Preorder XE1 kit or body only?

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pghrugger Junior Member • Posts: 30
Preorder XE1 kit or body only?

I've seen a lot of posts about XE1 preorders and I'm wondering, are people preordering the kit or the body only? I can't decide what to do. If I get the body only ill probably get then 35mm lens and then the 23mm when it comes out. But my other thought is to get the kit and then the 23mm and maybe the 32mm Zeiss when it comes out. Thoughts?

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Balthazar B Forum Member • Posts: 89
Re: Preorder XE1 kit or body only?

pghrugger wrote:

I've seen a lot of posts about XE1 preorders and I'm wondering, are people preordering the kit or the body only? I can't decide what to do. If I get the body only ill probably get then 35mm lens and then the 23mm when it comes out. But my other thought is to get the kit and then the 23mm and maybe the 32mm Zeiss when it comes out. Thoughts?

The kit zoom with its bundled discount is a bargain, and you'll almost certainly be able to recoup its price if you decide you don't want it, and just use primes instead. So to me it's a no-brainer, especially if you have no other lenses in the meantime.

Choice of primes is a very individual matter. Frankly the 23mm and 14mm (or the Zeiss 12mm) hold the most interest, followed by a longer lens for portraits (maybe the 60mm, maybe a manual focus SLR lens with an adapter). The 32mm and 35mm hold no real interest for me, personally.

marike6 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,088
Re: Preorder XE1 kit or body only?

It's a much better deal to get the X-E1 zoom kit. I also prefer primes, but this zoom with IS and an f2.8-4 aperture range looks very nice. At least here in the States, the zoom is $699 alone. With the kit being $1399, that means you are essentially getting the body for $700, and superb deal.

I am totally torn between the better VF for the X-Pro1 and the smaller and less expensive X-E1 kit. And one of the main reasons I'm interested in the X-E1 is that, even though the 35 1.4 is a certain buy, the zoom is interesting for it's wide end (18mm) and step-less design which should make it the fastest focussing X lens yet. Practically the only reason I'm thinking of waiting for the X-E1 and not getting an X-Pro1 now (even though I'm 95% convinced I'd be happier with an OVF) is I don't want to have to pay $699 for the zoom later on. Make sense?

Anyway, you could get the kit, and if you find the zoom replaces the 18 f2 you're all set. If for some reason the zoom doesn't suit you, you'll have no problem selling it. Good luck.

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LaFonte Senior Member • Posts: 2,744
Re: Preorder XE1 kit or body only?

Get the kit, you can easily sell the lens for the price difference or little extra to xpro1 users. I would for example gladly buy the zoom lens for the price difference.

pghrugger wrote:

I've seen a lot of posts about XE1 preorders and I'm wondering, are people preordering the kit or the body only? I can't decide what to do. If I get the body only ill probably get then 35mm lens and then the 23mm when it comes out. But my other thought is to get the kit and then the 23mm and maybe the 32mm Zeiss when it comes out. Thoughts?

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LaFonte Senior Member • Posts: 2,744
Re: Preorder XE1 kit or body only?

If you want zoom then ep1+zoom is way to go, if don't look at the discounts on xpro1, it is sold now for great discount.

marike6 wrote:

It's a much better deal to get the X-E1 zoom kit. I also prefer primes, but this zoom with IS and an f2.8-4 aperture range looks very nice. At least here in the States, the zoom is $699 alone. With the kit being $1399, that means you are essentially getting the body for $700, and superb deal.

I am totally torn between the better VF for the X-Pro1 and the smaller and less expensive X-E1 kit. And one of the main reasons I'm interested in the X-E1 is that, even though the 35 1.4 is a certain buy, the zoom is interesting for it's wide end (18mm) and step-less design which should make it the fastest focussing X lens yet. Practically the only reason I'm thinking of waiting for the X-E1 and not getting an X-Pro1 now (even though I'm 95% convinced I'd be happier with an OVF) is I don't want to have to pay $699 for the zoom later on. Make sense?

Anyway, you could get the kit, and if you find the zoom replaces the 18 f2 you're all set. If for some reason the zoom doesn't suit you, you'll have no problem selling it. Good luck.

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nplanet Regular Member • Posts: 152
Re: Preorder XE1 kit or body only?

I also went for the kit lens (see my post here: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1020&message=42576199 )

The saving is too good to pass. I would have not bought the zoom lens at full price.

mholdef Senior Member • Posts: 1,806
Re: Preorder XE1 kit or body only?

I personally am looking at the X-E1 and the 23mm but doubt will be sold together as a kit
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