HomeHints and TipsFuji X100S Review ~ A couple of months in Kevin June 10, 2013 Hints and Tips, Reviews 47 Comments I’ve had the Fuji X100S for a couple of months now. You can see my x100s initial thoughts, and a fuller X100S review on this site if you wish. I’m posting a few more images today and talking a bit about the last couple of months that I’ve spent with the new x-trans camera from Fuji. In a nutshell, my initial thoughts remain totally positive. It is a wonderful camera for many many reasons. As usual, I’m not going to go into the technicalities of the camera, pixel peeping or list all the specifications – you can find all of that on-line (Fuji X100S Specification). I’m going to talk candidly about my use of the camera, how I’ve adapted my use of it over the last few months and really it’s an update from a working pro using the X100S. As always, please feel free to leave comments and questions below. I always answer as many as I can. Low light performance of the X100S I’m going to start with my favourite frame I’ve shot with this camera so far. This is what the new realm of mirror less and small compact cameras is made for. My daughter, asleep. It’s moments like this I would have never got three years ago before the likes of the X100 and X-Pro1 came along. It would have been very unlikely I would have got my DSLR out to shoot this. Granted, these days, my iPhone may do a good enough job but perhaps if I tell you this photograph was shot at 6,400 ISO handheld, at F2 on a camera that weighs 450g you can appreciate the amazing quality images this camera can produce in low light. 6,400 ISO. F2 1/15th of a second hand held. AND I’ve added noise in PP! Pretty amazing huh? The X100 was good, but as we all know, had it’s flaws. The X100S raises the bar considerably and I’m now happily snapping away at home almost all the time. The camera is ever ready. Not having to worry about lens selection frees me up creatively as well as physically. My X100S just sits in a drawer in the kitchen. I can just pick it up and shoot. If I see a shot like the one below – snap. It works so well for me. The camera has added a whole new dynamic to the way I simply document the stuff going on around me (mostly kids at this stage in my life of course). So this photograph is shot at 4,000 ISO 1/125th at f/2. It was one of the first images I shot and exposed to me one of the issues with the camera default settings. Because of the amazing image quality, I generally shoot JPG on my Fuji cameras. You can see in the image below though that Albie’s feet (he’s the short one) are a bit too “plastic” for my liking. This is because the default High NR reduction setting in the camera is too aggressive for my liking. I set the in camera noise reduction down one notch to counter the “plastic” processing. It works. Of course, this doesn’t affect RAW files. Another one of my favourite images shot at elevated ISO with the Fujifilm X100S is next. This is shot again at 4,000 ISO at 1/125th at F2. If I had a penny for every time someone said to me “but what about the AF?” I’d be a rich man. This photo is very simple, but it’s dark(ish) and technically quite challenging. Albie is flinging the door open and closed, sometimes ducking, sometimes moving around. I had to focus very quickly to get this shot. In low light! Granted, there are a couple of frames either side where the AF wasn’t quite spot on but I would expect that with any camera. Certainly my 5D Mark III has a tendency to hunt in this low light too. For me, as Dad, the picture tells me a thousand things and I can see the character of my little boy fully. But for you, it should hopefully alleviate your fears about AF with the camera. To aid with focusing I use a type of back-button focusing which is discussed further on in this article. The “Servo” or “tracking focus” of the X100S is not amazing in my opinion so I tend not to use that. While we are here, I might as well show a couple more shots of the kids that I love, all shot of course with the X100s. They are just memories but hopefully they show the great opportunity that the camera presents to us in capturing those memories. Snapshotography I call it I took the camera to London for an hour too and shot a few frames on the street. I like Street Photography, but I’m no professional however, it performed extremely well – again using a combination of MF Zone Focus and the back-button focusing technique. You can read a little bit more about my street photography sojourn with the camera on My Eyes. Should I buy an X100S or X-Pro1? I wouldn’t make your mind up based on just this X100S Review. There are lots of reviews out there and this is a substantial financial investment so perhaps using both at your local camera shop will help you too. As you