Will I become a JPEG shooter? I don’t think so. I just like the idea to have a file that I can change years after I took the image without any loss of data but I have to admit that the JPEG from my X100 is extremely impressive. This is especially true for the Velvia setting. The images just get the punch and boost in colors they need. The effect is not overly aggressive but it really makes a lot of difference to the original RAW file.
If for some reason you don’t want to deal with RAW go Fuji!
Today I use ISO settings of ISO1000 or even higher on a regular base. I become confident to use it but I’m still amazed by the way things have improved since I started to shoot digital in 1999. Cameras were never better than today. It is still special to me and I’m very happy to have such equipment now. I really wished that digital cameras were that good a couple of years ago when I was a passionate bird photographer. I always struggled to get a short shutter speed even with my AF-S 2.8/300 ED lens as I tried to stay at ISO800 or better even ISO400 or below for best results. Now I even consider to start to do some bird and nature photography again. This time I might be able to use a 4/300 instead.
The images were taken at a visit to the KHM Vienna. I plan to go there again. It is a amazing museum and the lighting in some rooms is just beautiful. My X100 rendered the colors and contrast just perfect. Very good colors and contrast and almost no noise. What more can you ask for?