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Would you buy a 50mm equivilent x100

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zenpmd
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Would you buy a 50mm equivilent x100
Apr 23, 2013

This would be a lovely camera wouldn't it?

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In reply to zenpmd, Apr 23, 2013

Yes indeed. 50mm equivalent f/1.4 would be sweet. I suppose the lens would poke out a bit more but that would fine. Actually it could be a bit more than 50mm as that is quite close to 35mm. How about 75mm equ. f/1.4 for portraits?

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In reply to zenpmd, Apr 23, 2013

zenpmd wrote:

This would be a lovely camera wouldn't it?

Yes,  instantly! 35mm f 1.4 would be awesome!

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X100 at equiv: 50mm, yes
In reply to Kuvasauna, Apr 23, 2013

Indeed. My preferred focal length is somewhere in between 42-48, so 50 would be more or less right for me. I'd prefer a lens with a speed/dof equivalent of f/2. I don't care for 1,4 lenses, though on DX sensors I see their advantages. I find 35mm too wide for my normal shooting. I love the results, but I find 35mm effort to shoot.

On my FE/D800, the 50/2 Ai is always on the camera body (when I'm shooting for me, not for work). The only problem I see with Fuji lenses is that they are so modern. I prefer lenses with 6 blade apertures or even 5. 7 and 9 make odd bokeh when stopped down and tend to be far more corrected than I like. But the X100 series is a great camaera.

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In reply to Davidgilmour, Apr 23, 2013

What about X-E1 + 35mm 1.4 then ?

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In reply to LowlightShadows, Apr 23, 2013

LowlightShadows wrote:

What about X-E1 + 35mm 1.4 then ?

The 35/1,4 is HUGE! It is much easier to get a fast rangefinder 35 (money is an issue often unless voigtlander) that is much smaller and better for natural focusing. But having two cameras (for me), one wide and one normal/long is the way I'd rather roll rather than switching lenses all the time.

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In reply to shigzeo, Apr 23, 2013

Yes. Say, a 33mm f2 lens.

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In reply to zenpmd, Apr 23, 2013

I'm still hoping that Fuji will make a X100W (14mm f2.8) and a X100T (40 or 50mm f1.4)

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In reply to zenpmd, Apr 23, 2013

zenpmd wrote:

This would be a lovely camera wouldn't it?

Hard question, but probably not.    I am liking the current lens too much.

now, if Fuji would produce a tele-converter I would happily pay premium dough for that...  Fuji, Pleaaaaaaase...

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In reply to zenpmd, Apr 23, 2013

No. for me it would be too limited. They nailed it with the 35mm equiv!

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I would love it.

It'd be even cooler if it had the option of interchangeable lenses!

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In reply to zenpmd, Apr 23, 2013

I actually would rather have it go wider, 28mm equivalent would be great. And yes I know about the wide angle converter but I'd rather have it come out of the box that way and also without the use of a long attachment.

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In reply to iamthenewguy, Apr 23, 2013

I am oretty sure 35mm Focal length is going to make me a decent photographer. You have to try so hard to fill the frame and not make it look like a point and shoot! You really need to find and compose interesting subjects. 50mm I think its easier to get away with just shooting random stuff. Sometimes that is fun.

For me, I am sure I will be happy with the 35mm 100s, and as David Harvey says, a wider angle lens is a good thing for a take anywhere camera as its easier to get everything in focus in everyday light, worse can scenario you can crop a bit, and you can never go wider so its better to be a little wider than it is to be too long.

I am going to wait for the second iteration of the X-e1, at which point I will buy it, the 35mm 1.4 and the 56mm 1.2 which will probably come out around the same time. But what a combo of lenses and cameras that will be!!

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shigzeo ? wrote:

LowlightShadows wrote:

What about X-E1 + 35mm 1.4 then ?

The 35/1,4 is HUGE! It is much easier to get a fast rangefinder 35 (money is an issue often unless voigtlander) that is much smaller and better for natural focusing. But having two cameras (for me), one wide and one normal/long is the way I'd rather roll rather than switching lenses all the time.

Well that is the first time I have ever heard the 35mm 1.4 be described as huge!  The XE1 with 18mm is probably a similar size to the x100, the 35mm isn't a great deal larger than the very small 18mm!

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In reply to zenpmd, Apr 23, 2013

I never been much of a fan of 50mm fov. My favorite is 28-35, then 20 followed by 85-105. Dont no why but 50 never really tripped my trigger.

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zenpmd wrote:

This would be a lovely camera wouldn't it?

I probably wouldn't buy it because I already use my X100S and X-Pro1(+35mm) in combination

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if the lens had the same quality as the 35mm 1.4, yes, in a second

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In reply to zenpmd, Apr 23, 2013

In my view, it makes no sense to carry around multiple cameras in order to accomplish lens changes.

If people want the option of having multiple lenses, it's my feeling that those persons should buy an interchangeable lens camera.

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In reply to zenpmd, Apr 23, 2013

I just really want a camera that looks exactly like the x100/x100s but has a 24-100mm f/1.2 lens on it. That would be awesome! Get on it Fuji!

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In reply to zenpmd, Apr 24, 2013

An X100 with a 50mm equivalent would be ideal to me. I still prefer that focal length for all-purpose shooting. I would definitely buy it.

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