3d prints by Bathsheba Grossman and Michiel Cornelissen

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Ora pendant, by Bathsheba Grossman on shapeways.
Left: smaller, in polished grey steel
Right: polished gold steel


Mini Tuskshell by Bathsheba Grossman on shapeways.
Material: “white strong & flexible polished plastic” (feels more like a shell than like plastic).

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Ghost spinning top by Michiel Cornelissen on shapeways.
Left: polished nickel steel
Right: matte black steel

Warning: as much as I like these Shapeways products: they use UPS for delivery which can be a bad surprise with up to 50% additional costs to what you payed to Shapeways!

X100s film simulation modes

A comparison of the film simulation modes for the X100s. I have highlights and shadows set to -1. The descriptions are Fujifilm’s own.

  1. Provia/standard – ideal for a wide range of subjects
  2. Velvia/vivid – vibrant reproduction, ideal for landscape and nature
    [I don’t agree! ;-) ]
  3. Astia/soft – softer color and contrast for a more subdued look
  4. Pro Neg. Hi – ideal for portrait with slightly enhanced contrast
  5. Pro Neg. Std – ideal for portraits with soft gradiation and skin tones
  6. B&W – shoots in black and white
  7. Monochrome & Ye filter – slightly enhances contrast and darkens skies
  8. Monchrome & R filter – enhances contrast and darkens skies considerably
  9. Monochrome & G filter – Produces pleasing skin tones in portrait
  10. [No picture] Sepia

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X100s macro mode: tele converter

See also Raynox DCR-250 for macro, December 2013.

I did some tests and the tele converter is better suited for the kind of macro pictures I want to take (pictures 1-8) than the DCR-250 (picture 9): the pictures are sharper, there is more depth of field available and the tele converter has many other uses apart from macro.


  • drive: continuous H, 6 frames/sec
  • shutter speed 1/1000
  • iso auto