I am usually a late adopter. If a new piece of equipment comes out, I’m cheap enough that I will generally wait until some time has elapsed and enough people have published their experiences with the equipment, before I make the purchase decision.
But when the Fujifilm X100s was introduced I was intrigued. I love its predecessor, even for all its quirks, a few of which remain even after the latest firmware update. I have never enjoyed a piece of gear more, nor been more pleased with the images it produces. I sold my D 700, in part because the X100 replaced it for indoor event shooting.
I used the X100 all the time (for the year I owned it). So when the update came out, I was not immediately interested. But as I read reviews, I realized that this was a favorite camera now optimized. I decided that rather than wait, I would place a preorder through B +H Photo. They have a strong return policy and I wasn’t worried that I’d be stuck with it if I were unimpressed.
It seemed to take forever for delivery, but my new camera finally arrived about three weeks ago. I’ve been shooting with it ever since.
So far I’m extremely happy with the X100s. I will have a more complete report once I have a chance to shoot in a few more environments. I am particularly excited to try out something that is also possible with its predecessor, high shutter speed flash synchronization.
So far however I am enjoying the hell out of the X100s, so much so that I have listed my X100 on eBay (Item number:321117326639).
So bear with me. It was the X100 that shook me out of my photography doldrums. Testing the “S”, particularly as spring erupts here in The Pocono region of Pennsylvania is a pure joy.
Stay tuned, there’s more to come.