iudex

iudex

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iudex: Well it looks quite easy for me:
I can get the XT-4 for 1489 euros: https://www.e-infin.com/eu/item/4128/fujifilm_x-t4_mirrorless_digital_camera_body_only_(black)
and the TH-1 for 729: https://www.e-infin.com/eu/item/3610/fujifilm_x-h1_mirrorless_digital_camera_(body_only)
So for the price of the XT-4 I can have two XH-1s (plue some change left). So while the XT-4 is undoubtedly a better camera, is it more than twice as good? I dont think so.
P.S. My choice would still be the XT-3 for 903 euros. ;-)

@idaho_X: maybe, I don´t know and actually don´t really care. I bought many lenses from that eshop without any problems. I get brand new goods with 1 year warranty. I know, in EU I get 2 years, but it doesnt really matter. If the goods is not good you can return it immediately and if it breaks down after 1,5 years you still have problems with claiming your rights. Plus it never happened to me that camera gear broke down by itself (mostly i drop it and break it, what is not covered by warranty).

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2020 at 12:55 UTC

Well it looks quite easy for me:
I can get the XT-4 for 1489 euros: https://www.e-infin.com/eu/item/4128/fujifilm_x-t4_mirrorless_digital_camera_body_only_(black)
and the TH-1 for 729: https://www.e-infin.com/eu/item/3610/fujifilm_x-h1_mirrorless_digital_camera_(body_only)
So for the price of the XT-4 I can have two XH-1s (plue some change left). So while the XT-4 is undoubtedly a better camera, is it more than twice as good? I dont think so.
P.S. My choice would still be the XT-3 for 903 euros. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2020 at 06:13 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

Maybe I need to study the specs in more detail, but I see no reason for a Mk II owner to buy this Mk III. The same sensor, same speed (fps), same video rate, same EVF, the same display... and for 1800 USD? Pretty expensive firmware update. ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 07:55 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
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Greg VdB: If it wasn't overpriced, as 1" compacts tend to be, I'd buy it in an instant.

900 USD for a compact really is overpriced. I have just bought an APSC compact for 300 euros.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2019 at 15:26 UTC

Richard said it right: it´s the lens that makes a (system) camera interesting. So this one lens makes the Sony and especially Canon APSC mirorless more attractive. Neither Sony, not Canon have a good, fast and inexpensive portrait lens. And a fast portrait lens is one of the most important lenses (again I have to agree with Richard that a basic portfolio of lenses contains a standard zoom, a wideangle and a fast portrait lens. This Sigma is a perfect lens from all angles: focal length, speed, size and weight, optrical quality and price.
I have a very similar lens: the Fuji 56mm f1,2 and I love this lens. If there was one thing I would critisize it would be the price, it isnt cheap and I would (if there was such choice) gladly give up 0,5EV (f1,2 vs f1,4) for much lower price (890 vs. 420 USD).

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2019 at 14:13 UTC as 11th comment
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iudex: Good choice Barney. I made similar. I was looking for a small camera I can put into my pocket. My Fuji X-T20 is not big, but still does not fit and I have to carry it in a backpack. On a hike or climb it is sometimes (most of the times) not possible or convenient to put the backpack down, take out the camera and shoot. So I ended up shooting with a phone, which is not ideal. So I looked for a compact with good image quality, i.e. at least 1" sensor, ideally APSC. There´s where the Ricoh emerges. Really tiny, but with great image quality. However the Mk III is damn expensive, 900 EUR is a hell of a lot money. Then I came across the Fuji XF10. The same APSC sensor, the same 18,5mm lens, the same f number, the same size and weight... for 300 EUR brand new. This was 1/3rd of the Ricoh, so the choice was clear. Now I am a happy owner of the XF10.

cont.
It´s not a perfect camera, not even close. It is slow, AF is unreliable, hunts a lot, focus tracking is so 2000s. But it is still an APSC camera with perfect 24 MPx sensor, great image quality, dynamic range, great details... in a package similar to 1/1,7" compact I used to have in the past.
I would prefer the Ricoh GR III if the price was similar, it is a better camera. But is it 3x better? Definitely not.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2019 at 12:01 UTC

