Let’s not get into n uproar ok guys and gals and whatever. See, my Doctor tells me that I did damage to my spinal cord and she thinks I should dump heavy cameras all together. Doc, I said…I’ve been using heavy cameras all my life and never had this much of a problem. So, Doc looked at me and stands there with a slight lean to the left. She takes a deep breath and say’s….Mr Springer, it took you almost 50 years to do this to your body, if you continue…it will never get healed. You absolutely can not put weight on you neck or shoulders ever again. I smiled at her and she made that stern face that means…I am not kidding with you!
Now here’s something to consider and I feel it necessary to stand up and speak my peace. There is a lot of talk about the VA being short in it’s care for Veterans like my self. I understand that it’s a major concern and it MUST be corrected immediately.
I will tell youse this, at the Philadelphia Veterans Hospital…as far as I can see..and that’s deep…the issues do not exist. The VA has treated me better than anyone in my entire life bar no one.
So, Doc insist that I get a lighter camera and if I need a bag, which of course would be smaller, it should be a waist pack. As per her orders, I followed thru and did as she instructed.
So sadly I packed Andre’, Garry and the lenses sold evetone via eBay. It hurt me to do so but it hurt my neck and back even more.
When the original X100 was announced, I was beside myself with anticipation. When it arrived I was really very excited and used it for 6 months and then had to see it for personal reasons. There were things that weren’t right with the X100 but Fuji tried best to fix these issues and continues to do so long after I no longer had the camera. See, for me the problem is that I like to make photos and not pay much attention to camera development. Ok Shooter….one thing wee don’t need is your long winded explanations about things that don’t matter…ok, ok….geeze…cut to the chase…..
So first few days I spend are to explore the limitations imposed by the camera, every camera gets this testing period. The first thing I noticed was the reduced size and weight. A true comparison to the XP1 would be the X100s vrs the XP1 23mm. Well, that’s the end of that…different worlds. The X100s is very close to the X20 and that is nice.
The photos posted are just to see framing, af speed and handling.
The frame lines are more accurate than any other camera using them. Barr none. I was very surprised and happy about that. I don’t have the patience or gumption to do a full review, I just wanna use it and make photos. AF speed is very good, fast in most light and accurate…feels snappy. These photos are no OOC , they are made using presets and settings I want to test…So don’t think …ohhh dirty, dirty, dirty.
I am happy to report that the 35mm FOV suites me just fine. I am transported back to my youth, roaming the streets, searching for photos on the streets of Philly, NYC & Baltimore with my trusty M4 35mm Cron. I love not having choices in FOV and prefer the 35mmm because I do. Here’s where the X100 excels over the XP1. Size and weight. Ray Sachs, a good friend thought that maybe I should try to stay with 28mm, like the Nikon Coolpix A and I’ve considered it but I really like the finder in the Z100s.
Seey’s soon…have a good Memorial Weekend………………..end transmission….shooter out……………….