Fuji X100s: Straight Out of The Camera "Review"
FUJI X100s: Straight Out of The Camera "Review"
I have been fortunate enough to acquire the much sought after, Fuji X100s. In the month that I have used it, the little retro engine that could journeyed with my girlfriend and I to Italy to test out it's street and landscape capabilities. She used it the brunt of the time, but what stands out most in her images is that the colors pop right off of the page and MIGHT be unrivaled to any camera that I have personally been able to use. This is a quality that Fuji has always prided themselves on. The film simulation modes are amazing and the black and white film mode allows you to choose from red, yellow or green filters so you can choose how much contrast you want in your blacks. My personal favorite for landscapes would be the Velvia for a deep saturated look.
Image quality: RAW vs JPEG. I am the kind of shooter that doesn't care so much about getting everything right in camera. I shoot more for the fun of the edit. I am finding that the color, clarity and being forced to compose the image on the spot, that I am wanting to get everything right in camera and focus on the quality of each shot and not the quantity. After downloading them and viewing them on the 27" Imac, the images look ready to go straight to print. I have been completely blown away by the quality of the JPEG images the XTRANS sensor in the Fuji create.
The X100S feels like it has a history to it. Something that has a story to tell and is waiting for you to tell it. The camera has a build that has that nostalgic feel to it. The aperture dial on the front of the camera and the shutter speed dial on the top of the camera force you to use the tool you have in your hands to create. I have owned 6 DSLR's and multiple other film and digital cameras, but this is the first time that I have felt that I have an emotional attachment to a camera. As camera's evolve and technology evolve, I feel the X Series as a whole is has a firm grasp on who it is and it begs to be used to tell a story to the user and the viewer.
Is this camera a full time replacement to your DSLR? No, but it will force you to learn how to compose your shot better and fall in love with photography all over again. Can this camera be used for commercial or in studio production? ABSOLUTELY!
[NOTICE THE WINDOW ON THE FAR RIGHT SIDE AS THE RANGE INCREASES]
BLACK & WHITE
BLACK & WHITE YELLOW FILTER
BLACK & WHITE RED FILTER
BLACK & WHITE GREEN FILTER
SAMPLE IMAGES TAKEN IN ITALY [STRAIGHT OUT OF THE CAMERA]
THE BELOW IMAGE WAS SHOT THROUGH A WINDOW ON A MOVING BUS.
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