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  1. I moved from Nikon FF to Fuji as well. I'm not one of the guys that did the switch because of the weight, but because I just like it better for various reasons. For landscape I have no doubt in my mind that the X-T2 (which I have and use for that) is capable enough for your requirements. From your original post I would also tend to buy a lens that is more flexible. I know there are different types of landscape photography, but it definitely is the area where wide angles are used very often. I love my 10-24 for landscapes, because it produces those wide angles and dramatic perspectives. It's not weather resistant, though, and aperture is "only" 4.0. Maybe I'll add a 16 1.4 at some time. However, the 18-135 is a very flexible zoom range, I'm sure that would work very well as a starter. I don't own it myself, but I did hear very good things about it. It might not by as sharp as the primes (almost no zooms are), but coming from Fuji I'm sure it is very good. However, you won't be able to use a teleconverter on that lens! See here for more infos: http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujinon_lens_xf14x_tc_wr/specifications/
  2. Agreed. I don't need IBIS, but any improvement in (low light) AF is welcome.
  3. Thanks for sharing, much appreciated! My question: Did the focus improve in low light? My X-T1 struggles (takes long or fails to acquire focus) in low light situations compared to a DSLR and I'd like to know if we can expect a step forward in this regard. Thanks!
  4. What surprises me the most is that some people, like the OP, report results as good as DSLRs, while others claim Fuji is still years behind concerning AF. Is that really just ignorance on the user's part...?
  5. You are probably right when saying the lens selection is the limiting factor for many sports at the moment. However, there are sports that can be shot with a 70-200 lens and I'd assume you can compare that to a Fuji with the 50-140. I'm no pro and don't claim to be able to compare the two systems objectively. But I have noticed the Fuji AF to be slower in tracking and especially for initial focus acquisition (especially in situations when it cannot pre-focus). Almost all blogs and posts from pros regarding this topic seem to agree with that. I'm sure you can get good results with Fuji in sports/action right now, if you have good conditions (and expectations vary from photographer to photographer ). But DSLRs are more robust regarding AF performance and I started this topic to find out if there are people here that have the technical background and can shed some light on how far behind mirrorless AF is at the moment.
  6. Ah ok, not sure about the Fuji experience in the report I have in mind. But are there really so many settings that are different compared to DSLRs? Other than high performacne mode and disabling face detection I cannot think of many more from the top of my mind...
  7. I don't think lack of experience is the reason all the time, since it was a long time professional sports shooter. I'm sure there are lots of people that are not experienced and they could improve by learning. Well, I'm sure I'm one of them... But a professional can compare the performance well enough I'd assume. I think the problem is not only tracking, but also how fast the AF focuses initially. As far as I know mirrorless has some drawbacks here and can only keep pace if it uses prefocusing - but that does not work for all situations. Maybe there is someone that knows the technology and can explain the current drawbacks and the outlook for mirrorless sensors. I don't think it's purely guessing if we can gather more facts about the ucrrent state.
  8. I like the magazine as well. However, not sure why the contest prize is an X-T10, since most readers will likely already own a Fuji camera. I'd prefer lenses as prize, but that's just me.
  9. Hi all, We know that Fuji cameras (and mirrorless in general) are already well suited even for professional work. There are multiple wedding photographers even in this forum that now work exclusively with the Fuji X, and maybe even more portrait, street, etc. photographers. For sports photographers, on the other hand, the Fuji system is not yet ready as the only system to use. I read a report from a professional sports photographer using the X-T1 at a soccer game and the person claims that the AF system is just not on par with the modern DSLR's speed and responsiveness. He further assumes that Fuji (mirrorless) ist 5 to 10 years behind DSLR concerning responsiveness (without cheating / pre-focusing). What do you think about this - how long will it take Fuji and other mirrorless camera makers to catch up to DSLR AF performance. I know the Fuji AF is good enough for most use cases and scenarios, but I am talking about professional level sports and action photography. Thanks for your opinion!
  10. After re-reading this topic: Are we sure it's gonna take 5-10 years until mirrorless catches up concerning low light AF? I'm sure it's possible to work around the limitation of the current generation Fuji cameras - but couldn't the next generation already bring us to DSLR performance?
  11. Hi all, I had been photographing for a couple of years as a hobby, when I realized (two years ago) that my passion was not there anymore. Previously I always would take my camera with me, just because there was the chance of getting a nice shot. That time was gone, and I didn't bother bringing my large DSLR with me, unless there was a clear "mission" to take some images. Then I stumbled upon the Fuji X-E1, and all of the sudden I wanted to have it with me all the time again. I liked the sound of the shutter, the aperture ring on the lens, the controls. The AF was way worse than on the DSLR, the dynamic range was not as good - but I liked to hold it and take pictures with it. It basically re-ignited my passion for photography. Since then I've switched to Fuji all the way and now have an X-T1 with various lenses. I assume the time will come when using the Fuji cameras and lenses will be normal to me, and nothing special anymore. Old DSLRs already feel like dinosaurs to me, when I take them in my hands... Since I cannot (and don't want to) switch brands when my passion for photography is slowly diminishing next time, I'm looking for ways to keep it alive. Do you guys experience this as well? Or do never get bored with photography at all? If this happens to you: What do you do to counter it? Do you try new kinds of photography, new gear, or what else? Do you just accept it and take a break from photography and come back later? Looking forwards to hear from you!
  12. 1. Lens quality (build and IQ) 2. Manual controls and "feel" of the cameras 3. Fuji listening to customers and providing firmware updates #2 really makes brand-new DSLRs feel outdated, when I pick them up again. All together make me stay with Fuji, even though I preferred my Nikon sensors and AF performance.
  13. Least used features are probably those I don't even know of. Other than that: I shoot raw, so all JPEG features are usually unused by me. Thinking about changing that, though.
  14. Interesting to see that there are so many different expectations for the new camera. Looking forward to the first reliable rumors.
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