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Forum: Fuji X Series 09-19-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 18,384
Posted By Arjay
I agree. They wanted to get the camera to the...

I agree. They wanted to get the camera to the market, knowing that their competition had interesting projects up their sleeve too. So they finalized an "acceptable" yet not a great release for...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-23-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 7,726
Posted By Arjay
In practice (I have used the XPro1 for 3 months),...

In practice (I have used the XPro1 for 3 months), the problem is much less serious as initially feared.

Since the hybrid finder in OVF mode is both a Galilean system (that requires the eye to focus...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-28-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 3,249
Posted By Arjay
It's a whole lot quieter than my Hexar RF.

It's a whole lot quieter than my Hexar RF.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-28-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,834
Posted By Arjay
These infamous little things (trying to stay...

These infamous little things (trying to stay politically correct here ;) ) had been completely sold out in Europe for 8 weeks. And there wasn't any chance to get alternative, equivalent diopter...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-04-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,846
Posted By Arjay
I would strongly advise against using Auto ISO....

I would strongly advise against using Auto ISO. Since it is dark, the camera will always unnecessarily boost the ISO value because it will measure before you'll take the actual shot. Most likely, it...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-02-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,912
Posted By Arjay
As opposed to the EF-20 and EF-42, the EF-X20 has...

As opposed to the EF-20 and EF-42, the EF-X20 has a slave mode that can trigger both on TTL flashes (uses 2nd flash) or on manual flashes (uses 1st flash). So, it is a nice addition to the X100's...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-02-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 5,898
Posted By Arjay
Most of the problems users have with the...

Most of the problems users have with the X100/X-Pro1 are due to the fact they are accustomed to the phase detect AF in DSLRs. Please note that the X100/X-Pro1 use contrast-detect AF like many digital...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-20-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,240
Posted By Arjay
My X-Pro1 runs on V 1.00 for the body and 1.00...

My X-Pro1 runs on V 1.00 for the body and 1.00 for the lens.

The Fujiguys have recently tweeted an ambiguous message that may be have caused this thread to be written:

There have been complaints...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-17-2012
Replies: 105
Views: 13,915
Posted By Arjay
I have been using my X-Pro1 for three days now,...

I have been using my X-Pro1 for three days now, so I am just beginning to appreciate this new camera concept, but I can already say that I am fascinated.

Having used analog SLRs, then DSLRs, then...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-17-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 14,504
Posted By Arjay
Not wanting to write about a camera I don't own,...

Not wanting to write about a camera I don't own, I'm chiming in a bit late - but now I can verify what I am writing. And it's nice to see that the X-Pro1 is continuing the X100's concept with more...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-12-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,912
Posted By Arjay
Interesting - how do you trigger your SB-30? The...

Interesting - how do you trigger your SB-30? The X-Pro1 doesn't have an internal flash.

And as to Auto DR, I am questioning the usefulness of this mode in conjunction with flash photography. The...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-16-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 6,836
Posted By Arjay
One thing is for sure, neither the X100 nor the...

One thing is for sure, neither the X100 nor the X-Pro 1 are using split-beam focusing. Fuji has never made any claims in that direction, and all technical data published to date prove that this...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-09-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,932
Posted By Arjay
Careful, folks... The M adapter shown on the...

Careful, folks...

The M adapter shown on the pictures may not have a cam follower which would be required to detect the lens's current focus distance. Without that information, the camera's optical...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-24-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,895
Posted By Arjay
Now that's the ultimate in understatement bling!...

Now that's the ultimate in understatement bling! :cool:
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-05-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,932
Posted By Arjay
If you refer to the text passage in the French...

If you refer to the text passage in the French article, then you should be a little careful.

The phrase in question is incomplete and contains a grammatical mistake. I'm not at all sure what it...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-02-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 7,523
Posted By Arjay
There's a rather extensive discussion about the...

There's a rather extensive discussion about the WC-E68 on the X100 forum (http://www.x100forum.com/index.php?/topic/2633-nikon-wide-converter-wc-e68-068x/). I presume that's where Andrew found the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-30-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 6,790
Posted By Arjay
+1 I bought my first HRF two years ago, and it...

+1

I bought my first HRF two years ago, and it works fine except for a slight vertical RF misalignment.

After reading so much about spares unavailability, I picked up a second body for small money...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 12,722
Posted By Arjay
Car wash, Munich,...

Car wash, Munich, Germany:
http://farm1.staticflickr.com/37/100916588_ebdcfb7665_o.jpg

Industrial machinery - an art exhibit at the 2011 Venice art...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-28-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6,436
Posted By Arjay
I have never had any of the above problems with...

I have never had any of the above problems with my camera.

However, AFAIK there are a number of things that could cause such problems:
Reading cards on a MAC. This computer apparently is saving...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-16-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 8,421
Posted By Arjay
The R&D report is very interesting as it is...

The R&D report is very interesting as it is pointing out that such a design will
have a high apparent pixel aperture of 85% because the pixel electrode is occuping almost the entire area of the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-15-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 14,217
Posted By Arjay
I'd be very surprised if the camera has a zoom...

I'd be very surprised if the camera has a zoom OVF. VF eyepiece and front lens are on the same optical axis (see pics #4 & #6). The X10's zoom VF has then on different optical axes to accomodate for...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-08-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 10,889
Posted By Arjay
Apparently, the number of shutter actuations...

Apparently, the number of shutter actuations isn't recorded in the X100's EXIF data.

The only way to (more or less) keep track of the number of shutter actuations is to have the camera use...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-01-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 6,744
Posted By Arjay
Semrich, thank you for choosing my picture!

Semrich, thank you for choosing my picture!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-01-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 6,744
Posted By Arjay
Wow, thank you hteasley for picking...

