I must say, as a Fuji X100 owner myself, there have been times where I’ve wanted to dismantle my photographic weapon of choice for reasons other than what James Maher’s motives were for the dissecting of his unit shown above. While my personal reasons stem from the sometimes frustrating experiences the quirky sides of Fuji’s point and shoot can evoke, Maher’s story originated from a much more unfortunate source – water damage.
While on a recent fishing trip, Maher enlisted the use of what he believed to be a water-tight container to house his camera gear. To make the long story short, that “water-tight” contraption didn’t exactly function as intended, leaving his X100 soaked, water-logged and forever unusable.
Thankfully for us, Maher didn’t let his unsalvageable X100 go to complete waste as he has thoroughly documented the dismantling of the 152 total parts that make up the retro-inspired compact in his detailed Blog post HERE.
According to Maher, now that the deed has been done, the only rational thing to do with the leftover X100 parts is to “create some sort of abstract camera-mutant sculpture out of the parts.”
Well be sure to keep you updated if the aforementioned ever sees the light of day.