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  1. Jerred Z
    January 21, 2021 @ 11:50 pm

    Absolutely wonderful images and write-up. I had the X10 for a while and loved it yet never continued the line. This definitely makes me want to get an X30! Great stuff here!


  2. Phil
    January 25, 2021 @ 3:12 pm

    I’ve just bought an X30 and am loving it’s versatility and excellent IQ.


    January 25, 2021 @ 7:49 pm

    Ciao Matteo!


  4. Gill Brown
    February 16, 2021 @ 2:00 am

    Wow, and thankyou. I was so impressed with your photos using this little camera, I went searching and found one brand new still in it original packing.
    I am learning to use it. It is amazingly sharp. Yes ISO is a problem, so keeping it like you say to max 400 its fine.
    Its getting me out of my doldrums. Covid has taken its toll, but learning to use this tiny Fuji has given me a new lease on life. Its a challenge.
    Once Covid restrictions are lifted I will be out on the streets.


    • Matteo Ceschi
      April 7, 2023 @ 12:30 pm

      X30 therapy: Sounds good! Surely you will take some great photos once you get the hang of this little broncos


  5. Sean Sullivan
    February 21, 2021 @ 4:04 am

    I just bought a used silver X30 on KEH. Which Peak Design strap and soft release button do you use?


  6. Sean Sullivan
    February 22, 2021 @ 1:12 am

    Which soft button release do you use with your X30?


    • Matteo Ceschi
      April 7, 2023 @ 12:19 pm

      Leica button… Now a piece of road bike handlebar tape.


  7. Jazz1
    February 24, 2021 @ 6:45 pm

    I had a great time with mine. Fujifilm makes nothing like it now, correct? A small camera with a zoom. It worked great!!!


  8. Brandon P
    February 28, 2021 @ 8:33 pm

    This was great. I just let go of my X30 because my X70 became my go-to camera. I’m tempted by the XQ2, though. Same sensor, more pocketable size. I’m wondering, do you primarily shoot raw with your X30?


    • Matteo Ceschi
      April 7, 2023 @ 12:24 pm

      No RAW files… Fuji jpg (b&w setting in camera) are f*****g amazing!


  9. Peter Brown
    April 7, 2023 @ 9:24 am

    Enriching article of a brilliant well made camera, the x30 was the best of the line in the 2/3 sensor line up.
    Myself, I loved this camera for the drive it reinstalled to me to want to go out at any time of the night and just shoot anything. Not able to put it down and walk away, it took me back forty old years of age. Even sitting in a cafe looking out at people walking past, the drive to pick it up again and collect the world , catching long shadows of the afternoons sun.
    Paired with the Fuji x-s1, one could not ask for a better complete photographic system in this digital age.


  10. Matteo Ceschi
    April 7, 2023 @ 12:27 pm

    My lovely X30… Never misses a shot! Probably my favorite combo is X30 + X100S… Definitely the best choice for photographing jazz players and backstage.


  11. Jens
    August 16, 2023 @ 4:13 pm

    Also my tool of choice in combo with my Ricoh GR3. Well written and awesome pictures.


    • Matteo Ceschi
      August 16, 2023 @ 5:56 pm

      Thanks, Jens. My combo X30 + X100S.


  12. Marlon
    September 17, 2023 @ 4:15 pm

    Excellent article, and wonderful photographs!
    What printer and what size prints are those in the article?
    Having those prints accompanying your writing is a very nice touch!


    • Matteo Ceschi
      September 19, 2023 @ 2:33 pm

      For the fine prints I usually rely on Mario Govino, one of the best printers in Italy. To upload photos online, I keep a size of 1400 dpi on the long side.




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