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Dec 18, 2014 10:48 |  #1

I've been looking at some of these and I have a few questions I cannot seem to figure out

My main question is this, for the X100's, I like the idea of one of these and it seems like a perfect complement to my Canon kit ( Not sure I want to invest in another set of lenses ) but when I consider the price it seems to make more sense to get one of the fuji bodies with a small lens. Does the x100 have some advantage I am not seeing? I see a lot of them for sale so I wonder if many just like the cool factor of it.

I have a few ideas of how I will update my kit in the next few years. I do plan to get a 5d3 and replace my 70-300 with the new 100-400 and 17-40 to a 16-35 F4IS

1. I get an X100 ( probably S ) I would just keep my current set up.

2. Keeping the 5d2, 24/50/100/135 ( adding 100-400 ) and eventually adding a 5d3. Adding a Fuji body with 10-24, a pancake prime and maybe another.
Does anyone know how the UW fuji compares to some of Canons offerings like 17-40 or 16-35's?

3. Nothing, just keep using my G15 for casual stuff or my pancake.


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Dec 18, 2014 11:09 |  #2

Leaf shutter and OVF/EVF combo are two advantages of the X100/s/t. Its also very inconspicuous because its virtually silent.

It does take getting used to. Fixed focal length lenses are not what people are used to, so I imagine this plays a factor in loving or hating it. I love it.


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Dec 18, 2014 12:16 |  #3

Thanks, So how are the viewfinders different from the 100s to the x-t1? I don't really know much about OVF/EVF.

I'm assuming most like the x100s/t viewfinders?


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Dec 18, 2014 12:30 |  #4

The X-T1 is only an electronic viewfinder,. The X100 has both an EVF as well as a rangefinder OVF, but with modern electronic heads up displays for various bits of info. You can switch between the two with the little switch to the left of the lens. I personally use the EVF 99% of the time but there are people who swear by the OVF. I believe the x-T1 has a better EVF though. Bigger, brighter etc...


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Dec 18, 2014 12:42 |  #5

If the EVF is very good why do so many people prefer an x100 over an x-t1? With camera bodies changing quickly and Fuji making tiny pancake lenses why would you prefer the option to replace the body and keep the lenses? The 100 seems smaller but not by much. Is having the OVF option that much better?


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Dec 18, 2014 12:51 |  #6

I'm on the other side of the equation from gnome, I use the OVF with all the display information 90% of the time, and the EVF the rest of the time. I like the bright, clear picture of the OVF for most of what I do. In bright sunlight the EVF is sometimes hard for me to see. For really close up work or if I'm playing with exposure settings I will use the EVF.

The X100 line of cameras isn't for everyone, but man, it is so much fun to use! I carry it everywhere. I thought the fixed focal length would mean I wouldn't use it much, but just the opposite has been true. I haven't even picked up my 60D in 3 weeks. I think I "see" in 35mm equivalent now - seems very natural.

PS. If you haven't handled the various Fuji models, go do so. You may find you like the way one feels and handles better than the others....that's how I ended up with the X100S.


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Dec 18, 2014 13:02 |  #7

I did handle an X-Pro 1 and I liked it. The X100's look really cool but I see the prices of Fuji bodies and lenses are pretty low so I'm having a hard time understanding why someone would prefer the fixed lens on the X100. Not that the FL is an issue, its very practical but in a year a newer body will be out and your stuck with the lens and body being attached. Its sorta like having a high end point and shoot.


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Dec 18, 2014 13:33 |  #8

The XT-1 has the form factor of a DSLR. I already have a 6D. What I was looking for in my second camera (which is an x100s) was a smaller street photography machine. I wanted to be limited to 35mm focal length. I didnt want to have to think about what lens I would use. It has made me think composition and approach vs. just zooming in and getting the shot. Its personal preference in my situation.

Lots of people choose the x100/s/t because its a really fun camera to use. Not to say the X-T1 isnt. But in my case, the x100 series just stimulates a certain part of a photographer that has laid dormant for a long time. Its hard to explain


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Dec 18, 2014 13:40 |  #9

Tommydigi wrote in post #17339934 (external link)
I did handle an X-Pro 1 and I liked it. The X100's look really cool but I see the prices of Fuji bodies and lenses are pretty low so I'm having a hard time understanding why someone would prefer the fixed lens on the X100. Not that the FL is an issue, its very practical but in a year a newer body will be out and your stuck with the lens and body being attached. Its sorta like having a high end point and shoot.

pretty much. but having total manual control, the limiting factors actually become an inspiration. less is more, that kind of thing


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Dec 18, 2014 14:22 |  #10

I'm getting an XT1 and some lenses, but I'm replacing most all of my Canon gear to see if I can lighten the load (literally) and jump start my creativity. To augment a DSLR kit, any number of fuji cameras are good...



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Dec 18, 2014 22:19 |  #11

Just picked up a X100s. Lot of control in this camera. I shot a great deal with a 35mm prime just to see if I would be comfortable with a fixed focal length. As a result I decided to take the plunge. Just took about a couple dozen shot so far with flash , no flash-high iso,and off camera flash and I am very impressed. Really crisp images from this sensor. B&H had the black version with bag and 32gig card for $850. Early Christmas present.




  
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Dec 18, 2014 23:27 |  #12

Having a difficult time picking between the xt1 and the Olympus em1. Has anyone tried both? I want a smaller, weatherproof camera with snappy af and good image quality, I'm stuck on these two.


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Dec 18, 2014 23:43 |  #13

To me most buy X100 as they getting that 35mm equivalent f2 lens and body for the the price of 23mm f1.4. And XT-1 is a big camera for some. And last X100s etc have that higher max sync speed.


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Dec 19, 2014 06:32 |  #14

Islesfan91 wrote in post #17340810 (external link)
Having a difficult time picking between the xt1 and the Olympus em1. Has anyone tried both? I want a smaller, weatherproof camera with snappy af and good image quality, I'm stuck on these two.

The m43 lens selection is a bit better. I'm renting both in a week, so I'll be able to share some impressions.




  
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Dec 19, 2014 08:32 |  #15

Fixed lens = optimal built for the camera.
Sharp images, fast lens and great colors sooc.
The X100s is no **** joke, i don't care what the "pro's" say. I have always been a prime shooter, you always loose something in a zoom lens.
The other thing is that im an all manual guy, always has, always will be. So this camera is all i need (well, i do want weatherproof and FF in this body) for all things i photograph.
I could do a paid job with the X100s any day in the week.

Buy it.


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