Thinking of leaving Fuji

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Joachim Gerstl
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Re: Thinking of leaving Fuji
In reply to zenpmd, 5 months ago

zenpmd wrote:

I really want to love them, and in some ways I do, but I remain frustrated. I have owned and sold the xe1, x pro 1, x100s and I am about to return the Xt1.

Why on earth did you buy 4 Fuji cameras if you don't like them? I just don't get it. If you don' like them and if you prefer a DSLR buy a DSLR. It's not complicated.

The xe Fuji cameras are the best I think. They are without the ergonomic quirks of the x pro 1 (no diopter, annoying placement of ae lock), smaller and in the case of the xe2 half decent AF. The x100s is still too slow, a bit buggy, especially with the viewfinder eye sensor and battery life/warnings are infuriating for a camera of that cost. The xt1 is really wonderful, feels great in the hand, light, but its expensive for an AF system which, while better, you simply cannot trust 100 percent.

But the real killer for me is how cheap and how good Nikon slrs are now. The d7100 can be had cheap, its bombproof, massive battery life, superb AF, but most importantly of all, if you are a prime shooter, which I largely am, I am get the 35mm, 50mm and 85mm for next to nothing, all of which are super sharp. What I am currently looking into is what to do for primes in the 28-35 range, but I may just have to accept they dont exist and buy the fuji x100s sucessor which I hope will iron out the problems.

Nikon and canon primes are small and cheap...simply put!

It's also rather easy to compare lenses. Fuji has not too many lenses at the moment. They are high quality but come at a price. Nikon and especially Canon have much more lenses of course. There are 4 70-200 zoom ( 2.8 and 4 with to without IS ) from Canon and a couple of 70-300 or 55-200. There are short primes in 1.2, 1.4 and 1.8. So it is obvious that there is more lens choice.

If you are looking for the best value it is always a DSLR and not mirrorless. If compactness means nothing to you why do you try to live with mediocre AF?

It just doesn't make any sense to buy a mirrorless if a compact and light camera is not what you are looking for.

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