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Quote: Look at it this way Koen, stick a 50mm on your 5D and use that, leave everything else at home, if you find it limiting/lacking then the 100x will not be for you.

well, until now I just had the 24-70mm, and I find that one lacking lol

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315157 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2011 - 11:47 PM


Quote: well, until now I just had the 24-70mm, and I find that one lacking lol

Philip or Morris Smile

Kidding aside, what of bendy screens, I thought you liked them, Pany M4/3 ?

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bendy screens?
you mean swivel screens?
for street I love them, but I think the only one that has them is the sony Nex-5 (and it doesn't really swivel completely; just up and down, but not sideways)

KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84270 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2011 - 9:01 AM

My Canon S3 has one - love it! I don't have to lie down to take low shots! Mine swivels 180 deg to the side of the camera, then I can turn it 180 around so I can point the camera at myself and see the image! Smile

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yes Karen, the Canon G12 has one as well. the things you mention are only a few of the many things you can do with them, so I think it's a great feature. But these cams all have a rather small compact sensor and their lens isn't that great. Now that there are a number of cams out on the market that are compact sized but deliver better quality photos, mainly because they have a dslr sensor and good lenses, I was hoping to see the swivelscreen appear on them as well, but apart from the sony NEX-5 (and that one doesn't swivel completely), most of them just have a fixed screen in the back.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315157 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2011 - 2:08 PM


Quote: yes Karen, the Canon G12 has one as well. the things you mention are only a few of the many things you can do with them, so I think it's a great feature. But these cams all have a rather small compact sensor and their lens isn't that great

Koen, speak to Oliver(bliba)

He uses a G1, one of the M4/3 camera`s, both the G1 and G2 have swivel screens.

see here

These along with EP1`s and EP2`s are popular amongst rangefinder user`s, micro 4/3, Nex and so on can share there leica lenses.

rangefinder forum

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yes Paul, I know the G1/2 have swivelscreens. But they are more dslr-alike ergonomics wise. and I'm looking for a little box, something less 'pointy'... but preferably with a swivelscreen, and with a very good sensor inside, and very good glass.
But only the nex-5 offers (partially) a swivelscreen. So I may have to compromise, coz I don't think the GF series will go swivel. the Oly's and the x100 neither, as it just wouldn't go with their retro looks

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315157 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2011 - 7:03 PM

Looks like a compromise the Koen Sad

But what does the Nex 5 have that nothing else offers, apart from chunkier, bulkier and not as compact glass, and no flash shoe.

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if I understand the reviews a bit, photo quality is even better then the panys and olys Paul. I never was a fan of Sony, but it does seem to deliver very good photos. There is a sensor advantage. I do prefer the format over the 4/3rd format. High iso seems quite good (though nothing like the x100 - apparently). I do think it's a spit ugly camera though lol, and the glass does worry me a bit. I can't see me walking around with that 18-200 mm on it lol (speak about pointy things!), and the 2 other lenses don't seem that convincing.
but at least that screen tilts a bit lol.

Paul, if you start putting adapters on that x100, for telephoto for example (assuming for a moment they will come available), would that influence the quality a lot? I have no idea about these things really. If that would be possible, and if it wouldn't be excessive cost (doubtfull though), I might take the plunge and go for the x100, and hope that the camera has enough to offer to make me forget about a lack of swivelscreen. Might lol.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315157 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2011 - 9:05 PM


Quote: Paul, if you start putting adapters on that x100, for telephoto for example (assuming for a moment they will come available), would that influence the quality a lot

Very little if any, if the adapters have been designed with the lens in mind. I even stuck a third party on my SP, quality degraded very little, well none that I could see. I just had a few issues with frame lines not matching and sticking a lens shade on blinded the eye piece Smile


Quote: and if it wouldn't be excessive cost

Cost, even 2/300 quid for a set would be cheap, compared to splashing out for full separate f2 lenses Smile

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315157 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2011 - 9:34 PM

Seems like other`s want the same Smile

http://www.x100forum.com/index.php?/topic/207-wide-angel-adapter-lens/

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thanks Paul, but that one is to go wider. I refer to turning it into a portrait lens when needed. what they say here about it is a bit worrying though : /http://www.x100forum.com/index.php?/topic/214-x2-converter-for-occasional-portraits-thoughts/

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grrr... only just noticed that the price of 1000 seems to be pounds. That's about 1150 euros Sad
e-mailed a shop here... they expect it beginning of May... price : 1220 Euros Sad Sad

joshwa
joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3600 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
21 Mar 2011 - 2:16 PM

Added a couple of additional shots - night shot and more trees at f/8.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315157 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2011 - 4:14 PM


Quote: thanks Paul, but that one is to go wider. I refer to turning it into a portrait lens when needed. what they say here about it is a bit worrying though : /http://www.x100forum.com/index.php?/topic/214-x2-converter-for-occasional-portraits-thoughts

Just checking Amazon, and that throws bits and pieces up Koen

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Polaroid-Extender-filter-sized-telephoto-converter/dp/B0...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Opteka-Professional-Fisheye-Digital-Camera/dp/B001LZJB9Y...

There`s also plenty of wide angle and macro.

But, if it turns out that Fuji are not going to produce there own I`d say use adapters with caution, if there heavy there`s a possibility they could damage the x100 lens by striping the focusing gears Sad

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