I ventured into colour this week and here are some of my first colour frames. The X100 should and does deliver super crisp images wide open at f/2. In the manual Fujifilm states that Clarity increases or decreases “definition” while minimally altering highlights and shadows. Cheers, Damien. Does the fastest speed cards make any difference with X100s? It can be fooled by high contrast background but it’s obvioius when this happens. Going up or down two spots is a bit more obvious, although if you’re not closely comparing side-by-side examples you might not pick up on it. I struggled to get the exposure right and I found accessing the three exposure parameters a bit of a hassle and certainly not as easy as a DSLR. The Fuji X100V’s battery life is rated at 350 images when the electronic viewfinder (EVF) is set to Normal mode and 420 images when the optical viewfinder is in use. But the thing is, it is not because the X100T doesn’t have a software to select how you are shooting, if automatic, shutter speed priority, aperture priority, or manual. Another frame from an ‘Into the Light’ workshop taken on the Fujifilm X100. Fujifilm X100V Key Features: Finally I get really really great photos. Overall I can’t really tell enough of a difference to warrant the added processing time so I keep forgetting it’s there. Cheers, Damien. Damien. Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Thank you Tony. The Fuji refocusses every frame. Fuji X100V. Hi Stanley, I’ve never used the flash. Hi Damien, I’m one of the lucky ones to own the x100 (went into the shop to get the canon 100mm 2.8 Macro…came out with a new camera!) Mostly night shots where detail is now replaced with just black. I loved having this tiny beast add a flip screen to its ergonomic arsenal. A simple one light portrait taken on an ‘Into The Light’ workshop using the Fuji X100. 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My settings: Film simulation- Astia, Auto iso 200, Max sensitivity 3200 at min shutter 1/80, Dynamic range auto, color-mid, sharpness-std, highlight tone-std, shadow tone-std, noise reduction-std. Hi Damien A bit like the Fujifilm X100 then. Technique is a personal thing. Is it actually a good tool? I just wish it were summer already :). Socket for standard threaded cable release in the shutter button on top. I love the look of the little camera, I also love the results in the right hands in produces. Ich hoffe, dass die halben Anpassungen sowohl beim X-Pro3 als auch beim X-T3 und X-T30 vorgenommen werden. Will keep an eye on the blog as I am sure it will not be long before you are tinkering with some off camera flash. The X100 is okay for travel photography if you are happy to have a fixed lens. Every now and then a bit of photographic kit comes along that changes the way I see and capture my world. What focus issues have you encountered and is it easy to see focus with either of the two viewfinder options? Hi Russell, I’m on the road for a few weeks and that’s quite a monumental task … I have set lowest shutter at 80th& max film @ 3200 it freezes perfect at f2 for my street reportage. Camera seems to like having a hard/straight line to lock onto for focus? Even +2 might be pushing it in this case, although the results are acceptable in my book. Each situation might benefit from a Clarity adjustment, and you’ll have to decide which setting is the best for the scene. Kind regards, ( Log Out /  I like the fact that I can grab this camera and head out with a model and shoot anywhere, wander downtown and duck into buildings to shoot in interesting hallways or staircases etc without drawing tons of attention. of the extraordinary fujifilm cameras in the same way. Supplied Accessories. I also love the green filter monochrome setting too :), Damien, I googled “X100 settings” to find a good starting point for my workflow with this little jewel and I found your wonderful site. Even highlights and shadows are affected. It is for this reason I have always found compact cameras to be frustrating with slow start up times coupled with slow and inaccurate auto focus. I went on line this evening to see if anybody was using this little marvel professionally. Jul 16, 2011 | Location, News | 59 comments. I’ve set my programable Fn button to be a quick access to the ND facility. Originally I came up with this recipe when I was using a X-T20, but since then I’ve also owned a X-Pro1 which didn’t have Classic Chrome available, and now I’m using a X-Pro3 which has the amazing new Classic Negative. I used it on a portrait job last week and the 8 year old daughter of my client kept reaching out for my little camera. This camera is ideal for ceremony shots and has the approval of Vicars and Registrars due to its silent operation. Should I adjust my expectations for the x100 to a different kind of photographic milleu. Fun is the right word. My question is how do you back button focus with the X100F. I think you’re perfectly fine selecting any of the Clarity options, but for portraits I’d consider using minus Clarity, unless you’re want a dramatic portrait look. The X100V has a classic tilting mechanism that goes up and down (2-ways) and is found on many digital cameras. Just be aware that when you change the Clarity setting, you are changing the picture’s contrast. However, the X100 has a fixed 23mm lens (35mm equivalent on full frame) that is perfectly matched to the sensor. I’ve done noise reduction and sharpening before. Jamie. Lieber Ritchie, wieder ein interessanter und vor allem hilfreicher Artikel. Certain modes are only available in each though. CEO Damien Lovegrove. It’s difficult to notice a plus or minus one difference. