AlanU wrote in post #18714147
With all of this X-T3 excitement I feel my X-t2 is showing it's age. The XT3 quad core finally has bump up to the AF speed I always wanted in a Fuji.
This Conservatory had some seriously fast flying birds. If I had the X-t3 there would have been less frustration for sure........
Regardless, the IQ was great with the Xt2 and very pleased with the performance of the 50-140mm..... which I almost sold :0 At this moment I think I'll keep this lens as it really is a stunning IQ maker and provide me the FL gap for this type of situation.
Dont be too sure that the X-t3 will be the cure for your frustration on nailing fast flying birds until you have tried it. I still cant get the super fast ones like little finches, swallows etc and Ive been trying for years same as many other birders have
FYI Im trying to get a demo x-T3 with a XF 100-400 from my camera supplier I buy off to try out at the wetlands I frequent becaUSE I need to know if the X-t3 combo is faster than my 5DSR 100-400 combo in the important areas like single and continuous shot tracking , shutter lag, RAW buffer speed etc . Then if it is better Im totally out of Canon and all in 100% on fuji because thats the only thing holding me back to date. IMO Field testing is the only way of telling if it meets your requirements because published specs on these things dont mean anything when it comes to real life use. Thats how I ended up with my gear I have now for BIF although I sacrificed FPS by going 5dsr vs 7dMk2 howver that was all I sacrificed yet I gained 50Mp ve 23mp which helped with cropping ... And this is exactly how I will approach the X-t3. Although in this field test I wont have much else to compare apart from tracking speed etc as everything else that fuji has is known to me like xtrans vs bayer array, quality of fuji glass etc although the drop to a 26Mp from 50Mp will also be a consideration. But if the X-t3 is substantially faster in all areas of operation( tracking etc) then I will weigh up the drop in pixels to what it means in more keepers by havingh the faster and more accurate tracking system