System Switch - Have you done it?

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ryan2007
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Re: System Switch - Have you done it?
In reply to BellaBull8, 9 months ago

BellaBull8 wrote:

I'm in a quandary here, trying to decide to work on a dual system or just switch altogether.

Currently I have a Canon setup, using a 7D plus the 17-55 2.8 lens primarily, plus the 85mm 1.8. Have the 70-200 f4 L IS but that's going on the auction block as I rarely use it now anyway.

Here's my dilemma:

I am seriously considering switching to a setup with the xe-2 and xt-1 plus a couple primes and the premium zooms about to come out. The promise of a significantly lighter setup coupled with the IQ people are raving about from Fuji is making me drool.

Travel photography is my first love, and not being weighed down with 8 tons of gear when shooting crop sensor anyway would be LOVELY. And saving space in my carry-on? Oh yes.

No sports, birds, or kids in my shooting. Primarily city/landscape, food, detail, and portraiture.

Have any of you made a similar switch? I also do work with speedlights and Alien Bees strobes - anyone use those off camera with the X series?

Eager to hear back - and thanks ahead!

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In addition to the thin choices in Fuji TTL flash you still have a APS-C system. Yes the lenses are smaller than a DSLR but Micro Four Thirds is even smaller for the most part.

I also don't understand why you need two different Fuji X bodies. If your going to the trouble of getting the XT-1 might as well get two. That or consider the XT-1 with X100s or XE-2 & X100s as a idea.

Fuji also has a lens road map and will have a 16-55 2.8 or a 24-80 mm 2.8 equivalent this year.

I also highly advise not selling your Canon gear until you are sure about Fuji X or switching to any system. Keep in mind that a smaller camera system can mean smaller buttons/controls to match the body. It can be a good thing or maybe not.

Not sure if your Alien Bees have wireless ability (I use Elinchrom) but the XT-1 does have a built in PC socket and like wise for Micro Four Thirds the Panasonic GH-3 which I used extensively as well as Fuji X and the GH-3 is a nice camera.

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