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Nov 19, 2017 15:21 |  #16

Got Fuji X-T1 for a really good price and ordered various adapters form eBay.

I am also looking at a very lightly used (less than 8000 shutter count) Nikon D810 at my local camera store for about $1600 but not sure should I buy that one or just wait until Christmas for a better pricing for a new one or may be Canon 5d Mark IV.

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Feb 07, 2018 13:17 |  #17

I think you made a great choice! I despised adapting my Nikon lenses to my Canon. Wide open was fine, but once you stopped down, the viewfinder became pretty dark, and the metering was less than great. With a Nikon body, the lens will stay wide open until you fire the shutter (just like any native lens). Since getting my Olympus I love using the old manual primes. Being that it's an EVF and it reflects the exposure, you don't have to worry about the dark viewfinder or poor metering. Enjoy the X-T1, I've heard some really good things about it. I was torn between the E-M1 and X-T1 when switching, but ended up going with the Olympus for the AF.


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Feb 08, 2018 21:09 |  #18

Scottboarding wrote in post #18558666 (external link)
I think you made a great choice! I despised adapting my Nikon lenses to my Canon. Wide open was fine, but once you stopped down, the viewfinder became pretty dark, and the metering was less than great. With a Nikon body, the lens will stay wide open until you fire the shutter (just like any native lens). Since getting my Olympus I love using the old manual primes. Being that it's an EVF and it reflects the exposure, you don't have to worry about the dark viewfinder or poor metering. Enjoy the X-T1, I've heard some really good things about it. I was torn between the E-M1 and X-T1 when switching, but ended up going with the Olympus for the AF.

Yes, I am very happy with the image quality I am getting with the kit lens with my X-T1. In fact I went a head and ordered a Fuji X Pro 1 as well. I think at $500 brand new it was a steal. I love to shoot with rangefinder style cameras.

I have ordered various adapters to use my Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Olympus manual focus lenses. I am going to buy a Nikon body to get use of some AF D lenses that I have collected including Nikon 85 1.4, 80-200 2.8, 180 2.8 and 300 f4.

I am not into latest greatest anymore as these 4-5 years old cameras are still give me amazing results.

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Feb 08, 2018 22:06 |  #19

penduboy wrote in post #18559686 (external link)
Yes, I am very happy with the image quality I am getting with the kit lens with my X-T1. In fact I went a head and ordered a Fuji X Pro 1 as well. I think at $500 brand new it was a steal. I love to shoot with rangefinder style cameras.

I have ordered various adapters to use my Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Olympus manual focus lenses. I am going to buy a Nikon body to get use of some AF D lenses that I have collected including Nikon 85 1.4, 80-200 2.8, 180 2.8 and 300 f4.

I am not into latest greatest anymore as these 4-5 years old cameras are still give me amazing results.

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$500 brand new is absolutely a steal! I've never been able to afford the latest and greatest cameras, so my entire photography journey has been on "old" cameras, and I've yet to have any problems. I think we've hit the time where just about any interchangeable lens camera in the past 5 years is going to work just fine for most people. The 5Diii has been out for 6 years now, and it's still a very capable camera today.


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Feb 08, 2018 22:39 |  #20

Scottboarding wrote in post #18558666 (external link)
I think you made a great choice! I despised adapting my Nikon lenses to my Canon. Wide open was fine, but once you stopped down, the viewfinder became pretty dark, and the metering was less than great. With a Nikon body, the lens will stay wide open until you fire the shutter (just like any native lens). Since getting my Olympus I love using the old manual primes. Being that it's an EVF and it reflects the exposure, you don't have to worry about the dark viewfinder or poor metering. Enjoy the X-T1, I've heard some really good things about it. I was torn between the E-M1 and X-T1 when switching, but ended up going with the Olympus for the AF.

My Nephew bought Olympus mirrorless and he is very happy with his purchase. He love IBIS on his camera. When I bought my Fuji, I was also debating between Olympus and Fuji and in the end went with Fuji.

I still have Olympus OM 2 which I really enjoy using from time to time.

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Feb 09, 2018 07:23 |  #21

I have a bunch of Nikon and Canon stuff, for various reasons. (and an OM-2, somewhere)
A D810 or D850 with those lenses would be very nice.
Sony, Olympus, Fuji... do all make desirable cameras now though!




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Feb 09, 2018 09:01 |  #22

Yes, you can’t go wrong with any manufacturers these days. They all make amazing cameras. I am in market for a Nikon body, Nikon D800E or D810 or D3s or D4. I can also consider D800 if I get a good deal on that.

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Feb 20, 2018 10:08 as a reply to penduboy's post |  #23

Best budget-wise out of all those would be the D800e. Can find them all day long for $1000 used (just sold mine for $800 with 65k actuations). Too many D800's had the focusing problems. The E version was more or less exempt from them. D810 would be marginally better (a stop cleaner ISO, the 800's I found to be only good up to around 1600 at best) for maybe $1000 more on the used market.

D3 is ooooold tech, no point in buying nowadays. D4 is new enough that the pros generally want 2k+ for them, in which case your infinitely better off with a D810 or D500 if you're shooting sports.

Another option would be a D750, see them on sale from time to time. They were just $1250 or so a month ago.




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Feb 20, 2018 21:05 |  #24

tdlavigne wrote in post #18568184 (external link)
Best budget-wise out of all those would be the D800e. Can find them all day long for $1000 used (just sold mine for $800 with 65k actuations). Too many D800's had the focusing problems. The E version was more or less exempt from them. D810 would be marginally better (a stop cleaner ISO, the 800's I found to be only good up to around 1600 at best) for maybe $1000 more on the used market.

D3 is ooooold tech, no point in buying nowadays. D4 is new enough that the pros generally want 2k+ for them, in which case your infinitely better off with a D810 or D500 if you're shooting sports.

Another option would be a D750, see them on sale from time to time. They were just $1250 or so a month ago.

very good advice....thanks. D4 is very expensive though I misses one sold for about $1600 with 50000 clicks on it.


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