Mixed feelings.

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by bilzmale, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    I made a promise to not give in to GAS for the whole of 2013. I even said it out loud to my lovely wife. First 6 months were OK or at least until Fuji released the X-E1. Then I saw a refurb (ex display stock) with 18-55 for $999 and I caved in. (Maybe I meant Financial year!)

    Did the right thing and got "permission" from the wife before going ahead. Will sell the X100 which is highly accessorised so the damage to the hip pocket will be minimal.

    Hurry up Star Track Express - I need to feel it in my hands.

    Am also tempted to quit my micro 4/3 kit (GH2 and 5 lenses) and buy more of that lovely Fujinon glass.
  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    I made the same promise with all good intentions of keeping it, though I didn't say it to my wife. Since then, I got a whole rack of cameras and lenses, the X-E1 being one of them. The fact that you waited for such a great deal exonerates you from any guilt as far as I am concerned. Enjoy the X-E1!
  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
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    Phoenix Gonzales
    That's alright, since you are selling the X100, consider it as "swapping" or "extended consumer testing" :wink:
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    Bill, I'm a Fuji lover through and through. But don't do anything rash regarding your m43 kit. Really think it through. Think about how and why you might choose to use your different cameras. I just find the versatility of the m43 to be too great. That's not to say that one couldn't be totally satisfied with a Fuji and a couple lenses. But for me, as much as I love the Fuji interface and output, I end up using the m43 more for it's variety of lenses.

    Congrats on the new kit!
  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Bill, it sounds as though you made a fine decision and your wonderful wife concurred.:biggrin: Congrats on the XE-1!

    I'd thought about selling my X100 and X10 and figured - what the heck, I like them and these days I don't think I could recoup much...so I threw away the boxes, which actually felt pretty good. Who knows what the future holds!
  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    I would probably recommend using your new camera first before making any other decisions, but if you like the X-E1 and your GH2 starts to sit idle then sell and use the proceeds to take your new X-E1 someplace nice and photogenic :smile:
  7. zapatista

    zapatista SC Regular

    Jul 28, 2012
    Denver, Colorado
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    The 55-200 is a sweet sweet lens and Fuji just seems to have the best mirrorless combo of really good lenses with a great sensor. Also, knowing that they're committed to more lens offerings makes it hard for me to switch away...which I seem to do about once every 6 months max. The 55-200mm is really a good lens!
  8. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
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    John Griggs
    Don't need lenses but that GH2 body might tempt me, lol.
  9. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    I feel a bit lonely here with only one camera brand. So the more you sell the happier I will be. Haha. Just kidding.
    Have fun with the x-e1!
  10. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    The camera arrived today but we were babysitting for youngest daughter then had tea (dinner) at eldest daughter so will pick it up tomorrow.

    Luke will sit with the mu-43 kit a little longer but the Fuji glass is calling me.