So I have decided to go all in with Fuji after a heavy Canon vs Fuji debate. Now my next problem is which body to choose. The more I read the more trouble I have deciding on a body. I have used both the XT10 and XT1 the past, I greatly preferred the handling of the XT1 and to be honest though the XT1 looks big online in reality it’s not much bigger than the XT10. Now I am leaning towards something different, like the XPRO2 or X-E3. I am a photographer all the way, I don’t care for video and have never once (that I can remember) ever used the tilting screen of my former bodies. If I need to shoot video, it’s mostly family events and my iPhone is good enough for these situations.
Logically the XT2 seems like a better all around value, but the XPRO2 is appealing, a different design and layout I might enjoy more. I added the X-E3 to the mix because the X-E3 is basically a mini XPRO carrying over some of the features that seem interesting to me like the joystick while also adding a few other features. Of course if I decide late to invest in heavier primes, the XPRO2 might be a better fit, I dunno.
Background: I have been shooting for over 20 years (I’m 41). I shot professionaly for a few years (hated it, lol) and have been around the block with numerous bodies and glass. These days I am much more of a casual shooter. Mostly family events, my kids running around, or their recitals and while I enjoy every type of photography, I have a love for portraiture. I enjoy primes to zooms. I am not going to lie, I am shallow enough to admit that camera looks are in fact important to me. Don’t ask me why, I am just inspired to take more pictures with gear I can appreciate both inside and out.
I have never shot a rangefinder style camera before, but the more I read the more intrigued I am. I am used to center eye point, so I imagine that would take getting used to.
I know all Fuji’s share the same senor, but I will admit the images online look better from the XPRO2, maybe that’s just due to the people who shoot Witt them.
Thoughts from others ?