I’m still not sure how to proceed!!

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OP Ad12 Regular Member • Posts: 484
Re: I’m still not sure how to proceed!!

RecklessCoding wrote:

Ad12 wrote:

Thanks for the comments. I must confess, i've been trying to shoot a bit with both cameras, and in reality its annoying me the two system approach already. particularly now im used to the EVF and Fuji tech, a DSLR is frustrating. Not sure why! The noise of the shutter, dark VF, etc!

I know i'd planned two systems but ive just come to a realisation! I've added all my Canon gear to MPB trade in quote and had this feedback:

Canon EOS 800DLike New £335.00

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM, Canon EF-S FitLike New £175.00

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STMLike New £130.00

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STMLike New £110.00

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STMLike New £45.00

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STMLike New £65.00

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD, Canon FitLike New £405.00

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro, Canon EF FitLike New £215.00

MPB pays you (Total):£1,480.00

The only lenses above I actually use now are 100-400 and 105mm macro. So its dead weight mostly. Should I keep the DSLR and 2 lenses? or!!!

The fujifilm 100-400 with 1.4 TC pack, brand new, is £1,699.00!!

It would be odd on the XT30 for sure, but useable. I can then grab a used XT3+grip in a couple months. I'm currently reading if the Fuji 100-400 with 1.4 TC is any good and worth this drastic shift! The Tamron 100-400 is my first lens of this type, and I LOVE the results. However, i don't have a personal comparison. I need to be sure the Fuji lens is as good as the Tamron lens!

Any thoughts from ex Canon people? I was hung up on getting body+100-400, but ive realised my Canon gear can buy me a 100-400 XF and i'm sure I can manage with the XT30 for a short while. Glass is long term, bodies always change!

What you said at the end is 100% correct and a good thing to remember when purchasing equipment: glass lasts, bodies change.

The 100-400mm will be odd at the X-T30, but your AF and IQ won't be any different than the X-T3! This is a strength of Fujifilm X mount. Cameras are not necessarily throttled in terms of raw performance.

While you save up for the X-T3 (or maybe an X-T4 ;-)), you may want to invest in a grip for your X-30. A third-party grip like the one from Smallrig won't break the bank and will dramatically improve performance. You can even get a Chinese one for ~£25 on Amazon UK.

Lenstip is probably one of the best reviewing sites ofr lenses. Check out:

https://www.lenstip.com/475.4-Lens_review-Fujifilm_Fujinon_XF_100-400_mm_f_4.5-5.6_R_LM_OIS_Image_resolution.html

and

https://www.lenstip.com/530.4-Lens_review-Tamron_100-400_mm_f_4.5-6.3_Di_VC_USD_Image_resolution.html

(make sure you check the APS-C version of the graphs).

The Fuji outresolves the Tamron by a good margin!

Thanks for the useful links! It’s a bit confusing actually. In the Tamron review he states it equals the performance of the Sigma and Canon 100-400 just about. In the Fuji review he says its not up to the standard of the Canon and Nikon lenses. But the MTF charts, unless methodology has changed, give the Fujfilm higher values in some cases than the Fuji, despite him comparing the Tamron more favourably with the Canon/Nikon.    The only small concern was the 400mm f5.6 seemed a weak point for the Fuji lens. My Tamron lens is f6.3 now though, so could stop down a tad.

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Canon EOS Rebel T7i Fujifilm X-T30 Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM +2 more
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