I went out and thought about doing a quick comparison on using a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 versus a digital filmsimulation of this film stock. The Ricoh GR has a great fixed lens, giving you a view of 28mm. I mounted the Elmarit 28mm on my Leica M4p, which is also a great performer.
I am not a professional photographer and don´t have to satisfy clients. So I don´t have to rush to see the results right away. That´s why I was question myself, if I really need my M9 or if the M6 would be the right tool for my personal work. I traded my M8.2 for a M9 last month. I still own a digital Ricoh GR, which is so compact that I have it always with me.
I was shooting with Fuji X-Pro 1, X-E2 and the X-100, when I had the chance to rent a Leica M8 with a Voigtländer 35mm and a 50mm Summicron. For years I was looking for a Rangefinder but ended up to go with the Fuji X-Series (which are not Rangefinders).
I received many emails about comparing my Ricoh GR with my Fuji X100 + WCL-X100 wide-angle converter mounted. The converter turns the 35mm Fuji lens equivalent to approximately 28mm, like Ricoh´s fixed lens. I was curious myself so I had the converter for 30 minutes and went out to take some snaps.
I use my ColorChecker mostly for catalogue shooting when precise color management is necessary. Today been a sunny day and I was curious to compare white balance (WB) and colors of my Fuji X100.
Dingelsdorf is located about 11 km away from the historic town of Konstanz. The thousand year old fishing and farming village is situated on the southern shore of Lake Überlingen. Dingelsdorf is a small and very cozy holiday resort, which is suitable especially for families and those seeking relaxation. Dingelsdorf is a good starting point for your activities when exploring Lake Constance.
Nothing spectacular, just took a few quick snapshots to see the difference in jpg rendering, when using the same exposure. Provia, all settings default.
This is not a comparison, more a real life usage of the X100 and its successor. I just want to show the different jpg rendering and both camera´s have its own look. As far as the image quality I wouldn´t say, the X100T is better (only in high ISO above 3200). But when it comes to ease of use the X100T is much more responsive, quicker and configurable. AF locks precisely, especially in low light. In good light condition the X100 is almost on par.