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779HOB
779HOB  21020 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Mar 2013 - 12:03 PM

Okay, lets say you had 1,200 to spend on a camera. Let's say you loved the design of the X100s, let's say this was a camera for fun and not work, although I think the X100s could do a lot of my work. What would you buy?

I have a small deposit down on an X100s but was wondering what the other options might be. I want something for carrying around, fun, good looking and as something between my phone and D700.

All suggestions very welcome.

Thanks.

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puertouk
puertouk  21072 forum posts United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 12:24 PM

It looks like you've already made up your mind or are you having second thoughts? Do you really need the X100?

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139450 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 12:25 PM

This plus (initially) this lens. Smile

It will give more flexibility than a fixed lens camera. But if you just like the look of the Fuji X100S, that's fine! Wink

779HOB
779HOB  21020 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Mar 2013 - 1:21 PM


Quote: It looks like you've already made up your mind or are you having second thoughts? Do you really need the X100?

Not completely made my mind up, hence me asking here for options. I don't "need" another camera. This is a luxury purchase - I have worked hard over the last 12 months and want to buy something a little more "fun" than my D700.

Carabosse, that's an idea. It's not a pretty as the X100s maybe but still has a nice look and I do like Olympus, my first camera was an OM10. I am not too worried about interchangeable lenses, in someways I think not being able to change them will mean I don't end up carrying extra kit around. But I will add that to the "look more closely" list. Thanks.

iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 2:42 PM

I bought the Fuji X-E1 with the 18-55mm f2.8 - f4 lens. I nearly bought the X-100 which is neater and smaller. My first proper camera was a OM! , I find the simple and easy to use controls of the Fuji much like the OM1. It does (only) have the electronic view finder. I actually like this even more that I expected, not only are the settings really clear, it can be adjusted for my eyesight leaving me spec free. The other unexpected thing I like about the viewfinder is seeing the just taken photo without taking the camera away from my eye. The camera and zoom lens is about 1000 leaving some dosh for filters.

iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 2:44 PM

PS It take brilliant snaps too, and serious photographs, great sensor, wide dynamic range and very sharp.

779HOB
779HOB  21020 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Mar 2013 - 2:50 PM


Quote: I bought the Fuji X-E1 with the 18-55mm f2.8 - f4 lens. I nearly bought the X-100 which is neater and smaller.

What made you pick the X-E1 over the X100? I'm guessing the lens choice?


Quote: the other unexpected thing I like about the viewfinder is seeing the just taken photo without taking the camera away from my eye.

That is pretty cool.

779HOB
779HOB  21020 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Mar 2013 - 4:36 PM

Fuji UK have just Tweeted that the X100s should be shipping to UK stores this week..... Better make my mind up pretty soon I guess.

iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 5:15 PM

It was the lens that swung me to the X-E1, I love the look and size of the X100 but in the end I thought it too much of a backward step to go with a fairly wide fixed. I can get mine with 18-55 in a coat (big) pocket. I guess you must ask your self how limiting is the fixed lens going to be for the photography you do. I think the sensor and processors is better in the E-X1 as in X Pro. I'm not sure, just about to read the review again.
Ian

779HOB
779HOB  21020 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Mar 2013 - 5:28 PM

I'm pretty happy with a fixed lens I use a 50mm and a 35mm a lot so that doesn't worry me. You're about to lose me on the processor and censor stuff. I am not very camera techi.

iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 5:39 PM

What I'm saying is the sensor and processor in the E-X1 is better than the X100, by fair amount I understand. If you are going to make big prints or crop a lot that may be important. You could get an X-E1 and a 35mm f1.4 for a fair amount less than 1000 and have a faster, better lens with the option of buying more lens later.
Or an 18mm f2.
I took my X-E1 to Cuba and was very pleased using it for mainly street photography, most of the recent pics in my PF were taken with the Fuji.

779HOB
779HOB  21020 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Mar 2013 - 5:47 PM

Thanks Ian, is the E-X1 processor and sensor better than on the X100s?

iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 5:52 PM

Yes it is.

779HOB
779HOB  21020 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Mar 2013 - 6:41 PM

Food for thought. Thanks.

GeorgeBuchan
11 Mar 2013 - 6:49 PM


Quote: Yes it is.

Not sure if this is correct? The X100s has the "all New" (according to Fuji) X - Trans II sensor as oppose to the X- Trans I in the XE-1 and X-Pro 1.

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