MFT, Fuji and NEX

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CharlesB58
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Re: MFT, Fuji and NEX
In reply to Ollie 2, 4 months ago

Ollie 2 wrote:

CharlesB58 wrote:

The lack of sharpness on the Fuji shot may have more to do with the OIS not being as effective as the IBIS of the E5, assuming the shots are both handheld.

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Very possibly. Any system has its inherent failing - usually the the person pushing the button.

I shoot both systems and rarely rely on the Oly IBIS. The m43 gear is particularly good for lightweight hiking but the output from the X Pro 1 is simply exceptional and in my opinion superior in most situations.

People who dismiss the brand on such simplistic levels are patently ignorant - no shortage of these types to be found in these forums.

If there are 99 examples showing the Fuji X series cameras given superlative low light performance, and 1 that doesn't, what's the natural conclusion. Although currently my upgrade path lies with m4/3, mainly because of the lenses, the Fuji XT-1 is a tempting camera, not just for the output, but because of certain features. Not as much weight savings on the lenses as the body compared to m4/3, but one of the reasons I like mirrorless isn't size savings so much as the usefulness of the EVF for what I mainly photograph and how I like to work.

Since my main gig is concert and performance photography, low light performance (not just noise levels, but AF and handling exposure) are of particular importance along with lens selection. Fuji has a 24-85 f2.8 (EFL) and 75-210 f2.8 (EFL) coming out later this year. Fuji lenses overall are excellent by all accounts. The new lenses make the XT-1 more tempting. (But then so would the 24-70 and 70-200 for the A7 if that camera weren't notorious for a loud, long and annoying shutter sound, a bane to performance photographers).

Right now video is where m4/3 handily beats Fuji, especially with the Panasonic offerings. Since my "career path" lies in the direction of "hybrid photography" (producing both stills and video during the same shoot) a camera such as the GH4 is a list topping choice.

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