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    The cheapest X body option?

    I recently picked up an X-Pro1 and I adore it. However, I received it supposedly new, but it clearly wasn't. After finding a mark on the sensor, I've decided I'm going to return it and purchase the X-T1 on release... It sounds like an X-Pro1 on steroids. I'll miss the OVF but find I'm using it very little.

    Anyhow, that will be my main body, but I take quite a lot of macro shots and swapping lenses is starting to annoy me. With all the X range having near identical image performance, I'm considering a second body purely for macro, but obviously I don't want to spend a lot.

    Which body should I be looking at second hand for the best deals? I'd definitely consider an X-Pro1 as this option but perhaps other bodies are cheaper?

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    Re: The cheapest X body option?

    The X-E1 will probably be your least expensive option. Prices of used X-E1 bodies are pretty low now, since a lot of people upgraded from the X-E1 to the X-E2.

    A brand new X-E1 body is available here in the US for just $599.

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    Re: The cheapest X body option?

    Sounds great... I'll look into it, thanks

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    Re: The cheapest X body option?

    If you're looking really cheap, I've seen the X-A1 in blue go for $299 new in box on ebay. It has a regular Bayer CMOS, rather than X-Trans, which some consider to be a good thing, but YMMV.

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    Re: The cheapest X body option?

    I assumed that he wanted a body with interchangeable lenses, based on his earlier posts....hence my recommendation of the X-E1.

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    Re: The cheapest X body option?

    Quote Originally Posted by douglasf13 View Post
    If you're looking really cheap, I've seen the X-A1 in blue go for $299 new in box on ebay. It has a regular Bayer CMOS, rather than X-Trans, which some consider to be a good thing, but YMMV.
    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    I assumed that he wanted a body with interchangeable lenses, based on his earlier posts....hence my recommendation of the X-E1.

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    Thanks for the responses. Looking at the A1, it appears to have interchangeable lenses so it could be ideal... I'll look into it

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    Re: The cheapest X body option?

    Whilst the X-A1 might be the cheaper option than the X-E1 or X-M1, it doesn't have the X-Trans sensor. I would have assumed that you'd want the macro and non-macro outfits to have the same image characteristics which would come from using the same sensor system.
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    Re: The cheapest X body option?

    Quote Originally Posted by w44neg View Post
    Thanks for the responses. Looking at the A1, it appears to have interchangeable lenses so it could be ideal... I'll look into it
    Sorry...my mistake! I need to back for a Fuji lineup refresher course.

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