X-H2 as alternative for fullframe

Started 4 months ago | Questions thread
OP Barnie25 Regular Member • Posts: 426
Re: X-H2 as alternative for fullframe

And-roid wrote:

Barnie25 wrote:

I've been looking at new fullframe cameras since I sold my X-T3, made up my mind what I wanted to buy and then I saw a secondhand X-H2 in new condition at a local store...

The camera felt perfect in my hand and I loved the button layout. My main reason for jumping to fullframe was the shallower depth of field that it can achieve. Mainly for portraits.

So I thought how the following kit be as a fullframe alternative:

  • X-H2
  • 23 1.4 WR
  • 56 1.4 Sigma
  • 90 2.0 WR

All these lenses are good wide open and are either a dedicated portrait lens (90mm) at f2.8 equivalent or f2.1 equivalents. All should give me ample depth of field.

It would give me a 35,85,135 spread in fullframe terms which I think is perfect for portrait work.

Is it worth getting this for around €4000 instead of a fullframe setup for the same money?

Its incredible!

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The store also had the new 56 1.2 as a secondhand deal. It's also tempting to just get the 23 and the 56. It's probably not hard to live without the specialty 90mm. Low light / high ISO is still kind of a thing though..

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