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Oct 17, 2019 21:57 |  #10861

^I just picked up the Q20, so far I'm pretty happy with it. I don't like that you have to pull the flash unit off to turn on the trigger, but that's a minor annoyance.

Also, side note about the X-H1; I read about the touchy shutter button and that's definitely no joke... it's a hair trigger! What I don't remember reading about though, is how quiet the thing is! It nearly rivals the X100 for quietness on the mechanical shutter... it's insane how quiet it is, I hope that's something that makes it's way into future X-Pro cameras (since I'm probably going to skip the 3).

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Oct 18, 2019 07:00 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #10862

Yup lol. All you have to do is look at the shutter button and it goes off on the XH-1. I soemtimes forget when I'm switching between it and the XT-3.


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Oct 18, 2019 07:29 |  #10863

PLLphotography wrote in post #18946385 (external link)
Yup lol. All you have to do is look at the shutter button and it goes off on the XH-1. I soemtimes forget when I'm switching between it and the XT-3.

So definitely not a camera for people with hay fever


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Oct 18, 2019 19:34 as a reply to  @ post 18946209 |  #10864

Thanks. What do I use for wide and ultra wide?




  
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Oct 18, 2019 19:35 as a reply to  @ post 18946226 |  #10865

I saw the Flash Q but was wondering about the power output compared to a Canon 600. I know it is less, but any idea by how much?




  
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Oct 18, 2019 21:17 as a reply to  @ trailblazer's post |  #10866

It depends on the camera. The leaf shutter changes everything.


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Oct 19, 2019 12:37 as a reply to  @ lucky7's post |  #10867

I've never used a leaf shutter. Is there a thread on POTN or somewhere I could go to see examples of portraits with this flash?




  
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Oct 19, 2019 20:34 as a reply to  @ trailblazer's post |  #10868

I don't know specific details, but you don't need a really powerful flash because you can shoot at faster shutter speeds. It's like high speed sync, but you just use any flash you want. This allows you to shoot wide open and still catch the strobe. The built in ND also helps with this. There's probably more info about it somewhere, and I'm likely not explaining things very well.

I think that a lot of people get hung up on the fixed focal length of the camera (X100F). People focus on what it can't do, instead of the many things it can do.


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Oct 20, 2019 04:45 |  #10869

This may help explain about the leaf shutter. The X100 series of cameras is just amazing and beautiful....

https://improvephotogr​aphy.com/44427/what-is-a-leaf-shutter/ (external link)


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Oct 21, 2019 13:44 |  #10870

Just ordered the Fujifilm 35mm f2 as a replacement for my f1.4. As much as I like the 1.4, the AF tracking in lowlight is painfully bad and I'm really hoping the f2 is better in that regard.
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Oct 21, 2019 18:26 |  #10871

Anyone else read the new AF sensitivity for the X-PRO3 is -6? That’s kinda dark environment stuff, the X-PRO2 is only -1 & it -3 on the X-T3 ( wonder if the XT will get some FW love ). If it is true I’d be interesting at some of the darker places people go when shooting


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Oct 21, 2019 18:33 |  #10872

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Anyone else read the new AF sensitivity for the X-PRO3 is -6? That’s kinda dark environment stuff, the X-PRO2 is only -1 & it -3 on the X-T3 ( wonder if the XT will get some FW love ). If it is true I’d be interesting at some of the darker places people go when shooting

-6ev is roughly the light you get when you're away from the city lights in the middle of the night and the only light available are the stars in the sky, not even the moon according to this website: http://www.fredparker.​com/ultexp1.htm (external link)
So astro photographers will benefit from that, but they aren't the type of people who are going to buy the X-Pro3. Super cool though!


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Oct 21, 2019 23:43 |  #10873

-6EV would be extremely useful to me! I dabble in a little astro work each year (would do much more if I lived in an area condusive to it). I prefer to use manual lenses because getting the XF lenses at the focal distance just right always seems to be even more of a chore... I'm really hoping I'm wrong about the X-Pro3 and will end up getting one... but I really can't get over the LCD, that's going to seriously effect the way I use the camera.

I do find that the X-Pro2 isn't nearly as bad in low light as many people seem to say it is though, idk, maybe I'm just not as demanding of my gear.

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Oct 22, 2019 07:50 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #10874

I'm also fine with the X-PRO2 in low light, getting better AF can't hurt though. I also don't seem to be demanding in the ultimate performance for a camera to be useable, least for what I shoot...


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Oct 22, 2019 08:53 |  #10875

Having 3 girls I've incorporated a thinktank lens bags, Thinktank mirrorless mover 20, spider holster belt and pro clip. You can pack a lot of gear on your belt with no backpack required on family outings.

If you incorporated a pair of 5dmk4's in your pro work you'd notice a good jump in IQ as if you updated/replaced your current Canon L glass.....no joke!!! Also the low light capabilities would really be noticeable in the high iso capabilities.

In the Fuji world the OE flash units are utter garbage even thought they were developed by Metz. The extremely inexpensive godox system is not really considered pro as it lacks weather proofing but it's excellent value for the price.

Godox Xpro-f or X2t-f are very versatile triggers. If you demand brainless and easy remote control of flash onboard a flash head on shoe the Godox V1 f is the only real solution as the interface is pretty much simple as the godox xpro trigger series. If you just want bounced flash use the extremely cheap godox v860mk2 is lithium battery operated and it works well just like any 580exii or 600ex Canon flash unit. Only the V1 has the quick connect lock and the rest of godox flashes use the cumbersome screw secure lock from back in the early days.

Beauty of Godox is you can use a godox flash as a remote flash even with your canon. If you use a Godox "C" canon trigger it will communicate with your Fuji designated flash both TTL or Manual flash.

