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Advice between Sony a6300 / Fujifilm XE-3 & available lens options?

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Feb 06, 2018 09:45 |  #1

Decided I want to re-focus on my family, and downsize my Canon gear to a mirroless setup I can manage with 2 very active children and 1 more on the way. After handling several bodies/brands at a local stores, I narrowed down to Sony (for compactness/AF speed) and Fujifilm (for control layout). I seem to prefer the Sony lens options and the Fujifilm bodies.

I was ready to pull the trigger on:
Sony a6300 (body only)
35 1.8 as my grab and go
18-200 f3.5-6.3 for when I want versatility and reach (in a small form factor, outside with good light)
90 2.8 macro (because I enjoy both macro & using a long prime for sit-down portraits)

I originally wrote off Fuji due to the seemingly higher costs and fewer native lens choices, until I read about XE-3 which I've not yet to have the opportunity to try
Fujifilm XE-3 with 23 f2.0 (a little wider than I'd prefer, but still a focal length I'd enjoy)
18 - 135 f3.5-5.6 (I wish it were longer, but it would still serve my intended purpose)
80 2.8 macro (very surprised by the price, vs my 100L - also worried that the critters I sometimes shoot would run away or find themselves cornered and decide to charge at me @ 80mm or 90mm...)

Has anyone had experience with both?

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Feb 07, 2018 00:02 |  #2

I was in a similar situation when I decided to sell my canon kit and give mirrorless a try.

Coming from canon I was also shocked that Fuji doesn’t have a lot of “cheap” lenses in every focal length. I was looking to get some bare bones lenses and upgrade as my needs progressed. It turned out to be a good thing as their IQ/build quality is really amazing for the price when compared to pro lenses from other brands.

What pushed me towards Fuji were the ergonomics(iso, shutter and aperture dials) and the cost of lenses compared to Sony. Granted I was looking at G-master lenses that did not fit in my budget.

After holding both systems in my hands my mind was set on Fuji because it felt great when shooting. I like the Sony system but the layout did not compliment my shooting style.


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Feb 07, 2018 00:12 |  #3

Fuji does have a 35mm f/2 lens too.
And it seems you could use the 80mm macro on a 1.4TC if working distance is of concern.

If history has proven anything. it's that evolution always wins!!

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Feb 07, 2018 04:42 |  #4

I can't offer any insight into Sony gear as I haven't used it but I have to agree with Osa that while Fuji lenses aren't cheap, I would say they do offer really good value for money. They aren't budget in price but none (AFAIK) of their lenses are budget in performance or construction either.

The new range of f/2 primes all look really good. I'm looking at the 23mm myself.

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