Wow, thank you hteasley for picking Inclusion/Exclusion!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-31-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 6,744
Posted By Arjay
What's wrong with BWs? I feel BW is a lot more...

What's wrong with BWs? I feel BW is a lot more expressive for certain kind of shots, and BW processing gives a lot more freedom to realize one's subjective vision ...

And now to another important...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-31-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 6,744
Posted By Arjay
*** by...

*** by Keith

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/5265/U5265I1319971000.SEQ.0.jpg

**** by Stefan Jozef
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/az41.jpg

Cuki by Kiev...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-31-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 6,744
Posted By Arjay
Gallery Picks for the week ending 31st Oct 2011

Gallery Picks is an opportunity for you to post a heads up to what you have seen during the past seven days at RFF that you like.
There's no membership requirement, no criteria (except past seven...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-24-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,323
Posted By Arjay
Take enough batteries with you. Quite likely, the...

Take enough batteries with you. Quite likely, the camera will work well, but batteries can quickly lose capacity as they get cold.

Also, carry the batteries close to your body, so you'll always...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-18-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3,398
Posted By Arjay
Fuji X100 V. 1.11 Firmware Update

The next minor firmware update for the X100 is available.

The firmware is available for downloading here...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-12-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 7,177
Posted By Arjay
What's your verdict about the image quality when...

What's your verdict about the image quality when the converters are used with the X100?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-10-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 4,624
Posted By Arjay
There's yet another reason why the frame lines...

There's yet another reason why the frame lines are tighter than the lense's actual field of view: Eye-to VF axis alignment.

If you look through the optical viefinder and move the optical axis of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,535
Posted By Arjay
Steve, are you sure you're not using the camera's...

Steve, are you sure you're not using the camera's AF like a phase-detect system in your DSLR? That is, don't focus on object edges. Rather, focus on object surface structures which fill the entire...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-05-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 9,117
Posted By Arjay
There's an easier way for both cameras: For...

There's an easier way for both cameras:

For the X100, set it to manual focus mode. Use the AFL/AEL button to prefocus on an object that is at the same distance than the object you want to shoot....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-06-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,654
Posted By Arjay
I use an EF-20 tethered to the X100 using a Canon...

I use an EF-20 tethered to the X100 using a Canon OC-E3 TTL cable. This gives me the freedom to have a more three-dimensional illumination. Using the Flash in TTL mode while setting the camera to...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-06-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 11,532
Posted By Arjay
Once the camera has focused and you're shooting...

Once the camera has focused and you're shooting fairly wide open, there's virtually no shutter lag (~10ms).

Of course, focusing takes a little time - but focusing the X100 is faster than most of us...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-01-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 9,782
Posted By Arjay
I'd be very surprised if Fuji would come up with...

I'd be very surprised if Fuji would come up with an M-compatible body. Here's why:
Fuji would have to abandon its ultra-silent central shutter concept in favor of a noisy focal-plane shutter (think...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-24-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 6,271
Posted By Arjay
Thanks a lot collum for mentioning my picture!

Thanks a lot collum for mentioning my picture!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-22-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 6,271
Posted By Arjay
Humble thanks to j. scooter, hteasley, Leica M2...

Humble thanks to j. scooter, hteasley, Leica M2 fan, paulfish4570, barnwulf and tigerphil for choosing some of my photos. I feel very honored to be in such good company.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-22-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 6,271
Posted By Arjay
ThomasM -...

ThomasM - Rain
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/8772/Tanron-5.jpg

ChEc -...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-18-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,786
Posted By Arjay
That's very strange, I cannot replicate this...

That's very strange, I cannot replicate this behavior on my X100. The "S" image size setting only specifies JPG image dimensions, and does not apply to RAW files.

On my camera, I can switch between...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-04-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 7,613
Posted By Arjay
There's a four-page thread on X100 tips and...

There's a four-page thread on X100 tips and tricks (http://www.x100forum.com/index.php?/topic/251-x100-tips-and-tricks/) at the X100 forum. Enjoy.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-04-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,645
Posted By Arjay
In its test report about the X100, DxO has...

In its test report about the X100, DxO has published a chart stating that the X100's sensor features lower ISO sensitivities than generally specified. While this is no problem if you use the internal...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-01-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 4,683
Posted By Arjay
Actually, my first experience after having...

Actually, my first experience after having received my X100 was equally frustrating. I felt pretty stupid at first because the camera didn't do what I wanted the way I imagined it ought to...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-28-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 4,674
Posted By Arjay
Using MF on the X100 like on my trusty Hexar RF...

Using MF on the X100 like on my trusty Hexar RF (Leica M clone) isn't a good idea, because it's very slow, especially under low-light conditions.

If you have a way of using your camera...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-28-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 9,117
Posted By Arjay
Yes I would - provided I meticulously follow the...

Yes I would - provided I meticulously follow the rules I described in my last post. It took me four weeks to really learn and understand the camera's AF system in order to avoid the most common AF...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-28-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 9,117
Posted By Arjay
I have used both cameras, and while the X100 in...

I have used both cameras, and while the X100 in many ways quite obviously has been inspired by the Hexar AF, their AF systems are radically different:

The Hexar AF uses an active IR focusing system...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-28-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,820
Posted By Arjay
I have been using the X100 for two months, so I...

I have been using the X100 for two months, so I can answer from practice, not from just reading the manual:

1.: ISO can only be set in the steps you mentioned. However, the camera can select odd ISO...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-26-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 6,500
Posted By Arjay
Thank you SciAggie, Paulfish4570 and tbarker13...

Thank you SciAggie, Paulfish4570 and tbarker13 for mentioning my pictures! I'm very grateful to still be noticed in spite of my rare appearances on this forum recently...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-25-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 6,500
Posted By Arjay
A great choice this week - here are my...

