My name is Amir, I'm a Photographer from Iran. I recently Joined this Community because I need your advice or opinion on a situation here.
I'm a film shooter and recently I decided to buy a Fujifilm X Camera. I mainly do Landscapes, along with some portraits and street.
I'm on a tight budget (roughly 1100$) and new Fuji products are very expensive here! (more than their normal price worldwide!) so I'm not in a good financial position to buy a Fuji X-T2...
But recently I came across two options here. one is a brand new Fujifilm X-T1+18-55 kit lens around 800$ price tag (special offer) and the other one is a used X-T20+18-55 kit lens (roughly 2000 shots) around 950$.
Depending on my needs, which one do you suggest? I'm planning to go with it for a minimum of 3 years so its a crucial choice for me here and also the weather sealing is a real deal breaker for me.
Greetings from Roswell, GA. I've been into photography since the 1960's, Long time Nikon user, just switched to Fuji. I sold some images with the Nikon and have really enjoyed using it. I'm giving it to my son who has a keen interest in photography and a good eye. Thought about getting a full frame Nikon but just could not deal with the size and weight. I've been fascinated with what Fuji is doing to advance digital photography ever since using an original X100 that belonged to a fellow photographer. Decided to make the Fuji jump when I picked up a new, USA legal X-T1 and the 2.8 kit lens (not like any kit lens I've ever seen before, this baby impresses in all respects). The deal seemed to be "too good to be true", got the camera and lens for $899 from B&H. First round of sooc test shots blew me away - bokeh is incredible, as is image quality and the colors are amazing. Camera feels perfect in my hands and this is the nicest piece of kit I've owned in a long time. Could not be happier with my choice. Looking forward to participating here and learning a lot. Here is the first sooc test shot I took in classic chrome, everything else default camera jpeg. I have already bonded with the Fuji!
When and how are costume settings invoked on the X-T1? I'll primarily shoot in Manuel mode, but also use apeture priority or shutter priority, setting ISO usually at 200. Doing so, I have no idea what is being used for dynamic range, film simulation, white balance, color setting, sharpness, highlight tones, shadow tones, etc. How do I know when a custom setting is being used and when my choice of dial settings are taking precedence over everything else? Confused... Dave