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The X-100 Anticipation Image Thread

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by Ray Sachs, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    OK, all of you who are jonesing to get your mitts on an X-100, I KNOW you're out shooting with some sort of 35mm equivalent prime on one of your cameras or taping a zoom to that field of view. Just to get your brain ready. No? Well, I am. Here are a few from a walk around town today with the gf1 and the Olympus 17mm. Please add your own, if you're being similarly stupid with anticipation...

    And who knows, maybe this will serve as a rain dance and bring enough cameras in this alleged first shipment so all who want one will get one (yeah, I know, but what's wrong with trying?).


    Three from an old rail warehouse converted to apartments:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5550999164/" title="Sharpless Works 1 by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 160219 "1024" height="684" alt="Sharpless Works 1" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5550999918/" title="Sharpless Works 2 by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 160220 "1024" height="684" alt="Sharpless Works 2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5555078467/" title="P1000719 by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 160221 "684" height="1024" alt="P1000719" /></a>

    Two from the play equipment at a nearby park:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5550421005/" title="Circular Slide by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 160222 "1024" height="684" alt="Circular Slide" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5551004678/" title="Plastic Slide by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 160223 "1024" height="684" alt="Plastic Slide" /></a>
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  2. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    Hey Ray pretty good stuff .. kinda puts me back to days of pushing ISO400 B&W film to ISO 800 :2thumbs:
    Today I kinda settle for the safe way --- :biggrin
  3. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    I'm not looking forward for the X100, but I'm learning the Oly 17 mm f/2.8, so I'm kind of 'in the boat' this spring :

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/gi9JSbSJ5kybhOBftNIIdQ?feat=embedwebsite"> bicycle_2. "534" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">De <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/manuel.viet0/OLYMPUSEP1?feat=embedwebsite">OLYMPUS E-P1</a></td></tr></table>

    (I suspect the locking device is worth at least twice the price of the bicycle).
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  4. It's probably a better idea to collect some really bad 17/2.8 photos here, lest this be known as the "Why do I even need an X100 when my m4/3 camera does it just as well for less money" thread.
  5. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 2, 2010
    Here's some "The X100 can do it cheaper" shots. Shot with a Leica M9 and Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/5547463622/" title="Leica M9 Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4 by soundimageplus, on Flickr"> 5547463622_3a640e7550_b. "1024" height="681" alt="Leica M9 Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/5547462206/" title="Leica M9 Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4 by soundimageplus, on Flickr"> 5547462206_7efc3e8c8d_b. "681" height="1024" alt="Leica M9 Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4" /></a>

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  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    A few more, experimenting with using some of the more extreme pre-sets in Silver Efex Pro (version 2) as a starting point - some of these ONLY seemed to work with the crazy high contrast - others it was just a choice. Framing one day in bright sun with the evf (admittedly the relatively crummy one on the gf1) and one day in duller light with the lcd, I seem to prefer NOT sticking the camera up in my face anymore, except when I'm using a longer lens. Which means the X-100 OVF is gonna have to be a bit of a life changing experience for me to want to keep that camera - unless something else about it is THAT good.

    But I KNOW (reminded again) that I love the focal length / field of view...


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5556073139/" title="Walk This Way by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 160421 "1024" height="684" alt="Walk This Way" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5556658576/" title="P1000805 by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 160422 "684" height="1024" alt="P1000805" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5556072223/" title="P1000819 by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 160423 "684" height="1024" alt="P1000819" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5556074931/" title="P1000800 by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 160424 "1024" height="684" alt="P1000800" /></a>
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  7. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    The subtle hints of green of the 3rd one work very well indeed. Love it.

  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Here's one "The X100 can do it cheaper and waaay lighter" shot. Shot with a Nikon D700 and Zeiss ZF 35/2:


    another 35mm shot, this one with a much smaller and lighter Olympus XA:

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  9. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Amin - that first one is one of the funniest shots I've seen in quite a while! And, yeah, I suspect a D700 was a bit of overkill for that one. And the second one is just a wonderful shot - I'd have guessed THAT one was the D700 with the quick response it must have taken.

    Mauve - thanks. I'm finding I'm really enjoying features in Silver Efex version 2 that I didn't think I'd use at all. Selective color is something I generally haven't liked since its generally been used as an all or nothing proposition. But the slider in that program allows for just the hint of a color to be brought up and I find that really helps SOME shots a lot. The challenge, as with the super high contrast settings, will be to use it appropriately. Which probably means using it too much at first as I figure it out and then backing into appropriate use...

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  10. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    Ah if only Oly had released just that, a digital back for the XA... I'd be first in the waiting line. Your picture shows the incredible qualities of that wonderful 35mm f/2.8 lens.

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  11. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    See what great photographs can be taken with a single focal length?:biggrin:

    I'm enjoying all the pictures on this thread very much.

    As an aside, Ray, I saw your photos on Flickr last night and didn't pick up on the use of the color green in the grass over there, but I do see it here much more easily. That one in particular is one of my favorites of your recent additions.:thumbup:
  12. I decided to try a 30-something millimetre combination which cost me less than the cost of a brand new X100; a Canon EOS 50D + Canon EF 20mm f2.8 USM (~ 32mm). This is the first time I have really used this camera properly after having used one extensively on a few holidays in 2009 and 2010. I love my E-P1 but I was reminded that this Canon is truly MY camera. It's big and heavy but it fits like a glove and does all the things right that the E-P1 does wrong. It's funny how it took a thread about a Fuji on a forum dedicated to Micro 4/3 that got me to use my Canon again :tongue:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5563489200/" title="IMG_3024-PPR2 Canon EOS 50D by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> View attachment 160649 "1024" height="575" alt="IMG_3024-PPR2 Canon EOS 50D" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5567580890/" title="IMG_2925-PPR2 Canon EOS 50D by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5567580890_a47f681925_b. "1024" height="682" alt="IMG_2925-PPR2 Canon EOS 50D" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5567580562/" title="IMG_2917-PPR2 Canon EOS 50D by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5567580562_249ebc3ac7_b. "1024" height="576" alt="IMG_2917-PPR2 Canon EOS 50D" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5567580316/" title="IMG_2899-PPR Canon EOS 50D by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5567580316_acac2cbef3_b. "1024" height="575" alt="IMG_2899-PPR Canon EOS 50D" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5567581130/" title="IMG_2919-PPR2 Canon EOS 50D by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> View attachment 160653 "682" height="1024" alt="IMG_2919-PPR2 Canon EOS 50D" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5563490590/" title="IMG_2938-PPR Canon EOS 50D by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5563490590_6dbb0b1e49_b. "692" height="1024" alt="IMG_2938-PPR Canon EOS 50D" /></a>
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  13. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Nic - I don't think I'd be comfortable shooting in crowds with such a big camera, but you clearly 'see' very well with it! I like the third and fourth the best of these and the fourth most of all. But its gotta stay in color. Despite my general preference for B&W, some shots only work in color and that looks like one of 'em.

  14. Thanks Ray, I agree with you 100% about number 4. I tried it in B&W out of habit, but it just wasn't happening. As much as I like this camera it is definitely NOT comfortable to use as a street camera (in the sense that you are carrying around something akin to a bazooka).
  15. I dare say the X100 could do it somewhat more discretely.
  16. alessandro

    alessandro Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 29, 2010
    Not sure. FOW similar, but OOF areas going to be different.
  17. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    I read in another forum that the first shipment of X100s were shipped to major US dealers April 7th.
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