Incredible Black and Whites. Fuji Camera for $250?

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The black and whites are phenomenal with the Fuji X100 and the good news is you can pick one up for a couple hundred bucks. Whether you shoot landscapes, street photography or you're a travel shooter: you might one to pick one of these up and leave the phone in your pocket. Fuji put a lot of time in developing this camera and they have changed the photography world since it's inception back in 2010.

I first saw the unveiling of the Fuji X100 at Photokina Photography trade show in Cologne, Germany when it was introduced in 2010. It was sexy and I could not wait to get my hands on one. I waited for a couple of years to buy it used for nearly $1,000 and fast forward to 2018, you can pick one up for a couple hundred bucks on Amazon/Ebay.

So what is the X100?
It's basically a digital Leica. Small and classic rangefinder looking in design and functions, but digital under the hood.

-12.3 megapixels (that doesn't seem like a lot with the ridiculous megapixel war going on, but plenty big enough to print a billboard)
-silent mode (excellent for sneaky street photography; which you will see in a moment)
-23mm (on a crop sensor that is basically a 35mm)
-The black and white modes are stunning even though you only get a JPG with the filters (but they got it right!)
-A very useful neutral density filter so you can shoot 2.8 aperture in the full sun. Wow!!!!!
-2.8 lens that is sharp sharp sharp wide open!!!

If you like small cameras or want a Fuji but don't want to shell out several thousand dollars for one of the boutique new Fuji models, go with the X100. Fuji put a lot of money into developing this camera and to be frank, it's a damn good camera even to today's standards. Is it quirky, hell yeah, like any good woman (if you're a woman reading this...like a fine young man).

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more images of the X100 at the end

I have rambled plenty about the X100. What you really clicked to see are the images....right? If you have been following me, I have been talking a lot about black and white photography lately. I will give insight into the camera and back story of some of the images. Let's dive in Steemian fans...

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This is a street photographers dream camera. It's silent, almost undetectable and the black and white mode is gorgeous.

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I did some street photography in St Bart. Above.

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More of that sneaky street work.

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I am not much of a landscape photographer. But when I have the X100 in my hands I just want to shoot landscapes in black and white. The "red filter" mode and the neutral density filter in this beast are a blast. The contrast and quality of the blacks are incredible. It just feels rich.

The next few images will be landscape and I will shut up for a moment. Enjoy the show:

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I use this camera for only black and white. I keep it in the red filter mode which is a jpg. But I don't care because I am not doing a lot of post processing. I dial in an exposure using the compensation wheel and that's it. No photoshop.

I want to show more people...

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The ISO performance sucks. Here's a night shot, I was struggling to get good images. I am sure that the newer Fuji's they have fixed the ISO performance, but do I really want to spend $3,000+ for night shots? Not me.

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Night shot at a bar in San Francisco. Not bad, not good either.

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You can see this camera shines in the daylight. Ansel Adams would be proud to say the Fuji covers the zone system nicely.

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That 2.8 lens is magic and sharp.

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Planes

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Same plane :)

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She's a tough little lady. I never use a case or a lens cap. Always ready to be fired.

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Some awesome shots there. Resteemed 😀

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Thanks for the resteem!

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glad to see you on steemit after a decade :-)

With black and white, its up to the viewer to imagine what they are seeing. Nice Post!

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Do you think the photographer intentionally wants you to feel a certain way? I don't think I try to evoke a feeling, but I do try to photograph what I perceive as interesting or unique.

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Every aspect of a photograph is dictated (either directly or indirectly) by the photographer. Conveying an image in a certain way can convey certain feelings to its audience. Black and white by itself can evoke a sort of fill in the colors. Its up to the imagination of the viewer to make that distinction. That's what i was getting at.....I enjoy seeing remastered photos. IMHO photography is as complex as writing a novel....so many words unsaid...

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I bought a X-T20 three months ago, i can confirm that new generation on high iso made a new step ahead, yes much expensive, i spent 1300 euro for it with two objectives, the basic ones, but very satisfied of my choice. Congrats for your shots, really interesting and beautiful.

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The XT20 looks bad ass. Which lenses do you have?

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I took the OIS II 16-50 XC 16-50 and 50-230 to have a complete range on zoom from wide angle to tele. :) I put a couple of B&W shots on my 500px profile at www.550px.com/cesmak if you want to see them.