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Question: Will you buy the wide angle lens adaptor?

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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…

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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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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

For those interested what matt's on about:

ff_x100wideconversionlens_002.JPG

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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.

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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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From what I have seen - no...

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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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I'll definitely give it a try and compare it to the f2/18mm.

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I'll be a buyer.

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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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I wonder what the price will be set at in good old GBP£?

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@TADrinkwater Ive been told £250

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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 ;-)

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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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@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...

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