An interesting perspective on the X10

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by dixeyk, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. dixeyk

    dixeyk Guest

    The X10 blog

    I just quickly skimmed it but from the looks of it this is someone shooting in much more CHALLENGING conditions that I ever will (and I don't mean low light). Fascinating stuff.
  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Very interesting, both from a content point of view and a gear pov. I'm still looking for my ultimate Africa set-up. Good to know that the X10 can stand a lot of abuse despite not being weathersealed.
  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Well, Kevin, I don't think you'd want to hear any testimonials from me about the torture test I put the X10 through at this point... :eek: And I honestly didn't. But my FIRST X10, the orbular model when they were brand new, I put through its paces and it never gave me any trouble. There have been spot reports of the OVF coming loose and sometimes the lens-twist not turning the camera on or off properly or at least responsively. But I never had any issue with any of that. And I did a LOT of shooting with that first one I had. This one I babied, though, so you can rest assured. OTOH, that means if it had any weaknesses I probably wouldn't have found 'em. Ahhh, double edged sword I guess...

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  4. dixeyk

    dixeyk Guest

    I'm good with being a Guinea pig. Besides, I think some of the QC issues were because it was the initial run of the product. Either way it'll be fun. FWIW I used to own a Fiat and I managed to keep that thing running (I loved that little yellow sedan) so my tolerance for weird product design and questionable build quality is pretty high.
  5. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    you drove a Fiat in America? that's awesome :smile:
  6. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Fiat has returned to the US market, but with a vehicle so small I'd be afraid to drive it among all the SUVs and pickups that careen down the Texas highways...
  7. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    The Fiat 500 has an excellent crash test rating in Europe, but I suppose that's tested in European scenarios. The chances of getting in a collision with a Dodge Ram here are pretty much negligible. Sad state of affairs that other people's automotive choices practically force you to drive a large and heavy car too if you want to be safe!

    Thankfully, using small, lightweight cameras is becoming an ever more viable option thanks to cameras like the X10 :smile: [/subtle attempt to get back on topic]
  8. dixeyk

    dixeyk Guest

    1979 Fiat 128...yellow. It looked like a hat. I LOVED that car.