Out of the dozens of cameras and lenses I've owned, the camera I probably miss the most is the Sony RX1 because of the image quality, and the intimacy of the 35mm. So I have been looking for a 35mm equivalent lens and had been contemplating the Zeiss 24 1.8 for my a6000, one of the sharpest lenses available for the Sony E-mount. However, the 24 1.8 is quite expensive, even when bought used. Moreover, the 24 1.8 is huge and I wasn't sure I wanted to stick it so close to my subjects, as I sometimes did when shooting with the RX1. Meanwhile, just randomly the other day, I picked up my old Fuji S5, which had been one of my favorite cameras, and took a few shots. I got reminded of the quirky interface, the slow speed, and the outdated high ISO performance, but the unique Fuji colors still appealed to me.
So, I thought that for the price of a used 24 1.8, I could try to look for a Fuji X100 or X100S instead and have an extra body. The X100 is available for less than $500 on eBay but I really preferred the X100S, which has several improvements over the X100. However, a used X100S still commands a relatively high price even with the release of the X100T.
Wouldn't you know it, I found a Black Friday deal for the X100S through Abe's of Maine, for $699 with free shipping! That was less than any used X100S I've seen on eBay. So I took the leap!
P.S. At the time of this writing, there's an additional 2% discount if you pay by check, wire transfer or money order. The code is "save2". Not sure how that works though.
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