I have been pushing the limits of the Fuji X100 a bit lately. I find the sensor to be far superior to the similar pixel count sensor of the Nikon D300 which is a bit dated compared to the X100. The X100 does especially well for long exposure images such as star trails or moonlight scenes that require 30 minutes or longer.
How do you shoot night time exposures? 1. You are going to want a sturdy tripod or some way to hold the camera in the desired position for long periods. 2. You need some way to keep the shutter open for the same time. In the case of the X100 you need a classic screw in cable release. Im using the one that I have used with my Nikon FM2 for years. I really like the blend of retro style and killer digital technology. Once you have a scene framed a little guess work and experimentation is required for a correct exposure. I can never seem to take notes for myself; so good luck. Framing can actually be very difficult in the dark since you have probably just been looking at a screen and ruined your night vision. A bright flashlight is great for illuminating the scene so you can see it to visually frame and focus or you can focus with the distance marks. I really want a X-Pro 1.
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