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Old 12-14-2013   #41
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Curious. Now that I have purchased and have become enthralled with an X-Pro1 ... Is this the answer?

In the perpetual struggle to get to "thee" kit, I have gone from X-100 to adding an X-E1 and now the Pro. I love my little 100, but this thread shows that I could sell everything and "lensify" my Pro. But would I be happy? As limiting as the fixed lens 100 can be, it certainly has been otherwise endearing.

Has anyone made this leap?
The X-Pro1 fills a niche; the X100/s another. For me, the X-Pro1 is for slow, considered landscape/portrait/still-life type photography. The X100s is for carry-everywhere spontaneous street/family/kid photography. Of course one can be swapped for the other, but in general I like having both.
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Compared to X100/s?

Has anyone here compared the new lens on X-E or X-Pro with images made with the X100/s cameras? Based on such a camparison, is there any argument(s) for having both the lens AND an X100/s?
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i forgot this was an image thread…can we move the chat to another thread…sorry.
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I haven't posted in a while, but thought I'd share a shot with the Fuji 23mm. Pretty cold in Finland now...



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Joe, to me this is one of those images that says "interesting idea that needs to be pursued". I think you could pursue this use of 'barely revealed subject'. If you don't, I might! :-)
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For all you folks that have been using this 23mm lens AND who've used the X100 or X100s: Do you think this lens offers substantially more of something than the X100/s provides? (Other than the extra speed of course).
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Joe, to me this is one of those images that says "interesting idea that needs to be pursued". I think you could pursue this use of 'barely revealed subject'. If you don't, I might! :-)
it was a quick shot…i was cleaning up the room and happened to look over, noticed my reflection in the window's glass…i like the feel of the shot but you're right…more work could be done.
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For all you folks that have been using this 23mm lens AND who've used the X100 or X100s: Do you think this lens offers substantially more of something than the X100/s provides? (Other than the extra speed of course).
i thought the x100 lens was very sharp until i got the 23…then it started looking a bit soft to me.
after shooting with the 16-50 as a daily carry kit with the xe1…i sold the x100!
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i thought the x100 lens was very sharp until i got the 23…then it started looking a bit soft to me.
after shooting with the 16-50 as a daily carry kit with the xe1…i sold the x100!
Sure... but to be fair ... your xe1 has more resolution than the x100 and lacks the traditional aa filter the x100 has .
Of course the x100 will appear less sharp.
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I haven't posted in a while, but thought I'd share a shot with the Fuji 23mm. Pretty cold in Finland now...



Love this one... colors, textures... and yes, I have felt cold when I have seen the photo. ;-)
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Have I heard right? The X100 soft? Oh my god... one day I will prove this lens in a X-T1, maybe? :-) :-)
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Sure... but to be fair ... your xe1 has more resolution than the x100 and lacks the traditional aa filter the x100 has .
Of course the x100 will appear less sharp.
no argument from me…

and to be completely honest…i think the 35/1.4 is the sharpest of the 3.

the 23 seems a bit more contrasty as well which would make it look sharper as well.
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I like this one.
thanks!


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Have I heard right? The X100 soft? Oh my god... one day I will prove this lens in a X-T1, maybe? :-) :-)
i don't think i said the x100 was soft…just looks a bit softer than the 23/1.4 but also as noted above, the x100 has different sensor/pixel number/aa filter…that has to change things some.
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i don't think i said the x100 was soft…just looks a bit softer than the 23/1.4 but also as noted above, the x100 has different sensor/pixel number/aa filter…that has to change things some.
It is all relative. The important thing is it sharp enough and is there enough megapixel to print big enough for u. Even though I own equipment that can produce sharper images, I find that original x100 takes a picture that is sharp enough for my needs.

Sharpness is just one aspect of relative to the overall IQ.
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agreed!
after all hcb said it best…sharpness is a bourgeois concept!
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it was a quick shot…i was cleaning up the room and happened to look over, noticed my reflection in the window's glass…i like the feel of the shot but you're right…more work could be done.
Joe, I meant you could create MORE images like this one… where the subject is not quite revealed.
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Joe, I meant you could create MORE images like this one… where the subject is not quite revealed.
ah…i see and understand!
i will try that and please feel free to try it as well!
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Love this one... colors, textures... and yes, I have felt cold when I have seen the photo. ;-)
Thanks. Yes, the colors and textures, as well as long shadows in the early afternoon were captivating. But the fingers wouldn't tolerate the cold for very long.


I haven't used the X100, so can't compare its sharpness.
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It's been a while since I posted here. The 23mm is probably my favorite lens of the moment. All shot in South Africa two months ago










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Some test shots from today. Shot without the hood. Amazing flare resistance; you don't need the hood at all, IMO. The only shot with any flare was one where the sun itself was in the picture!

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Just picked one of these up today and I can't wait to give it a go over the weekend.

Played around with it for ten minutes in the car park shooting through the windscreen into the sun, no hood and still very hard to make it flare!
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