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"All around lens" vs Fuji X100

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Jun 14, 2013 09:54 |  #16

JP-Eugene wrote in post #16030402 (external link)
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. ;)

I agree, IMO keep the 15-85 and your 60D for times when you need the reach and wideness that it can provide.
but also buy a smaller portable camera that you can bring with you all the time.
main reason why I invested on a X100 and now the X100s.
for people telling you to skip the X100, don't listen to them as IMO it's still a perfect usable camera with a decent AF allowing me to capture some people walking or running, and the X100 goes for half the X100s.
I used mine 95% on my trip in Orlando/Miami and it was such a pleasure to carry around compared to DSLR.

funny enough, I never liked 35mm on FF DSLR, however I love the X100/s and before I used to shoot Rebel + 24 2.8 (external link) - flickr (external link) - tumblr (external link) - gear/feedback
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Jun 14, 2013 10:42 |  #17

Ok thanks everyone! Unfortunately I can't keep the 15-85 and buy the x100/s. I'll be looking for a good deal on the x100s I think.

Canon 60D|Tamron 90mm 52B|Canon 50 1.8|Canon 85 1.8|Yongnuo YN-568ex|Manfrotto 055XProb with 498RC2|Fuji AX Multi Program with 50 1.9 and 135 2.8|Mamiya 645 Pro with 85 2.5|
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Jun 14, 2013 11:10 as a reply to  @ Tiller's post |  #18

What about a small lens like the 40mm on your 60D, or is that combination still too big?

Thanks for Reading & Good Luck - Jim

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Jun 14, 2013 11:25 |  #19

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.

I would like to address the other point that you are making - "being that guy".

A year ago both my wife and I took a photography class at a local high school. One of the homework task was to take candid photos of people on the streets. We both got our dslr's, went downtown Boston, and started shooting. I was using the 15-85, wife - 18-200. And you know what? Nobody gave a damn. Nobody even gave us a second look. Nobody cared.

I have always been of the opinion that nobody cares about me on the streets, as long as I do not do anything challenging wrong that would affect others. I am not important to anybody. People have other things and people to think about, and I am not "that guy" to them. If this is what pushes you to buy a smaller camera, and you will have to sell your 15-85 for that, I will say: Please don't. Not worth it.

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