Fujifilm x100 as MAIN camera for wedding shooter?

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Fujifilm x100 as MAIN camera for wedding shooter?
Apr 24, 2012

I'm not a full-time wedding photographer, but sometimes I get some weddings or other family events to shoot and I'm planning to expand my business in the current area. I've tried lots of older equipment in years: Nikon D1 series, FujiFilm S2 Pro, Leica Digilux 3. Now I have Leica Digilux 2 and Sony Nex 3 with Leica 50mm f2 (yes, manual focus).

Digilux 2 won't work in low light and it's painfully slow with RAW files, Nex kills me sometimes because it doesn't have viewfinder, so I need to step into another level with my equipment in order to make a better product. Sometimes I borrow my friend's Nikon D3 with 24-70/2.8 and 85/1.4, but it's too bulky, heavy, and it's just too complicated sometimes (oh, and the price!) - I love manual controls on body - aperture ring, shutter speed dial (this is why I love Digilux 2).

Any ideas how x100 would cope with wedding as main camera? I noticed that my most loved range is 30-50mm, so the fixed fuji lens should be fine. It works well in low light, and there is a good flash for it when needed (EF-42). Good EVF. What about reliability? Any other problems with it? It wouldn't be the only one camera in my bag at ceremony (no ideas about the backup/tele/wide angle second camera until now, but that's not a question right now), but it would be used as a main camera.

I know, there are other possibilities - small dslr's from Nikon, Sony or Canon, but I really like the idea of a good fixed glass on good sensor, and I can clearly see that x100 renders skin tones very nicely so it's a good plus. Other thing, I don't shoot in wedding like mad - 300-500 images are enough during the event.

So... good quality wedding pictures with x100... doable?

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Leica Digilux 2 Fujifilm FinePix X100
Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro Fujifilm FinePix X100 Nikon D1 Nikon D3
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