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"All around lens" vs Fuji X100

 
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Jun 13, 2013 20:26 |  #1

So the first "good" lens I bought for my 60d was an efs 15-85. I bought it for all around, day to day pictures. However, what I'm finding is that I don't use my lens because I don't feel like dragging my big dslr everywhere.

So what I'm thinking of doing is selling my 15-85 and getting a used X100. I'd only be paying about $50-$100 more. My thought process is that I would much rather bring along a camera that size, that I can just throw in my bookbag.

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Jun 13, 2013 20:30 |  #2

if the camera is too big for you, and you don't feel like bringing it out, then it makes sense to get something smaller...


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Jun 13, 2013 22:48 |  #3

Thanks for the confirmation man. I'll sit on it a few more days. Hopefully my mind won't change.


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Jun 13, 2013 22:56 |  #4
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Figure out what you really want first....

If a DSLR is too large for you, maybe you should just sell them all and move to a mirrorless system.

X100 is definitely not an all round camera, it's a fixed lens and non interchangeable system, and AF is absolutely crap that you can pretty much forget about capturing anything that moves.


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Jun 13, 2013 23:27 |  #5

Not too large for me at all. This is just for everyday shots. Street photography you could say. I love my 60d and use it for macro/portraits/whatev​er. But for walking around downtown, I hate being "that guy" with the massive dslr+grip+big lens. I find myself wanting to be more inconspicuous.


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Jun 13, 2013 23:29 |  #6
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Tiller wrote in post #16029400 (external link)
Not too large for me at all. This is just for everyday shots. Street photography you could say. I love my 60d and use it for macro/portraits/whatev​er. But for walking around downtown, I hate being "that guy" with the massive dslr+grip+big lens. I find myself wanting to be more inconspicuous.

Fair enough....personally I would save up a lil longer for the x100S.....


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Jun 13, 2013 23:32 |  #7

I would also save up for the x100S. Fixes some of the more annoying quirks the original x100 had.

Or alternatively go for the OM-D.


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Jun 13, 2013 23:40 |  #8

It's why I got an Olympus EPM-1 and a Panasonic 20mm f1.7 :-) Very compact (not as small as the X100), but perfectly suitable for taking places!


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Jun 14, 2013 01:13 |  #9

Tiller, Perhaps a different lens for your walking around needs would be a consideration.. The Fuji has a fixed lens after all, Something like the 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake might be up your alley...and its a VERY affordable little lens too

But yeah, as said above, the X100 isnt really "all purpose" and has its quirks and problems, You might want to consider a mirrorless instead


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Jun 14, 2013 03:02 as a reply to  @ KenjiS's post |  #10

Makes sense to have an easy grab-and-go camera. I have a few DSLRs (5D3, 7D, etc.) but i often grab one of our two S95s if I am truly taking snapshots.




  
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Jun 14, 2013 04:15 |  #11

sometimes i feel that i want to get rid of all my canon gear
and go for the fujifilm X-E1 with one lens 18-55
for everything and for travel


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Jun 14, 2013 04:19 |  #12

Sirrith wrote in post #16029411 (external link)
I would also save up for the x100S. Fixes some of the more annoying quirks the original x100 had.

Or alternatively go for the OM-D.

the OM-D with the 75mm f/1.8 is great for portraits


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Jun 14, 2013 05:06 |  #13
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I'm looking into adding a mirrorless to my stuff for those needed moments of something discrete. It's good that you are going to add rather than completely abandon. I think a mirrorless and DSLR compliment each other well. Not sure what I'll be getting though. I'm waffling between the EPL1 or GX1.


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Jun 14, 2013 09:33 |  #14

If you don't find yourself using the camera with the 15-85, then move it and grab something you will use.

I heavily considered mirrorless before buying my T3i, but had a few issues with doing so (primary AF with many of them). I have a few bigger, whiter, attention getting lenses for my dslrs, but the pancake usually stays cozied up to my T3i for day to day use.




  
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Jun 14, 2013 09:40 |  #15

If you were mainly using your 15-85 for street, yes, the X100 could be a worthy replacement. I added a X100S to my kit, and absolutely love it (and no I don't planning on getting rid of my SLR). But, the X100 doesn't do landscape as well as an SLR, and of course, you'll lose the versatility of the 15-85 range. But, I'm finding I'm loving the 35mm FL... just learning I need to get a little closer than I used to. ;)


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