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  1. I have a SIRUI travel tripod. When I set up my X-T4 for a vertical shot, even with a small lens, it slips. The rubber on the quick release plate (part# TY-50e) is not very grippy. If I use the X-T4 battery grip, it has some grabby surface but the X-T4 is slippery on the bottom. I'm looking for any suggestions on how to make it hold better on the tripod when using just the X-T4. Thanks!
  2. Thanks for the suggestions... I appreciate the advice!
  3. Hi peeps, I keep buying new Fuji stuff and I have too much gear and want to sell some Fuji cameras and lenses. I prefer not to use something like eBay and I live in a rural location so there is nothing local. Is there a good place online to sell gear that is photography specific? Cheers... and thanks for any tips!
  4. deva

    XT3 to XT4

    I also upgraded to from the X-T2 to the X-T4 (silver version) I did not even consider the X-T3. I wanted the IBIS (Now I can sell my X-H1). While I never owned the X-T3, I have briefly used one. I like the handling of the X-T4 better. The grip is a bit bigger for the new battery and that small difference makes it feel just that extra bit more secure in my hand. It is the first of the X-T line that feels perfect for my hands without the added vertical grip. I have the X-T4 Vertical Grip too, but I have not used it yet. The greater battery life is important for me too... between the greater battery life and the more solid grip, I am more likely to leave the vertical grip home. The shutter sound is quiet and controlled. Very unobtrusive! Upgrading from the X-T2 is a no brainer for me. If I had an X-T3, I would think about it. The IBIS and bigger battery would likely sway me.
  5. I have 2 X-T2's and just purchased the X-H1 (all with battery grips)... I have not used the X-H1 all that much yet... but here are my first impressions I immediately missed the exposure compensation dial. It is bigger and heavier. I prefer the appearance of the X-T2 The X-H1 is easier to grip with a heavy lens. I feel more confident holding the X-H1 in one hand. I like the X-H1 viewfinder better The shutter is amazing and so quiet. When I am shooting birds and other animals, it makes a difference. Likewise I expect to use the X-H1 for panels and conferences and the like since it is so quiet. The X-T2 suddenly seems loud. I am often taking nature photos in low light... dawn and dusk so the IBIS will allow me to use some lenses I previously avoided like the 90. I have not tried out the touch screen for focussing I have not tried connecting my phone I've not shot video yet but I will for sure be using the X-H1
  6. Having just purchased the X-H1 I discovered that the RAW files don't work in the non subscription version of Lightroom and that they never will. I am not interested to pay the subscription so am looking for a Lightroom replacement. Lightroom served me well for a long time, and unfortunately, cannot anymore. So I'm interested in what others are doing to deal with this situation.
  7. If you have the paid version of Lightroom, not the subscription, it does not support the X-H1 and never will. I just discovered that myself having just purchased the X-H1
  8. I'll miss the exposure compensation dial...
  9. I do a ton of candid low light photography. Even with people in the photo, there are always moments where the main subject movement is minimal and image stabilization is the difference between a solid image and an un-usable one. A small bit of motion blur in some background subjects is often no problem... the whole image blurry always is. Maybe just speak for yourself, instead of declaring what is good for others or what is useful.
  10. I have 2 X-T2's both with battery grip. That means 6 batteries in the cameras, and usually a spare set of 3 for each (12 total). I've shot thousands of images in a long day and never completely run out of juice. When I am on the street shooting events (which is often), even in very hot weather, boost on, not turning the camera off, I have never had such poor performance in terms of shots per battery as the OP had. At the heaviest use, about 200 shots per battery. More commonly 250-300 per battery.
  11. If I were going traveling not sure whether I would take 2 bodies or not. For lenses... 10-24 is a must for me. I'd leave the 50-140 home (too heavy though such a pleasure to shoot with)... maybe I would take the 55-200 for reach... and I would for sure take couple primes. 16 or 23 and 56. It would be hard to leave the 23 1.4 home, but I think I'd pick the 16 because it can focus really close. So the 10-24, 16, 56 and 55-200... or instead of the 55-200, a point and shoot that had some telephoto reach...
