Fuji X System: Full analysis of what's available to X-Fans
Since Fuji showed its first X System camera a Photokina in September 2010, the company has worked diligently at expanding the options open to photographers. That first X was the X100, a 35mm-equivalent fixed lens camera that has become a firm favourite with street photographers in particular. It is now on its third iteration, the X100T.
Meanwhile, the current X Series ILC range started with the X-Pro 1 in early 2012. It is difficult to believe that this is only three years ago because, since then, we've had the X-E1, X-E2 and X-T1. And the lens range has grown like crazy in this time. Fuji now offers the most advanced and comprehensive APS-C mirrorless collection in the world.
Sometimes, though, things can get confusing, especially for newcomers. That's why I welcome the comprehensive system guide published by a Melbourne photographer, Paul.
He has definitely done his homework and I can thoroughly recommend his X System Guide to all readers who have dabbled in the world of Fuji. Paul makes his own introduction:
Not too long ago, I purchased my first Fuji camera, an older X100 model that was going for cheap. I came to love that camera, I wanted to take it out more than my entire Nikon kit. A major part of that has to do with how well the Fuji system suits the kinds of things I shoot. Like many things in photography, there just isn't any simple right and wrong. I would use Nikon/Canon for their speed and reliability. I would use Sony if I wanted gimmick features and technology. I would use Fuji or LEICA if my priorities are fun, flexibility and character.
In this guide, I'll be looking at the Fujifilm X System and their current lineup and what I think most people should look at buying when getting a Fuji camera for the first time.