A great choice this week - here are my picks:

Humble Pie - Our Man in Tangier
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/Humble-Pie-_1.jpg

Something in the City - Steve...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-29-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 5,804
Posted By Arjay
Thank you for mentioning my pictures Leica M2...

Thank you for mentioning my pictures Leica M2 fan, ferider and hendriphile!

@ hendriphile - Here's how I post-processed the hiker picture:
(a) slight crop
(b ) BW conversion w/ a strong preference...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-22-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 4,215
Posted By Arjay
In fact, the X100 manual is full of mistakes and...

In fact, the X100 manual is full of mistakes and omissions (I know that from practical experience).

The normal (Non Auto) ISO value indeed acts as minimum ISO value in Auto ISO mode, and we can...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-21-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,341
Posted By Arjay
I have experienced random camera freezes after I...

I have experienced random camera freezes after I used the EVF in the camera. Some sources on the German X100 forum hinted that this might be connected with using a SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-1...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-17-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,341
Posted By Arjay
Just a short update: Yes, SD card write speed...

Just a short update: Yes, SD card write speed does make a difference - a very substantial one.

I am using an 8GB Sandisk Extreme Pro UHS-I card that features 45MB/s write speed, which gives the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-07-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,718
Posted By Arjay
Maybe because it would drive all those JPG...

Maybe because it would drive all those JPG shooters into desperation not being able to reach their setting parameters if they had inadvertently selected RAW only?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-19-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 5,343
Posted By Arjay
Thank you dof for mentioning my picture! I had...

Thank you dof for mentioning my picture! I had feared that nobody'd look at my pictures any more because I had been away for a while.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-16-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 7,291
Posted By Arjay
Hm - that's the only negative review I've see so...

Hm - that's the only negative review I've see so far. It may be worth looking a little closer at this man's modus operandi:

His first criticism is that the camera is too expensive to risk it in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,330
Posted By Arjay
I agree - That's what I did and the other minilab...

I agree - That's what I did and the other minilab operator had no problems with the film. OTOH, that minilab operator had also sold me the film. XP2 is very hard to get in Germany, and I wouldn't be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,330
Posted By Arjay
Well thanks, I already suspected the guy was...

Well thanks, I already suspected the guy was incompetent. The only thing that still puzzles me is why such a guy got hired in Munich's premier photo store. :eek:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,330
Posted By Arjay
Does Ilford XP2 contaminate C41 chemistry?

I recently shot a test roll of Ilford XP2 chromogenic BW film (shows lovely tonality - I prefer it over BW400 CN) and had problems getting it developed. :eek:

The manager resonsible of the minilab...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-06-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,861
Posted By Arjay
Beautiful in terms of design, impressive in terms...

Beautiful in terms of design, impressive in terms of choice of materials, ridiculous in terms of technical innovation.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-06-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,507
Posted By Arjay
Negativity sucks. If we don't speak up, we can't...

Negativity sucks.
If we don't speak up, we can't expect that anything will change.

Not speaking up only serves one purpose: to preserve our prejudices that Fuji doesn't care about its customers....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-06-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,507
Posted By Arjay
Having to reacquire AF after a half-press is...

Having to reacquire AF after a half-press is indeed a rather unusual AF implementation - at least on the DSLRs I know. OTOH I remember that my Fuji F31fd works the same, and I found it so annoying...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-06-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 5,423
Posted By Arjay
Some Fuji Canada representatives stated that Fuji...

Some Fuji Canada representatives stated that Fuji had designed and manufactured this camera only to test the market, and were surprised and overwhelmed by the market's reaction. Actually to see if...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-06-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,507
Posted By Arjay
Fuji Canada has two very active marketing people...

Fuji Canada has two very active marketing people who call themselves the FujiGuys and have a Twitter stream (http://twitter.com/#%21/fujiguys). They posted a lot of valuable info in the past, among...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-30-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,637
Posted By Arjay
You're right. However, this won't help too much...

You're right. However, this won't help too much in the case of teh X100, whose hardware design is fixed.

The best thing is to take a look for yourself. DigitalRev have put up a video...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-30-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,637
Posted By Arjay
Not really, because whether the lens obstructs...

Not really, because whether the lens obstructs the viewfinder's view depends on the distance between the two. And, the further away from each other both are, the bigger the camera will be.

Actually,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-30-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 6,288
Posted By Arjay
I have no intention to antagonize you, but we'd...

I have no intention to antagonize you, but we'd really have to look at the picture's EXIF data to resolve our discussion.

From my experience with pictures taken using a 35mm FOV lens, I'd say you...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-30-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 6,288
Posted By Arjay
I really don't think this picture is a very good...

I really don't think this picture is a very good argument in this discussion.

High ISO capabilities aren't a cure for incorrectly measured exposure. This picture is quite seriously underexposed if...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-30-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 7,233
Posted By Arjay
An X100 user in Japan has found a neat...

An X100 user in Japan has found a neat alternative to the bulky and rather conspicuous Fuji hood:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5293/5525299669_fc702ce174_z.jpg

It still requires the Fuji adapter...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-29-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 1,303
Posted By Arjay
I prefer the cropped shot (B) because it...

I prefer the cropped shot (B) because it concentrates more on what's relevant.

Actually, I could imagine an even tighter crop in landscape orientation: Just concentrate on the two people. The...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-28-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,611
Posted By Arjay
That questions is easily answered: Design reuse -...

That questions is easily answered: Design reuse - a very common practice in electronics today - it saves design time and manufacturing costs.

However, thank you Andrew for pointing this out! I think...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-28-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 5,552
Posted By Arjay
See Brandon Remlers blog...

