Sunday, March 10, 2013

Fujifilm X100S Review..... Ok Just Kidding. This was just another ordinary Shutter Therapy Session

Side Note: Olympus Malaysia is organizing a Macro Workshop on 16th March 2013. The speakers are Amir Ridhwan and Sanjitpaal Singh, both great photographers whom I admire and respect. If you want to learn macro photography, learn from the best!! I will be there, so I sure hope to see some of you there too.
More info on my previous blog here (click) and Olympus Facebook Page here (click). 

My mate Kelvin has got himself a spanking new Fujifilm X100S and he was having it as we attacked the streets this morning. Tai Foong joined us as well, and after a filling breakfast to fuel up our energy level, we roamed the Petaling Street. Kelvin was very generous that he offered to loan me the X100S for a weekend for my review purposes. As tempting as that idea may be, I am going to be extremely busy for the coming weekends. Even if I did finally decide to take up his offer, it might not happen anytime soon. 

All images were taken with Sony Alpha A350 and DT Lenses 35mm F1.8 or 50mm F1.8

The new Fujifilm X100S



Porridge with mixed condiments

The Walkway

Over the Shoulders

Deep Frying

Rockstar

Old

Haha Wall

Genuine Smile

Flowers

Slotting the Pipe

So what do you guys say? Should I borrow the Fujifilm X100S from Kelvin and do a Robin Wong Review on it?

44 comments:

  1. go..go..go.I would like you to compare Fuji color with Olympus color based on you preferences.

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    1. LOL I will do so if I can find time for it !

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  2. yea you should, but then I'm about to buy OMD.. so should I wait? haha...

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    1. OMD is a different system though, with interchangeable lens ! the X100 has fixed lens

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  3. Yes :-) Please.

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  4. Robin, I told you already, your reader want to see the X100s review. You can get it from me anytime, I am serious.

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    1. Hi Kelvin,

      Thanks for your company yesterday, I had a good time.

      I think Robin is afraid he might fall for the X100s after the review. Hence, the excuse of not doing it.

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  5. Yes, please as we always enjoy your review on camera gear.

    However, i do not think it will make any difference to my decision about the gear as you can make inspiring images out of any camera.

    I cannot tell the beautiful images you make are from Sony or Leica or Pentax or NIkon....if you have not mentioned your gear in the first place.

    TH

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  6. Please do...
    Or you can also lend it to me. I'll do a review on it :D...

    Just kidding. Looking forward to the review, Robin.

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  7. Vincent Junior3/10/2013 10:35:00 PM

    Yes Robin.. Why not!? Just do it ^^

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    1. Hey Vincet, hmmm... lemme find some time for it !

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    2. Vincent Junior3/11/2013 08:34:00 PM

      Yesterday I also in petaling street... It's is a best place for street photography ^^ honestly I really like ur blog! Share more ur photograph brother.. Thanks a lot!,,
      And possible add me in fb, Vincent junior. 10q

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  8. Robin - I would call it just another extraordinary session. Every one of this series is compelling in it's own right. Each one of these makes me pause, and spend some moments just looking - like walking through a museum or gallery and stopping every few feet to absorb the view. "Old" should certainly be hanging in a prominent display.

    I also enjoyed the recent post on motivation. There are simply endless things to see. Recording those views is a way of saving some of what you're enjoying/exploring for later, both for yourself and others. Thanks for your sharing. -- David - along the New Jersey shore

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    1. Hello David,
      Thank you so much for such encouraging remarks, really appreciated it. Been trying harder to "see" better lately, beyond just ordinary approach that I normally practice. Takes time to learn and improve surely, but I still need plenty of shooting and experimentation !

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  9. Hi Robin,
    Really enjoy this series of pics for this shutter therapy! Pics nice as always. Youve got some very nice compositions. Well, it would really be nice for you if you could review the fuji x100s... Everybody is just asking for that! So why not for a change :-)

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    1. Hey Johan,
      Thanks for the kind words. And yeah, why not for a change !

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  10. PLEASE don't review the new Fuji x100s..!!!

    Your reviews are sooo expensive for my austerity budget...

    You reviewed the OM-D...- I've bought it..!
    You reviewed the 45/1.8...-I've bought it..!
    You reviewed the 75/1.8...-I've bought it..!
    You reviewed the 60/2.8...-I've bought it..!

    Your Blog ruins me... *lol*

    But it's a kind of Love / Hate - Relationship...
    ...with much more Love of course..! Thank you so much for all...

    So if you have some time left...-go for the review of the new Fuji x100s.
    There are some cents left in my pants pocket... ;-)

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    1. Oh dear, I did not know my blog is so dangerous !

      But I am sure the money is well spent on those lenses and OMD !!

      Surely, if time permits I will bring the X100s out for a spin.

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    2. Hi Robin, what do you think of 60mm vs 75mm for the portrait/family photography? -apart from the obvious differences in aperture and focal length? Which gives better colour and sharpness?

