04-13-2014, 09:55 PM
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So I've had my X100 camera for about 4-5 weeks now and taken it out as many times to take some photos around town.

This weekend I happened upon a local fair (Cesar Chavez day) and snapped some photos there.

I am personally not a big fan of street fair photos...it's often in the middle of the day and the sun is harsh and the photos tend to look pretty much the same from one street fair to the other. I tried taking a little bit different photos but not sure how they come across.

Still learning the camera (still haven't gone through the manual fully...I'm a bad person....).

Anyway, here's from my hour of walking around:

(and no, no one was selling razors) Smile

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Any comments/suggestions/critique, etc greatly welcome.

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 04-13-2014, 11:18 PM
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I'm more drawn to graphic photos, so I especially like the one of the dark car with the contrasting wide white sidewall tire.

This is a camera I have my eye on, as well, whenever I'm finally ready to make the leap from film to digital. Thanks for posting your images and sharing your journey with this new camera.

- Murray

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 04-13-2014, 11:20 PM
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Thanks Murray.
I myself am also staggering into the digital world after having been much of a film user - mostly rangefinders.

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 04-14-2014, 06:56 AM
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I can't tell you how much I dislike shooting under a bright sun at midday. Definitely not my type of lighting for most things.

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 04-14-2014, 07:51 AM
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Those are very nice photos! Smile

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 04-14-2014, 08:36 AM
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(04-14-2014, 06:56 AM)ShadowsDad Wrote: I can't tell you how much I dislike shooting under a bright sun at midday. Definitely not my type of lighting for most things.

I agree. I thought about asking them to move the whole thing to 5pm but wasn't sure that would go down so well Smile

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 04-14-2014, 09:01 AM
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(04-14-2014, 08:36 AM)Darkbulb Wrote:
(04-14-2014, 06:56 AM)ShadowsDad Wrote: I can't tell you how much I dislike shooting under a bright sun at midday. Definitely not my type of lighting for most things.

I agree. I thought about asking them to move the whole thing to 5pm but wasn't sure that would go down so well Smile

Where was the festival? Maybe they'd have held it for you.

OK, back to reality... Nothing you can do about a festival, but when I did a lot of photography I wouldn't even go out with the camera unless I had at least some sort of overcast, heavy overcast was even better. I just preferred the saturated colors I got from the great big light tent. I did and still mostly do nature photography. I didn't care that I had to carry a tripod since I used one for 90% of my shots anyway.

Taking shots of waterfalls and such I'd always need to stack ND filters anyway to get the right exposure. That meant a tripod.

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 04-14-2014, 09:53 AM
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(04-14-2014, 09:01 AM)ShadowsDad Wrote: OK, back to reality... Nothing you can do about a festival, but when I did a lot of photography I wouldn't even go out with the camera unless I had at least some sort of overcast, heavy overcast was even better. I just preferred the saturated colors I got from the great big light tent. I did and still mostly do nature photography. I didn't care that I had to carry a tripod since I used one for 90% of my shots anyway.

Taking shots of waterfalls and such I'd always need to stack ND filters anyway to get the right exposure. That meant a tripod.

I totally agree - nice overcast can 'save the day'.
I did use the ND filter on the camera trying to bring down the light a bit so that I could shoot a bit more open.

Oh well, maybe the next festival will have rain Smile

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 04-19-2014, 12:46 PM
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I've been debating an X100. Question for you, on the first photo were you purposefully focusing on the back of the man in front and not the stage, or did Fuji just not focus where you expected?

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 04-19-2014, 01:54 PM
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No I did try to focus on the people close to me Smile the AF on the camera is really good but I think I was in fully manual mode then


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 04-19-2014, 02:22 PM
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(04-19-2014, 01:54 PM)Darkbulb Wrote: No I did try to focus on the people close to me Smile the AF on the camera is really good but I think I was in fully manual mode then

B&W out of the camera, or in PP? I am already getting ready to sell off all my DX gear, and am wondering how much longer I will hold on to my FX gear before I call it a day and use my RX100 mark ii as my walk around camera, and say the X100's replacement as my next camera.

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 04-19-2014, 06:29 PM
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(04-19-2014, 02:22 PM)wingdo Wrote: B&W out of the camera, or in PP? I am already getting ready to sell off all my DX gear, and am wondering how much longer I will hold on to my FX gear before I call it a day and use my RX100 mark ii as my walk around camera, and say the X100's replacement as my next camera.

I shoot RAW so I have to convert in PP.
I have however played around with the various B&W setting and s/w filters (yellow, etc) and they work really really well.

May have to shoot in JPG sometime as it's sort of rewarding to see the image directly in b&w on the display.

In PP I am pretty lazy. I just slap on one of the pre-defined b&w options through Nik special fx and do some sharpening.

I come from a film-rangefinder background and this is as close as I can get to it. This month the conversion lens to 50mm comes out and I'm sort of tempted to get it.

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