See Brandon Remlers blog (http://brandonremler.blogspot.com/). In his March 25th entry, he shows an X100 unboxing vido with some additions about camera accessories. Go to 00h 03' 51'' where he shows...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-25-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,870
Posted By Arjay
All I can say from the ebay auctions is that Fuji...

All I can say from the ebay auctions is that Fuji should have shipped less to Thailand and more to Europe.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-25-2011
Replies: 159
Views: 22,742
Posted By Arjay
My first camera was a rather primitive roll film...

My first camera was a rather primitive roll film box that I received as a gift from my mother who used to work as a photographer for the national museum of folk arts in Munich.

I immediately...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-20-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,870
Posted By Arjay
Easy to understand - the law of supply and demand...

Easy to understand - the law of supply and demand ...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-20-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 8,100
Posted By Arjay
Interesting report - thanks a lot for your...

Interesting report - thanks a lot for your effort!

I wonder if you are also planning to write something about the camera's exposure metering system.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-19-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,264
Posted By Arjay
Viewfinder and lens have different optical axes...

Viewfinder and lens have different optical axes and thus have a different field of view. While this is hardly relevant at larger distances, differences become clearly visible at close range. That is,...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-15-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 6,023
Posted By Arjay
Thanks Quash, that was news to me.

Thanks Quash, that was news to me.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-14-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,445
Posted By Arjay
Good news from the Fuji Guys: Q: @fujiguys...

Good news from the Fuji Guys:

Q: @fujiguys (http://twitter.com/fujiguys) - what's the story on the fuji factory, engineers and their families? Any word on their status? Praying for everyone over...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-14-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,301
Posted By Arjay
Send the beer to Fuji - you'll find your examples...

Send the beer to Fuji - you'll find your examples in the X100 brochure - at least for the color films.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-14-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,301
Posted By Arjay
The conversions I described are done in-camera,...

The conversions I described are done in-camera, and can either be used as configuration settings when shooting JPG files or be used when calling up the integrated RAW converter after the shooting...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-14-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,301
Posted By Arjay
The X100 comes with emulations for the following...

The X100 comes with emulations for the following Fuji slide films:
Provia (standard)
Velvia (vivid), and
Astia (soft)There are also BW conversions available (no specific film type):
Straight...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-14-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,635
Posted By Arjay
Aha, the 'new product is out and is being used...

Aha, the 'new product is out and is being used mindlessly' hysteria has set in.

There are other, more thorough reports:

X100 vs. X1 shootout (teaser)...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-14-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 6,023
Posted By Arjay
Quash, your post is somewhat confusing to me. I...

Quash, your post is somewhat confusing to me.

I am also a Nikon DSLR user (I have a D300), but I cannot recall seeing a comparable RAW-to-JPG conversion function in that camera. Yes, I can set...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-13-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By Arjay
The X100 features an ND filter that is...

The X100 features an ND filter that is implemented in hardware and that can be activated via the camera menu. Additionally, the camera features a number of software-implemented filter functions as...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-12-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 10,517
Posted By Arjay
I quite agree. I can't see that this would be in...

I quite agree. I can't see that this would be in Fuji's interest.

Look at it this way: Leica was able to stay in business because the company is not only funding itself from camera body but also...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-12-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,437
Posted By Arjay
Yes as per the X100 user manual. See p32 of...

Yes as per the X100 user manual.

See p32 of manual:
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-12-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,437
Posted By Arjay
I'm pretty shure that the duration of a small...

I'm pretty shure that the duration of a small system flash (like Fuji or Metz) is considerably shorter than 1/500s under virtually all conditions. The only flashes I know that have such a long...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-12-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 9,182
Posted By Arjay
These pictures turned out nicely! Even the...

These pictures turned out nicely! Even the somewhat flat originals are good because you can always boost contrast - the other way round would be more problematic ...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-12-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,693
Posted By Arjay
Frome the pictures shown, I can't see any serious...

Frome the pictures shown, I can't see any serious WB problem. On my screen, the pictures have a somewhat coolish rendition, which is to be expected from the light situation. I suggest you check your...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-12-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,359
Posted By Arjay
Ah, the age-old prejudice ......

Ah, the age-old prejudice ... ;)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/83/Blinkenlights-original.png

quoted from Wikipedia.de
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-12-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 11,307
Posted By Arjay
That's good news - for Mac users only. :( Are...

That's good news - for Mac users only. :(

Are there any ideas what Windows users coud do (other than shooting jpg)?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-11-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 11,307
Posted By Arjay
Well, someone has to start using the new product,...

Well, someone has to start using the new product, right? Early adopters act as whistleblowers if something's not yet right. They're doing us a service. Or would you rather wait using a new product...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-11-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By Arjay
'Zeit' is German for time...

'Zeit' is German for time ...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/30/38726082_e226152752_o.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-11-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 11,307
Posted By Arjay
How about contacting Fuji? They must have a...

How about contacting Fuji? They must have a vested interest in solving this problem. In the end, this piece of **** software is damaging the reputation of their product.

As I understand it, Fuji...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-11-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 11,307
Posted By Arjay
I'm sure this has already been discussed umpteen...

I'm sure this has already been discussed umpteen times, so I'll be brief:

RAW files do not only allow the user to correct mistakes he made during shooting (like wrong white balance or exposure), but...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-11-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By Arjay
I know, none of the websites of my favorite...

I know, none of the websites of my favorite German photo stores mention the X100 on their websites.

But when I visit them physically, they are well aware of the camera. It's just that Fuji in...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-11-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 11,307
Posted By Arjay
Excuse me, but how much do you know of digital...

Excuse me, but how much do you know of digital photography and digital post-processing? Your post is quite revealing...

Maybe you should educate yourself on digital workflows, and the advantages of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-11-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By Arjay
How about Konijenberg?

