Fuji instead of Sony?

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Dexter75 Senior Member • Posts: 1,518
Re: Fuji instead of Sony?
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Joe Tam wrote:

Hi,

I was very interested in switching to Sony but the XT-3 has me taking another look at Fuji.

I used to use Nikon for stills and Panasonic(for stills and video where size, discretion, and silent shutter is required).

Why I want Fuji over Sony:

The smaller lenses and cheaper prices across the board end up saving a lot of money when it comes to 2 bodies, 3-4 lenses and some accessories. i can get 2 xt-3 for $3k vs. $6k for a7riii or $8k for a9.

fuji 50-140/2.8 for $1400) is lighter (2.19 lb / 995 g) vs. Sony 70-200/2.8(ignoring equivalence) at 3.26 lb / 1480 g at $2600

very compact 24-80/2.8 equivalent that is $1000 vs. sony which is over $2000.

won't have to pay $4000 for distortion free electronic shutter. while there is 1.25x crop at 30fps at 16megapixel that is not an issue for me. also heard some lenses are not compatible with electronic shutter on a9. this is not an issue with fuji.

Why I want Sony over fuji:

higher sensitivity in extreme situations due to "full frame" sensor

ability to mount many third-party lenses with adapter.

higher megapixel full-frame bodies(a7riii)

eye-af

reportedly better tracking in low light

a9 is one sick puppy but very expensive.

IBIS!

For those who may have switched from Sony to Fuji: are there extreme situations where the fuji xt-3 fall apart and you wish you had sony. Heard low light tracking on Fuji xt-3 might be an issue.

Is Fuji good enough for most situations?

Sounds like you are already made up your mind. You are comparing the XT-3 to the two most expensive Sonys to justify your choice. Why not compare it to the much less expensive a7iii? That price difference evens itself out. Also, you can't compare the Fuji glass to the Canon/Zeiss glass, not even in the same league IMO. I shot Fuji and Panasonic M43 cameras for awhile and while the lenses were cheaper than their APS-C counterparts, they weren't better. Well, except the Olympus 75mm f/1.8, that is a magical lens and one of the best out there regardless of system.

Anyhow, I have owned both APS-C and FF cameras over the years and decided on FF full time because I like my 50mm to be 50mm, my 85 to be 85 and my 135 to be 135. I dont like dealing with crops and the inferior OVFs on crop sensor cameras. For mirrorless, that last part shouldn't matter though as you are dealing with EVFs. My advice would be to rent both and test them for yourself. You can have both delivered right to your door in 2 days.

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