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Ian Boys
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p.61 #1 · p.61 #1 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Yes focus and recompose will often put the focus point behind the subject by a surprising distance. No big deal at f8 but no good at f2.

The x100s is a fantastic camera. It (or the earlier x100) has been the only camera I have travelled with for the last few years. Slips easily into a coat pocket but produces amazing shots.

Here's one from New York


NYD058 - Klein's Sky by Ian_Boys, on Flickr

Prague


Prague Zizkov by Ian_Boys, on Flickr

Russia


Kalach-na-Donu by Ian_Boys, on Flickr

Hong Kong


Temple Street by Ian_Boys, on Flickr

Regarding a softbox - a north facing window does a great job too. It's just that at the moment it's very dark here and I only get to shoot in the evenings.

And thank you for the compliment but I very often don't nail it - I just bin most of my shots!



Mar 04, 2014 at 02:08 PM
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p.61 #2 · p.61 #2 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Something very different from the x100s ...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3697/12945339724_3a5dfba7be_z.jpg



Mar 05, 2014 at 08:49 AM
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p.61 #3 · p.61 #3 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Anyway...

(not sure if i posted these before)






Mar 05, 2014 at 04:49 PM
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p.61 #4 · p.61 #4 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Amazing shots. I'm late to the Fuji dance, but I think they might just have something here. I have an X-Pro1 and love the quality of shots.


Mar 05, 2014 at 04:59 PM
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p.61 #5 · p.61 #5 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Ian, I love the fact we can see your reflection in the image. Shows how close you have to get to your subject (something I have been wondering about). How are you handling distortion in the image?


Mar 05, 2014 at 05:23 PM
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p.61 #6 · p.61 #6 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


kwoodard wrote:
Ian, I love the fact we can see your reflection in the image. Shows how close you have to get to your subject (something I have been wondering about). How are you handling distortion in the image?


Keep in mind that he is shooting into a mirror, so you have to take into account the distance to the mirror and back, so it's still the equivalent of shooting 5 or 6 feet away sans mirror.



Mar 05, 2014 at 05:50 PM
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p.61 #7 · p.61 #7 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Oh, um, I'm outta here. That's a bit much for daytime Internet...


Mar 05, 2014 at 09:44 PM
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p.61 #8 · p.61 #8 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


OK, OK, no more. I'll be good


Mar 05, 2014 at 10:45 PM
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p.61 #9 · p.61 #9 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Taking advantage of higher sync speeds.








Mar 06, 2014 at 01:32 AM
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p.61 #10 · p.61 #10 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Ian Boys wrote:
OK, OK, no more. I'll be good


No no...please post them! Just link to them instead!



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p.61 #11 · p.61 #11 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


KatieInTexas wrote:
Oh, um, I'm outta here. That's a bit much for daytime Internet...


?



Mar 06, 2014 at 01:58 AM
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p.61 #12 · p.61 #12 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread



The offensive post was deleted...
fotografur wrote:
?




Mar 06, 2014 at 02:09 AM
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p.61 #13 · p.61 #13 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


And it certainly wasn't from Ian.


Mar 06, 2014 at 02:10 AM
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p.61 #14 · p.61 #14 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Please accept my apology. I was so taken with the play on words that I felt compelled to express it without consideration for others.


Mar 06, 2014 at 12:31 PM
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p.61 #15 · p.61 #15 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


No Worries, Savas, we can move on. I'm no drama fan...

So, the reason I have been frequenting this thread (other than the wonderful images posted, of course!) is to see how those of you with the X100 are getting on with it. I have one (it actually came from someone on this board!) that I find my self just not using. It is really small and light (compared to my Leica setup) and sometimes I want to take it instead of the heavy gear; but find myself just not liking the experience. It JUST WONT FOCUS for me.

Do you think that because I am a manual focus only kinda gal, that this autofocus is just something I need to get used to again? Or could there be something else? I mean, it takes a couple depressions of the shutter for me to get it to focus usually. I have been using it at school functions lately, with moving kids and crappy lighting, so these are not optimal situations for easy fast focus; but I expect better than what I'm getting. Should I attempt to just manual focus? I have yet to use the focus peaking part; as I prefer to use the optical finder.

Advice? Thoughts?

Here's a recent shot from the classroom. I am in charge of the 6th grade graduation slide show in May, so I need to grab candids all year of the kiddos...







Mar 06, 2014 at 02:17 PM
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p.61 #16 · p.61 #16 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Hi Katie,

If you are using the optical viewfinder, do you have the close focus box displayed in the finder? It really makes a difference when focussing.

Also I would certainly not shoot at f2 at these ranges. It isn't just a DoF issue but sharpness is way worse at f2 than at f4.



Mar 06, 2014 at 03:21 PM
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p.61 #17 · p.61 #17 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


For close shots, I do enable macro mode; which unfortunately can only be done with the electronic viewfinder. In the classroom, I was probably shooting at f2, but only because of the bad lighting. You suggest f2.8 or f4?

What can I do to get focus faster?



Mar 06, 2014 at 03:41 PM
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p.61 #18 · p.61 #18 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


F4 is perfectly sharp and even f2.8 is a lot better than f2, which is a known issue in close shots.

I'm not really talking about macro but the OVF will display 2 aiming boxes, one for close shots like this and one for infinity. You can set that up in the menu. If you just have the infinity box (solid) and not the dashed close focus box then you'll be aiming the camera's AF at the wrong place in close up shots.

Lastly, moving the AF point (which you can do in the OVF as well) is much more accurate than focus and recompose.



Mar 06, 2014 at 04:07 PM
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p.61 #19 · p.61 #19 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


KatieInTexas wrote:
What can I do to get focus faster?


x100 or x100s?



Mar 06, 2014 at 04:09 PM
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p.61 #20 · p.61 #20 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


X100


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