How about Konijenberg?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-11-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 11,307
Posted By Arjay
Does that Silkypix software package come with a...

Does that Silkypix software package come with a help file that could shed some more light on how to convert/develop RAF files into 16-bit TIFF files without damaging the image content? Maybe the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-10-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 11,307
Posted By Arjay
I wonder if that bundled Silkypix minimum...

I wonder if that bundled Silkypix minimum software contains specific camera profiles that could be loaded into the normal Silkypix software, making the full-blown RAW editor compatible with the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-10-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 6,752
Posted By Arjay
Tony, I have a question regarding your experience...

Tony, I have a question regarding your experience with the X100:

I read the user manual, and it doesn't make any reference to an overexposure warning (blown out highlights displayed as blinking in...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-10-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 7,359
Posted By Arjay
Well - sure that's better than nothing. I would...

Well - sure that's better than nothing.

I would contend however that this rather minuscule histogram makes it somewhat difficult to accurately tell potentially blown-out highlights, and the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-10-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 7,359
Posted By Arjay
Two further comments from reading the...

Two further comments from reading the manual:

PLUS The camera features a real-time histogram. That's nice, as it gives valuable guidance if exposure compensation is needed.

MINUS The camera does...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-10-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 6,752
Posted By Arjay
Some kind of male inward-directed bayonet. See p....

Some kind of male inward-directed bayonet. See p. 100 of the X100 user manual.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-09-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 11,895
Posted By Arjay
That's interesting! I wonder whether Fuji will...

That's interesting!
I wonder whether Fuji will offer this service in other European countries as well.
I wonder if this service is something that Fuji will only offer free-of-charge to early...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-08-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 7,359
Posted By Arjay
After reading through the manual, I think this is...

After reading through the manual, I think this is an ideal camera for people who want to publish their pictures while travelling:

The camera features an integrated RAW editor which permits the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,457
Posted By Arjay
Here's more info on that odd...

Here's more info on that odd camera:

http://ww2weaponsforum.com/showthread.php?616-Japanese-Machine-Gun-Camera


... and here's some more info (need to scroll down a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-04-2011
Replies: 625
Views: 160,248
Posted By Arjay
Nikon Coopix CP995 - Sunset over Mt....

Nikon Coopix CP995 - Sunset over Mt. Stromboli
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/26/53837114_ef2fa77783_o.jpg

Nikon Coolpix CP995 - Berlin, underpass at Bahnhof...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-04-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 6,451
Posted By Arjay
Umm - what actually was this thread about? Pls...

Umm - what actually was this thread about? Pls help me, I forgot - other than making me think about getting a bag of crackers and a six-pack ...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-04-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 6,451
Posted By Arjay
I happen to know both worlds, and I have...

I happen to know both worlds, and I have developed some 60 films over the course of last year. I still think the discussion about the X100 is rational, as it is indeed an alternative to many...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-04-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 6,451
Posted By Arjay
Thank god, the German RAF is history ... ;)

Thank god, the German RAF is history ... ;)
Forum: RFF Polls 03-04-2011
Replies: 301
Views: 25,921
Posted By Arjay
Coming from a family that bred both artists and...

Coming from a family that bred both artists and engineers, my family convinced me to 'study something serious'. So I acquired a degree in computer engineering (in times when that name wasn't yet in...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-04-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 5,965
Posted By Arjay
I'm fairly sure that all the film emulations will...

I'm fairly sure that all the film emulations will only take effect when converting raw data to jpg files (at least that's how most of these conversions work).

The raw file concept was developed for...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-04-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 6,451
Posted By Arjay
I am hooked too, but this BW conversion probably...

I am hooked too, but this BW conversion probably isn't a very convincing justification for the fascination many of us are experiencing.

Even if the original picture might indeed have lots of image...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-02-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 5,965
Posted By Arjay
PNG...

PNG (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PNG_file_format) isn't a raw file format, and does not retain the camera's native color resolution. So, image files in PNG do not reflect all the data which could be...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-02-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,590
Posted By Arjay
That could be an explanation - I am using...

That could be an explanation - I am using 'lossless compression' and 12 bits of color depth.

Do we know anything about Fuji's approach to compress RAW data, and about their color depth?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-02-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,590
Posted By Arjay
X100 RAF filesize

I read somewhere that the X100's RAW (RAF format) files are very large, much larger e.g. than on my DSLR that features roughly the same resolution.

My Nikon D300 (resolution 12.2 Mpixel) produces...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-28-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,637
Posted By Arjay
Well - didn't you know - Leica never makes...

Well - didn't you know - Leica never makes mistakes. ;) It's the users' fault if they have a problem with this camera. And don't you ever complain, or else other LU's might make fun of you ... :)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-26-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 14,061
Posted By Arjay
That's one way to see it, but not the only one....

That's one way to see it, but not the only one.

Leicas, Bessas , Contaxes and many other cameras used a specific control element layout for a reason: Straightforward operation and a maximum of user...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-25-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,593
Posted By Arjay
Hm - I haven't found any. Where did you see...

Hm - I haven't found any. Where did you see banding?

So far, I'm very impressed with nthe camera's high ISO performance - surprisingly little noise, and only moderate loss of resolution at high ISO....
Forum: RFF Polls 02-25-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 14,069
Posted By Arjay
I have already taken street images with just...

I have already taken street images with just about any camera I own: DSLR with zoom or prime lens, Hexar RF rangefinder or fixed lens AF camera (Hexar AF), but never without autoexposure.

I'm not...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-21-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 9,495
Posted By Arjay
They are as they should be - blurred. I can't see...

They are as they should be - blurred. I can't see any pixelation other than that which can be seen when viewing the file at scales substantially larger than 100% (which is perfectly normal).
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-20-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 9,495
Posted By Arjay
Interesting ...

