Fuji instead of Sony?

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The Davinator
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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.

True

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

Truemagain...and the 50-140 is a nice lens!

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

Less than a 1 stop difference...not really a deal breaker there

ability to mount many third-party lenses with adapter.

Can do that with Fuji as well.  I have a number of other lenses mounted with adaptors

higher megapixel full-frame bodies(a7riii)

True...if 42mp is needed.

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.

The AF on the DT3 is very, very good.

Is Fuji good enough for most situations?

I've used Fuji professionally for weddings, lifestyle shooting, portraiture, landscape and street photography.  This is for photobooks all the way to prints 32"x48"

You'll get excellent results from both Sony and Fuji.  With Fuji, those excellent results are lighter and cheaper.

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