Leica M3 versus Finepix X100

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    Leica DNA? The Leica Summicron 35mm is equivalent to the Finepix X100 lens. Notice how compact the Leica lens is, while it is a full frame lens.

    My first impressions can be read here: www.stevehuffphoto.com/2011/03/04/first-impressions-of-th...

    Visit the X100 group: www.flickr.com/groups/fujifilmx100/

    Taken with Lumix GH2 with 20mm f1.7 pancake

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    1. Nokton 50 months ago | reply

      Yep, the leica lens is all void of that complexity!

    2. longeygey 50 months ago | reply

      I have ordered X100 in Australia, I'm so excited and I can't wait!!!!!!!!!

    3. grantyale 50 months ago | reply

      1. They are not equivalent. X100 is equivalent to 35/3 ISO 400 at base ISO, wide open.
      2. Summicron is manual-focus only.

    4. Nokton 50 months ago | reply

      grantyale, if you put the X100 in MF and the Summicorn on 2.8 they are :-)

    5. grantyale 50 months ago | reply

      Of course : D. But then, one can't match them the other way around, unfortunately.

    6. wools 50 months ago | reply

      oh my god......

    7. Yea BFFFER 49 months ago | reply

      you need 35mm summilux version one to match it.
      haha. nice one!

    8. Andrew Partain 49 months ago | reply

      No manual focus....deal breaker.

    9. Nokton 49 months ago | reply

      There is full manual focus support on the X100 and works. Most shots in my stream where shot on manual.

    10. kshapero 49 months ago | reply

      I'll keep my M3, thank you.

    11. Doug Barry-Martin 49 months ago | reply

      The Fuji x100 is a lovely camera with a gorgeous viewfinder that makes the whole experience so pleasurable. Menus a bit fiddly but not too bad once you have set the camera up and found your way round. Just wish they had a dedicated ISO button as well as the Function button and why no Image stabilisation? Overall 9/10. Wouldn't buy it for the manual focus though – it is very slow but has a quick autofocus 'cheat' to help. It is really to use for fine tuning rather than full manual focusing.
      I am very impressed with the out of camera jpgs from my x100. Very clean even at hi ISO’s and sharp (especially above f2.8). Couldn’t improve on it with Raw (that’s a first). Beautiful image quality that you need to see native on your computer not via Flickr etc. I would say better than My 5D with 24-105L lens and 60D with 70-200mm f4 (well that lens is amazingly sharp but the picture quality of the Fuji is just so classy). Video is excellent with autofocus (yay!). I have posted a few images at www.flickr.com/photos/dougbm View the largest size by right clicking a selecting ‘original”.

    12. MCowleyUK 49 months ago | reply

      Aahhh!! , camera heaven...

    13. inevitable:crafts.photos 47 months ago | reply

      is there one single reason why they made the x100 silver and not black ?
      i just dont get it^^but i got an x100a few days ago after the guy in my local shop told me that the factory where they built these is virtually non existent because of the earthquake, so i thought i will sell it if a black one comes out, if not, iam happy with this camera anyway.

    14. CrispyFotos (zPRIME) 42 months ago | reply

      Leica 0 Fuji 1. :) IMO.

    15. Dan Hiris 41 months ago | reply

      I really like my x100 but only if it was a true rangefinder....

    16. Ponker* 35 months ago | reply

      The m3 beats the crap out of the x100 in the aesthetics. But its nice to see camera manufacturers finally put empasis on camera design and aesthetics while maintaining good image quality.

    17. garevzphotography [deleted] 34 months ago | reply

      I own the top one but would love the bottom one :)

    18. graufuchs 12 months ago | reply

      I own the top one ("S") and just ordered the one below. Gorgeous.

    19. Gln Gui 6 months ago | reply

      cant really name the Lecia as "full frame." theres a difference between full frame and 35mm film.

    20. Thomas Meyer 5 weeks ago | reply

      Both cameras are hot.

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