X2D + 38mm as only camera/lens?

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OP archnemeswiss New Member • Posts: 16
Re: what am I seeing here?

MattPointZero wrote:.

Thanks, Jim.

I am really looking forward to your findings and tests. I have the camera and the 38mm on order, and I admit to being heavily influenced by the design and UI of the camera. But so far, and recognizing that it is still early days, I haven't seen much output from the X2D and V series lenses where the IQ has bowled me over. I had assumed (possibly naively) that the sensor would produce comparable if not near identical detail to the fuji, and the very expensive lenses in general terms would be at least as good as the GF lenses. I wonder if I have been far too assumptive.

I agree, unfortunately, that so far precisely none of the X2D images I’ve seen from any tester (so the person who posted here doesn’t feel criticized) on multiple forums have had a “wow” factor for me. I’m not sure how to understand that. I’ve seen many images from the GFX that had the wow factor, and many from FF sensors that did the same. 
What systems have you seen images from that have bowled you over? Really curious what has had that effect on you.

In my case, some shots from a few Sony FF bodies with the Sony 35 GM and the Sigma 85 DF DN that have really impressed. I’ve liked a number of shots I’ve seen from the Leica SL-2 and SL2-S both with M and SL glass. Some images with the M series and the 50 Lux, 35 Lux, and 35 APO that have really knocked my socks off. And I’ve seen a bunch from the GFX 100S with both native and adapted glass that really blew me away. Curious where you have been impressed!

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