X100: Random Scenes from Kyoto, Japan

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Re: X100: Random Scenes from Kyoto, Japan

TThorne wrote:

bigpigbig wrote:

TThorne wrote:

Nice shots! I am really thinking of picking up that Fuji Wide adapter for the X100/X100S, just because!

I don't think Ratty needs an 18-55. He already has the 18 and 23 covered. If he added interchangeable, I could see him with a 14mm and 35, and the 56 when it comes out.

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Sure...with two bodies...that have lesser image quality.

One body, one lens replaces both of those and gives the flexibility to throw on a 14mm, the (everone agrees) best 35mm out there, and very soon a 55-200. That pretty much covers it all. no?

No, I wouldn't say it is a replacement, although the 18-55 is very handy and high quality indeed. It really depends on the person. Back when I hauled around DSLRs, I had 2 D3s, one with a wide zoom (17-35) and one with a tele zoom (70-200VRII). Great constant aperture fast zooms. DOF control was great on the FF sensor. Yeah, I knew I was missing out on some excellent primes that had even more speed and DOF control, as well as being even wider than 17mm, (14mm f/2.8, 24mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, 135mm f/2...) but it was a worthy sacrifice to keep the kit small and light.

Anyhow, people always thought I was against the primes, but I wasn't. I just wanted to carry less and cover most. I never carried a mid zoom or 50mm because I never really got caught in a situation my setup couldn't get the photo in.

Fast forward to the X Series and the logical transition for me is the 10-24mm f/4 and the 55-200 f/3.5-4.8. Honestly, I could do that, no problem, even though it is a slower setup with less DOF control both from the aperture and the smaller sensor. But I am saving so much size and weight that I am inclined to go with the fast primes and their benefits. My actual end setup will likely be more lenses, with any variation in my bag at a time. The only downside there is changing in the field, but I have that covered for the most part.

2X XP1

One of them will likely get a permanently mounted 10-24mm.

For the other, I'll likely vary between the 56mm and the 55-200 mostly, but also the 23 and the 35mm.

It will however keep lens changes down to replace the 23 and 35 in the bag with my X100S.

Anyway, comes down to the type of shooter you are. Some people are fine and happy with a single lens.

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2x X-Pro1's -- Now you are talking. Maybe when I hit the lottery.

For now, I'll have to stick with the XE1 that I have and maybe pick up another, once they start to be sold off at cheap secondhand prices. I have a 12mm M-mount (w/adapter), 14mm, 35mm, and 18-55. I'd love to pick up another body and the 55-200 when it is released. Now that would be my ideal setup for light easy travel photography.

For me the 10-24 is less interesting. I am guessing the IQ couldn't possibly match the 14mm prime at 14mm.  At 10mm (15mm) I usually find I want the highest resolution possible or the smallest details get lost. My D800E and 14-24 would be my go-to kit for those super wide shots.

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