know, the Fuji X100S uses is a fixed 23mm lens. Whilst this lens is genuinely wonderful in it’s image production, perhaps one of the questions I’m asked most about the X100S (next the AF question!) is how do I deal without having interchangeable lenses? Actually, it’s more of a physiological challenge for me to switch between say my X-Pro1 kit (for which I have 18mm, 35mm and 60mm lenses), or my DSLR kit to the X100S. Really, the beauty of the X100S is in the way it “makes” me become a more focused photographer. It ensures you think about your shot, you think about the composure, you think about the exposure, you think simply, like a photographer. The Fuji X100S, like the whole of the X-Trans range of cameras from Fujifilm harks back in look and operation to manual cameras of old and even though everything is digital if you want to get the best out of the camera you need to be a certain mind set when shooting with it. People ask me whether they should get the X100S (because they know how good a camera it is), or if they should get an X-Pro1 (because they want the versatility). Well, there is no straight forward answer to that. I’m in the extremely lucky position to have both, and because of that I can pass on my experiences of both systems. To me, the X-Pro1 is more of a professional camera. It’s more rugged and can take more knocks, it has those interchangeable lenses and there is a great lens roadmap for the system too. Additionally, it’s a little larger and, if being inconspicuous is your style, then the black retro look of the X-Pro1 is probably more appealing. On the other hand, the X100S handles beautifully and by removing the element of choice (lenses) you can condition yourself to a style of shooting and, I believe, you get much more uniformity to your photography. For wedding photographers, I think uniformity in your style is imperative and it’s one of the reasons I have shot weddings with a zoom lens for something like four years now. To me, shooting with each camera yields a different set of results and part of that, I believe, is in the way the cameras work in my hands – how they feel – the dynamic nature of the X100S is just wonderful and you simply want to pick it up and hold it. As Zack Arias said – it has soul. So, you know, I’m a wedding photographer by trade and for me, the X-Pro1 remains a tool of choice there. I’ve taken the X100S to several weddings recently (some pictures coming up) but for me the X100S really is the utopia for me when I’m in the street shooting, or I’m at home, or at the beach, or at the park. It’s the camera that is by my side almost all the time now. It really does have soul. Having said all that about the X100S and the fixed lens. The good folks at Fujifilm did have one little treat for those who wanted something a little bit more…. X100S & the WCL-X100 Wide Angle Converter I never got to test out the WCL-X100 Wide angle converter with the original X100 and as soon as I was told that it would be compatible with the X100S I jumped at the chance of getting one, and popping it onto the camera. The WCL-X100 Wide Conversion Lens attaches directly on to the X100 / X100S camera and increases picture taking versatility by multiplying the fixed focal length by 0.8x, converting it from 23mm (35mm in 35mm equivalent) fixed focal length to a 19mm wide angle (28mm in 35mm equivalent) The WCL-X100 has been engineered to ensure the Fujifilm X100’s supreme optical quality remains intact. Created by the same experts who designed the X100’s lens, the WCL-X100 delivers comparable image quality even at the f/2 wide aperture setting, retaining all the original optical characteristics, including the attractive bokeh effect. Source: Official Fujifilm Website I really enjoy shooting with the extension and pretty much, it sits on my X100S permanently now. The only discernible issue I have with the WCL-X100 is the additional 35mm or so length it adds to the lens mount. I’m guessing this is unavoidable as the additional glass in side, along with the usual excellent build quality would dictate this but if there was to be a version two of this accessory I’d love to see it a little smaller. As the Fujifilm blurb says, it really does deliver comparable images to the X100s without the converter. I can’t see any difference at all in the Bokeh or the files produced. The AF remains constant too. This is an opportunity for you to get a little wider and for people interested in shooting landscape images or wider street or social documentary then I think it’s a great addition to the camera bag. Here are a couple of snapshots with the X100S and WCL-X100: X100S & WCL-X100 ISO 200, 19mm F2.0 This next image was snapped in the garden using the wide angle converter too and it’s also a good example of how fast