Creative Collective 021: Introducing the Fujifilm X100V Acros Edition

The Fujifilm X100V Acros Edition

I’ve said for awhile now that Fujifilm should make a black-and-white only camera. There’s actually an advantage to a monochrome sensor. With a typical Bayer color array, only 50% of the light-sensitive sensor elements are recording luminosity information, while the other 50% are recording color information. With an X-Trans sensor, 55% of the light-sensitive sensor elements are recording luminosity information while 45% are recording color information. With a monochrome sensor, 100% of the light-sensitive sensor elements are recording luminosity information. Because of this, you get a higher perceived resolution, as pictures will appear more richly detailed, and there’s more shadow latitude, which also improves high-ISO capabilities. You can also use color filters like with black-and-white film.

Fujifilm has said that they have no plans currently to make a monochrome camera. You can actually convert any Fujifilm camera to be black-and-white only, but it is expensive and extreme. I’ve wanted a monochrome-only Fujifilm camera for awhile, but I’m not willing to convert one, and I’m impatient waiting for an official model to come out. So what did I do? I made my own.

Introducing the Fujifilm X100V Acros Edition!

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6 comments

  1. Martin Wong · April 8

    Hi Ritchie,
    Thank you for all the great work you do. I’d like to ask if this $2.00 a month subscription unlock the Patron recipes on the Fuji Weekly app or vice versa? By the way, I just subscribed to your camera app on my iPhone. Great app!
    All the best.

    Martin

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    • Ritchie Roesch · April 8

      The $2 monthly is just for the Creative Collective, which is the monthly eZine and bonus articles. The FXW Patron, RitchieCam Patron, and Creative Collective are all separate things.
      If $2 monthly is too steep, here’s a trick (I’m undercutting myself here): subscribe, read the content, then unsubscribe. four or six (or however many) months later, subscribe again, read the content, then unsubscribe. When you join the Creative Collective, you have access to all of the previous articles, so if you don’t mind waiting awhile to read the articles/eZine, this is a way to save money.
      Anyway, I appreciate your support! I hope that you enjoy the app!

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      • Martin · April 9

        Thanks for your reply. $2/month is fine. I just didn’t want to double pay. I’ll be happy to subscribe to the Creative Collective and be a patron on Fuji X Weekly.

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      • Ritchie Roesch · April 11

        🙂

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  2. harrybergmansphotography · April 11

    Hi Ritchie,
    Thank you for all the great work you do! How about developing an app that can reverse engineer a given JPG to a recipe. I think it can be done (not by me), but if it would be available I would gladly fork over a tenner or so. What do you think? All the best.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · April 11

      Sounds like an interesting project. It would be a pretty big undertaking, probably, but could be very beneficial, too. Thanks for the suggestion!

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