Interesting ...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-20-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,637
Posted By Arjay
I guess you could use any run-of-the-mill 49mm...

I guess you could use any run-of-the-mill 49mm clip-on cap with the adapter. The only question is whether you could still use the camera case together w/ adapter/filter/cap (not the original...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-17-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,910
Posted By Arjay
Oh well, I can understand Roger's rant, being a...

Oh well, I can understand Roger's rant, being a geezer myself...

I may not be buying the X100 right from the first delivery batch, but I feel that it is good enough and offers a sufficiently...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-17-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 9,495
Posted By Arjay
You are mixing up three different criteria: (1)...

You are mixing up three different criteria: (1) relative camera(& lens) costs, (2) image quality, and (3) lens performance.

Firstly, a viewfinder camera is a beast of its own merit, and will be ...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-17-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 9,495
Posted By Arjay
Well, it's a point of reference, and very...

Well, it's a point of reference, and very relevant (at least) for me, because low light is one of my favorite uses of my D300, and the D300 was hailed a low-light specialist when it was launched.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-17-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 9,495
Posted By Arjay
Wow - the high ISO pictures are very impressive....

Wow - the high ISO pictures are very impressive. Apparently, the pictures were shot in Barcelona - I have several of the pictured locations in some of my shots that I took using a Nikon D300.

The...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-17-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 9,495
Posted By Arjay
Thank you for the link - Google Translate does a...

Thank you for the link - Google Translate does a fair job on the Spanish text.

Interesting - this review doesn't speak about framelines briefly disappearing during autufocus action (!).

File...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-16-2011
Replies: 79
Views: 22,561
Posted By Arjay
You sure have a strange sense of humor...

You sure have a strange sense of humor...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By Arjay
Set your browser to search the French internet...

Set your browser to search the French internet (Firefox: Search settings, go to section "Prefer pages written in these language(s):" and select "French"), and enter 'photo corsica'. You will find...
Forum: Film vs Digital 02-14-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 11,032
Posted By Arjay
Nick - you're offending the audience (as per...

Nick - you're offending the audience (as per Peter Handke).

All you do is postulate a self-imposed attribute, your 'sophistication', just like some marketing geek that is in dire need of some...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-14-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5,882
Posted By Arjay
In terms of IQ, the only references for this...

In terms of IQ, the only references for this camera are other APS-C products. I know the IQ of most of the Nikon APS-C cameras, but I know all others only by reading about them. Currently, I don't...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-14-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 14,371
Posted By Arjay
I don't think we should hold the X100's max ISO...

I don't think we should hold the X100's max ISO value against Fuji, even if images aren't ging to be pretty at that value. The max. ISO vaule has for many years been an issue of specmanship in the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-14-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5,882
Posted By Arjay
I don't think I'm expecting too much: My Nikon...

I don't think I'm expecting too much: My Nikon D300 (second-to last generation technology) delivers acceptable color images up to ISO 2500, and BW ready image files up to ISO 6400. The X100, being...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-14-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5,882
Posted By Arjay
This is a digital camera, and as such, I'm not...

This is a digital camera, and as such, I'm not going to compare it with film. I hope that this camera is as good as or better than my D300, that's my point of reference. I'm sure that ISO 12800 is...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-13-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5,882
Posted By Arjay
I would wish very much that the X100 performs...

I would wish very much that the X100 performs well at high ISO values. However, these pictures are hardly meaningful in terms of giving an idea of the camera's S/N performance. Why? Well, they are...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-13-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,126
Posted By Arjay
This video has already been discussed in another...

This video has already been discussed in another thread. The consensus was that it doesn't show any autofocus action, because the lens isn't moving. The only (IMO minimal) visible lag is the time...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-13-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 10,510
Posted By Arjay
I don't have enough time to shoot more photos...

I don't have enough time to shoot more photos right now, but I found a description that can be applied to wrapping the strap around your wrist...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-12-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 6,023
Posted By Arjay
SI, have you taken a look at this link...

SI, have you taken a look at this link (http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/review/pview/20110203_424474.html?ref=rss)? Aparently, it's in Japanese, and it offers a look into the camera's menu system....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-12-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By Arjay
I initially also found that irritating, until I...

I initially also found that irritating, until I read somewhere that you can indeed adjust in 1/3 EV increments by using the command lever. A bit strange, but the capability's there if you need it.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-12-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 10,510
Posted By Arjay
Yes, that's my idea, too. I wrap my neck strap...

Yes, that's my idea, too.

I wrap my neck strap around my wrist with a twist - the strap that goes to the right-hand side lug of the camera must be set to a specific length. In this way, the lengh of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-12-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 7,314
Posted By Arjay
That remains to be seen. I agree with you that...

That remains to be seen.

I agree with you that the Hexar AF is unrivalled in its AF speed and precision. However, the Hexar only focuses on one specific target point which requires the photographer...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-12-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 6,023
Posted By Arjay
If this capability means that I would get to...

If this capability means that I would get to shoot RAW files which I could subsequently develop into JPGs under user control (and try out different variations), I would indeed see some obvious user...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-11-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 2,669
Posted By Arjay
:eek: I realize you're really thinking my post...

:eek:

I realize you're really thinking my post was OT. Was it really?

If I read threads I'm not interested in, I'm no different than a compulsive channel surfer.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-11-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 2,669
Posted By Arjay
Hm - a very common problem nowadays. The other...

Hm - a very common problem nowadays. The other day, I bought a new digital satellite TV. The horror - it's listing 500 TV stations. Can anyone help me not to get overwhelmed by all this media...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-11-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 7,314
Posted By Arjay
Big deal. If it were made all out of metal, it...

Big deal. If it were made all out of metal, it wouldn't have any functioning electronics.

