- Feb 8, 2011
- Pacific Northwest, USA
- Real Name
Having the 12-40 on my E-M1 basically all the time had made me into a "zoomie" myself, I guess. Prior to getting that lens I shot a lot with primes. I think I could go back to primes, but I also want to give the Fuji system a "fair shake" as I decide if I want to keep it in addition to my (or maybe eventually to replace?) m43 kit - perhaps limiting it to one MF prime isn't the best way to evaluate it. Besides I already have the 25mm 0.95 m43 Mitakon.You have enough interest in it, and it sounds like you can afford it.
Then do it.
Because, you will forever be thinking "I should have bought it."
I've "missed the boat" many times.
Example, I passed up the Olympus MC20 on prior sales, then a month later decided I wanted it. Well I had to WAIT till it went on sale again, a year later.
As for the lens, I'm a zoomie. So I would go with the 18-55.
Though I did start with a normal lens on my first SLR. When it is the only lens you have, you MAKE it work.
As for the 35/0.95. How often would you be in a DARK place? If you shoot available light indoors and similar often, then it makes sense. I don't know the IQ of that lens, but sometimes/often, the IQ is sacrificed for the max speed.
The other side of the coin is, you will probalby want a fast indoor lens.
I have the Olympus 17/1.8 for m4/3, and a 35/1.8 for APS-C.
I guess the XF 16-55 2.8 would be the closest comparison to my Oly setup, but I'm not sure I'm ready for that kind of investment right now.
Of the XF primes, the new 28mm 2.8 pancake looks interesting (if I'm comfortable with higher ISOs) as does the 35mm 1.4.
Obviously I know that this isn't such a screaming deal that if I pass it up I'll never have another chance. At the same time I've become convinced that the thought of trying Fuji isn't going to quit nagging me until I give it a shot.