Having my first child, what is a solid but affordable upgrade from my X100?

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ikaika777 Senior Member • Posts: 1,895
Re: Having my first child, what is a solid but affordable upgrade from my X100?

CatholicBlock wrote:

Thanks for all the great suggestions everyone. It seems like the consensus is that the newer 35mm f/2 makes more sense for baby shots considering the fast AF.

I’ve read that the fast AF speed translates nicely to older bodies as well, so that’s what I’ll probably do — I’m between the X-T1 or X-E2 now, as I don’t really like the X-T10/20 body handling.

I will probably never get a larger zoom lens, so I’ve wondering if the X-E makes more sense. Then again, a larger viewfinder is nice.

The 50mm f/2 is a great suggestion! I’ll get the 35mm first as I want that focal length anyway, but will consider the 50mm if kid portraits create too much distortion.

The X-E3 has the faster processor and 24mp sensor (the same sensor and processor that’s in the X-T2/X-Pro2/X-H1/X100F and X-T20) and faster af system. It has 325 focus points compared to the X-E2’s 77. It also has the beautiful Acros film simulation if you’re into b&w photography and it does 4K video. The X-E2 has the older 16mp sensor and the older processor. You can get a mint condition X-E3 from B&H for $579.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Used%20Fuji%20X-E3&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

And you can get a used near mint 35 f2 for $285.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Used%20Fuji%2035mm%20f2&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=&usedSearch=1

If speed is your concern then I would go for the X-E3.

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