The Fujifilm X-Series camera thread

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

  1. ericb

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    Hi everyone, are there workshops within Manila where an aspiring / newbie photographer like me can learn basic photography?
     
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    For me, I think it depends on two main things: Your budget and your primary use.

    If your budget allows you to purchase the X-T30, then go for it since, as you said, it is more future proof and generally performs better than the X-T20. But if the X-T20 fits your budget better, then that might be the better option. Even if the X-T30 does fit your budget, it might be a good idea to save money, go for the X-T20, and invest in lenses, just like your sister said.

    What is your primary use going to be? If you need the camera primarily for video, then the X-T30 is the better choice. If you're primarily going to use the camera for photography, then the X-T20 might be enough for your needs. If you're shooting fast moving objects though, then the X-T30 might be the better option.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    always check with fujifilm ph's facebook page on their upcoming workshops, most of them are free and can help you meet fellow fuji users and learn from them
     
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    Any suggestions where to best buy one? Currently eyeing the X-T100 and Henry's online deal seems to be the cheapest so far. I was thinking about just getting the X-A5 since I still have a DSLR but the lack of viewfinder is a bit of a deal-breaker.
     
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    I think Henry's and Camerahaus are good options. Any store that carries official local Fuji units with warranty would be a good choice. I was asking around a few weeks ago and sometimes the difference between the shops would just be the freebies or the terms of payment. If ever there would be a price difference, it would be small. The stores with official local Fujifilm units generally price it around the official price of Fujifilm PH.

    I'd say go for the X-T100. The presence of a viewfinder definitely justifies the higher price of the X-T100. I'm partial to using a viewfinder. You might look for it too since you're a DSLR user.
     
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    I ended up buying the X-T20 from i-Click Digishop in Glorietta (it has branches elsewhere like Megamall). I think the prices there are quite good; same as Camerahaus prices - just compare. If you can afford cash/straight charge, choose that option, the stores give additional 10% discount. When I was comparing among brick and mortar stores, I found Henry's prices to be higher - not sure if it was just timing. As the Xmas season approaches, I think the promos and discounts will be more competitive. Good luck.
     
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    Excellent choice. What lens did you get? Or body only?
     
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    My primary use is actually to learn how to use a "real" camera, for photography not video. I ended up with an X-T20 although I really wanted the X-T30. I just couldn't justify the extra 10-15K. It was so funny when I got home with the X-T20 - I couldn't even figure out how to remove the 18-55mm lens. The sales staff from i-Click actually took pains to explain the features to me when I got the unit - he even helped me install the Android app etc. But really, I had no idea what he was talking about. It's only now that I understood that he was explaining aperture priority and other settings to me. Hahaha. Remembering how foreign the camera seemed to me - it's why I was probably right in getting the X-T20. Hahaha. In fact, I'd have been better served with the X-100 series first, and later on upgrading to the more complicated models.
     
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    I got the X-T20 with the 18-55mm lens kit. And last week, I got the 35mm f2 (taking advantage of the Fuji lens festival and the 10/10 promo of Visa - where I will hopefully get another 10% off).
     
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    X-T4 is coming this month with a bigger battery capacity, higher resolution flippy screen, and finally IBIS! It’s the same sensor though and is likely $200 more than the X-T3. Who is getting one??
     

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