First impressions of Fujifilm X100F
I was recently (back in October ) at the Palm Springs Portfolio Review during Photo Expo Plus NYC, where I booked a number of reviews. The feedback was great in general, and all the constructive criticism was very important and helpful. I have already started to re-edit my hardcopy portfolio created Koylab and have been making some changes to my custom website.
I was very fortunate because I won the Fujifilm sponsored camera contest. All registrant’s names were entered in a drawing (announced on October 28) I was super excited I won a FUJIFILM X100F Camera, they also gave away an X-A3 Camera and Lens Kit and an INSTAX SQUARE SQ10. So let me say thank you to Fujifilm USA and the organizers of Palm Springs Portfolio Review.
You got mail, it’s your new Fujifilm X100F
I had been in the tri-state area for almost a month working in the city and staying with family in Ct when the UPS man dropped my new Fujifilm X100F at the door the day before I came back to Europe for the New Year.
I quickly unboxed the Fujifilm X100F and jumped in the car with my sister to go run some last minute errands. The image above of Snappy Bites was the last image I took in Native color because from this point on I will only use my Fujifilm X100F to shoot in BW.
So after a couple weeks of shooting with the gorgeous Fujifilm X100F, I have to say that this camera is really a beauty reminiscent of an era when cameras lasted from generation to generation. Here are my first images and impressions on the FujiFilm X100F.
The Fujifilm X100F sexy and powerful
For starters, it’s an exquisite camera to look at. I really enjoy the retro feel and look, partnered with the proper accessories and you feel like Henrie Cartier Bresson on a shoot for Time Magazin,
The Fujifilm X100F is the fourth iteration of Fujifilm’s well-respected Fujifilm X100 series. It still uses the same 35mm equivalent 23mm F2 lens, still has the ‘classic’ design cues. I was so happy to get the Silver/Chrome version. This finishing just enhances the retro feel. But in the Fujifilm X100F, almost everything has changed under the surface.
The Fujifilm X100F is a powerhouse with the 24MP X-Trans sensor, the same incorporated in Fujifilm X-T2. I have been very impressed with this sensor in my X-T2. So this allows me to add the Fujifilm X100F to my kitt with the smaller form factor and same quality output.
The Fujifilm X100 series, perhaps more than any other camera, has seen the results of the philosophy of continuous improvement. Whether it’s in the firmware updates that turned the original, fascinating but deeply flawed Fujifilm X100 into a likable, usable camera, or the iterative approach that has seen across-the-board improvements with each successive model.
As we’ve seen with the company’s latest generation of cameras, like the Fujifilm X-T2 and Fujifilm X-T20, the Fujifilm X100F takes advantage of the firm’s 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor. It brings a welcome boost in resolution from the 16MP sensor in the X100S and X100T, along with an equally welcome improvement to the camera’s sensitivity range.
- APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor, 24.3MP
- 3.0-inch screen, 1,040,000 dots
- Hybrid Optical/Electronic viewfinder
- 35mm equivalent F2 lens
- Joystick for setting AF point
- ISO control via dial (lift and turn the shutter speed dial)
- Twin push-in control dials, front and rear
- Focus ring customizable when not in MF mode
- Revised menus
- Finer-grained image parameters
- Higher voltage NP-W126S battery with percentage usage indication
- Digital Teleconverter Mode (offers 50mm and 70mm equivalent crops, resized to 24MP)