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the new fuji...how will you feel after it's first scratch?
Old 02-02-2011   #1
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the new fuji...how will you feel after it's first scratch?

dreadful or proud?
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Old 02-02-2011   #2
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Unfazed. I used to worry more about such things, even going so far as to buy a new car every two years because I didn't like to drive a car which had the slightest flaw. But I have accumulated enough scratches and dents myself over the years, so my outlook has changed a bit.
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...an occasional scratch now and then is expected but if it bites? i'd have it put down.
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Old 02-02-2011   #5
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First scratch is the best - then you can stop mothering your new camera, and use it to take pictures without fear of damaging your new baby!
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The first scratch is the Deepest...

You just have to try to understand...

I still want you by my side
Just to help me dry the tears that I've cried
'Cause I'm sure gonna give you a try

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First Scratch Fever.........

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Old 02-02-2011   #8
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As it's not brass below or black above I doubt it will matter.....nothing really matters, any one can see (my scratch) nothing really matterssssssss.......tooo meeeee.....

I need to go make dinner.

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I hope they make an underwater case for it so I can protect it from scratches.
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Old 02-02-2011   #10
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The first scratch is the Deepest...

You just have to try to understand...

But

I still want you by my side

Just to help me dry the tears that I've cried

'Cause I'm sure gonna give you a try
Brian, I never took you for a poet. Bravo!
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Not a Poet- Just old enough to remember Cat Stevens when he was a Musician.
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Not a Poet- Just old enough to remember Cat Stevens when he was a Musician.
I am old enough to have heard of Cat Stevens...but then, I have no interest in pop music.
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Gawd, I wish this camera would launch this week.

Get it all over with.

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Who knew Cat Stevens would write a song about it in 1967...
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I gonna put tape on mine.
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I dropped my Minolta Hi-Matic 9 and put a dent in the baseplate about 38 years ago. I replaced the baseplate about 20 years ago.

It's spotless. Keep it in the Leather Case ever since.
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I wonder how many owners will take fine grit sandpaper to their X100s?
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I wonder how many owners will take fine grit sandpaper to their X100s?
Is that to remove the scratch or camouflage it?
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That's why you need to buy two X100's.

One you'll bang everywhere, and one you'll put in your nuclear protection dome.

Anyway... I'm buying cameras to use them not to try a beautiful little fancy dress on it
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Great !

Back in the 80s I used to get pissed off when my equipment got scuffs and marks from use...

Must be the experience of my own body getting scuffed and marked by time, but now I look upon camera scratches as ritual scars... or proof that I am actually using the tool to take pictures, instead of yet another status symbol...

If I get it and it aint black, I will seriously consider anodizing and black painting both top and bottom magnesium plates:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anodizi...ized_magnesium

Or Ill just wait a little more and buy the all-black first "special edition" X100 (people have been clamouring for it all over the web)

Please Fuji, just get the low light AF right...

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Such a stirrer for a mod!

I don't think a scratch would be an issue for what isn't really a big ticket item ... I'd be more upset if I scratched my M2 because so far it's made it through fifty years and numerous pairs of hands without it happening! The X100 by this stage will have been recycled several times and could be doing duty as a cup holder in the latest Toyota cold fusion hybrid.
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prolly won't notice.
usually don't.

if I buy one.
which is not likely.
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I am always relieved with any item gets that first good cosmetic blemish. Then I don't have to wonder when it is going to happen and can enjoy it even more.
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Such a stirrer for a mod!

I don't think a scratch would be an issue for what isn't really a big ticket item ... I'd be more upset if I scratched my M2 because so far it's made it through fifty years and numerous pairs of hands without it happening! The X100 by this stage will have been recycled several times and could be doing duty as a cup holder in the latest Toyota cold fusion hybrid.

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...like I've used it for one day. Duh.
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The X100 by this stage will have been recycled several times and could be doing duty as a cup holder in the latest Toyota cold fusion hybrid.
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I'll simply cover the scratch with a red dot ... then cover the red dot with tape
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I wasn't bothered when I got my first scratch and now that my leather is getting wrinkly, don't bother about that either. I was not pretty to start with.

The illustrious camera however.
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I bought my current camera with tons of scratches already on it, part of how I got it so cheaply. That said, it was a wunderplastik dslr, it takes great images, but the body isn't winning any design awards. Not sure if I will feel differently about the X100 since I do think it's well designed and nice to look at, but seeing as I like my gear to look old and cheap for when I travel, I probably won't mind the dings so much.
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If anyone will be afraid to get scratched brand new x100, feel free to contact me and I'll help you at very reasonable rates I'll offer volume discount, too!
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I bought my current camera with tons of scratches already on it, part of how I got it so cheaply. That said, it was a wunderplastik dslr, it takes great images, but the body isn't winning any design awards. Not sure if I will feel differently about the X100 since I do think it's well designed and nice to look at, but seeing as I like my gear to look old and cheap for when I travel, I probably won't mind the dings so much.
You could always e-mail Fuji, I'm sure they'll let you have a new one, after all your efforts here ...
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I am always relieved with any item gets that first good cosmetic blemish. Then I don't have to wonder when it is going to happen and can enjoy it even more.
Exactly my philosophy.
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I think the SD card/battery plastic door will be broken BEFORE the first scratch
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I think the SD card/battery plastic door will be broken BEFORE the first scratch
Reviewers complain about how "flimsy" these are, but they don't break unless you abuse or do something really careless to the camera. You can more easily knock the lens out of true or destroy the LCD than break off those doors. At least in my three years experience of buying and rehabbing/repurposing used and abused digicams.
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Do you mean a scratch like this one?
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