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

Of course

I was thinking if fuji make fixed focal lens-large sensor camera like sigma it would be perfect.

For example as well as 35mm, making 50mm and 85mm fast lens camera

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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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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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What about X-E1 + 35mm 1.4 then ?

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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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Yes. Say, a 33mm f2 lens.

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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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if full frame, then
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yes

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In reply to polarizer, Apr 23, 2013

No.

35mm (equivalent) is my ultimate field of view.
I would buy a second x100 with mild telephoto (approx. 85mm) for portraits.

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

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In reply to InTheMist, Apr 23, 2013

InTheMist wrote:

No.

35mm (equivalent) is my ultimate field of view.
I would buy a second x100 with mild telephoto (approx. 85mm) for portraits.

Same.  I would like to see a x100s with a 55mm or 60mm f/2.0  (85-90mm equivalent).

Anything faster than f/2.0, such as a f/1.4, would be a really big lens.  F/2 would keep it smaller and they could use the same aperture ring as the x100/s.

That focal length, plus the leaf shutter for true high speed syncing...

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Absolutely.  I find the 35mm equivalent a bit wide for the way I have always shot.  Otherwise, i completely love the camera.

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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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