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  11. Robin, Great photos, as always. Especially like the "True Smile." I would suggest that the fastest way for "Simply Robin" to crack another million page views would be for you to scoop everybody and review the Fuji X100s. There is a substantial buzz out here for this camera. Look forward to your review!

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    1. Thanks for the compliments and I love the true smile photo as well !! That man was really friendly.
      Lets see what I can do with the review !

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  12. If I were rich, I'd buy the Fuji just because it looks so solid and well built, and I like the old school shutter speed dial, aperture ring on the lens, so much like we all had to learn with...
    For now though, budget says I have to stick with OM-D for more versatility with lens selection...

    But even though I can not buy one, I would really enjoy your review....

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Dwight ! If budget was not an issue I would love to have one too !!

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  13. Yes please on the X100s review - I always enjoy reading your gear reviews.

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    1. Hey Colin, will do so when I have time !

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  14. I love the Robinesque portraits. You have a knack for that - the Genuine Smile (and the next shot) are top notch IMHO. And yes, if you have time, I would love to hear what you have to say about that super-sexy Fuji X100s. Should be quite a evolution (not revolution) compared to its predecessor, which certainly is no slouch either. But I think Fuji -like Oly- is on a roll these days.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Andre !! I am not sure about that special portrait look but what I did was rather straightforward, nothing more to it really !!
      Will try to find time for the X100S, not anytime soon though !

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  15. Hi Robin,

    Good to have caught with you and Kelvin yesterday, had a relaxing and fun time shooting with you guys. As always, you've nailed all the shots perfectly especially the "Deep Frying" & Genuine Smile" shots.

    With regards to the Fuji X100s review, maybe you should have a crack at it due to the overwhelming response from your fans/followers (including myself). I think I will hold on to my OM-D purchase until I hear what you have to say about the X100s.

    Once again, thanks for the company and looking forward to our next outing.

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    1. Hey Tai Foong,
      Very glad to have you with us. Will let you know again the next time I shoot, but I foresee busy weekends coming ahead. No worries, the KL Streets are not going anywhere !

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  16. Hi Robin. I really enjoyed this group of photos - especially Old and The Walkway. You've already proven that the equipment doesn't matter when it comes to your photography. My only curiosity would be whether or not the Fuji (or any camera) can offer you something that improves your image making, rather than simply changing the "vehicle" that brings you to your outstanding destination! ;) Continue the inspiring captures!

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    1. Hello Ken,
      Thank you so much for such kind words ! Those two photographs are my favourites too.
      I shall find out whether the Fuji will work for me or not, only when I bring it out for extensive shooting. I would not make any rash conclusions now. But I am being hopeful !!

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  17. Hi Robin,

    PlsPLs review the Fuji X100S. Just for the sake of that beautiful optical viewfinder it's worth it :)
    I have to say though, if ~1500 $US would be burning my pocket this year, I would probably get the next OMD :) If there's any coming this year. I have to give it to Fuji though, this is a really tempting camera...

    I have to say, I miss your reviews (prob because there hasn't been any major Olympus releases this year).
    If you have a chance, could you please review the (new) 75-300? And is there any chance you could review the Pana/Leica 25mm F1.4? Do you have any friends who may give it to you for a review? I would absolutely love to see a review of that (best would be to see a comparison of that with the Voigt 17.5mm f0.95 and Voigt 25mm f0.95).

    Someone who lives in KL, please give these lenses to Robin for a review :) If anyone with the Voigtlander .. :)

    best wishes,
    JE

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    1. Oh dear, so many requests !! You see, I do not have access to most of the equipment you mentioned there. Even if the lens or camera belonged to a friend, it is not as simple as just borrowing and doing the review. Plus I need a lot of time to do them. So please don't be too hopeful.

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  18. Hi Robin,I would also like to see a review on the Fuji but you are right in saying it does not compete with the OMD.When I bought the OMD I was comparing it with the Fuji X100 and I actually prefer'd the fuji in a lot of ways but wanted the ability to change lenses.But did love shooting the X100 as it was old school sexy!!And it would seem the X100S is an improved version,looks a bit expensive but the omd owes me about about $3,000 and you don't have to buy extras for the X100S!Love the "walkway" shot.Yours Tony

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    1. Hey Tony,
      Thanks for the kind words, I love that walkway shot too, hence I placed it first in the series.
      Indeed OMD and X100 are in different categories, comparing them would be like apples to oranges. Nonetheless, I do think the Fuji X100 and X100S are designed with street photography in mind. We shall see !

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  19. Just do it robin..just do a review for that gear so we can know d different for each gear..what is d best n what is d worse ..
    *hadi nik*

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  20. I am really enjoying such high definition picture quality. These pictures taken from Sony Alpha A350 are very stunning and lovely. These pictures show the pure natural view. As a photographer, I appreciate the photography and photographer. Central coast photography

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    1. Thanks umair for the kind words !!

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  21. The second last photo is really attractive to me , Awesome photography and I would like to give you a special thanks to share this creative photos with us. mwd parts

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