The first day with the Fuji x100s
Hi guys, I want to thank you for taking time to visit my blog today. Today’s post is hopefully going to be a short one. As you may already know I’m on vacation but I still want to make a post and am trying to do so with meager means.
I got on the road early and it was a long trip, but I was able to take the Fuji out and put it through its paces. First off the camera is super tiny and I have these big hands, so I am fumbling around a little bit with trying to set up and use the buttons. This camera doesn’t operate like a standard DSLR and everything about it is completely new to me.
Today was basically a trial by fire. I did the to the manual little bit and I have looked at a few online tutorials however with that said this camera is not an easy camera to learn. Working with in optical viewfinder in the bright Sun is a real tough thing to do. The the camera has several options and combinations of view finder, optical viewfinder and electronic viewfinder as well as the LCD. In the bright sun, it makes an extremely challenging task to judge exposure, so you absolutely must trust the histogram. For without it, you are doomed.
The next challenge was and still is knowing exactly when the frame is captured. There seems to be a slight delay from when you press the shutter and the actual image is captured by the sensor. Capturing the decisive moment was not so decisive for me today.
I can say when I am lucky enoght to do my part, this camera makes an incredible image. I have zero doubt that the reason I am having difficulty with just picking up the camera and making keppers is nothing more then a standard ESO problem (ESO=equipment superior to operator).
The timing delay thing is a problem that I wish I could easily figure out. I get focus lock on half press, then fully press to capture the image thinking all is fine, but the image is blurry and is not in the same spot I composed it. This means I moved the camera before it had made the capture. I am thinking to myself, the movement must be parallax error adjustment, but why the motion blur. A 35mm lens at 1/500th should never have motion blur, but I sure do. So I believe there is somthing I am just missing here.
The manual is hundreds of miles away so I am on my own. I love this camera so far, it has been a challege, one that I have no plans to back down from. I am completely confident this camera will be with me until it breaks from too much use.
Sorry I do not have any images for you today. I have no internet acess for my laptop, so I typed this post on my EVO 4G LTE. Tomorrow I will have access so everything will return to normal, kind of. Rememer I am on Vacation. Take care and have a great day, Sincerely, Thomas Shue