X-E1 pre-order; yet another zoom or prime question

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X-E1 pre-order; yet another zoom or prime question
Oct 4, 2012

I pre-ordered an X-E1 today at a local store and faced the inevitable kit or body question (kit for now).

These days, I seem to only reach for (on my D7k) my 11-16; 35/1.8 or 80mm+ primes and zooms; even though I have many other lenses including an 18-55 and 18-70.  Thus it would stand to reason that I should get the X-E1 body and 35 to start (and later fill with the zeiss 12mm).

But....the zoom appears (not tested yet) to be such a bargain; particularly since the kit is a one time discount option.  However, it is near 3 stops slower with less DOF control than the zoom.  This difference would frustrate me.  It also seems wasteful to buy the 35 later and have the zoom sitting around doing nothing.

Any consensus or comments on what others are thinking?

(I will also post a poll question - oops - can't find polling in new forum platform....).

db

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