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

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Aethon
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Re: Why buy a new Fuji X lens, when you can buy an equivalent fixed lens body for less?
In reply to Fenwoodian, 9 months ago

Fenwoodian wrote:

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.

I took a similar approach due to the fact that at the time I was looking for a 35mm-equivalent lens the offerings from Fuji and M43 were weak. My solution was to buy an X100.

Even now I've sold my M43 kit and moved entirely to an X-E1-based system it works brilliantly for me. It means that I have terrific 35mm and 50mm equivalent lenses but I rarely carry both bodies together because while I love both focal lengths, they're a bit too close together to need both at the same time.

And for those people who say that bodies depreciate much faster than lenses, of course they're right, but I got my X100 for $750 and it will still be a magnificent camera in five year's time.

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