So I got my X100s back today from the repair shop and that means I won't be using the S100 again for quite some time. Though it was frustrating (slow performance), I did capture several memorable photos that I really like.
What I liked and didn't like about shooting with the S100:
The images taken with this camera were pretty good for B&W. I love the gritty effect and the ability to make high contrast images.
Shooting with this camera for the past month has invigorated my love for B&W street photos - dark shadows and high contrast (I have to admit that I get heavy-handed at times).
All of the photos were shot using Aperture Mode with ISO 800 to 1600. Noise was noticeable and could have been corrected in post but I chose not to. The noise added to the grit of the photos which I liked.
Focusing was a pain. I was lucky if I got something tack sharp. There were many missed opportunities - autofocus was slow but on the bright side, I got to play with zone focusing. I can't wait to practice it with my Fuji.
I am actually thinking of printing several of these and change-up some of the prints that are up in one of my favorite hang-outs here in Brooklyn.
All in all, I enjoyed my time with the S100. I also got a bit of G.A.S (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) and thinking about getting the X-T1 (don't tell the wife!) I know it's not about the gear but from what I have researched, the X-T1 is amazing. It's perfect for me especially when travelling - I need something that can take the abuse of harsh conditions. Let's see...Till next time!