the AF actually is. This was a pick it up and shoot image. With the camera set to the back-button focusing technique I simply focused quickly and managed to reel off three frames or so whilst Rosa was actually in the air jumping into the paddling pool. X100S & WCL-X100 ISO 200, 19mm F2.0 X100S & WCL-X100 ISO 200, 19mm F2.0 JPG vs RAW I tend to shoot JPG with the Fuji systems because, quite frankly, the jpg images out of the can are wonderfully constructed. I’m planning on talking more in depth on this and show processing examples later this week on my X-trans dedicated site My Eyes so please subscribe to that if you wish to keep up dates. X100S Settings The way I use the camera over the first few months has changed marginally. As mentioned in my first X100S Review I employ the back-button-focusing-kind-of-workaround technique almost exclusively. The only time I change out of that mode is if I am shooting a panorama or want to set a specific shutter speed for a long exposure. I’ve really come to love the way the spot-metering works in the camera and I would say 90% of my shots are now taking using spot metering. The spot metering is taken from the centre spot so if you are a focus & recompose type shooter you may need to consider moving the focus point a bit more often (which of course, is much easier now with the dedicated button on the back wheel). I’ve essentially settled on a few custom settings depending on the scenario for shooting. And, in order to switch between these configurations quickly I’ve utilised the X100S Custom Settings facility which is extremely useful. Essentially this allows you to set up three different types of shooting configuration. In the future, I’d like to see this facility extended to apply to more of the RAW features but for the time being, these are the X100S Custom Settings I use: Custom Setting #1 – this setting is mostly used in good strong light. It’s also my only colour configured Custom Setting. I like the Pro Neg. Hi film emulation. You will see that I have the Noise Reduction set to -1 in each setting. This is because I think the in camera noise reduction is a little harsh on the JPGs it produces at higher ISO and so I like to bring that down a notch. ISO – 200 Dynamic Range – 100% Film Simulation- Pro Neg. Hi White Balance – Auto Colour – 0 Sharpness – +1 Highlight Tone – 0 Shadow Tone – 0 Noise Reduction – -1 Custom Setting #2 – this is the setting I use for most indoor shooting. In fact, it’s probably the custom setting that gets used the most when I use the camera at weddings. ISO – 3200 Dynamic Range – Auto Film Simulation- Black and White + R Filter White Balance – Auto Colour – 0 Sharpness – 0 Highlight Tone – 0 Shadow Tone – 0 Noise Reduction – -1 Custom Setting #3 – this is my “go to” setting. I find this configuration covers almost all shooting scenarios for me. I’m nearly always shooting people so I need a quickish shutter speed and the feature I love above all on the X100 and X100S that the X-Pro1 doesn’t have is the minimum shutter speed option. ISO – Auto (Default 200 ISO, Max 3200 ISO, Min Shutter 1/125) Dynamic Range – Auto Film Simulation- Black and White + R Filter White Balance – Auto Colour – 0 Sharpness – +1 Highlight Tone – 0 Shadow Tone – 0 Noise Reduction – -1 If you have issues setting the custom settings, take a look at the blog post I did talking about this very subject. In order to get the best possible speed from the AF I use a kind of back-button focusing which I’ve adopted from my X-Pro1 shooting system. I’ve mentioned this before on the site, but for those new to it this works amazingly well for all of the X-Trans cameras in the Fuji Range. AE/AF-LOCKE MODE – Switch AE/AF-LOCK BUTTON – Both AE+AF Using this configuration I can use the AE-L AF-L button on the back almost like the back-button focusing technique many of us adopt with out DSLRs. For this to work you need to shoot in manual focus mode. The camera is now configured so the AE-L AF-L button activates as a one touch focus – effectively AF. So, the shutter release is now operated the same way, through the release button but the AF has been divorced from that. It means that you can AF using the AE-L AF-L button and use the shutter release to expose the image much quicker (as it’s not trying to focus as well as expose). I don’t propose using the servo/tracking mode as I just can’t get reliable results with it but by using the above technique, you can very easily shoot relatively fast moving subject. This photograph below for example taken recently at the Tetbury Wool sack Races. X100S for Wedding Photography So, I’ve taken the X100s with me to several weddings and you know what, it’s been pretty marvellous. From cramped bridal prep rooms to congested wedding venues, to churches where the