Fuji X-E1 or E-M10

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by kevistopheles, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. kevistopheles

    kevistopheles SC Regular

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    I know these are two very different beasts but I have the opportunity to pickup one or the other for a great price and I am finding them both compelling. So just a tiny bit of background. I have been an adapted lens shooter for years. I've been using primarily Sony bodies and recently picked up an a6000 and found I didn't care for it. I'm using this opportunity to change things up a little. I had a Fuji X-E1 for about a year and I have to admit that I liked it a lot. It's not the easiest to shoot adapted lenses with but the results were quite nice. The real fun part however was when I had the Fuji XF35/1.4. I was an m43 shooter years ago and I am finding the notion of fast AF and being able to use two of my favorite lenses, the P20/1.7 and PL45/2.8 very appealing (although neither of those lenses are all that fast to AF).

    I realize neither camera is going be as nice as the Sony's when it comes to using adapted lenses but I think that with either I am likely to pick up a few native lenses to use them with. Right now I am leaning toward the Fuji as I am familiar with it, have a soft spot for Fuji IQ and quite frankly love the build quality and feel of it. That said, the E-M10 is a pretty cool little camera and I could see it being a ton of fun. I'm not looking to buy into either as a system. I just want a camera and a few lenses to make images with. I tend to like to wander around, get real close to things (not macro close) and generally the stuff I shoot doesn't run away. Things tends to unfold at a rather leisurely pace when I make images.

    Any suggestions?
     
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  2. kevistopheles

    kevistopheles SC Regular

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    Never mind, a combination of unexpected expenses have rendered this question moot.
     
  3. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Veteran

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    Oh well, if your issue ever becomes "un-mooted" - I'd say use the Fuji. I'm happily invested into M43 but with the Fuji and appropriate speedboosted adapter, a 35mm legacy lens would equate to 35mm on the Fuji. That wouldn't be the case with M43 cameras with their differing sensor size.
     
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  4. kevistopheles

    kevistopheles SC Regular

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    Thanks, I pretty much came to the same conclusion. The XE1 was a lot cheaper than the E-M10 too.
     
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  5. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

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    Just be aware that the X-E1 is not able to display magnified live view image while writing RAW files to the memory card. For me it was a huge impediment to using manual glass.
     
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  6. kevistopheles

    kevistopheles SC Regular

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    I realize that, I shot an X-E1 with manual lenses for the better part of a year. I can see it being a issue, but it never really posed a problem for the kinds of things I do. I'm pretty slow anyway.
     
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