  12. I have found the desert with its sand and dust on windy days harder on cameras than the rain for the most part. I have had cameras shut down due to too much moisture (modern electronic non-WR, not older mechanical) but they always recuperated once dried out. Doing journalistic work one is just at the mercy of various elements and not just the weather. While filming protests, I've had my cameras get pepper sprayed by police and sometimes the police also use water cannons to disperse crowds and I've been caught up in that. Sometimes at festive events, suddenly water is spraying around from an unexpected source. And in large crowds, it is easy for cameras to get bumped, shit spilled on them etc. I find a bit of extra peace of mind from the added protection of WR.
  13. I would like updated versions of existing fast lenses. Adding faster AF and WR... so the 35 1.4, 23 1.4 and 56 1.2 I'd also love an updated 10-24 with WR and faster AF
  14. I don't think the sales of the X-T2 have shocked the company. They have had supply shortages due to unforeseen external circumstances. Otherwise its success was obvious. The X-T1 was successful and an X-T2 was in high demand by users to address the few shortcomings of the X-T1... which it did and did well. The X-T2 is exactly what I always wished the X-T1 was. The X-T2 is a brilliant camera. I do agree that there is some surprise at the initial success of the GFX. However, the two systems have a huge and intrinsic differentiation. The basic normal lens for the GFX is 2 1/2 times the weight, twice the size and almost 4 times the cost of its APS-C counterpart. There just is no problem with the 2 systems competing with each other. Going medium format insured that. The GFX is incapable of replacing most of what I use the X-T2's for.
  15. The weight and size were for sure a big factor for me. The two biggest things though, were the Fuji X-T1 and its dedicated knobs/design plus the excellent Fuji lenses made of metal and with aperture rings and great optical quality and feel. For the first time in the digital age, a camera reminded me of what I liked about shooting my old Nikon FM2. Also, both Canon and Nikon do not really develop their APS-C lens lineups. They have almost no primes. You have to go full frame for that. Fuji took advantage of their concern for competing with their own full frame offerings.
  16. You are making up a narrative that is not based in fact. The latest X100 is slightly smaller than the first generation X100... and very slightly heavier. It is basically the exact same camera The X-Pro2 is the exact same weight as the X-Pro1 and ever so slightly larger dimensions (~1mm). The X-T20 is the same weight and dimensions as the X-T10 Only the X-T2 has any difference from its predecessor. And the X-T2 is 2 ounces heavier, and 2-3 millimeters larger. I have both right here and they feel very close to each other... the difference is not significant, except the X-T2 feels better built and has more secure doors on it. And when the X-T1 first came out, there was no X-T10/20. Today you can buy the X-T20 and it is significantly smaller than the X-T1... So today, with the X-T20 and f2 lenses, you can buy a Fuji X system that is significantly smaller and lighter than when the X-T1 came out.
  17. I don't mind that there is this deal now. In the meanwhile, I have made great use of both of my X-T2's with grips and more than gotten my money's worth. I very much appreciate not having to change batteries so fast as before while shooting events.
  18. That is the same for me... I love to go out walking with one Fuji camera and prime lens. It is small and fun and weighs very little. When I am out on the street covering events, I bring 2 X-T2's with battery grips and the 2.8 Zooms plus the 10-24 and a couple fast primes. It is the versatility I appreciate because I get everything I need with 1 system.
  19. You are not making much sense... The faster and bigger 1.4 lenses came BEFORE the f2 lenses. Only recently do you have a range of smaller primes to purchase.
  20. I've owned the X-T1, X-Pro2 and now 2 X-T2's I am very happy with all of them. I think the Fuji bodies are excellent and they are learning and improving as they go. I like the Fuji bodies more than I ever liked my Nikons (except back in the day with my FM-2) I like the Fuji lenses even more... and the fact that Fuji has such an excellent collection of lenses (far better than APS-C for Canon or Nikon) was a big influence on my switching to Fuji.
  21. The 16-55 2.8 handles well, is quite sharp and focuses very fast... I use it all the time on my X-Pro2
  22. I want a version 2 of the 10-24 f4 that is WR... plus do not mind a bit faster AF... whatever price is necessary I also want the 23/1.4 WR
  23. Had my first 'real' shoot today with the X-T2 (and grip). It performed very well indeed. Definitely a small but noticeable step faster than the X-Pro2 (Was shooting both together today). The X-T2 feels very solid, fast and sure.
  24. Interesting... mine is pretty accurate... still waiting on body #2...
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