Olympus 17mm f1.2 vs Fujifilm x100v f2

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Jeff Veteran Member • Posts: 6,430
Re: Olympus 17mm f1.2 vs Fujifilm x100v f2

northlondon43 wrote:

Hi all

I have both of the above and am thinking about whether to keep the former now I have the latter. I realise that there are various factors to consider, eg IQ, weight, size, but what I'm specifically interested in is their relative light gathering capabilities (for low light situations). I've tried reading various articles on this but frankly am no further forward. I won't pretend that I'm well versed on the technical side of things so I would appreciate a simple explanation if that's possible.

Thanks in anticipation

I have the Oly 17/1.2 and very pleased. It's a workhorse.

I've also been thinking hard about the Fuji X100v, but not as a direct replacement or alternative. The beauty of x100v, I think, is the leaf shutter, very high flash sync, and built-in ND filters. There's just a lot of functionality in a small device that neither the 17/1.2 or the smartphone in my pocket can cover. Things like evening shots, daylight fill flash, something to carry with on walks, etc.

I've considered the Leica Q2, which looks fantastic, but it seems larger and therefore less likely to carry along on walks, and frankly the 28mm perspective is just to much like my iPhone to feel like I'm adding new function to my kit. Then there is the cost.

I'd love to hear more from mFT shooters that might also be using a fixed lens camera like the Fuji.

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