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Everything posted by Naddan28

  1. @lumens I understand what you're saying XH for IBIS is their current strategy. I just question whether that's viable when virtually every mirrorless camera at £1,000+ price includes IBIS. IBIS will become more and more just a standard, as opposed to a feature. Just like having internet on a mobile phone or remote central locking on a car. If Fuji want to crank out £1,200+ bodies for the next 2-3yrs then skipping IBIS in the XT3 might be a mistake. Also, with the recent release of the XH1it's probably going to be a good 12months before it's updated, so users will be forced to choose between IBIS and old sensor or new sensor and no IBIS. Simiarly, how are they going to handle a more powerful processor in the XT3 and the potential for higher frame rates? You could end up with a non-IBIS XT3 being able to shoot "better" video than an XH1 but without IBIS, whilst we wait for XH2 to appear with the latest processor and sensor.
  2. Hmm I just can't see how the XT3 could be released without IBIS! I know technically it's apparently not possible, but I just don't see how Fuji can expect this to compete for 2-3yrs without IBIS at a £1200+ price point. Short of the current canon MILC i can't think of any other camera released (non-Fuji) without IBIS at. The price point Fuji are aiming for. Sure they'll sell upgrades to those heavily invested in the system (although with those specs I suspect that won't be as easy as it was with XT2) with glass but expanding their user base will be very hard with a non-IBIS body at the time Canon & Nikon are rumoured to be entering the market in a big way and Sony are moving the price of FF down.
  3. Yep. It’s kind of taken me by surprise in all honesty. I think the biggest challenge now will be the rest of my kit and whether it gets a look in etc. I looked at the T2 long & hard, but decided it didn’t “feel right” so passed on it. Looking forward to seeing what an X100F heavy year does to my photography & views on gear!
  4. Hi I’m sure loads of you already know this but... the X100F is one hell of an upgrade on the X100S! I’d been on the fence for so long regarding an upgrade, as I’ve got an XT1 and thought it would be a better choice to upgrade etc but one Friday I was at the airport for a city break and saw an X100F for £1130 and decided to bite the bullet. Over the past 12 months my photography has languished and despite having a love/hate relationship with my X100S it’s been my go to camera for sheer convenience over the past 2yrs, with the last 12m it providing 90% of all my best images. Yes the new sensor and simulations are nice but what’s completely blown me away is the ergonomics. The new battery, improved AF and focus joystick has absolutely transformed a camera (X100S) from a difficult, love/hate relationship to head over heels romance! Those small changes were something I’d not even really considered when reading reviews/weighing up decisions, so I thought I’d share a quick post to help any other X100S owners out there, thinking and wondering about whether an X100F is worth it.
  5. Looking at these survey results, it makes you wonder why Fuji don't think a remade 35mm F1.4 or better, with WR and the latest focusing won't sell!? Perhaps it's part of a strategy to shift customers onto the GFX.
  6. Thanks again for the posts. Hmm I might rent one and see how I get on. I toyed with getting an X100F but wasn’t sure whether that was the answer either 35mm f1.2 or something that’s WR & fast focusing would be ideal....
  7. Hi Merlin, how does the XT1 & 23mm f1.4 compared to the X100S or 35mm f1.4 and XT1? Thanks everyone for the responses. I currently use an XT1.
  8. Hi I was wondering whether any fellow X shooters have any observations on the 23mm f1.4 and its AF speed? I’ve got a fair amount of Fuji gear including an X100S, 16-55mm & 35MM f1.4. I really like the rendering of the 35mm but it’s AF is so painful (especially when compared to the newer 16-55mm) I rarely take it out of the bag and end up manual focusing half the time to avoid issues. Similarly whilst I love my X100S I find it slow to focus and pretty soft wide open. I’ve been thinking of selling my 35mm and replacing it with the 23mm f1.4 but don’t know how it’s AF will fair? Is it close to the newer 16-55mm? I’m not particularly interested in the F2 lenses as with the X100S and a 16-55mm, I don’t think the difference would be worthwhile.
  9. $111 for 7 days on lensrentals.com, I suggest you shop around a bit!
