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I take photos of mainly portraits and fashion type photography. Some street photography for fun as well but not as important.
Should I get:
A) Fuji x-e1 with a 18-55mm lens for $520
B) Fuji x-e2 for $600 for the body
C) 60mm Macro Lens for $350
D) 35mm Lens for $450?
Is it worth the extra money to get the X-E2 based on the type of photos i'll be taking?
B and C.
Sorry. B and D.
I was leaning towards the 60mm for the macro shots and bokeh effect. Is the 35mm better than the 60mm for portraits?
If those are your only options:
X-E2 with the 35mm
I want the 56mm but it's 1k
I think you will have an easier time shooting with the 35mm. 60mm is really great for macro (close details). Also the 35mm is bigger 1.4 vs the 60mm which is 2.4. You will be on a crop sensor, so the equivalent of the 60mm will be around 91mm vs the 35mm will be 53mm.
I had the X-E2 and it's a great body especially with all the price drops right now. The 35mm is a great compliment to it if the only other lens you're considering is the 60mm. I don't have first hand experience with the 60 but I hear that it's auto focusing at portrait distance hunts a lot. I Have the 35mm and it's a great little lens — fast aperture, beautiful bokeh, quick and accurate AF and tack sharp wide open. I could try to sway you towards the 18-55mm but I wont.
I'm open to other lenses as well
27mm is worth every penny.
Only thing missing is an aperture ring.
Where do you see the XE1 w/ lens for $520? That's quite a steal, $700 is the lowest I am finding.
Why not the XE2 and the 18-55? Personally, I'd want one zoom for flexibility.
Other than that, probably what moniker said.
I am personally intrigued by Mitakon's 35mm .95 (manual focus only): http://www.mattgranger.com/gear-…
Not a super practical lens, but looks like great fun.
Very sharp from end to end with no real compromise.
- The lens is also built to the same standard as all the other high end glass Fuji currently offers. You can use the f2.8 aperture up to 32mm I believe and even at the zoom lengths you still get f4 all the way to 55mm. In essence it is a "kit" lens but on the level of quality and performance it's much more than that.jdascher1200
- to 32mm I believe and even at the zoom lengths you still get f4 all the way to 55mm. In essence it is a "kit" lens but on the level of quality and performance it's much more than that.jdascher1200
- quality and performance it's much more than that.jdascher1200
I have an X10. It's a few years old, but a lovely little camera. Color is good—particularly on people, as the values seem quite accurate.
The one problem with all of these cameras, however, is size. They're small, but still big enough for me to ask, "Do I really want to carry that all day?" Most times I say no, and then find myself leaving it at home, later wishing I hadn't.
So, I'm currently looking at the Sony RX100 iii. From what I understand, the handling isn't as nice as the Fuji; however, the more compact size means I might cary it around more. Details: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/…
That said, all of these cameras are pretty great. And no matter what you get, you'll probably end up wishing you had bought the other. ;-)