Onto the mighty Fujifilm X100F. A powerhouse not to be reckoned with. I’ve talked about this camera so much I’m surprised Fuji hasn’t called me up to offer me a rep job yet....if your reading this Fujifilm give me a call, I’m ready when you are.
I’m totally in love with the Fuji X100F. It just can’t do anything wrong. Are there things I would like to see different...of course. However what it does right it does perfectly.
The Fujifim X100 line is a gorgeous work of art. In fact while on vacation in the hotel lobby I had my silver X100F slung around my side with my trusty Hyperion Camera Strap and out of nowhere a gentleman approaches and says "thats a beautiful camera, Is it a film camera"? I say no it isn't and show him the rear LCD screen and Fuji Top Plate markings. He was astonished. His wife even chimed in, "I thought that was an old film camera, thats cool". I quickly do my part and give him a quick look/overview and go on my way. Like a door to door bible salesman, maybe I possibly converted yet another poor DSLR soul. It happened a second time while eating in Epcot in the world showcase in Mexico. I see the waitress glaring at my midsection. I immediately become self conscious as I'm full aware of my food intake on this vacation having abused the Disney Dining Plan. Then as soon as I remember that the X100f is sitting on my lap the remark about how beautiful this camera is made from her standing tableside.
The Fuji X100F is definitely a larger camera compared to the X70 but is still not a very large camera. Adding a lens hood does increase the size but it also offers you an alternative when it comes to lens protection instead of using the metal lens cap the X100F is supplied with. I tend to leave my lens cap off and add the B+W UV Filter along with a lens hood by JJC. I carried the camera in this configuration all week without any issues. The one issue I did have with the X100F was my pinky finger constantly hits the battery door latch when raising it to my eye. The next thing I realize is the battery door is wide open. Please Fujifilm, address this issue. The joystick is a welcomed addition on the X100F and it’s placement is perfect for me. I didn’t mind the lack of a joystick on the X70 due to the fact that the camera employees at touch screen which works just fine. Capturing action shots with the X100F was a breeze due to the fast 8fps and wonderful focusing.