Infrared Photography with the Fujifilm X100S
Last year, I took a fancy to infrared photography with the Fujifilm X100 and Hoya IR filter. Whilst the results from this combination provided me with great results, I found a tripod to be a vital piece of equipment whenever I used it due to the lengthy exposures required. The X100 performed well at high ISOs, but not so great when it came to capturing landscapes in infrared where there tends to be more scrutiny on details.
With the release of the X100S and its enhanced high ISO performance offering the possibility of going tripod-less whilst using an IR filter, I set off for a week away in the English countryside. I wasn’t disappointed with the results from the camera.
The combination of a higher resolution 16MP X-Trans sensor for more detail, the improved high ISO performance for less noise, and unintrusive leaf shutter meant I was able to hand-hold the X100S at shutter speeds as slow as 1/10 of a second and still get sharp images with bags of detail even at ISO 3200 or even 6400.