March’s Snapshots (and some out-takes).

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X-T1 XF56mm 1/4000 F/1.2 ISO 200

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X100S 1/4000 F/2 ISO 3,200

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X100S 1/45 F/2 ISO 640

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X100S  1/800 F/5.6 ISO 200

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X-T1 XF23mm  1/125 F/1.4 ISO 2,500

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X-T1 XF10-24mm @ 10mm 1/220 F/22 ISO 200

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X-T1 XF10-24mm @ 24mm 1/300 F/4 ISO 200

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X-T1 XF56mm 1/4000 F/2.5 ISO 200

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X-T1 XF18-55mm @ 18mm 1/125 F/2.8 ISO 320

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X100S  1/500 F/2 ISO 200

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14 Responses

  1. Gabe

    One of your shots shows 1/4000 @ f/2 with the X100S. That is not possible with the X100S. The leaf shutter maxes out at 1/1000 @ f/2. You have to stop down to f/8 in order to shoot 1/4000. Max shutter @ f/2 is 1/1000. Cheers

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    • Kevin

      Hi Gabe,

      That’s not true. When you shoot in manual mode you can make that exposure. The Shutter Speed number will appear red in the viewfinder but that is just a warning from the camera that it may not make a good exposure. In A, S or P mode you wouldn’t be able to shoot such an exposure, but in manual you can. Try it.

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      • Gabe

        Please do some research on this. You are mistaken. The leaf shutter design cannot reach those shutter speeds at such a large aperture. When you are in manual mode and the shutter speed displays in red the camera is telling you it cannot complete that shutter speed. What happens when you hit the shutter button is it takes the shot at the lower shutter speed 1/1000 in your case of f/2. So yes, you shot will be overexposed if you needed 1/4000th the get correct exposure.

      • Kevin

        Gabe,

        I’ve just written a book about this. In Manual mode, the camera will allow the picture to be exposed. The Shutter speed will be in red and that is the camera’s way of informing you it does not think the exposure will be correct. It will still take the picture, at that exposure. In S, A or P mode the camera will select a slower shutter speed.

        If you look at the image it is of my daughter playing with a balloon. I wanted to capture the balloon as she let go of it. In this case, I over rode the camera’s suggested exposure and chose F/2 and 1/4000th of a second. I got the image. Yes, it’s over exposed a little and that’s a choice I made to get the image. I can adjust that in post processing but the movement of the image meant I needed the exposure.

        I hope that helps you understand it a little more.

        You can also see commentary about this on the DP Review review of the X100S.

        As I said, it’s perfectly possible to shoot at this exposure if you are accepting that the exposure may not be perfect.

        Additionally, because of the leaf shutter, the bokeh will be less than perfect so in cases where that is important it’s worth bearing the limitation of the leaf shutter in mind. When a very fast shutter is required, and it’s not a mission critical image, then it’s very achievable.

        Have you tried shooting manually with your camera? See what happens.

        Cheers

        Kevin

      • Malcolm

        And this is another reason why I need to win your new book.

      • Elmar

        Kevin, thanks for your great website – it helped me a lot to improve my photography.

        I think Gabe is right in this one. The aperture opening with f2 is to wide for the shutter to open in 1/4000 sec. It really can only do so in 1/1000 and longer because it is not fast enough. (I guess, that’s why the shot is overexposed.) And yes, I shoot in M quite often. It is not possible technically with the X100s to shoot in f2 and 1/4000 – even if you set it manually.

      • Kevin

        Thanks for stopping by Elmar.

        It is indeed possible, I’ve got lots of images at that exposure.

        Take a look at this screen grab of an EXIF set:

        https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6403099/Static/FastShutterSpeed.JPG

        Try it. You can do it in manual and you are of course correct – the reason the “auto” modes don’t allow that exposure is because the blades can’t open fast enough which affects the emblems in the bokeh (amongst other things)…but you can shoot it.

        Cheers

        Kevin

  2. Don

    I love the last image (portrait of girl); her skin tone is amazing. Can you tell me if this is an OOC jpeg (I assume not) or post-processed? Thanks for your superb blog by the way – I’ve got lots of useful X-camera tips from you.

    Cheers,
    Don

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    • Kevin

      Hi Don – this was a JPEG from the camera but I’ve retouched it, and treated it with a tone slightly.

      Thanks

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