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| p.1 #14 · So an X100 or an XE-1 with kit lens...? |
I would say the choice is really whether or not you can work with one focal length (in this case 35 equiv of the X100).
I have the X100 and can truly say it is a wonderful camera - great low light, gorgeous build, very easy to use and compose.. all with terrific IQ!
With that being said, I have taken it on vacations and sometimes wished I had another focal length - say an 85 or so. You can use a foot zoom quite effectively most of the time - but not always.
I think they are probably both...Show more →
Yeah, I'm in the same boat. That's why my NEX-7 has stuck around, too. My ideal single focal length is closer to 50mm, so, with the X100, I sometimes feel compelled to have the NEX-7 around with a short tele or standard, too. I could of course, try the X-E1 with the 35/1.4, but then I loose the OVF and the compact lens dimensions of the X100, and I'm not a huge fan of X-Trans. I could try the X-Pro1 with the same lens, but then we're talking a larger camera, and the same sensor situation. I'm going to try the NEX-7 as a single camera with the new Sony standard lens coming (and Zeiss standard coming in the spring,) but I still don't have the OVF option, which is fun with the X100, and I do like the retro vibe of the Fujis.
A new version of the X100 with a 50mm equiv., the Sony 24mp sensor, and the newer Fuji/Sony EVF inside of the hybrid viewfinder would be ideal for me, but I don't see that happening, so I'm stuck a little in between. As it stands now, I'm using the X100 for family, people and street as an everyday camera, and I've been supplementing with the NEX-7 when needed. If the new Sony standard lens works for me with the NEX-7, I may sell the X100. We'll see.