One system or two?

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Iuvenis Senior Member • Posts: 1,322
Re: Two systems or two bodies?
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Having two bodies in one system is trivial, most people end up with more than one body at some point or another, if only to give them some backup if something goes wrong. Having a big one with ibis and a small one without seems very sensible.

Having two systems is a different matter, as each is incompatible. If you have a Fuji and some lenses, coupled with a Nikon and a supertele, the Nikon can't deputise for the Fuji and vice versa. Also, any savings you make in price or weight as a result of dipping into another manufacturer's offerings, you risk losing by carrying around an extra body.

In my view, there is a case for two systems, but only if you can separate out what each does, so sometimes you take one and sometimes the other. Eg. one for travel, one for your studio; one for landscapes and one for sports games. Trying to use both at once is too confusing.

Personally, I wouldn't be buying Nikon F lenses unless you really have to, as Nikon have made it clear they're not prioritising that mount any more. Once Z mount gets macro lenses and longer lenses and existing users switch over, there will be lots of F mount kit released on to the market and prices will drop further.

In fact, one option for some lenses (eg. macro, Sigma 100-400) would be to buy them in EF mount and mount them on your Fuji with the Fringer adapter.  EF mount lenses are easily adaptable to lots of different mounts including R, Z, E, even L, so are unlikely to end up as a dead-end.

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