Zeiss Touit or Fuji X decision
I think that those of us doing computer work may be ok with the electronic age approach of modern interfaces.
I live and breath tech for my profession. Perhaps that is why I find the fuji interface so refreshing. It is just an escape, a roll back to old time.
The more I think of this, I might sell off a lot of my Nex stuff but keep the 7 and the Zeiss 24mm. The equivalent lens is not yet out on the Fuji anyway.
You bring up a lot of good points and that is why none of us can really say that x camera is better than y. It's what we like. Perhaps my love of the Fuji will diminish over time.
To go back to my original decision criteria, I did decide not to order the Zeiss 32 and 12, but go with the Fuji 35 and 14. In this case, Fuji is offering me far more value than buying them for the Nex. I spent a little more, but I got a new camera body too.
I think what we have here is just another case of trying to talk yourself into new equipment. You're trying to convince yourself that your potential for better photos will be improved by switching from Sony to Fuji...it won't...and you probably know that.
If you just want something new, just admit it. There's nothing wrong with that. We've all been there.
And I mean no offense by this post, and I'm not trying to be a smart ass. There's nothing wrong with any of today's current systems.
If you're tempted by the Fuji, get it and have fun.
I don't think you read my posts. I got it and I can't part with it. It is a pure joy.
As I've stated, this isn't about equipment to make my photos better. I know how to do that. I had a darkroom in my home and grew up with photography as a hobby, so I'm not out for a camera to make me better. I'm looking for a camera that I enjoy more. Photography is a way for me to have fun, so it's about what I like to shoot with. I like the Sony a lot. I like the Fuji more so far.
I’ve been really enjoying my Nex-7 over the last year, especially with the Sony Zeiss 24mm lens on it. It served me well climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with the kit lens too. Yet I’m still really intrigued by the Fuji X-system.
I’ve pre-ordered both Zeiss Touit lenses. They are not cheap, as everyone knows, but my joy in photography comes from shooting great prime lenses and while I have legacy glass, I want good native glass too.
After seeing some samples of the Zeiss Touit images compared to the closest Fuji glass , I’m preferring the Fuji images. I realize these are just early snap tests and I see that the focus is different in some of the images. Yet it got me thinking that I really need to try Fuji for myself before I shell out all the cash for those Zeiss lenses.
I’ve ordered an X-E1 and the 35mm f/1.4 to do my own hands on testing. I won’t shoot lens charts and stuff. I’m going to carry my Nex-7 and my Fuji on a couple of outings and see which I really prefer and come to some conclusion before the Zeiss lenses ship.
Anyone else do such a comparison? I’d be interested in what you found. I’d also like to share my findings if others are interested, but I don’t want to start a Sony/Fuji pi$$Ing match. I don’t have vendor loyalty. They are tool providers and I look for the best tools for my needs. The latter part is important, since we are all different and have different photographic styles and preferences.
I see three possible outcomes.
- I don’t like the Fuji and send it back before it’s 30-day return period.
- I love the Fuji and sell all my Nex gear to build out Fuji.
- I determine each has it’s place in my photography and I sell some of my Nex gear and get more Fuji lenses or at least don't buy the Zeiss lenses to build out some Fuji.
It should be interesting at least.
I own both the Fuji XE1 and the NEX 3. And I will continue to use both systems. If I am buying the Zeiss Touit I would do that on the Fuji mount. The nex is nice and the reason I haven't upgrade yet is I am saving the money for the FF model. Once it is out it will be better to just buy FF NEX lenses.
Note: I use a lot of legacy/RF/SLR glass on both systems. It does not hurt to own both mirrorless systems.