Repair X-T2 or New X-T3

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Marcos Villaroman Veteran Member • Posts: 6,036
Re: Repair X-T2 or New X-T3

Ed555 wrote:

The X-T2 was a big jump from the X-T1 so I did it. But the X-T3 not so much. The main circuit board failed in the T2, and Fujifilm wants $450 to repair it. Looking through eBay used T2's sell on average for about $650 -- plus the high eBay/PayPal fees. The T3 is going for $1,400 (wasn't it just $1,300?). For the few times in my life I would buy the addition three year extended warranty for $58 if I got a T3.

The question is obvious: paid the $450 for repair, and wait for the T4, or just buy the T3 now and try to sell the T2 for parts. Everybody says it's my decision; of course. But I love to have a discussion with an experienced photographer and then I can make the best decision.

By the way if I have it repair they will not return the old board -- my property!?

Here's another vote for having your X-T2 fixed for $450 by Fujifilm and wait for Fujifilm to come out with a X-Tx series camera with IBIS.

Personally I prefer IBIS in the X-H1 over no-IBIS with X-Trans IV in the X-T3.  I can live with the X-H1's AF performance for now.  I don't shoot video.

I did buy a X-T30 for my secondary camera to my X-H1. It's a nice camera; but, I found I prefer the controls of the X-Tx cameras and found the X-T2's performance was good enough I think I should have either spent more for the X-T3 or save my money by skipping the X-T30.  I usually use the X-T30 when I feel I don't need instant access to adjusting ISO or photometry.

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