  10. Unless you have a need for the 100-400mm post safari, I'd rent it.
  11. I went to South Africa a few years back when I was shooting m43 and took a 100-300mm (200-600mm focal length) and X100S. I wouldn't entertain going on another safari without at least a tc on the 50-140mm, but would seriously be considering the 100-400mm as you really need the reach. I'd actually be tempted with both lenses (50-140mm & 100-400mm) for a combination of light gathering (don't forget the drives happen at sunrise and sunset) and reach.
  12. I agree, the UK price looks steep compared to either other macro lenses on the market or other Fuji lenses. If you look on wex, it's a similar price to the 50-140mm (1,329) and far more expensive than the 16-55mm (848) yet on BH photo those two lenses are priced 1,600 USD and 1,200. This suggests the macro lens should be closer to the £850-£950 mark, which would make it more comparable with other manufacturers offerings. I'm hoping prices will fall in the short term post the launch hype.
  13. Ditto, the price is pretty steep when compared to other macro lenses like the Sony 90mm, all of which are 1:1 and cover a 35mm sensor. I'm starting to wonder if Fuji are taking the mick with some of the new product pricing....
  14. Hmmm is your uncle expecting a "tradaitional" wedding photography experience from you? cermony stuff, getting ready, formal group shots, first dance etc or given the wedding is less traditional, is he just happy for some nice photos of the day and not to worried if they're aren't many and nothing to formal etc? Also is the entire event happening at the bistro (i.e. Ceremony, cake, party etc)? My advice would be to really firm up expectations and make sure he understands what you feel you can/can't do. As for kit, if I were you I'd want fast aperture lenses as the from those location photos on google, some of areas look dimly light or busy/unattractive so being able to "hide" those areas with a fast lens (56mm f1.2 maybe?) would be useful.
  15. I'm interested in hearing views on this as have been thinking along the same lines as the OP. Tired of paying a sub for minimal fuji x support or wider development in general. I wondered whether affinity photo could help as a photoshop stand in?
  16. Just be aware the focus speed on the 35mm is painfully slow compared to newer lenses. It will not maximise the speed benefit your XT2 will give you. Don't get me wrong it's a great lens in terms of IQ and rendering but it's not without its flaws.
  17. Funnily enough I was thinking about a similar thing today, but on my side of the pond (London). Perhaps we should try and get some organised.
  18. Two boxes (a3 size) on a book case, lenses and cameras in one, everything else (filters, batteries etc) in the other with bags stacked down the side of a book case. I sometimes leave my x100s on the study desk in our extension, in case I want easy access when we have guests.
  19. If you're worried about weather sealing the 16-55mm or 16mm are your only current wide options. The super wide 8-16mm lens on the roadmap might be worth waiting for if WR is really that important.
  20. Really hoping this comes out soon, I've been holding off investing in off camera lighting until someone properly supports Fuji. Godox and their huge range of lighting would be ideal!
  21. Something sub f2, with great autofocus in the 33-35mm prime range would be ideal. Anything after that bonus. As for people wanting the X-Series to other basic features competing models do at the same price point...I'm not struggling to see the logic in that. Nor can I see he "huge" comprises made in the XT2.
  22. The Fuji x series was built on good ergonomics, IQ and colour/jpeg rendition supported by great glass. Given the standard length f2 lenses didn't come along for years I can't see how they "made" the system. If you're going to pin that on a single product, it's probably the XT1. Whilst I agree the 33mm f1 is probably too much, a series of fast focusing sub f2, WR primes is hardly niche, even more so a 50mm standard equivalent one. I can't actually think of a single serious lens mount that doesn't have a premium sub f2 50mm equivalent. The 35mm f1.4 produces a great image but try shooting a child indoors...I'd rather manual focus. It makes no sense to have inferior focusing, weather seal lacking, fast glass at a price premium to the f2 range. If Sony had (or does) designed an FE mount camera that had the ergonomic and build qualities of a Fuji X, I suspect you'd see a lot of reluctant Fuji users jumping ship. Something nobody really wants.
  23. With the GFX system, recent slew of f2 lenses and pulling of the alleged superfast 33m I have to wonder whether it spells the end for any development (or redevelopment) of high end x lenses. What do others think? Personally I'm on the fence and have held off investing anymore cash in my X series gear.
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