http://www.flixelpix.com/gear/fujifilm-x100s-one-year/
December 17, 2013 at 6:47 pm
You will love the X100s. I have been shooting with one for about a year now and love it. I take it everywhere and it never ceases to turn heads. It is a remarkable work house that offers stunning output. I have used it for landscape through to music photography over the last year. I have documented the twelve months here. http://www.flixelpix.com/gear/fujifilm-x100s-one-year/
December 18, 2013 at 2:35 pm
Great work, I love my X100s, I’ve been using my for some cycling shoots (used to used DSLR exclusively). The X100s has made my action photography better, because I have to think more about my shots, I have to slow down and really anticipate. Love love love this camera
December 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm
I totally agree. The Fuji approach means you definitely consider your shot before you hit the shutter button. I think the approach actually results in developing the photographer.
December 17, 2013 at 6:49 pm
It is so cool to see that you have fujifilm! I love this camera!
December 17, 2013 at 7:56 pm
It’s my life.
December 17, 2013 at 8:05 pm
Congratulations! You will love it! My partner bought this camera for me, a total surprise for my birthday last year. He wanted to encourage and inspire me to take more photo’s. Very thoughtful. I love it. It has taken me places I never thought I would go…
December 17, 2013 at 9:42 pm
What are your thoughts on Leica cameras?
They have such beautifully, elegant design.
January 5, 2014 at 10:18 pm
The Leica business model doesn’t make sense in the digital age. In the days of film, one could rationalize spending $7K on a camera body because this would be your camera for life. But why spend that much on a digital camera body when ten years from now your phone will have a better sensor? And with M mount adaptors, you can get Leica glass on a Fuji X-Pro1 body. If you want a work of art, buy a Leica. If you don’t have deep pockets and want to create art, get the Fuji.
December 17, 2013 at 11:22 pm
I bought my X100S last June, and my Canon 5D and L glass has not seen the light of day since. I am most likely going to replace the DSLR gear with an XE-2 and various lenses. The IQ of the images form the X-trans sensor is remarkable!
December 18, 2013 at 4:22 am
I love the INSTAX MINI 8 model of Fuji. It’s so cute for women. To see click here: http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/fujifilm-ces-2013-instax/
December 18, 2013 at 4:49 am
Great topic thanks
December 18, 2013 at 6:04 am
Careful Scott; I tried that camera and fell in love with photography again. So much so that my 5DMK2 and it’s lenses got traded in against an XE-1 and three lenses. My shoulders and back are now much happier.
If you’re looking at monochrome output the ‘sepia high contrast’ effect in Aperture is a flexible start point; the tone intensity slider at zero delivers a real cool tone image.
Have a splendid Christmas and new year
December 18, 2013 at 6:23 am
Great little camera, great on the street. I also have an XE-2 which has interchangeable lenses.
December 18, 2013 at 10:39 am
Excellent choice! Such a great camera, I recently moved form a 5DmkII, L Glass and 50D bodies to an XPro-1 and XE bodies with Fujinon glass. Everything about the Fuji system has been a pleasure, the image output is stunning, my shoulder and back are also thankful!
Je Vriend Chris
December 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm
Got me a X100 some months ago because I was looking for a digital camera that I can take with me all the time and just is fun to shoot with.
Still carrying it with me every day. Haven’t been more exited about a camera than the X100.. even though I love taking pictures with my goold old T5 or Hexar. http://jevriendchris.blogspot.nl/
December 18, 2013 at 8:30 pm
Great choice Scott. I’m sure your shoulder will thank you. I have recently gone exclusively to an XPro1, and sold all my SLR stuff except for one lens that I intend to list after the Holidays. The X100s is fantastic. You can carry it all day, or just stick it in a jacket pocket. Remember Fuji is the only company that ever made stuff for Hasselblad.
December 18, 2013 at 11:54 pm
May I recommend a nice shoulder strap for Christmas? Utilitarian: Upstrap RF. Stylish: Artisan&Artist Kobe strap.
December 19, 2013 at 10:41 am
Nah, get a Leica wrist strap and forget the shoulder stuff. You can get them cheaper on ebay… I did.
December 20, 2013 at 7:08 am
I am surprised that you move away from the full frame / 85 mm body lens combo, as many of your pictures live from the creative use of the DoF. From a practical point of view: How do you “develop” the images from the fuji – I think ACR / Lightroom still have difficulties to get the colors from the Fuji sensor right?
December 20, 2013 at 12:15 pm
A good photo is 99% photographer and 1% camera.
December 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm
It would be nice if you tagged your fuji photos for the camera geeks. :)
December 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm
Could anyone please point out the differences between the original X100 and the new X100s from a practical point of view? Is the auto focus on the original X100 so bad as they say? Is image quality so much better on the X100? A 2nd hand X100 can be found for $600 while the new one would require double the money.
December 27, 2013 at 2:37 am
with the new firmware updated for the X100 , the focus is much faster now. my first fews years with it was kind of love&hate relationship. love the image quality , hated the focus but now,thanks to the new firmware, our relationship has improved.
December 27, 2013 at 5:03 am
I recommend Sony Rx1R.It’s light weight but takes amazing pics . small body with full frame sensor.