I was going to buy a D800 but...what about X-T1?

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I was going to buy a D800 but...what about X-T1?
5 months ago

Hello! 

I am about to buy a new camera. The chosen one was the D800 with 28 F1.8, 50 F1.8 and 85 F1.8.

But now I have fall in love with the Fuji X System, specially with the X-T1 and top prime lenses like 23 1.4 and 56 1.2. I have been reading lots of reviews and now the X-T1 with 14 F2.8 (or maybe 10-24 F4), 23 F1.4 and 56 F1.2 is challenging the D800 as my new camera choice.

I do mostly landscape, travel and nature photography. There are sometimes that I also do sports, but there are just 5 o 6 times per year and I could keep my D300s for that.

I also like the roadmap for the new Fuji lenses. I only miss a 1:1 macro lens and longer than 60mm. But I think that it will come with time.

I have checked some online stores and the price is quite similar for both sets (camera and 3 primes).

My biggest concerns about switching to Fuji X are EVF (specially when shooting in very bright or very dark light), AF and image quality. I am also a bit worried about lens build and aperture ring. What about that?

Anybody has changed from a FF to the X system? How AF speed and image quality are compared to a FF camera?

What do you think?

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