18 Aug Fujifilm X100F: initial impressions (by a X100-series virgin)
Source: Fujifilm Insider
Historians of the future studying photographic technology will undoubtedly herald the original Fujifilm X100 as the gateway drug to what became the wildly successful Fuji-X system.
I would venture into saying that the X100 was probably the first modern Fuji camera for more than 50% of current Fuji-X shooters. In all truth, it was a camera that its time had come: a modern look at a timeless design that was also highly practical and certainly affordable for many people.
I’ll admit that I’m not in this category; when the X100 came out, I was already using another compact mirrorless camera system and, to tell the truth, I was a bit frustrated by the initial reports about AF and general performance. I’ll also admit I always kept an eye on the X100 series development through the years and it is probably only by accident that I didn’t get one, even when I turned 100% Fuji-X or even when I became an X-Photographer.
The point I’m trying to drive home here is that this and following reports of the current X100F are written by a “first-time user”, very familiar with the X-System in general, but almost totally clueless to the X100 line.
That said, I wasn’t that surprised when I found myself getting immediately familiar with the camera. Fujifilm has wisely implemented the latest tech and design concepts from the X-Pro2 into the X100F as well. For instance, all controls are on the right-hand side, so that the left hand can be used just to operate the aperture and hold the camera. I have previously noted that this was one of the most awesome design elements of the X-Pro2 and I’m glad Fuji agrees with my point….
Fujifilm X100F: initial impressions (by a X100-series virgin) posted on Fujifilm Insider on .