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  1. MB Kinsman
    July 14, 2017 @ 6:40 am

    Just bought the X-100F, own the X-pro2 & X-T2 and am battling love/hate with the 100F. It’s only been a few days, but this is a different beast. Slower the my beloved X-Pro2, but it does have something that is calling to me. Added a small clear bumper to the left of the Q control to end the frustration of landing on the Q every time I picked the camera up and now it fits the hand, leading me to explore its capabilities. Can I justify keeping it? That is the question…

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  2. agdodds
    February 27, 2018 @ 2:35 pm

    Know the feeling! In a previous life I was a medical photographer until I killed the thing I loved. After forty years as a Neuropsychologist I retired and found myself with a lot of spare time on my hands. I bought a Canon G10 and loved it for its versatility and ease of use. Then I became aware of the X100T, had a demo in the local camera shop and fell in love with it right away. It reminded me so much of the rangefinder cameras I used in the 1960s but with all the hassle taken out of focussing and exposure.

    Then, after spending a day with it I became so frustrated and cross with myself for having wasted so much money on a super computer instead of a camera, I put it away and forgot about it for over a year. A guilty conscience motivated me to give it a second go and when on holiday I took it with me, together with instruction booklet and an independent book on it, and put my mind to what I felt had been wrong in the first place.

    The answer came soon enough: there were far too many features that I would never use in a lifetime that seemed to be getting in the way of using the camera as if it was a 1960s one. I therefore removed most of the OVF info from the display, leaving only shutter speed, aperture, film speed and battery life. Hey presto, the OVF looked just like my Kodak Retina or Leica M3, only with vital info at a glance. Next, I reprogrammed the function keys with what I used most: flash, ISO and dynamic range. For macro I use Manual plus AEL/AFL button and it autofocuses.

    Each person can programme this little gem to suit their shooting needs and style. Once that’s done you can forget all about the myriad technicalities at your disposal that get in the way of taking proper pictures! In Iridient you can then while away the winter months playing around with post-processing to your heart’s content. So what’s not to like?

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