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. If we want the camera image we need to use the jpeg. 2. Now that I’ve set these 7 setting in my Fuji X100V I’m ready to … Select the IMAGE QUALITY SETTING tab, then highlight EDIT/SAVE CUSTOM SETTING and press MENU/OK.. I have ordered one, a week ago, but here in Denmark where i live, it is out of stock for the moment, :-(, I wonder, you wrote; “Subsequent shoots with the fuji have highlighted a few focussing weaknesses but I’ve learned how to overcome those so”, Captured even the reflected hint of the photoshoot in the metal bedknob :). Auto ISO. Hi Didit, Stay inspired and enjoy that camera of yours. Which SD cards are you using. It’s the unthreatening and unobtrusive nature of the camera that allows me a more candid interaction with my subjects. The X100 is very intuitive, I don’t fiddle with the settings, I just take pictures. Btw gorgeous work. Since then we’ve seen the X100 series evolve into the masterpiece that I think is the X100F. I would personally love to own one if I could some how justify it as a business expense and owning a little old film slr that is similar that just feels fun to use, a word I think is some times forgotten when taking a photograph. The X100 has become just about my favorite camera. 6. Some of them are available on the X-M1 and X-A2. Only downfall it’s all manual, but that is a small price to pay for shooting wide open. ( Log Out /  I spend 4 days in San Antonio to test the new camera out. Hi, Great article. :) Damien. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Taken on an ‘Into the Light’ workshop using the Fuji X100. While the exact specifications vary between the particular models, all of these 10 tips apply to all of the current Fuji cameras, from the X-Pro 2 to the X70. The small, retro camera is one of the best portrait cameras I’ve ever used. I’ve devoted a small section of my website to it. What exactly Clarity does with each software is slightly different, but the gist of it is that it increases mid-tone contrast, while (mostly) leaving the highlights and shadows untouched. All three settings are available from ISO 640 upwards. Download it here. I’m not an ambassador for any camera company and I gladly pay full price for my kit. I love to take a minimalist approach at times. ... [USER SETTING]) The Setup Menus ([SOUND SETTING]) The Setup Menus ([SCREEN SETTING]) The Setup Menus ([BUTTON/DIAL SETTING]) For example, if you prefer Fuji’s classic film tones, you can change the WB shift to -2 Red to enhance the greens. If I want to lock the focus I just switch it to manual. Stop it Damien! When a big SLR comes out of the camera bag it changes the personal dynamic completely. I like the idea of having a Clarity option on my Fujifilm camera, but I was really unsure of how it would look. At first I thought it was a lack of understanding from my part. Introducing the Fuji X Weekly App for iOS! It can be my non solution, but I can see still what Fuji is doing and what market for that exists. have recently purchased the x100,,,, great camera,,. Very informative and wonderful site! Highlight a custom settings bank and press … Über eine Erweiterung der Kontrast Funktion um 0.5 Schritte würde ich mich auch mit der Xpro3 freuen. Any higher ISO value is pushed with software in camera. Fujifilm x100v Review The Fujifilm x100v is the latest offering from Fujifilm in the popular x100 series of cameras. No problem. The X100 is very intuitive, I don’t fiddle with the settings, I just take pictures. I’ve been waiting to see what happens when you get to that setting. What is the battery life like? Yes, on the X100V, there are 1,368 possible colors to tone your black-and-white pictures! With firmware updates, some of these settings and modes are even found on older models, like the original X100. Connectors specifications top. I’ll photograph anything with it for the buzz I get and to better learn it’s characteristics. I have finally sussed out how to set the X100 for my way of shooting. Seemingly every picture I take has a story to tell and a lot of my X100 pictures could even be seen as art. Before deciding to go with the Fuji I considered the far more expensive Leica X1 and the cheaper smaller sensor alternatives from Olympus and Panasonic. This shot shows the aluminium lens hood I bought on Ebay. The camera has the options of -5 to +5, with 0 being the default setting. It took time and above all willingness to change the way I work and now I’ve been rewarded with a renewed vigour and passion for photography. While I mostly use the Raw files, I do occasionally use Jpegs straight from the camera. Perhaps the best-looking camera from Fujifilm but does it really matter or will aesthetics make a difference? My first digital SLR camera in 2001 gave me instant feedback and removed the risks associated with creative exposure. You can see some full res pictures and read my first findings on the X100 here. You can get them anywhere. However, -5 Clarity will give a similar softness at any aperture as the old X100 lens does at f/2. I came across your blog/site while searching for X100 settings. I like shooting in Aperture Priority mode. Reinvigorate your photography with a Lovegrove Adventure to Tuscany in 2020. (95)? Lovegrove Fuji X100 Gallery | Lovegrove Photography, Fujifilm X100 review | Norwich photographer | Mick Buston. This year has one last place available. I marvelled at the Fiat 500 when it was reengineered into it’s modern day guise and the rest of the world did too. Every now and then a bit of photographic kit comes along that changes the way I see and capture my world. I always use the small box focussing method and I find focus reframe works well for me. Focussing is identical with both viewfinder options. I found this camera to be very forgiving and with simply brilliant results, even in very low light. (Examples are great too!). Yes, it does slow you down, but if you’re not in a hurry, it’s not a big deal. Spot on. I will share the others in their own post just as soon as they are edited. If so, would you be so kind to share your settings (especially when shooting colour)? Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. It does save setting Macro in the menu. It is a pin sharp lens and my shot success rate is way higher than my SLR. For my intimate portraits on location there is no better tool. The Fuji X100 is my camera that is most accurate at focussing. Thanks for letting me know your settings on the X100. A camera with aching good looks, oodles of style, and more pull than an iPad in the first week of it’s launch.