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Old Sunday 29th September 2013, 19:46   #1
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Fujifilm x100s

Perhaps not surprisingly, nobody seems to have yet posted about this brilliant little camera. Highly regarded though it is for street photography in particular, its 23mm fixed lens (35mm full frame equivalent) is clearly not perfectly suited to bird photography. Nevertheless, if the birds get close enough.........

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Old Monday 30th September 2013, 02:15   #2
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Great for environmental and habitat shots though. Been running an X100 from when they first became available. Silent mode means just that.

The threaded release should take a 20 foot pneumatic release too, just not got round to it, though I have got a Manfrotto Super clamp left over from an earlier project for when I do.
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Old Monday 30th September 2013, 13:40   #3
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Great for environmental and habitat shots though. Been running an X100 from when they first became available. Silent mode means just that.

The threaded release should take a 20 foot pneumatic release too, just not got round to it, though I have got a Manfrotto Super clamp left over from an earlier project for when I do.
Very true, and the remote release sounds a great idea.

I am looking forward to using mine for landscape shots but I have a mobility problem at present. I am awaiting an MRI scan on my foot and possible corrective surgery, but I am confined largely to my garden for the time being, doing mostly macro and views, although I did get this shot yesterday.....

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Sorry to hear about your foot, hopefully it will be sorted soon, I had a few months out with a damaged ankle and I know the frustration.

I walked my X100 round Slimbridge yesterday, great practice, at least 75% of photos had a bird visible, the rest were of some of the great landscaping (deliberately).

I was amazed at the number of young families there in the afternoon, not serious birding families but just enjoying being with 'wild' birds. The changes they have done may not please everyone but if it is getting the general public interested and involved it can only be good for the future.

By the way, great picture, I regularly see far worse taken by people with slrs, usually me!
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Graham,
I have the X100 and was impressed with it and even used it for digiscoping. I'm sure the improvements in the X100s have made it even better.
Sorry your having foot trouble. I had some about two years ago and all the limping around caused some miniscus trouble in my knee. Went on crutches for a month ( my foot didn't touch the ground) and everything fixed itself. The body is great at healing if given a chance.
Good luck with your problem.
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Iveljay & Neil

Thanks to you both for you comments & kind thoughts.

Iveljay: Yes, loads of things for young families at Slimbridge. I dropped in there a couple of years ago when I was doing a cycle tour. It was early May and it rained every day except one! I was aiming to do a fair bit of birding but most days were a washout (though I did manage Goshawk at New Fancy Viewpoint whilst I was staying with my brother near Ross-on-Wye). After a hailstorm in the Cotswolds on the way back I gave up on camping. It was too cold!

Neil: I think Fuji listened to all the feedback that they got from x100 owners when they designed the x100s. They are both brilliant cameras. I had a quick look at your gallery. Some great shots there. Are there any you can point me to that you took using your x100?
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Neil: I think Fuji listened to all the feedback that they got from x100 owners when they designed the x100s. They are both brilliant cameras. I had a quick look at your gallery. Some great shots there. Are there any you can point me to that you took using your x100?[/quote]

Graham,
Have a look here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7892550...7627549470697/
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Thanks for the link. I really enjoyed all of your photos & videos. I will certainly try the x100s for digiscoping and, after seeing your brilliant panoramas, I am really looking forward to using that function also.
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And the latest firmware release makes the original X100 even better,

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digi...100/index.html

Fuji even sent me an e-mail to let me know about it, no other manufacturer has ever done that for me, especially for a discontinued model. Fantastic way to keep your customers happy.
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And the latest firmware release makes the original X100 even better,

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digi...100/index.html

Fuji even sent me an e-mail to let me know about it, no other manufacturer has ever done that for me, especially for a discontinued model. Fantastic way to keep your customers happy.
Great. I'm going to upgrade my firmware immediatley.
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