Good choice Barney. I made similar. I was looking for a small camera I can put into my pocket. My Fuji X-T20 is not big, but still does not fit and I have to carry it in a backpack. On a hike or climb it is sometimes (most of the times) not possible or convenient to put the backpack down, take out the camera and shoot. So I ended up shooting with a phone, which is not ideal. So I looked for a compact with good image quality, i.e. at least 1" sensor, ideally APSC. There´s where the Ricoh emerges. Really tiny, but with great image quality. However the Mk III is damn expensive, 900 EUR is a hell of a lot money. Then I came across the Fuji XF10. The same APSC sensor, the same 18,5mm lens, the same f number, the same size and weight... for 300 EUR brand new. This was 1/3rd of the Ricoh, so the choice was clear. Now I am a happy owner of the XF10.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2019 at 11:59 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
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D7000ShooterUK: The choice is clear, the choice is Fujifilm ;)

@sirhawkeye64: having a shutter speed dial or ASA/ISO dial on the top of the camera makes camera retro? Well if this is the definition, then Fuji is retro and for those who know how to work with exposure triangle its a good thing. For all the others these dials dont have to be touched at all and they can shoot in full auto just like all the other (modern?) cameras.
In my eyes retro refers more to design, the whole styling, angular, with EVF hump, black body and silver top... in this way Fuji is really retro (and a really nice retro) and this is what users like. However Olympus OM-Ds are retro in the same way (and intentionally so).

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2019 at 07:41 UTC
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D7000ShooterUK: The choice is clear, the choice is Fujifilm ;)

What do you mean by fake retro? Nikon Df? ;-)
Whats retro about Fuji X-T3? Or X-H1? Or GFX100? The only retro style Fuji camera is X-Pro series.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2019 at 15:09 UTC
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D7000ShooterUK: The choice is clear, the choice is Fujifilm ;)

Exactly. There is no sense in buying a camera that´s not taken seriously by it´s own manufacturer. And lenses show that neither Canon, nor Nikon take their APSC children seriously.
So if you want to go beyond that kit lens and wanna have some choice, Fuji is the way to go.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2019 at 13:07 UTC
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iudex: I was a Pentax user (and still am a Pentax fan) and loved the small factor of Pentax cameras and especially lenses. I wanted an APSC camera and Pentax at that time had the biggest portfolio of dedidated APSC lenses. I didn´t want to go fullframe since the K-1 was the opposite of what I loved about Pentax: it was big and heavy and so were the lenses. Because of FF (and shifting limited resources to FF) Pentax started to neglect APSC, lenses as well as bodies (there is no K-3 II successor even today!). So seeing no perspective with Pentax APSC I switched to Fuji, which is dedicated to APSC (just as Pentax used to be) and introduces beautiful lenses regularly.
I am sorry for Pentax but I feel it has no bright future, its customers switching to other brands and those few loyals remaining have no real financial power to keep Pentax inovating. Pentax missed the mirrorless train and having only DSLRs is not neough to survive in long term.

cont.
And time confirmed that my decision to switch was absolutely correct. 1,5 years and Pentax hasn´t moved a bit, still no new APSC camera (I know, there is one comming... somewhere in 2020), only 1 new APSC lens - the 11-18mm (again bit and heavy, exactly the opposite of what I want). So Pentax is still where it was 1,5 years ago when I left it. And the train hase long gone. Sad and hard to read for Pentax die-hards, but true.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2019 at 13:44 UTC
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iudex: I was a Pentax user (and still am a Pentax fan) and loved the small factor of Pentax cameras and especially lenses. I wanted an APSC camera and Pentax at that time had the biggest portfolio of dedidated APSC lenses. I didn´t want to go fullframe since the K-1 was the opposite of what I loved about Pentax: it was big and heavy and so were the lenses. Because of FF (and shifting limited resources to FF) Pentax started to neglect APSC, lenses as well as bodies (there is no K-3 II successor even today!). So seeing no perspective with Pentax APSC I switched to Fuji, which is dedicated to APSC (just as Pentax used to be) and introduces beautiful lenses regularly.
I am sorry for Pentax but I feel it has no bright future, its customers switching to other brands and those few loyals remaining have no real financial power to keep Pentax inovating. Pentax missed the mirrorless train and having only DSLRs is not neough to survive in long term.

@pentaust: No, I am not looking for reasons ex post to justify the decision I already made. ;-) I admit I like buying new gear from time to time and Pentax gave me no choice. Hell, I wanted to give them my money, but they didn´t want it! So I looked for other ways. A was considering Micro 4/3, I liked the small size even more than Fuji, but the lenses were too expensive for my taste plus the sensor smaller than APSC. So the best choice was Fuji with their beautiful small lenses (that reminded me so much of Pentax Limiteds). The only thing I miss is the great weather sealing Pentax had. But that´s all. In every other respect Fuji is better (or at least equal).