Vicar is strict on photography the camera comes into it’s own. Indeed, I think, given the right circumstances and creative licence you could photograph a whole wedding with a set of X100S’s if you really wanted to. For me, however, the Fujifilm X100s just comes into it’s own for those moments when stealth and silence is of the essence. With this camera in hand at a wedding you can simply explore, and shoot. Practically un-noticed. Along with a DSLR system or X-Pro1/XE-1 system the X100s is the perfect “wing man”. We already know the clarity and sharpness of the lens is amazing and I think if you can get into that physiological mindset of using this camera that I talked about about you will benefit a lot from having it with you at weddings. The silent mode is truly silent, unlike the X-Pro1 which really means you do simply blend in. I like to explain to my wedding clients that I want, for all intents and purposes, to be seen as another guest at their wedding. Simply roaming around and taking candid documentary photographs with the X100S is a pleasure. Not a chore and the results I believe are just gorgeous – right out of the camera. Don’t get me wrong – whilst I think you “could” shoot a whole wedding with a set, I probably wouldn’t recommend it. There are times such as low light dancing or very fast recessionals in dimly lit churches where you may need something a bit different. So, some images shot at recent weddings with the Fujifilm X100S: 19mm (WCL-100), ISO 200, 1/20th Second 19mm (WCL-100), ISO 200, 1/300th Second 19mm (WCL-100), ISO 640, 1/125th Second 23mm, ISO 1,250, 1/125th Second 23mm, ISO 200, 1/125th Second 19mm (WCL-100), ISO 400, 1/125th Second 19mm (WCL-100), ISO 200, 1/150th Second 19mm (WCL-100), ISO 800, 1/350th Second 23mm, ISO 200, 1/125th Second f5.6 X-Pro2? A lot of people are asking me whether they should wait for the X-Pro2 or X-ProS or whatever Fuji will call the next iteration of the X-Pro1. I have no idea of the plans from Fuji for this and no idea of time frames. One would suspect the new X-Pro cameras will inherit a lot of the goodness from the X100S, particularly the improved AF and more logical configuration. I can’t wait for that camera, I really can’t. But as is quite obvious I think, the X100S is aimed at a different user and I really don’t see a reason, funds allowing, in waiting for a newer X-Pro1 model if the X100S is going to deliver what you need now. X100S Review ~ Summary So there you have it. I said it wouldn’t be technical – there are plenty of technical reviews out there. This X100S Review was meant to be an update to my initial X100S review also found on this site. It’s a real world review and in a nutshell the Fuji X100S is, in my opinion, a camera with soul that produces outstanding images. You need to use it, live with it, work with it and then reap the rewards of it. Please do feel free to comment or ask questions. I’ll answer as best I can. Also – feel free to share on social media if you find this post useful. Please feel free to share, Tweet and Like this post. Go on, you know you want to :) Subscribe to email updates - stay up to date with everything that happens on this site. Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required Email Address * 47 Responses Swedeitis June 10, 2013 Great review Kevin. I use mine quite a bit for the dancing part at my weddings…it performs excellently. And it’s portability is a big load of the shoulders after shooting an entire day. Btw, while I think its ISO is pretty great, I would say Fuji tends to inflate its ISO with at least a stop. Reply Kevin Mullins June 10, 2013 Thanks for stopping by and yes, it’s a great camera. I’m fairly sure ISO rating is set by the technicalities of exposure so I don’t believe any of the camera manufacturers can inflate or deflate their claims? Cheers Kevin Reply chatterbox August 10, 2013 I’m afraid companies do this. If you have a look at the DxOMark site and add two cameras for comparison from different manufacturers, you’ll see just how much disparity there can be when it comes to ISO ratings/sensitivity. Swedeitis June 10, 2013 It’s a rather tricky thing to PROVE it…not that it matters much because I totally love my Fuji cams but it’s widely discussed on the web. Many months ago, DPREVIEW noted in their X-Pro1 review: “ISO Accuracy The actual sensitivity of each indicated ISO is measured using the same shots as are used to measure ISO noise levels, we simply compare the exposure for each shot to the metered light level (using a calibrated Sekonic L-358), middle gray matched. We estimate the accuracy of these results to be +/- 1/6 EV (the margin of error given in the ISO specifications). Note that these tests are based on the sRGB JPEG output of the cameras, in accordance with the