Convince me to jump from Nikon to Fuji

Started Feb 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
Astrophotographer 10 Forum Pro • Posts: 11,267
Re: Convince me to jump from Nikon to Fuji

They are different beasts for sure. My point was it competes better than you would think.

LCD not important if there is a decent OVF? How do you check the image you just took for critical focus in bright sunlight or do you home and find out the hard way you missed?

How do you do live view focus and get it right with magnified view in bright sunlight?

The EVF is very good for this as well. If you are used to OVF and are suspicious of EVF (which they can be a bit annoying at times) but XT1 EVF seems to be very well received.

With the panorama feature it makes the panorama on the spot and you can review before you leave the scene. That is a lot more useable than taking panoramas and having to stitch it later. You dismiss that as of no importance. To me that is a very valuable feature that I have used a lot to great effect. It means also your 24mm lens can be a high rez ultra wide angle that can take images even your 14mm full frame lens cannot.

Anyway the question was whether someone could be convinced XT1 mirrorless was a good move over D610.

My experience with XE1 and D800e was the D800e didn't get any use after I got the XE1 on a regular basis.

Perhaps their experience may be the same. Smallness and lightness is a critical aspect of these cameras yet great IQ and features. AF has been lacking but it appears with both XT1 and Sony A6000 those days of weak AF performance may be finally over (reviews to confirm).

The best thing is to get both in your hands and try them out and see if you like them or not. I read a lot about the EM5 and how great it was. I tried one out at a shop and simply did not like it. Others love it. It can boil down to personal taste if the features are similar.


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