Thinking of leaving Fuji

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Brian Caslis
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Re: Thinking of leaving Fuji
In reply to zenpmd, 9 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.

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!

I have the XT-1 and primes and have had many Nikons and primes, my last APC-C was the D7000. If your argument is size and cost, I think you are smoking something. The primes are on sale now and the XT-1 is only a little more expensive than the D7100.

If you have some other argument like better AF or better flash then yes it is better. I hope you don't care about the viewfinder, because the D7100 is massively smaller than the EVF on the X-T1.

But your post seems like a statement rather than asking for input. Given that, I don't see why you needed to post it. Go get a Nikon and have fun.

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