Steve Huff's M9 vs. X100 Field Test

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Burkey, Jun 18, 2011.

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  1. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Thanks David.
    Interesting read. The image comparisons don't surprise me at all.
    I wouldn't bother comparing the two. I prefer to see the X100 as it is.
    For me, the X100 works for me like my Leica M's.
    That's all I care about. It does the job very well with no intrusion whatsoever.
    Don
     
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  2. Don - Yup, I couldn't agree more.
    . . . David
     
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  3. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    my S95 is great - the camera is great - when it comes to skill and creativity, I'm the problem

    I would rather "polish" an M9 anyday
     
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  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Ya know.... The difference between the X100 & a Leica M is not much different that say between the M3/M4....M4/M6 etc...
    All different but share a common handling.
    It's a ground breaking camera the X100 is. To be perfectly truthful, If it lasted, I wouldn't need another camera forever...
    That's how satisfied I am with it.
     
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  5. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Don - How many times have you changed your camera over the past two years, (never mind the last 5)?
     
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  6. jonoslack

    jonoslack Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    HI David
    Thanks for the post. I always enjoy Steve's stuff - he's rather like Ken Rockwell with good taste!
    The X100 is excellent if you're happy with 35mm and 12mp with an AA filter (which is a perfectly sensible thing to be happy with).
    I took around 1000 shots with mine, and not being happy with either of those things it went away . . . but then I shoot a LOT of foliage in the middle distance, and that's where the difference really shows up.
     
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  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Don never changed his cameras before. He just had a string of transitional loaners until this one appeared. This one was always gonna be his camera. This may sound sarcastic, but it really isn't except in the very lightest sense - I don't think I ever talked (or wrote) about cameras with Don when something very much like the X100 wasn't his fantasy camera. And then it happened.

    -Ray
     
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  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    This sounds right to me, Ray.

    David, thanks for the link!
     
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  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Bill,
    Changing cameras is not my problem. It's the makers problems that I inherit when I use their camera. The X100 as Ray & BB stated about me is exactly correct.
     
  10. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Until Leica produce an autofocus Rangefinder M digital - even the impossible is possible