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2019 at 13:44 UTC

I was a Pentax user (and still am a Pentax fan) and loved the small factor of Pentax cameras and especially lenses. I wanted an APSC camera and Pentax at that time had the biggest portfolio of dedidated APSC lenses. I didn´t want to go fullframe since the K-1 was the opposite of what I loved about Pentax: it was big and heavy and so were the lenses. Because of FF (and shifting limited resources to FF) Pentax started to neglect APSC, lenses as well as bodies (there is no K-3 II successor even today!). So seeing no perspective with Pentax APSC I switched to Fuji, which is dedicated to APSC (just as Pentax used to be) and introduces beautiful lenses regularly.
I am sorry for Pentax but I feel it has no bright future, its customers switching to other brands and those few loyals remaining have no real financial power to keep Pentax inovating. Pentax missed the mirrorless train and having only DSLRs is not neough to survive in long term.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2019 at 10:07 UTC as 6th comment | 7 replies
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Kharan: C’mon Fujifilm, you got this one right, so where is the 70-300mm all around nice zoom for consumers? That 100-400mm is just too damn heavy for casual outings...

Kharan: As the guys above wrote, try the 55-200mm. It may sound a bit boring (55-200mm and variable aperture indicates kit-lens), but its a great performer, way better than the specs suggest.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2019 at 14:06 UTC
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Ben Herrmann: Bammmmmmmm - I'm in!!!!

Been waiting for this focal range for quite some time now (for Fuji cams). Will be ordering as soon as it becomes available.

Thanks Fuji - but let's just hope this new lens has a better copy-to-copy consistency record than their long in the tooth 18-135 lens - and of course, better (sharper) optical performance levels.

Same here. 16-80mm is the most practical universal travel zoom, sufficiently wide and decently long, without compromising optical quality (like the superzooms, e.g. Tamron 16-300). Add an optical stabilisation, weather resistance and relatively light weight (440g is better than I hoped) and it´s a must-buy lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2019 at 14:04 UTC
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D7000ShooterUK: I am curious how a "pumper zoom" such as this, i.e. one that gets longer as it is zoomed, can have effective weather sealing.

D7000ShooterUK: I owned a Pentax 16-85mm zoom in the past, it was also extending barrel system (two segments even) and was designed as "WR" (so the basic WR, not the higher-standard * version). And it survived in rain, heavy splash from waterfall and even a fall into river (well, the optics got decentered because of the impact, but water did no harm). So I believe this lens will make it too.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2019 at 14:01 UTC
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cosmicnode: Those lenses have certainly hit the nail on the head, everything you need for a fast prime range. they are hitting the ground running.

Well you wouldnt be suprised if you held some fast Sigmas. ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2019 at 14:59 UTC
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cosmicnode: Those lenses have certainly hit the nail on the head, everything you need for a fast prime range. they are hitting the ground running.

@derekwolrige: but "smaller mirrorless lenses" is a very strong argument for many. Maybe some people switch to mirrorless because it is in and fancy, but I guess the majority did it because ML brings something that DSLR couldnt (EVF, size advantage). I switched from Pentax DSLR to Fuji mirrorless mostly because of the size and weight advantage (while keeping the same APSC sensor), basically my current kit is half the weight of similar DLSR kit without compromising in quality.
I had a couple of Sigma lenses, inluding Art lens (18-35/1,8) and while I loved its optical quality, I somehow left it in the shelf most of the time because it was just too big and heavy (nickname "Bigma" says it all). So switching to mirrorless and having the offer of DLSR lenses (even bigger due to the adapter) makes no sense to me (and I guess to many other neither).

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 15:21 UTC
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cosmicnode: Those lenses have certainly hit the nail on the head, everything you need for a fast prime range. they are hitting the ground running.

But they somehow missed the nail that says "smaller mirrorless lenses" ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 08:51 UTC
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(unknown member): Are these just the same DSLR lenses with a built-in adaptor similar to the E mounts?

Unfortunately it seems that these are just DLSR lenses with built-in adaptors. Compare the two lenses: https://www.oehling.cz/data/imgs/06/0058406l.jpg https://3.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS600x450~sample_galleries/0966945438/9828189883.jpg It seems the L-mount version is longer (because of the extension for adopter). Maybe some electronic tweaks have been made, but the point is that these are (already bg) DLSR lenses, just bigger. :-(
This is not what I was hoping for. I expected native Sigma lenses for mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 08:50 UTC
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