123Focus wrote in post #15775787
I am new to this fuji line up but very interested. Was looking around and i think i've limited it down to either fuji x-pro1 or fuji x100 or fujix100s. I know a bit about each but if someone could shed some more light on this that would be appreciated. I know that the fuji x pro needs to be purchased separately and i think i want to get the 35mm 1.4 lens for that. If someone has owned any of the above, your opinion is also valuable to me. Thanks.
What do you shoot? Why are you considering either of these cameras?
You mention you want the 35mm 1.4 which on the XP1 (35mm x 1.5) will give you 52.5mm focal length. Right there that would eliminate the X100/S since you'll only have a 35mm (23mm x 1.5) on those cameras. If all you need is a 35mm focal length, I'd go for the X100/S. For the X100/S, there is also a wide angle converter which will give you a 28mm focal length.
As to which X100 to get. The X100 with serial #'s starting with 11,12, and 13 might develop SAB. So if buying used, that's something to take into consideration. Otherwise, the original X100 is a great value on the used market IMO.
In a nutshell, If you want faster AF, better manual control, and slightly higher quality IQ, the X100S IMO is the version to get. Note: X100S with firmware 1.00 has faster AF than firmware 1.01. It's also been reported that the AF on the X100S v1.01 is not as fast as the X100 (I forget which FW version the X100 had in the comparison). Though, it sounds like this should be addressed by Fuji shortly.