Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fuji X-100

Why not just buy a used Olympus 35RC rather than the hyped horror that is the Fuji X-100. The Olympus with its razor-sharp 42mm 2.8 lens and  modern film will give far better resolution than the 12mp sensor in the £800 Fuji. Cameratiks, on Edinburgh's Morningside Road has an RC for £80.00 a 1/10th the price of the Fuji.
If you shot one film a week and had it processed and scanned at say £15.00 it would take 48 weeks to match the price of the Fuji. By that time the clever engineers at Fuji will have a replacement planned and the X-100 would be worth a couple of hundred pounds as we all know new digitals are worse than new cars when it comes to depreciation.
Oh yes the Fuji even offers film simulation modes to mimic Provia, Velvia and Astia so even more reason to use the real thing - probably not what a camera salesman should be writing!

A Much Hyped Horror- The Fuji X-100

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