As I mentioned on the other Fuji thread, Amazon will only give you 85% of the value if you return the camera and it has been opened and used...and of course you'd have to pay for your return shipping, too.
B&H and I believe Adorama, for example, both understand that people are going to want to try out the cameras they buy, within reason of course - and carefully.
B&H sometimes charges a 15% restocking fee, Amazon does not...
Its Ok Colin, it is a really Beeyuuteefull Camera!!!. The size from specs ,actually is only, compared to GF1, larger in 2 dimensions.Dennis - I love your enthusiam, but I'm trying hard not to feel the same way!
I will weaken though...
I can feel it already...
The thing that grabbed me with the official specs is that the 1/4000 max shutter speed can't be used with the f/2 max aperture! f/2 is only available at 1/1000 or slower. I believe this is due to the leaf shutter not being fast enough to open and close over the larger aperture openings (the shutter is adjacent to the aperture.)
In real world usage it shouldn't pose too much concern, however I will have to adjust for it. With my E-PL1 in the sunny outdoors, I set it to 1/2000 shutter priority and the camera will automatically open up the aperture as the light gets darker.
If I try the same with the X100 at 1/4000, it will only open up to f/8 and all of a sudden the ISO will start ramping up. So I need to keep a close eye on that ISO!
Apart from that it looks pretty killer. Don't see anything really stopping me from upgrading from M43
Remember, that Fuji has put in a ND filter to allow for Bright shooting conditions.:smile:
Yes, but I wanted that to be an additional tool on top of full and free aperture/shutter control, not a bandaid when you find certain combinations of aperture and shutter simply won't work!
Yes ,I missed that about the top shutter speed of only 1000, at f2.0. Probably like you said was a design problem they could not get around on this first iteration of the X100.
So how did Fuji manage to end up with this fault when so much of their pre-release spiel on why it was a fixed lens design was about optimising the sensor for the lens and vice-versa? Strange, what about optimising the shutter?
A quick update from my Fuji Rep.
Yesterday's official announcement of the Fuji X100 has spurred a number of inquiries to our Office. Fuji USA has not nailed down the pricing details yet. We will update the camera pricing information up as soon as we have this info. We expect to have it in the ordering system in the next week or two.
Fuji's unofficial shipping expectation is "mid-March".