The Rangefinder Camera Advantage

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One of my deficiencies as a photographer is my shaky hands. I’ve always needed fast shutter speeds to get reasonably sharp photos. Many people I know can get sharp photos with an SLR or DSLR at 1/30 or even 1/15 of a second. I consider my minimum shutter speed to be 1/160, and that can be very limiting.  Since the Fujifilm X100s features a leaf shutter and has no flapping mirror to introduce additional vibrations, I was able to take the image above at 1/80 of a second, and I’m very pleased with the sharpness.

Detail from the photo at top. Sharp enough for me, and no weird fringing on the whiskers, either.

Detail from the photo at top. Sharp enough for me, and no weird fringing on the whiskers, either.

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2 responses to “The Rangefinder Camera Advantage

  1. Mike Kichaven

    Do you find the lack of zoom a problem? I want a camera like this but I’m not sure about the ffl.

    • It’s probably too early to tell, but remember when you got the D700 and 50 f/1.4? You adapted, right? I’m digging it so far, and I suspect I’ll be selling off some of my Nikon gear to get a Fuji interchangeable lens camera. If I could get another one of these with a 70mm f/1.2, I’d be set for everything except my bird photography…

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