Thinking of leaving Fuji

Started Mar 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
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ballwin12 Regular Member • Posts: 299
Re: Thinking of leaving Fuji

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!

The only things I like about Fuji are: great colors ( particular skin tones) and out-of-camera JPEG files.

AF, regardless what cameras, are awful!

I still keep my Nikon D600 for AF, affordable/great Nikon primes, and very shallow depth of field. Fuji lenses are good, but too expensive compare to Nikon ( 28,50, 85mm 1.8G)

In your case, if you go back Nikon, I would suggest FF D600 or 610 to take advantage of the big sensor. D600 size is just the same as D7100, and just little bit more expensive.

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