I don't know if anyone here has even noticed that I haven't been around lately, you usually just see me in the PAD once in a while. One reason is that I haven't had time to shoot that much lately and the other is that, since a few days ago, I'm no longer a Nikon shooter.
This has nothing to do with me being upset with Nikon in any way. In fact I still see a full frame Nikon in my very distant future. The reason for leaving Nikon is simply that I fell in love with Fuji's new X100S.
So I just wanted to let you know that you won't be seeing me around here anymore. I'll probably still do some lurking to keep up with Nikon related news though.
For those interested, here are some shots from my second day with the camera. If I can get these kind of results after two days with it, I'm sure it will be a long lasting love.
Happy shooting.....cya if we cya.
We will be here for you when you return.... But, in the meantime, enjoy the Fuji.... There is something very delightful about a "rangefinder" style camera which the non-mirror cameras do so well....
Just honor us with your presence now and then.
If you have not given up your Nikon equipment, hang on to it. My guess is Nikon will eventually give us a non-mirror camera with a cropped or full sensor and it will be able to use all the "F" Mount lenses......my opinion only...
That being said, I'm just relieved you didn't say you gave up on Nikon's DLSRs for an iPhone 5. Now that would be insanity.
Take care, stick around!
Enjoy your new toy!
... And no time to use them.
I love my X100 and still use it every day - I wouldn't mind getting the new S, but I may just go for the next Xpro body since I really would like a 50mm equiv.
I still have my D3000 and a couple of lenses but I had to sell most of it to finance this camera. This is the most expensive product I've ever owned.
Are you eve planning on doing photography at a pro level? We have observed some very great talents from you in the past on PAD.
My suspicions are if Fuji has caught your interest, you will be expanding to an interchangeable lens body at some point......
msmoto, I suspect that your suspicions may prove quite accurate. I'm already keeping an eye out for the future x-pro 2, which will compete with future full frame offerings from Nikon for my attention when the budget allows for it (we're talking at least 2-3 years here).
vipmediastar, the weight and bulk was always the main reasons my dslr stayed home if I didn't know I would be shooting something serious. This camera won't give me any such issues.
rx4photo, it's certainly true that the look in the photos is the look I was going for. I have read that this lens is indeed a bit prone to flare though. I don't see it as a problem though, you just have to be aware of it and be mindful how you compose. As I mentioned before this is also without a hood and people use hoods for a reason.
To me this camera represents changes that I want to make in my approach to photography. It's an awesome little camera but it's not a dslr killer; different tools for different approaches and jobs.
It's too bad Nikon didn't come out with a Nikon S digital, but went with the P7700. The hybrid viewfinder of the X100s alone is worth the price of admission!
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