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@snerkler IMO this is a very important statement, if you constantly worry about having the right focal length lens in your bag, and taking stuff out to cover every eventuality, you will not free your mind, and with the freer mind IMO comes better photography. I have never felt restricted with a X100 series camera, 35mm FOV is wide enough for general purpose photography, and close enough for portrait/intimate type work, though you have to have some brave pills and get in quite close. In the good old days we often just has a 50mm lens on a SLR, and made do, personally Im very happy with the 35mm FOV.I am not going to get sucked into buying an interchangeable lens camera system just yet...... I really want to stick my aim of going back to basics, its the only real way to reset myself.
@Riz_Guru is right, its a great way to reset yourself, and if I ever get into a 'photography rut' I find going out with just a X100 series camera resets that.
If you constantly worry about that missed shot, or feature, then you will be missing loads of other photographic opportunities. I have done several holidays where the only camera I took was a X100 series (though I'd admit that these days I often have the WCL with me), but the one that opened my eyes was when I went to the Isle of Mull 6 years ago, opened the boot of the car to find that I'd left my main camera bag at home, all I had with me was an original X100 camera with a partially charged battery and a tripod for a weeks holiday. By turning off screens and working with the OVF (and definitely no pixel peeping!!) I managed over 350 photographs including going on a photographic workshop. It certainly opened my mind to the creative possibilities of using one camera/one lens.
If I didn't have IMO three of the best bits of glass for my X-H1 (XF16mm F1.4, Zeiss 32mm and XF90mm) then I think I'm now in a position where I would move wholesale into the X100 series, as it is I just think that the X-H1+lenses will just gather dust a bit, but still get used, but not as often as an X100 series.