Standard Output Sensitivity method defined in ISO 12232:2006, the standard used by camera manufacturers. By our tests, the X-Pro 1’s measured sensitivities are about 1/3 to 1/2 stop lower than marked, which is unusual for a modern camera. This means that for any given light level, shutter speed and aperture the X-Pro1 has to use a higher ISO to get an image of the same brightness as an accurately-rated camera.” Most of this is techie speak that I couldn’t care less about but I have noticed that my Fuji cams always seem to use a higher ISO than my Canon and Nikon in similar situations and settings. Reply Kevin Mullins June 10, 2013 Lol…. & Kaboooom! There goes my grey matter Agree – the pictures are what do the talking (for me at least) Reply Craig Prentis June 10, 2013 Thanks Kevin, I’ve been researching reviews of both of these cameras today (x pro 1 and x 100s) and you’ve answered lots of questions in your post. I’m looking to incorporate one of these into my wedding work in an effort to cut down on weight and bulk, and in those times when I like to be especially ‘quiet’ (e.g. bridal preps and during the ceremony). But also, like you, I want a camera that’s accessible all the time – at home taking shots of the kids, something I can take out with me everywhere I go, that’s not bulky (unlike dslr). My camera phone is great but is certainly no substitute for a proper camera. It seems as though image quality is not in question with these smaller mirrorless bodies and excellent lenses. I’ve read so many positive reviews from photographers that I don’t think it will be long before I get on board. Cheers. Reply Kevin Mullins June 11, 2013 I think you will love it Craig Reply Alberto Martínez June 11, 2013 Hi Kevin, i’ve just read your X100S post and i really want to make a change on the way i do my work, i’m a wedding photographer in México, i have a Nikon D700 and a brand new D600, i do all my work with this two cameras. Last year i just bought a X100 (for street and family photos) but when i took it to a wedding it surprised me with the results on day photos (specially with the bride make up and preparatives) when lights are weak i leave it and take my nikon cameras, i really enjoy using my X100 it’s such a beautiful camera and as you know produces a superb images, i said all this because i have the idea of sell my D600 and buy a X-pro 1 with a 35mm fuji x lens… Could you please advice me about selling D600 to buy a X-pro 1? Thanks for reading this and for the great info on your posts! Alberto. Reply Kevin Mullins June 11, 2013 Hi Alberto – I’ve never used a D600 so can’t compare but for me I tend to keep one DSLR with me, along with the X-Pro1 / X100S for professional engagements. Sometimes you just need a bit extra in terms of extreme ISO or perhaps a very fast servo mode and at present the XP1 doesn’t give that option. I think you will love using the X-Pro1 of course Reply Alberto Martínez June 11, 2013 Thank you so much that’s what i need to know, i’ll tell you later the end story! Mat & Heather @ MirrorLessons June 22, 2013 Wonderful review of the X100s. I really enjoyed how you structured it – it breaks from the traditional format, making it a more engaging read. We’ve been using the X100s at wedding as well (mostly in the church or during prep-time) and it has never let us down. Rather than the X-Pro1, we tend to use it alongside the E-M5. Reply Kevin Mullins June 23, 2013 That’s great – I checked out your site too…. and will check it out often now. Thanks for stopping by Reply Alan June 22, 2013 Thanks for the thorough, clear and well written review. I will try the custom settings, which look interesting. Regards Alan Reply Kevin Mullins June 23, 2013 Thanks Alan – yep, they work really well. Reply John Clarkson June 28, 2013 Thanks for the great ‘practical’ review, Kevin. Your thoughts of X100s vs. X-Pro1 neatly mirror mine, which is reassuring. Ordered a X100s two weeks ago, and it is backordered till mid-July at the earliest. Last night I became aware of the X body + lens promo that Fuji was running, and had 60 minutes of white-knuckled crises mode debating features + cost + use + etc etc. In the end, I decided to stick with the X100s. In the end, it wasn’t a feature or financial decision. It was a decision based on the ‘soul’ of the camera that you and Arias have noted. Reply Kevin Mullins July 1, 2013 That’s great to hear John – I’m sure you will love it as much as everyone else seems to be. Reply Mark Loader July 1, 2013 Hmmm. And so the X series powers on! Not been “in the game” long enough to recall when the last photographic juggernaut passed through, but this is something else Given your enthusiasm for the product it’s only a matter of time before you (like Zack Arias, David Hobby, Damien Lovegrove) get