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What STOPPED you from moving to Fuji?

I recently cancelled an order for a X-E3, I'm not heavily invested in the Sony FE system, and one of the original issues with RAW workflow has been solved with the Capture One partnership (something I exactly said they should actually do). Here is what held me back:

  • Old focus motors on the fast primes. Why is this? the old Sony lens like the APSC 50mm 1.8 don't have these issues? nor any of the m43 lenses. I don;t want to shoot with a prime with the equivalent DOF control of F3. This is the biggest issue for me.... the 56 F1.2 and 35 F1.4 look great otherwise
  • No IBIS. Fuji say they need to make it smaller.... Sony, Olympus and Panasonic all have good IBIS in small bodies, why is Fuji so far behind? its made worse by the fact that the 16-55 and 90 F2 do not have lens OIS
  • Poor Battery life. The new Z battery system on the current generation Sony cameras give double the battery life of Fuji cameras, which is a big thing IMO
  • Lack of 3rd party lens support. Why won't Fuji open the mount? there is just so much more lens choice in Sony E Mount. The Samyang 35 F1.4 is an example, its a wonderful lens for the price. And the Tamron 28-75. Sigma produce great glass for Sony APS-C at a good price, and will soon be releasing full FE designed lenses.

Hopefully Fuji sees some of this as it is not far from being a great system, but currently its only good. I do think the Sony FE system is now a great system, with the A7iii and A9, and third party lens support. Lenses can be big as FF but there are little gems like the 35mm F2.8 which is no bigger than the Fuji 23mm F2 and is slightly faster. Strangely APS-C actually suits my needs better but the above just niggle me!

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Sony a7 II Sony FE 35mm F2.8 Sony FE 55mm F1.8 Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
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