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Canon to Fuji to Canon

Al ­ Rohrer
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Dec 15, 2018 15:56 |  #1

A little over a year ago, due to advanced age and heavy camera equipment, I sold my 5D MkII and 5D MkIII and L lenses and invested in a Fuji x-e3 and an x-e2s with four lenses. I really liked the little cameras but it turned out that they were difficult to hold and operate with my large hands. I could have lived with that but didn't like Fuji's menu. It seemed like everything I did required two or three adjustments but what really aggravated me was adjusting the darn aperture. Each lens was different.
To make a long story short, I sold all of my Fuji equipment last week and bought a Canon 7D MkII and three lenses. Don't know if Canon's menu is any better than Fuji's, but I know it a whole lot better and I'm more comfortable with it. I do know I'm a lot happier with what I'm using now.

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fondling the 5D4
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Dec 15, 2018 16:28 |  #2

Bummer. You should have tried X-t2 or X-H1. Why did you choose the little bodies?

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Dec 15, 2018 16:51 |  #3

Al - I used to shoot Canon and Nikon together for a lot of years before going completely Canon in 2014. For mirrorless I've bought and sold Fuji, Sony and Olympus for a total of 4 bodies and I've tried a few others. Even though there are some features that mirrorless offers that I'd love to have my bias still leans toward DSLR and ergonomics is the biggest issue. Particularly in winter. At the end of the day what people say in reviews and on forums means nothing. You need the system that is going to work best for your particular scenario. I hope things work out for you. Good luck with it.

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Feb 08, 2019 15:32 |  #4

Been pondeirng this too. Have used Canon 5D from '05 and recently sold the 5D-IV. Now without the SLR I'm wondering.Kept the glass because I like what I have and the 100L is fantastic! In that middle ground trying to determine if the move will be good. I also had an X-E2 though it wans't quite what I wanted and had shot it concurrently with a Canon M3. The Canon workflow was already present so there was little to no transition in that regard.

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Feb 09, 2019 11:20 |  #5

I have small hands but I'm yet to find a small body that I don't find far better after making it slightly larger.
$20 L bracket (the L removed) with grip makes the Fuji X100S much easier to use and hold.
A waste really, if it was made like that it could have and extra battery in the grip...
I find the Fuji menu quite good.

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