Why buy a new Fuji X lens, when you can buy an equivalent fixed lens body for less?

Started Jul 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
Fenwoodian
Regular MemberPosts: 294
Like?
Why buy a new Fuji X lens, when you can buy an equivalent fixed lens body for less?
Jul 5, 2013

Own a Fuji XE-1.   My widest lens is my Fuji 35mm.  I've wanted a wider lens for some time now.

I've decided to buy the new Ricoh GR for my wide angle work, rather than a wide Fuji lens.  My preferred angle of view is a 28mm lens on 35mm full frame.  The Fuji 18mm is not their strongest lens and I don't like pancake lenses.

I was intending to buy the Fuji 23mm f/1.4 lens (35mm equivalent), but the Ricoh GR with 28mm equivalent lens is getting terrific ratings from the reviewers, and it costs less than what I expected the Fuji 23mm lens will cost when it comes out!

Now I'm getting my wide angle capability and a back up body!  The only down side is now I'll need to buy some extra Ricoh batteries and other accessories.

What do you think of this plan????

ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow