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

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Why buy a new Fuji X lens, when you can buy an equivalent fixed lens body for less?
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Own a Fuji XE-1.   My widest lens is my Fuji 35mm.  I've wanted a wider lens for some time now.

I've decided to buy the new Ricoh GR for my wide angle work, rather than a wide Fuji lens.  My preferred angle of view is a 28mm lens on 35mm full frame.  The Fuji 18mm is not their strongest lens and I don't like pancake lenses.

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.

What do you think of this plan????

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