But I did get hands on with one again after the London Going Pro seminar, courtesy of World Press Photo winning Edmond Terakopian, who came along to the workshop.
He has a pretty interesting blog too.
Here he is, shot on his Fuji X100
|Edmond Terakopian shot on a Fuji X100|
We were hanging out in the pub together with a couple of other delegates and we dropped a few beer frames, here is the evidence...this time shot on Edmond's Leica X1.
|Pic by Edmond Terakopian|
After my first handling of the X100 at Focus on imaging, I have read the sort of articles a camera manufacturer can only dream of.
Are these articles well founded or not.
Well hands on for a second time, it did seem very impressive
Enough to make me consider getting one.
This shot of delegate Nicola Taylor, who got me thinking of CRM software, gives you a good idea of the kind of detail the camera can deliver.
As sorely tempted as I am by this jewel of a camera nagging doubts remain, in the shape of reports of little quirks in performance.
Such as slow start up, slow write speeds, variable AF performance at close quarters.
Indeed Katrin Eismann returned hers.
Are these criticisms valid? I really don't know as I have not given this camera a proper extended test.
It does have lots of promise though.
Which brings me onto the second part of the X100 blog.
An email from NewPhotoDigest, where Simon Towler gives an overview of the camera
Simon makes some good observations which are spot on, but I'm not so sure about the point he makes by asserting that Pro shooters should not expect too much from this camera.
I DO get where he is coming from but I would just like to say that if a camera manufacturer is going to charge £1000 for a compact camera they had better make sure it is spot on.
This sort of money buys some very capable prosumer DSLR's