The Fuji X100 Series Camera Experience

Mark Spearman
5 min readOct 25, 2021
Fuji X100F

I do enjoy the Fuji X100F. I hear the new X100V is better, but nothing that there’s nothing I want or need on it. What I have is fine for now. It took me a while to realize what separates this camera from so many others when it comes to creativity.


Flash photography is a bit foreign to me. I enjoy having less gear and using the light I have. As an amateur, I can do that. This is changing with the leaf shutter in the X100F. Combined with the built in ND filter, I can blur the background in full daylight. Also, I can darken the background with the flash just on the subject. It's an added tool for creativity that all happens in the camera with only a detachable flash as added gear.

The only other cameras capable are not small and very expensive.


The X100F has the ability to edit raw files in camera. Also, there are film simulations. The simulations can use with other values such as noise, exposure, color, etc. to create "recipes" for looks that can be applied. The output is extraordinary. The resulting jpeg images are ready to post in my opinion. Post-processing is not necessary to achieve different high quality looks.


I'm not writing to sing the praises of the X100F. This has been done so many times in so many ways that the Internet doesn't need my opinion at this point. The X100 line of cameras have been around so long that their unique abilities have put them at the center of discussion enough. My angle on the camera it's unique capabilities are pushing me in a different direction. They're taking me away from fiddling with the images in Photoshop.

I'm growing tired of trying to improve images to perfection with Photoshop. I would like to reserve Photoshop work for special images, such as an HDR scene that I intended specifically for editing on a computer. I don't want to spend time on every image this way.

With this fast production of higher quality, easily modified images, different practices are easier. I can take images of everything that interest me, all day. There's less desire to chimp knowing that the raw can easily be edited in-camera. At the end of the day…

Mark Spearman

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