accused of being on the Fuji payroll, or at the very least have to state that you’re NOT! Geez, what a world we live in! Anyway, I’m really hoping ONE of you guys writes an in-depth article on the whole emotion/soul thing…something which until recently was the preserve of wealthy Leica swine. Not any more hahahoho…so how about it? Kevin? KEVIN?? Oi!! (BTW, assisting at a wedding in Nov, might do some pics in your style…but being in Australia might not have the overcast skies to set the mood…damn) Reply Kevin Mullins July 1, 2013 Thanks for stopping by Mark. Yea, I reckon a post about the “soul” of the camera may be on the cards. I’ll get planning…. Cheers, Kevin Reply John Hobson July 3, 2013 Just read this review Kevin…. Bit harsh inky opinion… http://m.cnet.com/reviews/fujifilm-x100s/35566613 Reply Anish July 10, 2013 Thanks for sharing the custom settings , Kevin. Love your wedding pics! Reply Louis Vuitton Handbags Classic July 20, 2013 Many famous people in the south. It is big, light weight, roomy and cabin size make it fully fit for the journey, this is neglecting to consider all the points of value a louis vuitton bags handbag is fake, it is coming. Those luxury brands aren’t exactly depicted in the most beautiful women in the world. Reply Derek Comer August 10, 2013 Just like to say thanks for a great honest review, I take way way to much camera gear with me when I go on holiday, Nikon D7000, Canon G15, Panasonic Underwater camera, GoPro HD2, plus 3 lens, plus flash gun, plus batteries and chargers etc etc, so this year I’m going to take my GoPro HD2, my G15 for the beach and I’m thinking about the px100s as my “nice photo” camera, you know, when the wife is all dressed up at night, and the candid ones in the bars, with no flash, I’ve not bought it yet, but im 90% sold on the camera and am almost ready to buy the camera, is it really THAT GOOD? It’s not my job, I’m a window cleaner from Manchester, Photography is just my hobby,, started life with a Zenith E, went throu the OM system, so I think going back to a fixed lens would be good for my photography, back to basis. Thanks again Derek Reply Derek Comer August 20, 2013 I bought It Reply Kevin Mullins August 27, 2013 Nice one Reply Alan Hutchison August 24, 2013 Mullins you bar steward for months ai thought this whole Fuji thing was just photography “fashion”. Bit I think you may have just cost me a grand. You double bar steward ;-). Are you on commission? If so you are buying all my beers at the SWPP convention this year LOL. In all seriousness great review buddy. Pictures aren’t too shabby either. PS Mine is a Carling Reply Kevin Mullins August 27, 2013 Thanks Alan – we can talk geekery over that Carling in January Reply Alan Hutchison August 24, 2013 PS please fix my iPad typing mistakes LOL Reply noaman khan September 2, 2013 Wonderful Article and Manual focus tip is very helpful. Everyday I learn something new about this camera. I had a question on picture sharpness. I’m seeing lot of problem with F2, F2.8 and F4 and soft focus. Eyes look sharp in camera but as soon pictures are downloaded as RAW or JPEG, softness show up. Ever come across this problem ? Reply Pete Henderson September 17, 2013 Great article Kevin. Thanks for the focusing set up tips on the x100s. Reply Steve Morley October 8, 2013 Thanks for the review, great atricle and useful custom settings. Could you explain a little more about the back focussing technique though. The settings you use are: AE/AF-LOCKE MODE – Switch AE/AF-LOCK BUTTON – Both AE+AF yet also you say that you “…use the shutter release to expose the image “. Is the exposure not also locked though as you have selected “Both AE+AF”? Or have I misunderstood? Thanks and regards… Reply Kevin Mullins October 8, 2013 What I mean by that is that the shutter release button is used just for exposing the image (i.e., taking the photo) – rather than focusing and exposure locking. The mechanism is simply exposing (shooting) the image when you click the button. Cheers Reply Mike Lipin October 23, 2013 Hey… Can you please explain your rational with custom settings #1 and #3? Also, have you tried using negative highlight and shadow tone values to increase DR? Reply Nick Coe January 8, 2014 This is an amazing blog Kevin. Gotta love the fuji x series cameras. At the moment I have the x-pro1 35mm set up, which I love very much. The sharpness I get at f/2.8 is just amazing. I do have one niggle though, I would like the 23mm field of view of the x100s. I have twin girls and there’s only so many portrait type pictures I can take, I’d like to take more documentary type pictures of the girls. I can’t see myself ever having enough money to buy the 23mm 1.4 so was toying with the idea of selling my set up for a x100s, but don’t wait to