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Nov 12, 2016 15:42 |  #1

I have been a canon shooter for many years. Currently I use 5D Mk3 with various L lens. I shoot lot of landscape, cities, travel photography, occasional portraits, and humming birds at home. I had been looking into getting mirrorless for lightweight travel option, but did not want to sacrifice the quality of what I get from my 5DMk3.

I was able to find one XT-2 in stock at Bestbuy online and ordered it with, along with 18-55mm, 10-24mm, and 55-200mm lens. (Initially I was going to pull the trigger on A7rII with metabones adapter, but read focus performance issue with the canon lens and metabones adapter. And with the Fuji system I was able to get the camera and 3 lens for about the same price as the A7rII body only).

So I could use any suggestion/recommendat​ion coming from shooting Canon FF DSLR to the Fuji X system. I have a 8 day trip coming up next week to Dubai, and I am looking forward to using the Fuji there. I have not looked into getting any filters yet. (I have the LEE ND filter system for my 5dkmk3. Not sure if those filters are usable with an adapter on the Fuji).

Currently I am planning to keep both systems and see what works for what situation. But in the future I would like to stick to one system...if possible.


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Nov 12, 2016 15:55 |  #2

Hey there. I'm a Canon shooter with a secondary Fuji X system. Every time I've tried a new system (Fuji included) I've found it somewhat crippling at first. There's just a lot to learn and a lot of muscle memory to overcome. I can't honestly say that getting a new system and leaving on a trip with it is the best way to become acquainted and comfortable with it. I would suggest that you download the manual immediately, get as much practice as you can before leaving and give it some time after you get back before making a final decision. As for your concern about quality I think you'll find the Fuji exceptional. The RAWs are very robust and the ISO performance very tough to beat for APS-C.


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Nov 12, 2016 16:18 |  #3

Welcome to Fuji from another new-adopter.

No suggestions coming from Canon to Fuji as I came from Nikon FF, but the system is very easy to use. I picked up my camera one evening from a local seller, and the next day brought it along to a shoot without reading the manual or anything. I ended up using the Fuji more than my FF body, and the images just blew me away!

Not sure what your style is, but maybe consider picking up a couple of quick primes, they are truly sublime and seriously rival the best from Canon/Nikon.


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Nov 12, 2016 16:30 |  #4

I have been reading a lot about the x-t2 and not worried about the quality, and really excited to use it. I can't get any primes now as I went slightly over budget. (I am at the point where what homeland security does not know does not hurt her  :p)

For my upcoming trip I got 2 additional wasabi batteries with charger. Will I need more if I keep them charged overnight.


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Nov 12, 2016 16:52 |  #5

monty87 wrote in post #18182757 (external link)
I have been reading a lot about the x-t2 and not worried about the quality, and really excited to use it. I can't get any primes now as I went slightly over budget. (I am at the point where what homeland security does not know does not hurt her  :p)

For my upcoming trip I got 2 additional wasabi batteries with charger. Will I need more if I keep them charged overnight.

2 extra batteries is a good idea. For the price I'd buy more since these batteries do not last that long.

You can get away with alot using the 18mm @ f/2.8 with the high iso capabilities of the X-T2.

You will be shocked how nice the images turns out with a very affordable 55-200 zoom. If you use a 16-35 f/2.8mk2 or even the newer f/4IS you'll find that the Fuji 10-24mm is a remarkable lens.

The 18-55 kit lens does a fantastic job. Fuji did a great job in producing very high quality images with this kit lens. I'd say it's more on par with a 24-105L mk1 as far as image quality goes.


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Nov 12, 2016 17:15 |  #6

You'll get 300-400 shots per battery so for travel three a day should be good. Nothing that you shoot will be a problem for the X-T2 to capture but I also second the primes they are great to shoot with. I came from the 5D3, there is little I miss and so much more I enjoy now.

Figure out the electronic shutter, spot metering matched with the AF point & preview image in screen on/off so you can see what you get or in the dark...
There is so much to set up it'd be a long list that differs for most. If you Lee system is the square kind you'll just need the few adaptors to mount it to the lenses otherwise step up/down rings. Happy shooting.


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Nov 12, 2016 17:49 |  #7

Thanks for all the suggestion.

I ordered two more wasabi batteries. My Lee system is the square ND filters and rectangle (100mm) ND grad filters. Not sure if the grad ones will be two big.

I just checked LEE's site and the 10-24mm lens has a 72mm filter diameter, so I dont need to invest in their mirrolerss filter line (Sev5n system). I just need to get the ring adapter.


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Nov 13, 2016 07:30 |  #8

I switched from Canon to Fuji and now I only use my Fuji. However the difference is a bit of a culture shock. Took me a while to get used to the aperture adjustment being on the lens and most the settings on dials.

The Fuji is no different than a DSLR but things are in different places. The best advice is read the Fuji manual and when you think you've got it read it again.


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Nov 13, 2016 08:14 |  #9

If your old enough using the Fuji is like riding a bike, second nature.




  
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Nov 13, 2016 14:20 as a reply to  @ Lumens's post |  #10

So to change the aperture you don't change the dial on the camera, but on the lens. So if you are on A mode, does changing the aperture on the lens, adjust the shutter on the camera electronically ?


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Nov 13, 2016 15:01 |  #11

monty87 wrote in post #18183405 (external link)
So to change the aperture you don't change the dial on the camera, but on the lens. So if you are on A mode, does changing the aperture on the lens, adjust the shutter on the camera electronically ?

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Nov 13, 2016 15:47 |  #12

There are some Fuji XF lenses that the aperture is adjusted via the command dial. Another thing to look into if your on a budget are Fuji XC lenses optically quite good
but plastic construction including the lens mount. The 16-50 mm and the 50-230 mm selling now for $199.00 each.




  
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Nov 14, 2016 14:00 |  #13

I came from FF Canon > Sony A7 > X-E2 & the Fuji is lovely to use for sure. Yes, I'll miss my old manual lenses no longer having the same FF 'look' but I don't think I'll miss much else ;)


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Nov 14, 2016 15:34 |  #14

I would customize the camera so different Fn buttons can do things like change Face detect, adjust AF from single point to zone, size of AF point area and things like that. On my XT1, I shoot 100% manual like my 5dmk3. I use aperture rings for aperture and front dial for ss as my ss knob has gotten stuck. As long as you don't switch between normal use and flash/studio strobe, things are easy between 5dmk3 and XT.


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Nov 14, 2016 18:47 |  #15

Just got my package right now. Very excited to dive into it. Have been busy reading up and re-searching more on the prime lens line up. I am looking into selling my Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 and EF 85mm F/1.8 lens and getting some X primes. I have not used these two lens much and they have been just collecting dust.

Are there any Fuji equivalent to these canon prime lens. These two are my favorite EF lens.

EF 135mm F2.0
TSE-25mm F/3.5 II. (This has been my favorite landscape lens )

After reading up more the electronic shutter it now makes sense the popularity of the fast prime lens.


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