AlanU wrote in post #17951514
How you liking the X-T10?
Today I've put my X-T10 to the test and it failed me. I've yet to test a Xpro2 but the AF system in the X-T10 just does not meet my standards for events photography. The Lag is simply slow for the style I shoot. Even my aging Canon 5dmk2 using center focus is lighting fast and I do not miss moments in capturing expression. Even though the X-T10, XE2 is suppose to be an improvement I still think it's lethargic.
I do not have a big lens selection since I just bought this camera less than a week ago. The 16mm f/1.4 is relatively fast in AF but still the body driving the lens still needs improvements.
Battery life was not something I appreciate. I tried to use the EVF only to conserve battery power but that was still not much of an improvement. I had to grab my spare battery in relatively short duration of time of shooting.
However in most casual settings the fuji's AF is "good enough" but I still think the focus points even at it's smallest settings is not small enough for precision.
IQ wise I'm pleased to say it gives me more confidence compared to my M43 Raw files.
I sure hope the Xpo2 is substantially faster in AF. At this moment in time the X-T10 is great for my secondary system but no way can it replace my Canon system.
Love the X-T10. I've shot 2 "events" with it - a guest speaker presentation at work and a family member's retirement party. All I used was the X-T10 and 35mm 1.4, as that's really the only lens I have for Fuji that would be suitable for low light. The 35mm 1.4 is probably a slower-performing lens in the Fuji lineup now.
I thought performance was fine for what I shoot. I also like to catch more spontaneous "candid" type shots than posed/staged shots. The eye-detect AF was pretty useful for this. What I particularly like about using Fuji X cameras for these things is people tend not to pose for me (which I like). If I have my Canon 6D and 24-70, if people see me they feel obligated to stop and pose/smile, and I really hate those type of shots (unless the situation calls for it). If people seem me roaming around with that Fuji, they just kind of leave me alone and usually don't know I took the shot. So for that purpose I love it.
That being said without a doubt I lose more shots with the X-T10 than the Canon 6D/ 24-70ii combination. In fact using the 6d's center point with that lens, I can't really think of times I miss shots due to poor AF. It's basically boom-boom with that camera, and it's my go-to for events.
But I came from an X100s, so the X-T10 is a huge huge upgrade from that. The X100s was just flat out not reliable for me for shooting events. AF was slower, and sometimes just seemed to miss altogether.
Of course, I very rarely do paid stuff so my demands on equipment is a lot lower than a full-time pro. If someone asked me to shoot a wedding, I'd have no qualms about using the X-T10 but only if they agreed to let me shoot in a more documentary style, and I could afford to lose some shots here and there. If someone asked me to shoot in a more traditional style where certain shots must be taken, I'd definitely take my 6D.