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What to do while waiting for the (last) X100 firmware update? This has been a very disjoint and busy summer that has left very little opportunity for exploring photography. Today somehow opened up and my wife and I jumped on the train to Chicago. I quickly checked if there really was a firmware update issued today; but possibly later. I grabbed the X100, a bottle of water, spare battery and headed for the train. We headed for a very special exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute: http://www.artic.edu/exhibitions/impressionism-fashion-and-modernity . To my surprise and unlike general policy there were no photographs allowed. But if you are interested in a great "course" in portraiture, lighting, tonal compression and artistic expression this would be a great exhibit to see. Many of the artworks are "borrowed" from around the world, so hopefully this will be a traveling exhibit and coming to a major gallery near you. By all photographic rules, the lighting was terrible for this trip. We were late for the morning golden hour and left before the evening golden hour and beautiful twilight in this city. The sky was cloudless. The X100 was up to the task, even with the "old" firmware. This is some of what we saw....