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Slowly moving from Canon to Fuji and liking it so far

 
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Dec 01, 2014 13:30 |  #1

I have been canon user for like 10 yr or so and about 2/3 months ago got Fuji XT-1 along with 35mm f1.4. This camera and the fuji lens really impressed me. Image quality out of the camera is really god. AF is still slow compared to a dSLR but not that bad. Hope it gets better with the new firmware being released this month.

After shooting with 35mm f1.4 for few weeks, I picked up 23mm f1.4, 14mm f2.8 and just now the 56mm f1.2. All fuji lenses are very very good and I love the aperture rings on the lens. The ring movement should be little tight but overall it seems much better way to adjust aperture.

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Dec 01, 2014 14:08 |  #2

The fuji x-t1 really is great! I'm currently using the xt1 with the 23 and 56 lenses. I hear that 50-140 is working very well, but I decided to buy back into canon after having sold off my camera and lenses. I picked up an old 1d iin and am testing the tamron 150-600mm, ultimately saving to purchase the sigma 120-300. For me this combo should work well, the fuji for wide/normal focal lengths and the 1d with teles for anything sports/action.


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Dec 01, 2014 14:43 |  #3

I went from a 5D II and L lenses to the X-T1 several months back. I'm also using the 23/56 combo and have been impressed thus far. My only gripe is battery life, but it's not much of a hassle to swap out a battery every now and then. The size and quality is what gets me hot and bothered  :p


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Dec 01, 2014 14:59 |  #4

Agree battery life just plain suxx. I bought 2 after mkt batteries with a charger and they seem much worse than the OEM ones. Another bad thing on the camera (XT-1) is the AF selection. Wish it had little joystick.


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Dec 01, 2014 21:27 |  #5

Can't have it all - there's no way to get an old 1-series battery into such a small body. Yes, I've got 12 batteries.

The 56/23 combo is good (excellent lenses) but the 56/10-24 combo is outstanding for weddings.




  
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Dec 01, 2014 21:54 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #6

Which brand did you buy? I use Wasabi Power batteries for my X-E1, EOS M and my 6D (now sold) and all of them work as well or better than the OEM batteries.


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Dec 01, 2014 22:21 |  #7

My plan...well as of now, we all know how quickly photography plans can change. I'm thinking adding the 10-24 and then the 90mm would complete my lens lineup.


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Dec 01, 2014 22:22 |  #8

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #17302974 (external link)
Which brand did you buy? I use Wasabi Power batteries for my X-E1, EOS M and my 6D (now sold) and all of them work as well or better than the OEM batteries.

I also use the wasabi batteries and they seem to be performing equal to the original fuji.


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Dec 01, 2014 22:35 |  #9

I'm at the beginning of this move - I've sold almost all my Canon gear and have an FX 18-55 on order (found a good deal on a used one.) Next paycheque comes the XT!, and the paycheque after that the 55-200. I hope to be able to have enough to shoot with by January.



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Dec 01, 2014 22:59 |  #10

I checked and mine aren't wasabi.


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Dec 01, 2014 23:30 |  #11

Please define bad. I'm curious about how many exposures you're roughly getting on a charge.


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Dec 01, 2014 23:40 as a reply to  @ PineBomb's post |  #12

Bad mean really bad. Charge it fully, say take < 50 shots in a day, evening time turn on camera, and no charge.


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Dec 01, 2014 23:49 |  #13

bobbyz wrote in post #17303331 (external link)
Bad mean really bad. Charge it fully, say take < 50 shots in a day, evening time turn on camera, and no charge.

50 or less? I throw 50 away for kicks sometimes. ;-)a

I'm surprised it's that bad. At that rate it's not a serious option. I hope it improves some time soon with later iterations.


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Dec 02, 2014 02:36 |  #14

bobbyz wrote in post #17303331 (external link)
Bad mean really bad. Charge it fully, say take < 50 shots in a day, evening time turn on camera, and no charge.

That's entirely due to the aftermarket batteries, I can guarantee that... that or there's something wrong with your camera.

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50 or less? I throw 50 away for kicks sometimes. ;-)a

I'm surprised it's that bad. At that rate it's not a serious option. I hope it improves some time soon with later iterations.

I have an X-E1 and it's nowhere near that bad, with any battery. I don't really count it in shots since when I'm out and about I'm not usually snapping away all that much with it, but I can go for several hours on each battery with regular shots ever few minutes or so, and the X-E1 is supposed to be worse than the X-T1 for battery life.


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Dec 02, 2014 09:04 |  #15

I am still considering this same move. The only thing that prevents it so far is (well, funds mostly) reports of the XT-1s video functionality. I understand a firmware update is going to address some of these things so we will see what happens then.


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