Question: Will you buy the wide angle lens adaptor?
  • WilzWorkz7WilzWorkz7
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    Just want to see what would be your views. I personally do not have the XPRO1 and I think because of that, I will buy the WAL adaptor for the x100 to extend the x100 usefulness. Even if I do buy the XPRO1, I will only do so when there are lens that I will find useful, which means a F4 zoom that can go 18mm at the wide but that would require some waiting time.

    I also looks like there won't be a x200 anytime soon. I may even harbour the guess that x100 will be a cult, one off camera to introduce Fujifilm X series and then rely on the X mount to solidify the X System.

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  • FinePixCameraFinePixCamera
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    Yes I am going to buy it, despite it not really being all that wide. It will make a difference on rare occasions and since I have zero interest in the X Pro 1, I'll have to take what I can get.

    Also, buying this adapter hopefully will be part of a large group who buys it, thus showing Fujifilm that there is demand for others, like a 50mm equivalent.

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  • GreyelmGreyelm
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    I doubt it, I already have a m4/3 system as well that covers me from 28 through to 600mm eqivalent so if I needed a bit wider angle I would use that. If I didn't have a second system I would consider it.
  • gmagma
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    I too have a few M43 primes, and would probably put the cash towards Olympus's 24mm (equivalent) f2 lens instead. I'm very happy that Fuji made it though.
  • yrn1yrn1
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    I'm not going to buy it. For such a small 'widening', I'd rather use my feet. I do hope they make a 50mm adapter. That I would buy.
  • mattmabermattmaber
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    Id like one, but probably won't get one. It IS minimal widening, though the examples on Fujis site are wider than I expected, especially the one with the padlock.
    Hopefully though it shows an intent from Fuji
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  • WilzWorkz7WilzWorkz7
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    I totally agree if one has the DSLR or other systems one would rely on it. I personally have the D200 with 18-50mm F2.8 which is good for what it does so if I do go for travelling

    In the interest of discussion, what if you are forced to bring only one camera?
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  • gmagma
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    If forced to bring only one camera, it would depend where I was going. If I was going to be outdoors in good light, I'd take my GF1, a trio of primes, and shoot in RAW. If I'm going to spend a fair amount of time indoors (or maybe in cities) I'd take the X100 and would set out with the mindset of getting the best that I could with the built-in lens (that's one of the things I enjoy with it).

    I might get a short tele adapter under those circumstances though…
  • mattmabermattmaber
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    Anywhere for non-specific photos (holiday or wander for example0 X100 every time.
    Only take D90 if I have specific photos i need it for.
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  • WilzWorkz7WilzWorkz7
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    mattmaber said:

    Id like one, but probably won't get one. It IS minimal widening, though the examples on Fujis site are wider than I expected, especially the one with the padlock.
    Hopefully though it shows an intent from Fuji



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  • ManveruManveru
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    hmmm... there isn't really much difference... :'( I don't think it would be worth the money and the added bulk to the body.
  • ragecatragecat
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    if i had an x-100, i totally would. but only because i'm really impressed with the capabilities of the 18mm f/2 fujinon
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  • steve1401steve1401
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    From what I have seen - no...
  • ChristopherChristopher
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    If I hadn't decided to invest in the X-Pro1, I would definitely purchase it. I've had enough outings with my X100 where I've wished my lens was just a little wider. Spending two weeks with just my X-Pro1 made me really appreciate the X100 for its compact size and bigger viewfinder. I dream of an X100 with the X-Trans sensor.
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  • flysurferflysurfer
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    I'll definitely give it a try and compare it to the f2/18mm.
  • pcgpcg
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    I'll be a buyer.
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  • nippanippa
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    I'm really pleased to see that Fuji is continuing development for the X100 and my initial reaction was "I'll have one of those"

    Then I started flicking between 28 and 35 mm on my G1X and the more I do it the more the difference seems so slight that I can't justify the cost.
    It's probably I'm not a wideangle fan but if they come up with a 50-70mm adapter that would interest me much more.

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    Adorama.com is taking pre-orders for them at $349.95.

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  • I wonder what the price will be set at in good old GBP£?
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  • mattmabermattmaber
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    @TADrinkwater Ive been told £250
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  • BlurryBlurry
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    No, I wouldn't buy...to expensive and the whole package - camera and converter - will be much bulky. If I want wide angle I use my dslr. I want my X100 pure without any bling bling or imo unnecessary accessoires... That's why I bought it ;-)
  • mattmabermattmaber
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    @Blurry, I agree in principle, that was my main reason for choosing the X100 too (well that and its great looks) but a WIDE angle adaptor would be nice maybe.
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  • BlurryBlurry
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    @mattmaber: For me also the difference between 28mm and 35mm is to marginal to justify the price for the converter. < 24mm would be great and useful...
  • steve1401steve1401
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    If I hadn't decided to invest in the X-Pro1, I would definitely purchase it. I've had enough outings with my X100 where I've wished my lens was just a little wider. Spending two weeks with just my X-Pro1 made me really appreciate the X100 for its compact size and bigger viewfinder. I dream of an X100 with the X-Trans sensor.


    Sorry to take this slightly off topic, but I agree with you comment about appreciating the X100 for its size. I had my X-Pro1 with me down town today. I sat on a bench to eat a sandwich and had the XP1 on my lap, not even taking photos, just eating my sausage roll. A passing lady came commented (pleasantly) "Taking candid's?". I just smiled and said yeah, but the point is that you are about as inconspicuous with a XP1 as you are a lot of smaller DSLRs...
  • WilzWorkz7WilzWorkz7
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    Manveru said:

    hmmm... there isn't really much difference... :'( I don't think it would be worth the money and the added bulk to the body.



    actually if you look at the right side of the frames of both, the increase in real estate is pretty good. and since it pulled the subject in the middle a bit smaller, it would be close to the ultra wide angle lens of 16mm.

    Depends on usage it will be quite a good addition. To me at least if I were to bring the x100, the WAL is just another piece I would bring out.
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  • danmdanm
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    the difference looks like half a step back if zooming with your feet... so for 350USD? no way... 40USD, maybe, on impulse.
    I just had the X100 for two weeks with me on a sailing boat, I never felt the need to have a wider lens.
  • fiddlerfiddler
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    I'll probably buy it and leave it on all the time, as I like 28mm more than 35.
  • FinePixCameraFinePixCamera
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    danm said:

    the difference looks like half a step back if zooming with your feet... so for 350USD? no way... 40USD, maybe, on impulse.
    I just had the X100 for two weeks with me on a sailing boat, I never felt the need to have a wider lens.



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  • JeffPuttyJeffPutty
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    Not for me. 0.8x not enough of a change and not wide enough for anything different like landscapes.
  • mattmabermattmaber
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    I used a cheap ebay 'fish eye /wide angle' adaptor on my Nikon D40's kit lens for a while and rapidly traded up for a Sigma 10-20 so while the idea appeals, Id still want decent quality.
    Not so worried about being wide open f-stop on wide-angle lenses, in my experience DoF is pretty infinite anyway
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