The incredibly super cheap price of the V860mk2 will provide you days of flash power if you are shooting remote flash at 1/16 manual for events. Lithium lasts forever!! If you buy a V860mk2 for your canon system consider it a disposable flash if it ever has issues, but keep the battery as a spare. No point spending money on godox for repairs as the flash units are somewhat reliable and price point makes it disposable.

When I take the approach of using primes I buy the fastest possible. I see no point using a single focal length prime losing versatility if it's a slow f/2 or f/2.8 prime. The weight difference between f/2 and f/1.4 is not gonna make your arm hurt or any noticeable sacrifice. Fuji 1.4 primes are nothing compared to even FF f/1.4 glass.

I do see a good handful of f/2 users with the rope style retro neck straps. It's the look of a tiny glass retro body but far from the Leica price point.

For the size of even the f/1.4 prime variants I do not see a big advantage going f/2 primes if you want to get every once of performance. I'd say look into a 16mm f/1.4, 23 f/1.4, older design 35 f/1.4, semi sluggish af 56 f/1.2 and 90mm f/2. Basically that spread of primes is like a 24mm, 35, 50 and 85mm f/2.1 "DOF" equivalent full frame combo and 135mm f/3 FF dof equiv. f/2 primes are tiny and great but IMO I'd rather have a 16-55 f/2.8 and have the versatility of almost 4 primes (f/2 versions) getting a heavier but versatile combo.

What you may find interesting is the X-t2 and X-t3 is not that far from the Canon 5dmk3 in sensor performance. Canon Raw file colours under challenging light may fall apart sooner than the more modern sony sensor aps-c found in the Fuji body. The 5dmk4 is still clearly a winner in IQ in my case if you are happy with mirrored body technology and physical size. Since your looking for a secondary system you should be very pleased with the Fuji system.

If you want similar performance in UWA that your accustomed too with your Canon system..... You better be looking at the 8-16m UWA. It lets in f/2.8 of light but will only provide you at least f/4 dof full frame equiv. The 10-24mm f/4 Fuji zoom is excellent for low light but it hits a wall in AF in low light while you compromise increasing noise in low light with f/4 slow glass.

You will definitely find Fuji to be smaller in some cases. You will need to determine if buying a 50-140 f/2.8 is equivalent to your 5d3/ 70-200 f/2.8IS combo. If you can borrow a Canon 70-200 f/4IS mk2 you'll get a feel of the dof you'll get with your 5dmk3 body. When I shot the Fuji in the past I'd rather carry a slightly heavier system vs a bulky slightly heavy 50-140mm on a gripped X-t2.

You will never know till you dive into a system. You may possibly convert to a primary Fuji user. I have no regrets leaving Fuji but I've converted a lot of my friends to Fuji and they love it. Find what tools works for your application.

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Hey guys,

First, some background context: Canon user here. I shoot weddings, commercial work and portraits. My current camera bodies are two gripped 5D3s and lenses are the 16-35 2.8L III, 24-70 2.8L II, 70-200 2.8L IS II and 100 2.8L IS macro.

I do not have the opportunity to hold, rent, or use a Fuji in my country. Camera rental companies do not exist and I do not have any friends or colleagues with Fuji and there are no camera stores here.

When I go on vacation, which is sometimes to the US, as I live in a third world country, I usually travel abroad go with 1 gripped 5D3, and all lenses except the macro, along with two flashes, a remote trigger for the flashes, a wireless trigger to operate the camera so I can be in the group shots, and a travel tripod.

Obviously, that is a lot of gear to carry while on vacation, and most time I use the 24-70 lens as the walk around and leave the rest in the hotel. I do use the 16-35 if I am going to look at architecture, or for shooting scenic landscapes, and I do use the 70-200 when I take candid snaps of my wife and toddler, or if I decide to take portraits of my wife and kid, which I try to do with OCF included.

Before I had a toddler, carrying the gear in my thinktank streetwalker pro was never an issue. Now that I do have a toddler that also requires carrying, along with the toddler bags etc, it has become a huge hassle to vacation with gear. I have also started vacationing with my wider family as well to reduce costs as we can now rent a villa/small house/large apartment and share costs for food/lodging when we travel. They do not have patience with me when we go out and I have to fiddle with gear, and I struggle as I deal with new responsibilities, while still trying to get the best photos I can of my family as trips abroad as usually a big deal for us as it is a great expense.

All that out of the way, I am looking for something smaller and lighter that I can carry that would still give me great quality images. I have a Canon A1 in mint condition from my dad which I love using because of the manual and analog experience so I am thinking of the Fuji cameras vs something with an inherent digital vibe like the Sony. Plus, I just find the black and silver Fuji XT3 to be quite handsome. I am also not looking to replace my Canon gear for my professional work at this time, but just to find a camera system that is fun to use and light to carry.

I do realise that my shooting style tends to be on the extreme ends of each lens, so I am usually shooting 16mm, 24mm, 70mm and 200mm. The 70-200 is probably the only lens that I use the interim distances a lot. I am looking at getting all primes.

I was thinking of picking up the X100F, but I simply for the life of me am not sure I will get by with just the one lens, especially since I keep reading it is soft close up and I dislike non-sharp photos.

While I think the Fuji XT3 could be the camera, I am on the fence about the lenses. What should I get? I see there are 1.4 and f/2 variants and while I like the idea of the fast lenses, especially as the crop body makes the bokeh of the f/2 look like f/4 but is it really that bad? With weight being an issue, I am in such a pickle and I hate not being able to hold the equipment and try it out to see for myself.

Also, what do I get for flashes and for a flash remote trigger that doesn't look too bulky? I would also need a remote trigger to trigger the camera on a tripod so I can be in some photos.


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