Wake up, this is an electronic camera. The times of cameras hand-lathed out of solid steel have been gone...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-11-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,433
Posted By Arjay
Interesting - so purists can disable all the...

Interesting - so purists can disable all the options and have an uncluttered VF image at the expense of operating their camera in blind flight mode. ;)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-11-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 4,942
Posted By Arjay
This would be another completely nonsensical...

This would be another completely nonsensical apples-to-oranges comparison. The only meaningful way to compare image files would be using images shot of the same subject under identical lighting...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-11-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 4,674
Posted By Arjay
Sorry I don't get your point.

Sorry I don't get your point.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-11-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 4,674
Posted By Arjay
He was banned for sharing my opinion in the...

He was banned for sharing my opinion in the "There's no such thing ..." thread - what a pity.
Forum: RFF News 02-11-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,153
Posted By Arjay
Thanks for the link! Wow, there are some amazing,...

Thanks for the link! Wow, there are some amazing, and some very painful pictures. My favorite is the sports story, 2nd place - Mexican car frenzy. Breathtaking BW.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-11-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By Arjay
Depends on what you're comparing it with. Most...

Depends on what you're comparing it with.

Most of my Nikon DSLR lenses don't even have an aperture ring ;) , and those that do are like the X100.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-11-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By Arjay
I guess you're right. I think this is due to the...

I guess you're right. I think this is due to the thousands of photographers that Leica had disappointed and frustrated by their design and pricing policy.

OTOH, this also is a textbook example of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-10-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,204
Posted By Arjay
Watch the recent Fuji Guys unboxing video and...

Watch the recent Fuji Guys unboxing video and relax: The camera does indeed comes with a battery charger.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-10-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,445
Posted By Arjay
Agreed - that's indeed funny. But mind you,...

Agreed - that's indeed funny.

But mind you, this probably isn't due to an intelligence-challenged copywriter, but to an underpaid and overly hurried translator (of course, original copy rarely ever...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-09-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,535
Posted By Arjay
Thank god the X100 brochure now answers most...

Thank god the X100 brochure now answers most questions and queries discussed in this thread.

As to AF in a street photography environment, I think it is acceptable having to take a peek on the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-09-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 22,849
Posted By Arjay
Good point, rover. HOWEVER, the recent...

Good point, rover.

HOWEVER, the recent dicussions about the potential benefits of the X100 vis a vis real rangefinder cameras have brought up a lot of disruptive action in the form of posts by Leica...
Forum: Off Topic 02-09-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 1,486
Posted By Arjay
No. I too am guilty of having opened one of the...

No.

I too am guilty of having opened one of the last threads about shooting ethics, copyright and personal privacy rights. The thread meandered over eight pages, degenerating into near-religious...
Forum: Off Topic 02-09-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 1,486
Posted By Arjay
Hm - I think you're overestimating your own...

Hm - I think you're overestimating your own interestingness. There are about 6 billion other people out there that make good subjects. Why should I be worried about you?

IMO, the topic of this...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 5,875
Posted By Arjay
There's some misunderstanding. ;) : The thread...

There's some misunderstanding. ;) :

The thread title should read 'The next big thing for street photography' instead of 'The next big thing in street photography'.

We're clearly not talking about...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,485
Posted By Arjay
I looked through the new page of the Fuji X10...

I looked through the new page of the Fuji X10 site, and I discovered that there's a new video available

Either you follow the link in msg #1 and go to the bottom left, or you click this link for a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 6,182
Posted By Arjay
I suggest you have a little word with your tax...

I suggest you have a little word with your tax advisor. I can also reclaim VAT, and by stating my German VAT ID number to foreign EU vendors, I can generally avoid having to pay foreign VAT. However,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,485
Posted By Arjay
Well, since these guys are from marketing, and...

Well, since these guys are from marketing, and are not very technical, we can't expect them to be capable of guessing our questions.

Maybe it would be a good idea if we'd open up a dedicated new...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-07-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 6,355
Posted By Arjay
Thank you luimkan, barnwulf and Stravinsky for...

Thank you luimkan, barnwulf and Stravinsky for mentioning my pictures - you made my day!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-07-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 6,355
Posted By Arjay
**** by Freeranger: the tight crop and the...

**** by Freeranger: the tight crop and the radiant smile combine to make this a very intense portrait.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/5363/U5363I1296989580.SEQ.0.jpg


No 1 by...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-06-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,470
Posted By Arjay
What an interesting link - thank you! I wonder...

What an interesting link - thank you!

I wonder if creating DN's might also be a way to solve the archiving dilemma we are all faced as we want to preserve our pictures beyond the next five computer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 7,874
Posted By Arjay
You won't if you're open and confident about it...

You won't if you're open and confident about it and if you're ready to amiably enter the conversations you're invariably going to have with strangers. Of course, it helps to have the guts to explain...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 7,874
Posted By Arjay
+1. I'd even like to carry this a little further:...

+1. I'd even like to carry this a little further:

Most of the time when I'm out shooting street, I don't have enough time to think before the crucial moment is happening.

I feel I have to be...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-06-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,771
Posted By Arjay
Hard to say. I'm still learning, and the more I...

Hard to say.

I'm still learning, and the more I learn, the more rigorously I am editing my work. Right now, my number of shots is decreasing. Maybe 5, or perhaps just 2?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-05-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By Arjay
You write that you're living in a mountainous...

You write that you're living in a mountainous area, so it's possible your water might be very hard (If your well is in an area that e.g. consists of limestone). If it is hard, you can see this every...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 6,182
Posted By Arjay
I inquired at Munich's largest camera store (Foto...

I inquired at Munich's largest camera store (Foto Video Sauter) today:


The price in that store will be 998,- incl. 19% German VAT. I presume that's MSRP, but that's what we'll have to pay in...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,752
Posted By Arjay
Interesting - this doesn't match with what I...

