“Is he taking my picture?”
“Let’s pretend he’s not here. When I open my eyes, he will be gone! Be gone!”
Let’s continue with the rant.
Another thing that is a little problematic with X100 is the framing and composition. The frame is shifting according the focus point, making it a bit hard to adjust your composition. And don’t forget about parallax error — which can be worse for me because I’m using spectacles.
This is not a deal breaker because eventually one can get the hang of it. One day is not enough to get used to it.
Another problem that is not a deal breaker is battery life. The other day, I took two fully-charged battery, which only last about 4-5 hours of walking around and taking photos. Certainly I haven’t optimize the menu/settings, and I still use the LCD screen quite often to change some settings or review the photos. But, 4-5 hours for two batteries are just sad.
Again, it may have been due to the battery condition. I don’t know how old they were, and if they take good care of them.
Not a deal breaker, but still a minus point.
Some people said that having an X100 is like a marriage — it’s a love and hate situation. I happen to have a happy, loving marriage, so I want to have a camera which gives something better than love-hate situation.
To wrap it up, as of today, I don’t think X100 is the right camera for me. Maybe one day I can borrow/rent another X100, one in good condition… then perhaps I’ll change my mind.
Meanwhile… the search continues.
*Little India, Singapore