The Fujifilm X100T

26 thoughts on “The Fujifilm X100T”

  1. Josh, the Fuji X100 seems to me like a digital version of the old Konica Hexar film camera from the 90’s (That also had a fixed 35mm F2.0 lens, and they look very similar). That camera has a somewhat cult following so Fuji probably knew they were onto a good thing when they made it.

    For me, probably its best feature is how quiet it is, it is practically silent with its leaf-shutter. (The Hexar also had a silent mode). Personally, I don’t think I will ever get rid of mine. (I still have the original X100) and am happy enough with that. Like you said – it does the job, no fuss.

    1. They are definitely similar. I reminds me of the G2, aside from that the G2 isn’t fixed. Either way it is a great camera. I still prefer the photos from the original, actually.

      1. On your dust issue, the first thing I did when I got my camera was to tape over the speaker, also the port door (which I never use), and put a clear filter over the lens, and up to now I haven’t had any problems with dust or crap getting inside the camera. I generally do this with any camera I get, and it seems to work.

  2. Hey Josh! Happy new year! I always wanted to share you comments. I really love when you re talkin about all the process (technical and emotional) behind your beautiful portraits. Like as you said, there were all portraits of you, i believe too. When you re on the way, when people are not looking, and now its like i’m growing with you, i do Love the portrait you take when you re chillin with your beloved, when you took pic of those sweet children who share your life, i’m verry happy to be able to know whats behind this pic and what she can say. Its all about sharing and transmission , about life, and i really want to thank you for this beautiful gift. Oh, and then yeah, i wanted to post on the article when you re talkin about mobile photography, i still remember its with that way, i discovered your stunning eye and thoughts.
    Thank you, thank you and thank you.

  3. I bought the X100T last autumn. It was, is, my first Fujifilm X-series camera. I really enjoy its look, feel, image quality, ease of use, and how easy I can slip it in and out of my pocket. My only complaint is how fragile the little thing is, and the lack of weather sealing.

  4. Hello Josh,
    Thanks for your ‘review’ of the X100. It spoke to me more than any other review of Fujiflim cameras.
    I have long been pondering which camera to purchase as I make the step from film to digital capture. I have been procrastinating for 12 months or more because of my aversion to all things Photoshop! Spending time on a PC for my relaxation hobby is not what I want as I spend 10 plus hrs a day looking at a screen.
    I am therefore interested that you say you edit all your photos on your phone. That appeals to me as I too commute on the train to work. Could you post on what you use to do this at some point in the future?
    Secondly I assume for your photography the fix focal length lens is fine? Does this limit your photographs? I am stuck between purchasing an X100 or XT1 with changeable lenses…again something to procrastinate about! Coming from 35mm & 120 film I think I may find myself limited by one lens but then again it may help my transition to digital capture. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

    1. Hi Kevin! Thanks for your thoughts. I am planning on making a post about the process I use to edit my photos although I think people will be slightly disappointed by it. In actuality I rely mostly on exposure (and sometimes flash) to get the ‘look’ I want. As for editing I use vsco and their B1 preset and tweak from there. I’ll sometimes use snapseed as well depending on the photo but for the most part I like to spend as little time as possible and vsco allows be to edit a batch of photos at one time with one click so I generally rely on that (being lazy as I am). As for your conundrum, I very much like the fixed focal length. The 35mm is versatile enough to be used in a variety of situations (that I would be in) so I don’t really feel the need for another. I do not at prefer 28mm or 50mm but the 35 is an okay compromise. If you’re not doing bird photography or sports I’m not sure it will matter to either aside from the ‘lazy’ mindset that you will be limited. I say that jokingly, but I think having too much gear is as big of a problem as anything. I always remember the time I was in Japan and I had three cameras and eight lenses with me. I spent half the trip trying to figure out what to use and the other half feeling like I didn’t have the right tool for the photo I wanted to take. Of course it was all bullshit. The next trip I took only my phone and it was an amazing relief. Not to mention I took better photos ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Thanks for taking the time to reply Josh. Much appreciated. I’ve procrastinated some more by finding a 35mm focal length 35mm film rangefinder camera off eBay for $50 it’s supposed to be fully working so I can see how I get on with it for the pictures I shoot then take the plunge with digital. I’m not into sports or nature photography & tend to go out with only my body & one lens so I think it’d just my aversion to digital that is leading to the indecision between the X100 and the XT1.
        Thanks for the phone app tips too I will be looking into them too.

  5. I bought the x100 a few years ago and have enjoyed using it though I sometimes wish it could be a little faster. Fortunately I was never afflicted with “gear whoredom” and I don’t keep up with the latest news on camera gear nor do I feel like I need to have the newest model. As long as whatever I am happy using it and it produces good images, that’s all that really matters. That said, I’m curious about the x100T after reading your post ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Great pictures, as always, and I look forward to seeing more @wearethestreet!

    1. It’s a great camera. I really like the original as well. Best thing about fujifilm is they continue to update the old ones for a long time. And thanks for that about @Wearethestreet! What’s your instagram Id? I don’t keep up as well as I should lately.

      1. I think I need to use my x100 more. The iPhone is so convenient that I hardly use my x100. My Instagram ID is @angelinahue. It’s been great and inspiring to see some of the pics that are tagged with #wearethestreet!

  6. Great post JT I love the images, I’ve had the original X-100 since they came out, I’m thinking of moving up to the T. I like the idea of wifi and editing on the fly, I too would be interested in your post workflow, a post on that would be cool.
    Anyway I’m off out into snowy London to do a bit myself. Take care man, keep up the great work. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Hello Josh, my apologies I wasn’t thinking straight when I asked the question.

        I was referring to the Fuji X20 compact, the viewfinder was moved slightly towards the right, still rangefinder style but it was moved a bit towards the center. Again my apologies I confused the review with the X20.

  7. Noice post ๐Ÿค” Wifi&USB charging were main reason why I replaced my NEX5 with a6000. And gave the NEX5 away to a friend with 2 year old son so she can have more than iPhone photos of him growing up.

  8. So many things I can relate to … From that diatribe on using the GR or the X100T all the way to the feeling of โ€œWhy would I ever need anything else?โ€ … I reach a point where in my last photoshoots I used the X100T 90-95% of the time and my Nikon only 5-10%, so for me it very clear that I might not need anything else, at least any time soon …
    Following you guys on IG right now, I’m sure it’s going to be a great account to follow!
    Cheers
    @tzBilbao

  9. hey josh, very happy you’re using the t…gives me hope! wanted to ask if you have any basic settings you use and then tweak from there depending on light…both rinzi and eric have their preferred, but they dont shoot the t! cheers, miles

  10. I remember shopping for the x100T, thinking it was the one to get, and I tried one out, but I ended up saving hundreds and got the original X100 2nd hand, after a friend suggested it had more ‘character’ that the S&T versions. I’m not sure how to define ‘character’ but it might be the sensor on the original was different. I will say it was slow to start with, but after a firmware update it started to be quite reliable, even the AF worked well. I find I am maybe stuck in P mode of late more than the usual M mode, but I guess that means the cameras is doing a good job too. The X100 images do have a feel I can’t explain, the colours are great in my mind, they feel natural. The camera is quiet and not obvious. I have never been happier all round with a camera.

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