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Hello,

2 days in Paris with my new X100 F,  5 time's i noticed that the battery cover was open ! (camera on strap around neck)

This i think is a little bit 'weak'. Do more users have 'this problem' ?

 

Martin

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There's no doubt the battery compartment locks could be way better than they are but I haven't come across this problem before.

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That sounds like something that's not going to go away, and might even get worse.

I wouldn't have thought you're going to lose the battery, as that is kept in by the little spring clip. However, it would definitely spoil my enjoyment of my new camera.

I presume this has to be a very recent purchase, so, if I were you, I'd get it returned and fixed, as veejaycee says, these locks aren't very good anyway, I've just crossed the room to get mine, (an X-Pro 2 but I bet they're the same), and it does seem to have quite a complex plastic mechanism.
I'd get it sorted out before something happens. If it were hanging open. and you were not aware, it wouldn't take much to mess up and knock the whole door off.

 

 

 

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I have never had the battery door on my X100s come open when I have properly closed it in the first place.

The door may appear weak but keep in mind there is no weight on it as the battery and the SD card are both secured in their spots and the only thing the door is holding closed is the door itself which weighs almost nothing. As cameras go it is really no different in strength than any other one for a camera of a similar size.

On the X100s the door is locked with what can best be described as a sliding bolt latch. When the door is open you can slide the latch bolt to the locked position or the unlocked position and it stays there. It is held in place with a small metal clip inside the door that runs up and over a ramp as the latch bolt slides and locates into a groove in the bolt assembly.

Try opening the door and moving the lock to the locked position and then trying to move the sliding bolt back to the open position by pushing on the end of it. You will not break anything but you should feel a definite click as it moves from one position to the other. If you don't feel and hear the click have a look at the inner part of the door and you will see the little clip. Try pushing on the clip (support the door don't break the hinge) and see if it is located correctly. I suspect it may be just slightly bent and not locking into its groove properly.

 

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Well, I bought and used the "F" for a week, then ended up returning it.

Reasons below:

Aperture chatter - I thought this had been fixed...apparently not.

Rear Command Dial - so very stiff to spin... I would end up clicking the "push" feature of it every time.

Battery Door - not secure enough for my liking.

Still a great camera, with wonderful output tho.

Cheers

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I don't know about you guys but I am feeling like a very talented guy for being able to use this camera in spite of all these faults.

 

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Hi Sweeze, as I've said before - people don't bother to post saying "my new Fuji is behaving as well as advertised" or "as well as expected". They (understandably post when something goes (apparently) wrong.

It is easy to get a completely false idea of how an item of gear is performing.

How about posting some picture to swing things the other way?

Vic

Edit: I see you already have - is that from the X100F?

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1 hour ago, veejaycee said:

Edit: I see you already have - is that from the X100F?

Yup, as tagged. At least the two I threw up today. Everything on this page here is from the first weekend I had it, camera JPEGs all except for the one of the skull and skateboard and the second one of the heart hanging from the ceiling.

 

https://ephemeral.be/albums/philadelphia/

 

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Dear Fujifilm lovers, thanks for reply. Don't forget... love my X100 F as a baby !

Here is a photo a took with the X100 F in Paris.

P M M F.jpg

P M M 11 F.jpg

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You would think after producing 4 models of this camera that it should be near perfect. Wouldn't you think so?

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Yes Kiwiana, strange it is !

And the connection of the lens hood LH X100 ( the original Fujijfilm) is also a 'thing' that could be better. 

There is no 'click' to put it safe. It is so easy turn. I still wonder that it not fall off !

Have more people this ?

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Was in Macau today with newly bought x100f.. only to find out that the battery cover was open while strapped on my neck, and the battery is gone.. damn it.. luckily I have another battery but I have to be careful all the time..

The switch at the battery cover is too protruding and is easily moved when it's swinging at your waist.. this is obviously a design flaw..

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The fact that I lost my battery like that just really pissed me off.. now I have to constantly check whether the battery cover is opened or not.. this is nonsense.. I'm not going to buy a case to solve this though.. that will make the camera even more bulkier.. putting duck tape might be a good solution.. damn Fuji.. 

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Get onto Fuji about it. This should not happen and I know if it were me I'd be constantly checking and that is just not on. It may be a known weakness with some bodies and Fuji may replace the door and catch for you - maybe even the battery as a sign of good faith.

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You are not alone, as I walked through a local forest, I looked down and my battery cover was wide open.

Fortunately, I use a strap that suspends my X100F by the tripod mount so is always upside down and I didn't lose my battery.

