Making the switch to Fujifilm. Saying good bye to Canon (for now)...

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syrcular Regular Member • Posts: 128
Making the switch to Fujifilm. Saying good bye to Canon (for now)...

So I've decided to sell off my remaining Canon pieces, and go full on Fujifilm for all my photography, and possibly some video work.  I have an Xpro2, X-T2 and X100F, so I'm all set and in the echo system.

I'm just curious for former Canon or Nikon users that have switched over to Fujifilm, that were in the full frame realm...do you have any regrets?  I know in certain instances, especially in wider aperture, you experience less bokeh and not as shallow depth of field as you do with Full Frame.

But just curious for those that made the switch how you feel now, about it, and what it's opened up (or closed up for you).

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Joachim Gerstl
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here are my thoughts after the final switch
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Astrophotographer 10 Veteran Member • Posts: 9,596
Re: Making the switch to Fujifilm. Saying good bye to Canon (for now)...

syrcular wrote:

So I've decided to sell off my remaining Canon pieces, and go full on Fujifilm for all my photography, and possibly some video work. I have an Xpro2, X-T2 and X100F, so I'm all set and in the echo system.

I'm just curious for former Canon or Nikon users that have switched over to Fujifilm, that were in the full frame realm...do you have any regrets? I know in certain instances, especially in wider aperture, you experience less bokeh and not as shallow depth of field as you do with Full Frame.

But just curious for those that made the switch how you feel now, about it, and what it's opened up (or closed up for you).

I used a D800e and got an XE1. I found I used the XE1 more and more.

The main advantage of the Fuji is smaller size, vibrant colours and better white balance.

The main advantage of the Nikon was the usual FF advantages, better DR, better low light performance.

But with the latest X series that advantage is slowly eroded away but I find I have to keep an eye on DR as sometimes overexposed skies turn an ugly cyan which I dislike.

I never have to worry about that with a Sony A7r2. With a Canon their usual problem is shadow noise or banding. Fuji does not have that as its a Sony Exmor sensor.

Greg.

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michaeladawson Forum Pro • Posts: 10,986
Re: Making the switch to Fujifilm. Saying good bye to Canon (for now)...

I have no regrets because I haven't made a total switch.  And probably won't for a long time.  The Fuji cameras are a joy to use.  I love them.  But they just don't do what my Nikon full frame bodies can do.

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lexvo Regular Member • Posts: 215
No regret at all

I switched from Canon FF + L-lenses three years ago, main reason was to have less weight and a compact setup. I have no regret I switched.

As for missing FF shallow DOF: well, I liked my fast lenses like the 135/2 but I often would stop them down a bit to get more DOF. So for me, no I don't miss shallow DOF.

What I certainly don't miss is micro focus adjustment. I've spent too many hours tuning AF. I think mirrorless AF is much more consistent in this regard.

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dv312
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Re: Making the switch to Fujifilm. Saying good bye to Canon (for now)...

Left Nikon FF a few moons ago

At the time I missed the shallow DOF

With Fuji you can still do it but only with a few selected lenses

But after a while I tend to forget , especially since I don't do a lot of portraits

Noise wise I 'm satisfied with Fuji output

I don't usually push past ISO 6400

For sure I don't miss the larger bodies and heavier lenses, nor the clacking of the mirror, and the anemic live view

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Alfonso Bresciani
Alfonso Bresciani Senior Member • Posts: 1,784
Re: Making the switch to Fujifilm. Saying good bye to Canon (for now)...

syrcular wrote:

So I've decided to sell off my remaining Canon pieces, and go full on Fujifilm for all my photography, and possibly some video work. I have an Xpro2, X-T2 and X100F, so I'm all set and in the echo system.

I'm just curious for former Canon or Nikon users that have switched over to Fujifilm, that were in the full frame realm...do you have any regrets? I know in certain instances, especially in wider aperture, you experience less bokeh and not as shallow depth of field as you do with Full Frame.

But just curious for those that made the switch how you feel now, about it, and what it's opened up (or closed up for you).

I have been using 2 fuji  fuji x-t2 for about a year and I miss full frame, the noise at hig h( iso ) iso on a crop sensor is also atrocious! The Juji is a joy to operate and amazing to use, however  since I shoot a lot with low light,  (6400 to 12800 iso) i'm thinking on getting the sony a9 to try it out. I miss background separation and bokeh.

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Astrophotographer 10 Veteran Member • Posts: 9,596
Re: Making the switch to Fujifilm. Saying good bye to Canon (for now)...

Alfonso Bresciani wrote:

syrcular wrote:

So I've decided to sell off my remaining Canon pieces, and go full on Fujifilm for all my photography, and possibly some video work. I have an Xpro2, X-T2 and X100F, so I'm all set and in the echo system.

I'm just curious for former Canon or Nikon users that have switched over to Fujifilm, that were in the full frame realm...do you have any regrets? I know in certain instances, especially in wider aperture, you experience less bokeh and not as shallow depth of field as you do with Full Frame.

But just curious for those that made the switch how you feel now, about it, and what it's opened up (or closed up for you).

I have been using 2 fuji fuji x-t2 for about a year and I miss full frame, the noise at hig h( iso ) iso on a crop sensor is also atrocious! The Juji is a joy to operate and amazing to use, however since I shoot a lot with low light, (6400 to 12800 iso) i'm thinking on getting the sony a9 to try it out. I miss background separation and bokeh.

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I haven't found noise at high ISO on my XT2 to be atrocious, actually very good, class leading.

A9 though seems to handle high ISO very well. Its also 3X the price but it is an amazing camera, I have only demoed it at a store and it felt fabulous and is so fast. It feels Pro.

Greg.

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Shockwave Senior Member • Posts: 1,291
Re: Making the switch to Fujifilm. Saying good bye to Canon (for now)...

syrcular wrote:

So I've decided to sell off my remaining Canon pieces, and go full on Fujifilm for all my photography, and possibly some video work. I have an Xpro2, X-T2 and X100F, so I'm all set and in the echo system.

I'm just curious for former Canon or Nikon users that have switched over to Fujifilm, that were in the full frame realm...do you have any regrets? I know in certain instances, especially in wider aperture, you experience less bokeh and not as shallow depth of field as you do with Full Frame.

But just curious for those that made the switch how you feel now, about it, and what it's opened up (or closed up for you).

Switched from the D750. No regrets. I do find I need to use primes a little more for DOF, but in some respects I’m glad, because not lugging around a 70-200 has been a pleasure. My 90mm gives me amazing DOF.

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