Fuji X100V

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  • Paul Sokal
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    on: February 5, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Kevin,

    Thanks for your review. I got the original Fuji X-100 as soon as it came out as I felt so nostalgic about it when I first saw the camera. As I used it people would constantly ask if I were shooting film. I had been a Nikon shooter for decades but over the ensuing years I really connected with the Fuji shooting experience.  A few years ago I sold all my Nikon gear and became exclusively a Fuji shooter (X and GFX). I never did upgrade the X-100 though, and now my grandson is using it. I am torn between the new V and the X-Pro3. On the one hand, I don’t want to give up interchangeable lenses, but the 23mm is my favorite focal length. I am one of those who loves the hidden LCD on the X-Pro 3. Everyone talks about using the X-100 cameras as your everyday walk around camera but frankly, with these upgrades, other than the fixed focal length, I’m not sure what this camera couldn’t do. We know the 26MB sensor and 4th generation processor create beautiful images and with the upgraded lens in the V, and the added weather sealing, I have to consider this a pro camera. If you could have only one, the X-Pro3 or the X-100V, which would you choose, and of course why?

    Kevin Raber
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    Reply #1 on: February 5, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    I am asking myself the same question. I have been shooting with the X Pro 3 for several weeks. It took me a while but I have settled on my favorite lenses for it.  I have one of my favorite Domke bags set up and it contains the 35mm 1.4 on the camera and in the bag the 10-24, 18-55, 56mm 1.2 and the 55-200mm. Even though I have a lot of the bigger FUJI lenses this set up works perfectly for an over the shoulder kit. I’ll do a report on this in a few weeks when I get back from my ANTARCTICA workshop.

    Bottom line is the X Pro 3 is nice because of interchangeable lenses. The rear screen thing I am still getting used to. The X100v is more my grab and go camera.  In a few weeks the XT4 will come along and I guess I’ll get that too. Damn FUJI is killing my wallet. I will be selling a few XT bodies so I can afford these new cameras.

    I will say the X100v is very cool and if I didn’t suffer from GAS then it would be my choice.

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    Paul Sokal
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    Reply #2 on: February 6, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    <p>Thanks. If there were treatment for GAS, other than bankruptcy, I would probably persue it. Otherwise I will just continue to hide my new gear from my spouse. So I guess I’ll be getting both ultimately.  Who am I kidding?</p>

    Rand Scott Adams
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    Reply #3 on: February 7, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Kevin,

    I’m kinda in a debate w/ myself over Pro3 and 100V (as well?).  What is the “in hand” size weight difference with say the 23mm f/2 on the Pro3 vs. the 100V?  One of the things I loved about my original X-100 was how tiny and light it felt.  It lived around my neck in an Optech pouch.  My X-Pro2 was “beefy feeling” and much heavier “seeming” to me.  Not the same experience.  What say you?

    Oh and I’m one of those who tried to understand and even like the Pro3 LCD, but finally had to admit to myself that I hate the idea.  A solution in search of a problem.  I could learn to live with it (mostly because I’m a titanium strumpet), but …

    Rand

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    Paul Sokal
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    Reply #4 on: February 8, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    <p>Looks like the 100V is 478 grams and the xpro3 with 23 f2 is 677 gm so about 40% more.</p>

    Rand Scott Adams
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    Reply #5 on: February 15, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Paul,

    Thanks for the comparison information.  Very helpful and just pushed me over the line in favor of the X-100V.

    Rand

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    Paul Sokal
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    Reply #6 on: February 15, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    <p>I’m so in love with this camera, just from watching camera porn on Youtube that I’m #1 on the list at my Fuji dealer. Quite an upgrade from my original X100.</p>

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