...Fuji is a lensmaker.
Fuji makes a fairly complete, fairly well-thought-out, fairly sensible line of lenses for its X-mount, some of which are astoundingly beautiful. And you can have a fair amount of confidence that it will keep adding to that lineup in a sober, sensible fashion.
Sony...um, doesn't. And you can't.
Of course you might find all the lenses you need for any given Sony camera. But...let's just say it's likely to be more of an adventure.
I'm just sayin'.
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M. Guarini: "It is quite strange. Sony bought Minolta to push their own camera business, and Minolta was a pretty good and sensible lens maker. They even pioneered the autofocus. Where did these experience and skills got lost in the fusion? Anyway, I was recently thinking about, maybe, switching from Micro 4/3 to Fuji because of their lenses, but Olympus does pretty good lenses too, although in a more random fashion.
"And then I played with a friend's Sony A7 with my old set of film lenses (Leica M and Zuikos). The output from these lenses on the A7 is just outstanding. Aside from the Summicrons which, as somebody had said, are magical, I'm quite impressed with the quality of the 21 ƒ/2, 35–80 ƒ/2.8, 50 ƒ/2 macro and 100 ƒ/2 Zuikos [you have very good taste in Zuikos —M. the Ed.], they are simply excellent, even by today's standards. So, now I'm in the list for an A7II which will be used only with manual-focus lenses. That is not a problem for me since I'm 63. These two systems, Micro 4/3 and A7II, will be all my photographic happiness. For a while."
Mike replies: I'm glad you added those last three words. [g]
Tom Kwas (partial comment): "We have a 'pro' shop camera store in the city I live in now, one of the few cities this size to still have one; and I was talking to one of the people there the other day, and telling her how I was digging the multi-format aspects of Micro 4/3 and was thinking about switching over; and she said they've had more professionals coming in and switching from both Canon and Nikon to the Fuji system, and it's been all about the lenses, and especially the reasonably priced and sized prime lenses!"
[See Tom's entire comment—and the rest of any "partial comment"—in the Comments section —Ed.]