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De-cluttering my camera bag(s)

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Having been a photography enthusiast for over 50 years I have recently become acutely aware of:

1. How much DSLR kit I have amassed

2. How few photographs I've taken recently.

So I've decided to get back to basics, and I've bought an X100V with a WCL-X100II. (And yes I was amazed to actually find one in stock!)

So that is going to replace a 5DMkIII and 8 lenses, mostly F2.8 so there's some honking big lumps of glass I won't be carrying around any more. The Fuji in the hand is worth 8 in the bag?

Loving the X100V controls. The control logic is exactly the same as an Olympus rangefinder camera I used in my student days. I would change only 2 things with the X100V - more eye relief on the viewfinder so I can see the full frame with my glasses on - and a 28mm fixed lens - but the WCL takes care of that!

Speaking of the WCL - I have the mk II version so the camera is supposed to detect when an extender is fitted. Is there any way to tell that the camera has spotted the extender?


Bob Menzies

(Not the Aussie ex PM)

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I know you posted on the topic of decluttering your camera bag on the 18 May but I just saw this topic and (also due to the fact that I live in Australia and your name caught my eye!) I would like to know how satisfied you are with your decision to declutter and revert to the X100V?   I currently have a gorgeous Fuji XT3 which I love but due to lousy shoulder problems have not been taking many photos in the last 18 months as I have a couple of heavier primes etc and I can't actually use them.....  Therefore my question - I'm hoping you might be able to give me your viewpoint on the X100V?

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I did recently the same as Bob but with a X100F (because its a one button/one action camera, which is the best for me). 

And I have a lot of fun with that light camera, always with me with no questioning about witch lens to choose …

I just kept my X-H1 with few lenses for some special shooting (16~80, 50~140 and 2 amazing Chinese manual lenses: 35 & 50mm f1.7-1,8). It’s also  fun to use a non-AF non-automatic lens on a such efficient camera as the X-H1 (witch has the same interface as the X-100F. Thanks Mr Fuji)

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