The Fujifilm X-Series camera thread

Discussion in 'Photographers' started by cutegel007, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. markandapps

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    Your pictures can make very good wallpapers. Very nice.
     
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    Anyone buying an xt30 in megamall tomorrow? I’ve been eyeing the 35mm f2 and it’s on sale tomorrow but you need to buy an xt30 first to avail the discount, so if you’re buying one maybr I can buy the lens from you please!
     
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    I'm ready to buy XT20 with XF 18-55 kit lens lazada from this store. I've contacted the store and they only provide the 7 day lazada warranty and nothing more. The price is so enticing. It's way less than the 52k price from an authorized Fuji store here in Zamboanga city.
    What is your take and advice for me? What are your past experiences? The store said the camera and lens are brand new. If I push through with the purchase, this will be my first ever purchase of a mirrorless camera. Never owned a slr camera before.
     
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    I would rather buy in the facebook page xpph x-shop, there are reputable sellers there that offer fuji gear with official warranty at a lower price than those at the stores. Check the fb page and joing the group.
     
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    Thank you. Joined the page and there are so many options. Also, I considering the Xe3 with 23mm lens.
     
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    any inputs on the Fujifilm X-T30, for video recording
     
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    I can't afford the XT30 but I'm leaning towards purchasing the XT20. Any input with the XT20 and the 18-55 XF kit lens?
     
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    Which part of video recording specifically are you interested in?
    I would say for general use, the quality is superb. I record in 4K and use the Eterna film simulation by default (disclaimer: I am a beginner at video recording; in fact, I switched from a DSLR to the XT30 to try video).

    The file size is quite huge (given it's 4K), so you would need to have a large space for storage. It has a maximum continuous recording of 10 minutes, but this is more than enough for me, per clip. I use 23f2 and 50f2 which are both not stabilized so this is probably one of the challenge since the XT30 doesn't have an IBIS. I did not have a chance to use an 18-55 (which is stabilized), to compare. Maybe other folks who use XT30 here can give more inputs. :)
     
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    How's the bokeh with the fast lens you have? I have the 18-55 on the XT20 and OIS does a decent job removing jerks/shakes. But I am left in wanting with the F2.8 aperture in low light situations.
     
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    Looks like you purchased the X-T20. Congratulations!
    The f2 primes of Fuji namely the 23mm, 35mm, 50mm are all wonderful lenses. In fact they rival their f1.4 versions in terms of bokeh and sharpness. and they are known to have faster af than their f1.4 counterparts. Of course the f1.4 versions would win in lowlight because of it’s wider aperture. I personally have the 35mm f2 and I’m very happy with it. Bokeh is wonderful, af fast, it’s sharp even at f2, low light is something you would expect from an f2 lens, it would perform great on typical low light situations like say, a night time in a still decently lit city street.

    While I do not have the 18-55mm, with ois I would assume it will help with low light shots. And you have to consider that the 18-55mm has a variable aperture and would go to f4 at the 55mm focal length. Numerous reviews out there would say that the 18-55mm of fuji is one of the best kit lens you can buy. Try mixing up your settings like increasing your iso or lowering your ss to compensate during low light. And I highly suggest shooting raw so you have more flexibility when editing the photos. I can still pull great photos with an underexposed shot even by two full stops.
    Btw what do you normally shoot?
     
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    Hello, sorry to get back to you late. I wanted to have at least more than a week with the Fuji XT20 and see the pictures in a large screen and compare the results with a smartphone camera.
    My primary intention of buying the XT20 was to shoot videos but at least 90% of the time, I take photographs! I am on manual mode all the time (focusing is on continuous autofocus).
    Yes, I tried mixing it up the settings and the image quality is amazing.
    I am shooting jpegs since I don't know how to edit raw photos. I do edit photos sometimes on Final Cut Pro X. Maybe I'm just lazy learning Lightroom or a new program. For now I'm sticking with jpegs. BTW, What photo editing software do you use?
    The XF 18-55 is very versatile but setting my sights on the 23mm F2.
     
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    Hi all! What do you guys think of the XT100? I currently have an X100S, and I only bring the camera during travels. I don't need anything too professional, just something that needs a little tinker to get my desired shots. I feel limited with the X100S's fixed lens, and I could do with something that has 18-55mm range. I was originally looking at the XT20 for sometime now, until I saw the XT100 on display at some camera shop. Anyone here is a user? :)
     
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    Hello, XT20 user here. If you're going to get the XT100, if you can also get the 18-55mm XF kit lens with it, go for it. :)
     
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    It comes with a 15-45mm lens. It’s quite affordable at 27,500 (hidalgo prices). Collective cons about the camera are reviews say though that it’s not for fast moving objects. Hmm
     
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    Love the jpegs straight out of the XT20.
     

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    X-T2 + 10-24
     
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    After owning the X-T20 for 1.5 years i’ve had to replace the thumb grip (fell off) and the rubber grip in front of the camera (warped and loss of adhesion). Aside from those 2 snags i love the camera.
     
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    X100F - Jukothai at Stories by Lilypad
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    Hello, I have a question please help. On my XT20 with IS MODE, which should I choose CONTINUOUS or SHOOTING? I usually use AF Single when taking photos. Will this also affect in video recording? I switch to continuous AF when shooting videos.
     
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    Hi all,

    I'll be buying my first mirrorless camera, and I've settled on Fujifilm's X-series. My sister who's really into photography said that my main consideration should be the weight, because the lighter the camera, the better chance that I'll actually use it over my phone. Her other advice was not to go for the best or flagship model, as it will be my first real camera, and it is better to invest in the lenses.

    With that in mind, I'm choosing between the X-T20 or X-T30, which are the lower end variants to the X-T2 and X-T3. I've been watching YouTube reviews and reading some online reviews, and from what I could gather, the main advantage of the X-T30 over the X-T20 is the better video capabilities and autofocus. Since I'm a relative newbie (I've been using phones for many years now), I was wondering if it makes sense for me to get the X-T30 now, since it is more future-proof, and essentially use it as a "practice" camera. Or just get the X-T20 which is cheaper.
     
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