Take the x100s or the 23mm 1.4 with XT1 or XE2?

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Take the x100s or the 23mm 1.4 with XT1 or XE2?
Mar 5, 2014

I am taking a trip and want the 35mm equivalent for walk around and wondered which would be better to take, either the X100s or the 23mm 1.4. I am taking the XT1 and the XE2 anyway, but figured that I wouldn't need to take the 23mm 1.4 if I had the x100s since obviously it would cover the 35mm field of view and good to have. But....I thought I would take a look and see which was better IQ if at all and so did a NON-scientific comparison, just used same aperture, same JPEG settings, both set to macro, same everything and here is what I got:

23mm 1.4 at F2 on a XT1


It seems to me that the prime lens is better than the x100s at the same aperture, and I will also note that I took a photo with the 23mm actually at 1.4 and it is great at that aperture as well. I think I answered my own question, but wonder if I am doing something wrong...shouldn't they be pretty identical with the same parameters? Hopefully someone will weigh in. Thanks

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