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Old 04-10-2013, 05:34 PM   #21
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I love the camera but am having to get used to the lack of zoom;
She is right about the pixels to a point. You can get a micro 4/3 camera body, a decent zoom lens and a high grade prime lens for less money than a Fuji X100s. This would give you the best of both worlds.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:52 AM   #22
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Olympus has been having quite a few rebates on lenses and other accessories for its micro 4/3 camera system these days. I am still amazed at what a tiny PM2 body with a small prime lens can do. The quality is impressive.
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My "walking around" camera is a Canon SX30IS (Amazon or DPReview). It only weighs a little over one pound and captures at 14.1 MP and has all (most) of the "bells and whistles" of full size cameras. The 24-840mm lens is pretty impressive. The down side is that it does not record in RAW so I will continue to rely on my Canon 7D for the "quality" shots.

It is about four years old no so I am sure the newer models are much more impressive. Yes, it is a "mirror" camera and I am not trying to hijack the thread... just sayin.
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I was wanting to splurge and was frustrated with lugging around the N D80 with its big ol 18-200 lens. Takes great photos, just too much to take for casual shooting. I coveted my daughter's Leica x2 but opted for the Fuji 100 after a lot of reading reviews. I love the camera but am having to get used to the lack of zoom; as she points out with all those pixels, do your zooming on the computer! I've been tied up on other pursuits and have not had much time to shoot with it, but I am very pleased. If you want it simple, it can be; auto exp with A or S priority by analog switches, not thumbwheels and digital displays.
When you say the Fuji 100, I take it you mean either the X100 or X100S? I'm asking because the X100S is the camera that I am seriously considering.

I started my "serious" digital life with a DSLR in 2005 and amassed 6 or 7 lenses only to realize several years later that I took the majority of my pictures with a 50mm and 24mm lens. Of those 2, I use the 24mm the most, so the X100S with it's 23mm lens on the same size sensor (APS-C) won't be hard to get used to.

My 24mm f1.4 lens is a beaut, but it's designed for a full-frame sensor, so is bigger and heavier than it needs to be. The X100S seems like it will be a breath of fresh air. I'm done with being a gear nerd; I just want to take pictures, and not carry more gear than I have to.
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Having a small camera can be a liberating experience for a photographer who has become saddled with carrying pounds of equipment about, most of which he/she does not use.

I found my micro 4/3 system to be a real blessing while traveling. Often, I put one lens on the camera and just shoot with it. My favorite at this time is the 45mm f/1.8. It just agrees with the way I 'see' things. And the image quality is excellent. For the 20% of times that I want a wider angle, I just pop on a wider angle lens. They are so small and light weight, I can carry the additional lens with little effort.
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In an attempt to get back to using a dSLR, I just bought an EOS 450 on ebay for little over $200. It is much lighter & smaller than my EOS 20D and has better specs.

I gave the mirrorless cameras especially the Sony NEX line a lot of consideration, but didn't like the reported slow auto-focus speeds. I also wanted a viewfinder and for that, you've got to go to the higher end of the line.

We just returned from a trip to the mountains and I didn't mind carrying the lighter dSLR - almost a pound off my old camera and smaller too.
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