loss the sharp pics I get from the 35mm at 2.8. Do you think the x100s would give me the same sort of pics at f/2.8 aswell. If so I’m selling up for one. Thanks Reply Kevin Mullins January 9, 2014 Hi Nick, In my opinion the X100S is as sharp at 2.8 as 2 so you will have no problem there. Have you thought about the 18mm lens for the XP1? Reply Nick Coe January 9, 2014 Thanks for your reply. I have thought about the 18mm but I’m not one for changing lenses, I’m a 1 lens shooter lol. I’ll give it some more thought I guess. Every time I take photos with my pro I like the jpegs so much I think just stick with it. Thanks Kev. Reply Jeremy Sale June 4, 2014 Kevin, sorry if you answered this already… do you ever use the 3 shot burst, to make sure you nailed the moment? Reply Kevin June 12, 2014 Very occasionally Jeremy but personally I believe using the Back Button Focus technique allows me to shoot as fast (if not faster) than the burst mechanism in the camera. Reply john canavan June 26, 2014 Hi kevin just wanted to say a quick thanks for your helpful blogs which have been a real help to me. i just ordered a x100s today after selling my Xpro 1 which i loved but as i bought a XT1 i knew i would not use it as much since buying the xt but the x100 will be used a lot as a go to. I have just done a wedding with Fuji and Canon and was really impressed by the Fuji all the shots were good but i need to work on the dancing at the reception technique as i thought they were sharp but most were a bit soft but more down to me i think. Any way its not as short as i thought but thanks again for the effort you put in to share, Cheers and more power to you John Reply Kevin June 26, 2014 Thanks John Reply Bob Friday January 19, 2015 Kevin, your review was one of the many that a voraciously studied back in November when I was considering whether to jump into the X100s world and I can’t thank you enough for providing such a great “real world” assessment of this tiny beast! Got mine just before the new X100t was released because I was heading to Munich and Paris for the holidays and wanted enough practice time at home to feel confident taking just it alone instead of my half ton of Nikon gear! Just returned from the trip and I can truthfully say that I’ve never taken better, more personal — dare I say “soulful” — images than with the X100s. It constantly surprises me with what it allows me to capture and how easily it responds to what I’m seeing in a scene. Thank you for laying the groundwork for this very cool and amazing next chapter in my photography! Reply Kevin Mullins January 20, 2015 That’s really great to hear Bob and thanks for taking time out to contact me. Reply Alberto Martínez January 19, 2015 Hi Kevin and happy new year! I’d like to así for a personal opinion, i have a X100S and one X-pro1 with 18mm f2 and 35mm F1.4 and i think i need to sale one of this…. This cameras are for personal stuff by the way… Could you please advice me about it? Quiché one you’d sell? Thank you so much for you valuable time! Reply Alberto Martínez January 19, 2015 Hi Kevin and happy new year! I’d like to así for a personal opinion, i have a X100S and one X-pro1 with 18mm f2 and 35mm F1.4 and i think i need to sale one of this…. This cameras are for personal stuff by the way… Could you please advice me about it? Quiché one you’d sell? Thank you so much for you valuable time! Reply Alberto Martínez January 19, 2015 Hi Kevin and happy new year! I’d like to así for a personal opinion, i have a X100S and one X-pro1 with 18mm f2 and 35mm F1.4 and i think i need to sale one of this…. This cameras are for personal stuff by the way… Could you please advice me about it? Quiché one you’d sell? Thank you so much for you valuable time! Reply Alberto Martínez January 19, 2015 Hi Kevin and happy new year! I’d like to así for a personal opinion, i have a X100S and one X-pro1 with 18mm f2 and 35mm F1.4 and i think i need to sale one of this…. This cameras are for personal stuff by the way… Could you please advice me about it? Quiché one you’d sell? Thank you so much for you valuable time! Reply Alberto Martínez January 19, 2015 Hi Kevin and happy newar! I’d like to así for a personal opinion, i have a X100S and one X-pro1 with 18mm f2 and 35mm F1.4 and i think i need to sale one of this…. This cameras are for personal stuff by the way… Could you please advice me about it? Quiché one you’d sell? Thank you so much for you valuable time! Reply Kevin Mullins January 20, 2015 Hi Alberto – I can’t really advise you on which one to sell – they both have their own great merits. What I would say though, is that if you think in the future you may want to use different focal lengths then you are going to need the X-Pro1. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.