X100: Interchangeable zooms
Sep 23, 2010
To everyone clamoring for interchangeable lenses and zooms,
Please understand that a camera with either interchangeable lenses or an integrated zoom would be an entirely different camera.
The X100 lens is depply recessed into the camera body, there simply is no space for an interchangeable lens mount in this design. Similarly, APS-C zooms would defeat the purpose of this camera, as would small sensor zooms.
If you want to be constructive about addressing the limitations of the single focal length, you could take the time to send Fuji considerate feedback, suggesting as Mike Jonhston once did in his DMD article, that a such a camera should have a bayonet mount that took as accessories two converter lenses: a 0.7x wide angle, and a 2x telephoto (or, add you favorite focal length, such as 1.4x for 50mm equiv.)