Interesting - this doesn't match with what I found out today:

I went to Munich's largest camera store (Foto Video Sauter) today to find out about how FujiFilm is going to introduce the X100 in...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,704
Posted By Arjay
I think it will depend on the success of this...

I think it will depend on the success of this camera whether competitors will step in and present cameras that are close or comparable to the X100.

There will only be a specific term for this type...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-04-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,406
Posted By Arjay
Hm - it appears thet there are still enough...

Hm - it appears thet there are still enough careless people around who place an order irrespective of shipping charges. Ortherwise, this would not be a viable business model any more.

There's a new...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-04-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,406
Posted By Arjay
Doesn't the vendor offer film by the brick? This...

Doesn't the vendor offer film by the brick? This way, multiple films would be available under one item number, in which case, the vendor would only be able to charge S&H once.

Otherwise, this policy...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 5,951
Posted By Arjay
Thank you tocalosh for this link! I analyzed...

Thank you tocalosh for this link!

I analyzed this link using Google Translate, and it contains a rather interesting detail in its menu screenshots:

Google-Translate the the bullet points...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 6,796
Posted By Arjay
Ever since I started using rangefinder cameras...

Ever since I started using rangefinder cameras with a selection of lenses, I grew fond of the 35mm FOV, so yes, the X100 does look like a very attractive offering. I often use my Hexar RF w/ 35mm or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-01-2011
Replies: 125
Views: 13,140
Posted By Arjay
Kievman's statement is very interesting, because...

Kievman's statement is very interesting, because it highlights that documenting life used to be a very normal thing.

Used to be - now it may not be like that any more. Alas, many people today feel...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By Arjay
Digital shooters of virtually all DSLRs know the...

Digital shooters of virtually all DSLRs know the problem: As temperatures go down, so does battery capacity.

It's a good idea to work with at least two batteries: One does its duties in the camera,...
Forum: Off Topic 01-28-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 1,410
Posted By Arjay
I'm glad nothing like this happened to me yet....

I'm glad nothing like this happened to me yet. But then, I don't wear my camera around my neck (I feel that this isn't practical), but I have the camera strap slung around my wrist. This way, it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2011
Replies: 125
Views: 13,140
Posted By Arjay
Hehe, that's a good one, Stewart! Funny, but IMO...

Hehe, that's a good one, Stewart! Funny, but IMO not really embarrassing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2011
Replies: 125
Views: 13,140
Posted By Arjay
I think some of you guys have very strange ideas...

I think some of you guys have very strange ideas of what street photography is about.

I never found it a worth while pursuit to photograph people in embarassing situations.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-28-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 10,664
Posted By Arjay
That's not really a problem, as you won't use...

That's not really a problem, as you won't use this camera to e.g. photograph car races. See this thread (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100856) and read Juan's article (post...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-28-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 10,664
Posted By Arjay
The Hexar AF has a lot of very clever functions...

The Hexar AF has a lot of very clever functions such as silent mode (I mean really silent), spot measurement and the super intelligent P-AE mode.

But, as Paul T said, the M3 is more tactile. When I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,074
Posted By Arjay
rxmd, precisely. Your explanation is perfectly to...

rxmd, precisely. Your explanation is perfectly to the point.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,074
Posted By Arjay
Well, that's one possible interpretation. I...

Well, that's one possible interpretation.

I prefer to look at this in another way:

If you're being sued for libel regardless of whether it is justified or not, you'll have to go to court. So you...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,067
Posted By Arjay
+1 (plus ten chars)

+1

(plus ten chars)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2011
Replies: 492
Views: 93,081
Posted By Arjay
I guess she looked at my face. I didn't have the...

I guess she looked at my face. I didn't have the camera's viewfinder at my eye when I took this picture. Anyway, I like the ambiguity in this shot.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2011
Replies: 125
Views: 13,140
Posted By Arjay
I will make a mental note that I will not publish...

I will make a mental note that I will not publish the corresponding photograph. Why give up the film with up to 35 perfectly legitimate pictures? The only people who can make me hand out a film are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2011
Replies: 125
Views: 13,140
Posted By Arjay
I'm waiting for your suggestion. I have no idea -...

I'm waiting for your suggestion. I have no idea - I just mentioned it because it was an amusing situation.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2011
Replies: 492
Views: 93,081
Posted By Arjay
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/33376/U33376I1285111875.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2011
Replies: 125
Views: 13,140
Posted By Arjay
It depends. If someone notices me preparing to...

It depends. If someone notices me preparing to take the picture, I might stop, but if they notice me while I'm already taking the picture, I won't stop.

It doesn't make much of a difference: If the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2011
Replies: 492
Views: 93,081
Posted By Arjay
Actually, you'll never know if they really saw...

Actually, you'll never know if they really saw you, or if they just happened to look your way without noticing you...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,067
Posted By Arjay
Your statement above assumes that the focusing...

Your statement above assumes that the focusing ring features absolute position encoding, i.e. that the ring will contain a unique position code which establishes a unique relation between one lens...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,074
Posted By Arjay
Sorry - wrong argument. I recall, that there was...

Sorry - wrong argument. I recall, that there was a dedicated website in Germany that specialized on disclosing customer complaints. They had to close down exactly because of this.

The reason to do...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,074
Posted By Arjay
Interesting story, and an interesting glance on...

Interesting story, and an interesting glance on the US legal system (from the POV of a German reader). You know what might happen if a German vendor would write something like this about a German...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,830
Posted By Arjay
The discussion about serviceability is an age-old...

The discussion about serviceability is an age-old argument and a big hit among Leica lovers. Long-term parts availability is a special feature of a very small number of brands, and has to be...
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