Duct tape seems like a simple cure, but come on Fuji, should I really have to stick tape on my £1250 camera because your quality control missed an obvious flaw in design.

FIX IT free of charge for your loyal customers and keep us happy.

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6 hours ago, malboni said:

You are not alone, as I walked through a local forest, I looked down and my battery cover was wide open.

Fortunately, I use a strap that suspends my X100F by the tripod mount so is always upside down and I didn't lose my battery.

Duct tape seems like a simple cure, but come on Fuji, should I really have to stick tape on my £1250 camera because your quality control missed an obvious flaw in design.

FIX IT free of charge for your loyal customers and keep us happy.

I don't view duct tape as a cure but a work-around for a design/execution failure.

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I've nearly saved enough money to buy the X100F, I think I'll have the money at the end of this week.

So, I've been following stock in the various UK retailers.

Amazon have it at £1495 !

Has the price gone up?, or are Amazon cashing in on the scarcity> If so that is poor practice, in my view.

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10 minutes ago, johnwillyums said:

I've nearly saved enough money to buy the X100F, I think I'll have the money at the end of this week.

So, I've been following stock in the various UK retailers.

Amazon have it at £1495 !

Has the price gone up?, or are Amazon cashing in on the scarcity> If so that is poor practice, in my view.

Scandalous - that's more than the XT2. No way would I buy one until prices have dropped. Surely you can live without an X100F when you have other cameras.

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7 hours ago, johnwillyums said:

I've nearly saved enough money to buy the X100F, I think I'll have the money at the end of this week.

So, I've been following stock in the various UK retailers.

Amazon have it at £1495 !

Has the price gone up?, or are Amazon cashing in on the scarcity> If so that is poor practice, in my view.

I'm seeing it at 1299 us on amazon us today, pretty much uniform here.

On 3/29/2017 at 7:11 AM, veejaycee said:

Get onto Fuji about it. This should not happen and I know if it were me I'd be constantly checking and that is just not on. It may be a known weakness with some bodies and Fuji may replace the door and catch for you - maybe even the battery as a sign of good faith.

The battery cover on my X100S latches very firmly.

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8 hours ago, johnwillyums said:

I've nearly saved enough money to buy the X100F, I think I'll have the money at the end of this week.

So, I've been following stock in the various UK retailers.

Amazon have it at £1495 !

Has the price gone up?, or are Amazon cashing in on the scarcity> If so that is poor practice, in my view.

My X100S has served me very, very well.

There is nothing wrong with it, except it's not an X100F.

I am trying to be more Fuji-resistant.

 

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Yes, a good idea Farrell, it's easy to spend on all this lovely gear.

I've been shooting rehearsals for an amateur dramatics company this afternoon, with the X-Pro 2 (+ 16, 23mm, 56mm, and 90mm).

The camera is just amazing, as are the lenses, so, as veejaycee suggests, I don't really need the X100F.

However, I still intend to buy it, because I have regretted ever selling my original X100. I have literally missed that camera more than I would have thought possible to miss a tool, an inanimate object.

I think that the X100 was a true classic, and I shall get the latest version. Then it becomes a question of whether to sell off some of my XF lenses, or even sell the whole rig.

I don't do professional shoots anymore, but I do various community based photography projects. This is my way of saying thank you to the town that I've lived in all my adult life, for being my home.

I suppose I will have to keep ILC kit, if I want to carry on doing those kinds of thing, but the X100F will be my everyday, everywhere camera.

I have to face the fact that I can no longer carry any kind of weight very far, and maybe the X100F will be my final camera, so the big fellah will have to go eventually. 

By the way, has anybody done business with SpencerMann, I don't recall being aware of them at all until recently, and they seem to be the only people getting the X100F, and they have it on for £1213, which is the cheapest price I've seen here.

Cheers all, John

 

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Hi John. Like you I still miss my x100. My daughter has been using it for the past five years without any problems after she left home and I gave it to her when I purchased a X-E1. She is now living in Indonesia and taking beautiful pictures with it, so despite concerns that it is not 'weather sealed', it still continues to perform very ably. 

Perhaps the solution for the aging codgers (like us) reading this is that we get two x100F bodies: one to be used as 23mm and the other with either of the two additional add on lenses that make it 18mm or 35mm. (Try explaining that to your spouse.)

I am off to a 60th birthday party tomorrow and would love to have a  x100 in hand as the fill in flash is brilliant; people ask if it is an old school film one and they all relax when I start snapping them. 

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