52 Week Project: Number 19: Why the X100s is the best

This week I have decided to change it up this week. For one I'm posting on a Monday. Second I decided to explain why I like the Fuji x100s. When I first thought of what I was doing this week I thought back to the air field that Greg Heisler and David Turner took us to back in Hallmark days. They thought us to use the sun as a hair light and bump the power of the strobe to its maximum power.

Now lets get onto why the x100s is the best. With the Optical View Finder and Electrical View Finder built in to the camera. The camera is a digital rangefinder. These are called a "rangefinder" cameras because they focus using a dual-image rangefinding device. You turn a ring, and when two superimposed images line up, you're in perfect focus. With a rangefinder camera, you never look through the lens. You focus and compose through a window on the top right, just like on a disposable camera. The rangefinder looks out of the little window on the left. It triangulates as you turn the focus ring, bringing two images into correlation at perfect focus. 

The second reason I love this camera is for the leaf shutter compared to the normal DSLR shutter. A leaf shutter is is a type of camera shutter consisting of a mechanism with one or more pivoting metal leaves which normally does not allow light through the lens onto the film, but which when triggered opens the shutter by moving the leaves to uncover the lens for the required time to make an exposure, then shuts. Which means you can capture a portrait at 1000th of a second instead of the normal 200th on a normal DSLR.  

  The image was shot with a x100s at 1000th of a second.    

The image was shot with a x100s at 1000th of a second.    

 This image was shot with a 5d mark ii at 200th of a second.

This image was shot with a 5d mark ii at 200th of a second.

As you can tell in the two images above that the Fuji is darker then the Canon. The shutter speed effect the background of a image not the strobe power. Before I use a strobe I always take a photo of what the background is going to be by turning off the strobe and seeming how dark the background is going to look like before turning on the strobe. 

TD