My review: Fuji X-T1 vs the Nikon Df

Started Jun 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
slimandy Forum Pro • Posts: 17,071
Re: My review: Fuji X-T1 vs the Nikon Df

photoreddi wrote:

slimandy wrote:

photoreddi wrote:

slimandy wrote:

My point is it is noticeably bigger than the Fuji so if it was used in the comparison photo it would still prove the OP's point that the Df with the appropraite lens will be significantly bigger and heavier than the X-T1 with nearest equivalent lens (and it will be more expensive). If you must have FF the Df is a good choice, but if the bulk is putting you off and you don't need FF the X-T1 is a better choice.

There's nothing wrong with pointing out that mirrorless cameras and their lenses are often smaller than their DSLR counterparts. It's not as acceptable to go farther than that by stacking the deck against the DSLR by giving it a very large, fixed aperture f/2.8 pro lens that's not at all comparable, one that's twice the size of a good, existing kit lens that would be used the same way by most DSLR owners as a decent walkabout lens.

I've agreed to use your suggestion and said the point is still clear. What's the problem?


I believe the OP made a good point, regardless of the fact that the lenses he chose to illustrate it were not really like for like. Using the Fuji 18~55 and Nikon 24~85 VR would still have made this point very well.

Good point or not, there's further proof that the OP was trying to be deceptive. You're right, he should have used the 18-55mm kit lens but not only did he use a much larger lens for the DSLR than was necessary, he also didn't use the 18-55mm kit lens that's shipped with the X-T1, X-E1 and X-E2. He tried to make the difference appear even greater than it should be by using the much smaller and lighter 16-50mm plastic kit lens that ships with the X-A1, not with the X-T1.

His point is still valid and clear, as I've said. You seem to be taking it personally!

That's odd, I thought the same about you, but you're the one going farther, saying that you think that I have a problem, which shows that it's you that seems to be taking it personally enough to make personal accusations. So as far as I'm concerned it doesn't deserve to go any further between us unless you decide to make a last reply.

I don't need to take it personally. I still own a Nikon FF kit as well as the Fuji kit and an Olympus OMD kit. I have no reason to regret selling one in favour of another because I own them all. I know from experience that the Nikon gear is heavier than I want to carry now that smaller formats have reached a certain quality. I could have bought smaller lenses but having handled both cameras on the same day it was clear to me the Fuji offered the weight and size advantage I was after. Like I said, my Nikon gear is still there if I want to make use of it. Generally speaking I don't. No big deal.

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