Field Review: Fujifilm X100 (Day 6)

Today, the Fuji X100 didn’t take too many photos. Why? Because of something that I haven’t mentioned before: the battery life. The battery life on this camera is quite short—and it’s very disappointing. I charged the camera up fully on Friday, took some product shots that night, shot for a couple of hours on Saturday night, and didn’t do much of any shooting on Sunday. Today, I went into the studio to test out the high speed flash sync and the battery totally crapped out on me. Last Thursday, it died after a day’s use. In the end, I did manage to get the photo below.

This was shot with the brand new DIY Ring Flash and the Fuji X100. It’s a wonderful photo I believe. This posting is going to be nice and short because of the battery problem.

And it is here where I will say that the lead photo in this story is perhaps one of the best street photography photos I’ve ever shot. I’m damned proud of it and what really helped me to get it was the fact that I said to myself, “Don’t be nervous. No one is going to kill you.”

Coming soon, the Fuji X100 goes head to head with the Leica X1. Meanwhile, you should catch up on Day 5 of this series here.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.