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50mm converter on the way for the X100/S!

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by KillRamsey, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
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  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Now that is something I would get, for sure. Wasnt interested in wider, but 50mm? you betcha!
     
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  3. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Nice one Fuji !!!!!
     
  4. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Super interesting!
     
  5. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    Dec 15, 2011
    I'm not a fan of 50mm, but if they stretched it out to 90 I'd be back in a heartbeat. I'm guessing that is a bit much though. NHMB.
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I had a 3rd party one for awhile. It made some dreamy bokeh, but was fairly soft......it was also phenomenally heavy. It really messed with the feel of the camera in hand. But hopefully this Fuji is just wonderful (and I expect it will be).
     
  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    that body cap lens looks a lot more like a lens than it does a body cap.
     
  9. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn SC Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris Leskovsek
    good stuff fuji!


    ...ricoh needs to do the same for the GR! hopefully a 40mm...
     
  10. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    And why not just buying a XE-2 with prime lenses? Except for the hybrid VF it offers a few advantages over the X100s.
     
  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    well if one already owns the X100, it is a small expense to buy a lens adapter. Enough people are happy most of the time with one focal length that the X100 (and S) have been successful. Why not offer an add-on lens to those who are happy with the 100 instead of trying to get them to buy a whole new system camera and a few lenses.
     
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  12. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I still don't want one myself, but I will stand corrected on my initial inability to see any appeal in this style of lens when Olympus brought out their 15mm BCL. It seems to sell, R&D and manfacturing costs are probably minimal, so why not?
     
  13. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Ooooooooooooooooh!
     
  14. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    For a camera that starts out very simple, it's certainly easy to option it up. My X100 resides in a Think Tank Retrospective 5, which is not a tiny case; however, having added the 28 mm converter, the EFX-20 flash, a grip/L-plate adapter, a hood, spare batteries and a charger, you fill the space pretty thoroughly.

    Having said that, I believe I can find room for the 50 mm converter, assuming it gets the same raves that the 28 mm received. ;-)
     
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  15. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    50mm would be nice.. they need to go 85 as well and then I'm good.
     
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  16. CM_SK

    CM_SK SC Regular

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    Apr 23, 2013
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    Maybe Fuji should invent some kind of Tri-Elmar style lens, and offer the X100 with this option..... perhaps a 28-40-85 - switchable to only those FL ie not a zoom. For those who like adding the over the top lenses, having them built in may be better with less fuss, at the expense of a bigger X100.
     
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  17. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    What Luke said. I own an X100 and will never let it go. So if this 50mm adaptor works really well (highly likely based on the 28mm one), and isn't too expensive (ditto - 28mm was about $300), then my choices as you present them are

    $300 to have an amazing 35mm and 50mm

    or

    $1400 to have an XE-2 and 2 similarly good primes

    ...make sense?
     
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  18. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    How bulky is it? Hard to judge from the photos so far...
     
  19. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Great question, though from the looks of it, it wouldn't stop me from wanting to own one.
     
  20. Susan Sande

    Susan Sande SC Veteran

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    Aug 3, 2011
    Upper left USA
    What ever happened to the 50mm conversion lens for the X-100?