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    It all comes down to how and what you will be using it for I guess. If you are really starting out and buying a system, I guess then lens choice may be a negative. Lack of stabilization, telephoto choices etc and all kids of other things come into play if its your one and only system. I don't see the fuji like that so it's a non issue for me.i can't imagine wanting any more glass unless it's zeiss.
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    I was not intending to compare the Fuji to other DSLRs, but to other mirrorless systems. Certainly m4/3rds is the leader in lens assortment, Sony is getting there too; both have lower cost of entry bodies for their system families. And I see no point in spending over $1k on a secondary system, so lens selection is an important factor. I have only started to play with m4/3rds since I bought my wife an entry level 2 lens E-PM1 kit. I would not hesitate to say that the Fuji has better image quality, but I do not find the E-PM1 to be total crap. In real world use it did fairly well on our trip to Alaska when I look at similar scenes captured with my E-5. Handling and focus are clearly better than a lot of P&S gear, but still not up to DSLR levels (and the E-5 is certainly not top dog in DSLR's).

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    Just to clarify.
    The Fuji X-E1 is not a m4/3 camera. It has an APS-C sized sensor virtually identical in physical size and pixel count to the sensor in the D7000.
    Fuji has been quite open about the fact that the X-Pro1 and X-E1 are the first products in a range. They have started at the top (with the X-Pro1) and worked down a little (with the X-E1) and as their technology and manufacturing costs decrease I'm sure that you will find that a third or maybe even fourth lower spec/lower cost body will be introduced. Image quality wise these units cannot be compared to m4/3 they sit above current APS-C DSLRs and equal to FF DSLRs of only a generation ago in image quality. You shouldn't be fooled into thinking that because of the retro or p&s style of the bodies that is what they are.
    Fuji have identified a niche of high end photographers who don't want or need a DSLR and are filling it.
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    And more importantly, who don't want a nex or canon m cos it doesn't suit the style. I'd argue only Olympus is playing in this area.
    It's a totally different perspective they are coming from.

    The m4/3 range is very appealing though from a lens perspective if that's what you need.
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    K1W1,

    Not sure where the confusion is coming from here. I never said that The Fuji X series was m4/3rds, only that they are both mirrorless systems. I knew that they were APS-C sensors (although others might not). Also I never said that the image quality was not better, in fact the image quality was the first thing I mentioned. My comments were relative to what I want in a mirrorless system, and it needs to be a system, not the beginnings of a system. And while Fuji has built some nice cameras over the years, even in the film SLR days, I am not convinced that they have a very rich history of successful camera systems. Much like Kodak they have relied on other companies lens families to support their bodies.

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    there is no place for gear talk in a fuji thread. lol



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    This might be the most active thread we have had in months. Fuji, who would have guessed. More nice shots, but how about a little touch of color in this thread?

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    i'll try...lol
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    tranquility by .Chris.K, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    i'll try...lol
    He can't. He let me in on a secret that he cheaped out and only purchased black and white SD cards to go in it.

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