Tommydigi wrote in post #16884276
I'm following this thread too. I also have a 40 pancake that I don't use much so I've considered a 35 2.0 IS. I've also thought about an x100 but I tend to use my 60D with a 24L to get a sort of 35mm setup.
OP how do you feel about the 6D + 40pancake compared to the Fuji?
Since getting the Fuji, I've taken the position (that might not be too popular with Fuji fans) that the X100s's IQ is not mind-blowing. It's really good, but not much better than what's possible with the latest gen of APS-C sensors from other companies. To put it frankly, I think sheer IQ is closer to my SL1 than my 6D.
Where the X100s REALLY shines is the: (1) Hybrid VF- I like using both the OVF and the EVF; (2) JPEG output - stunning, blows my SL1 out the water, so I don't have to spend much time putting my mediocre post-processing skills to use; and (3) Ergonomics - it's such a fun intuitive camera to use, nothing like just walking around, being able to shoot discreetly one-handed.
These are the main reasons my X100s is my go-to camera, I actually look for excuses to use it. But sheer IQ is not it.
Now, to answer your question, I recently had a chance to take the 6D + 40 AND the X100s to my in-laws for some family shooting. The X100s was great and I could have shot with it mostly, but I still turned to the 6D for the more "important" staged pictures, and this is why: I was indoors, and at high ISOs (prob starting around 1600) the X100s has some aggressive NR (even with it turned down to -2) that manifests in a "waxy" look on skin. I heard the X100 doesn't have that issue though (and I am not clear whether you are looking at the X100 or the X100s). I could shoot RAW to avoid this, but if I'm gonna shoot RAW I'd rather use my 6D, I like the Canon's RAW files better and they are easier to work with in Lightroom imo. Also, I think the 6D is just more "forgiving". Dynamic range seems to be better. For example, I took a shot with the 6D that was horribly backlit, and the main subjects were obscured in shadows. No problem, shot RAW, recovered in LR. My X100s's DR is ok, but doesn't give me that much leeway to fix poor exposures.
Hope this helps a bit.