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Wanna be Fuji Shooter, Help?

Discussion in 'X-T2, X-T1, X-T20, X-T10' started by ManningT, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. F2Bthere

    F2Bthere Premium Member

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    Thanks for letting us know the results!
     
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    Have fun with it - it's still a great camera!
     
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    Having held the X-T20 (really small, and no room for my fingers) I would have made the same choice. I also added a grip to my X-T1 for a better grip, which mainly helps with longer and heavier lenses.

    Congratulations, I am sure you will have fun!
     
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    For me personally, the only interesting part would be the in-camera ACROS film simulation. I am not sure why I would need more pixels (I almost never crop), and the many AF choices on the X-T1 already bewilder me. I use either AF-S or Manual, and have never done anything else on any camera. Definitely my own limitation, and not saying that the cameras are too complicated really.

    What I really would want is a X100 with proper weather sealing. I don't care what advanced features and how many MP it would have, just give us a properly sealed body and viewfinder(!) please.

    Oh yes, video ... no idea how that works. Again, my limitation and lack of interest, and not the camera's fault.
     
  5. pjs37

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    Have fun with it! My wife went through this recently and went with the X-T1 as well! For much of the same reasons as yourself. I think you will be happy and that 35mm is an excellent lens to boot.
     
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    You made a great choice, lens and camera, enjoy
     
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    Mischa Vintage lover

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    I would've gotten the X-T20 for the much better sensor and much better AF.

    Heck, for 20 bucks you get a nice fullmetal L-plate with arca swiss compatible sled and an extended grip for the camera.
     
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    Yep, I chose the X-T1 over the 20 as well, on the basis that it would be a more satisfying experience and am really glad I did.
     
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    The X-T20 was just to small in my hands and the view finder was not really suited for me. I wear glasses and the Xt1 felt right and look right. Thank for the commenting.
     
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    Is the sensor better? Does the 24 MP make a huge difference over the 16 MP ?
     
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    Angus, I'm in the market for a travel camera and narrowed down to Fuji. I've rented and tested the X-T2, XPro2 and later XE2s. Since the price of the XE2s was so attractive, I was wondering the very same thing; how much difference would there be between the new 24mp sensor and the older 16mp? How much difference would there be in shooting speed and focus speed?

    I found that the 24mp cameras were more responsive and the image quality is better, I was really pleasantly surprised by the XE2s. I wouldn't mind owning it and I'm even considering buying a body as a spare (more on that later). There are some who even prefer the look of the older sensor since the photosites are bigger.

    Consider the type of shooting you plan to do and how you plan to use the resultant photos. If you normally print A2 or smaller the 16mp images should be fine. If you don't shoot sports, action or candids I think you'd find the AF speed to be sufficient. I even found its low light focusing to OK, although unlike you I don't live where it's dark most of the time ;-).

    The current prices of the older generation cameras make them very attractive right now. However, the features and improvements available in the new generation make them compelling. I found the price of the XE3 to be lower than I anticipated, so on a leap of faith I pre-ordered it as my first Fuji. I was originally thinking of the X-T2, which is a wonderful camera, but I'm looking for a smaller camera to use for travel. It's not that much smaller and lighter than my Canon 5D2. I can get essentially the same performance and IQ from the XE3 in a much smaller package. Once I get settled in, I may buy the XE2s as a backup/spare body. I did some shooting with the X-T2 with the kit zoom and the XPro2 with the wonderful 16mm and loved having the ability to shoot with two setups.

    BTW, where north of Europe are you? Based on the plaid and the name, I'm guessing Finland ;-).
     
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    Hi Doug,
    Thank you for yor response.
    So the 24 MP is an upgrade.
    Think I am going to save for the next year to buy an X-T2, but knowing my luck the will come up with the 45 MP X-T3, that's what happened not long after I got the X-T1.

    Yes I'm from Finland, well no, Scotland really, that said, I had a DNA test (and like many Scots apparently, I'm decended from the Sammi people, I have more in common with Siberians than Western European apparently! So we are kind of Kelto-Siberian, but I like to socialise with people of any faith, culture or nationality).
    I've been to Finland, toured round, really enjoyed it and the Finns were great folk.

    With a name like DougMac, I'm guessing you belong to the Tartan / haggis hunting / porridge munching people's?
     
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    My great-grandfather was from Glasgow. He never became a US citizen. When we visited Scotland in 2002, we visited the Horseshoe Bar in Glasgow. When our newfound friends discovered we came to Glasgow first instead of Edinburgh, they bought all our drinks!

    Our B&B hosts were mystified when we requested porridge in the place of the normally offered full English breakfast. Of course, we fell in love with Scotland. The Isle of Mull was our favorite. We stayed in Dervaig in a lovely B&B. We spent one evening in the kitchen around the Aga as our host Peter made crab salad from the catch of the day. We were supposed to return in 2015 for my wife to present a paper at an international symposium held in Dundee, but she got promoted to Director of the School of Nursing and had to cancel. We'll be back soon, though.
     
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    Since I had serious issues with the 16MP x-trans ii sensor, I'd say the 24MP must be a huge upgrade.
    I didn't have such issues with the X-Pro1, so it must be the processor.. also, using iridient x-transformer thingyding seems to help, but I'm not going to buy a special software just so my camera will work as it should...

    Also, I have massive issues with AF reliability and therefore won't recommend an -xtrans II camera to anyone who shoots moving subjects (not even for Yoga..)
     
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    I've Been to the Horseshoe bar. There are certain bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh where Tuechters (Highlanders) meet up.
    Glasgow and Edinburgh are great cities, Edinburgh is beautiful, Glasgow is full of characters.
    I'm looking at your tartan, trying to figure out your clan, maybe MacLoed? Scotland's greatest exports amongst whisky and Beef is people. Take a look at some of Hebridean's photos on here, they will make you want to visit, and he has some taken of the empty homes which have been abandoned by folk emigrating mainly to the US and Canada.
     
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    <----- See my avatar. Duart Castle, Isle of Mull :)
     
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