Sergey, I had a thought through: did you decide to …

ЭТО – КОММЕНТАРИЙ К СТАТЬЕ: My friend used to shoot on the full-frame Nikon D800 and now he starts to use the Fujifilm X-T2. What is the result?, оставленный читателем (нажмите на ссылку, чтобы почитать саму статью) Sergey.

Sergey, I had a thought through: did you decide to switch to Fujifilm X-T2 Body?

Igor, because I’m fond of photography, then I have an interest in the Fuji X-T2. And I’m watching Paul’s works, as well as watching the blogs of other owners of the Fujifilm X-T1 and the Fujifilm X-T20. I like the manufacturability of these cameras. Probably, I would not be against having such a camera as a spare … but it’s too costly to have two systems.

But there are three things that distinguish my perception from Pavel Chertalev, who decided to sell his Nikon D800. Firstly, I am not so heavily strained by the size and weight of my kit. Secondly, I see the “magic picture of the full frame” – when I take pictures with Nikon D610, I sing with pleasure, and when I look at the pictures from APS-C , I see “to small image details” … Maybe it’s a placebo … but for me this factor is decisive. Third, as I wrote to Paul below, I do not like Fuji’s special color, it’s some sort of synthetic. In other discussions I already wrote that I really like the colors from Canon.

Given the financial losses when changing the system and the three factors listed above, I do not think that in the near future I will change the Nikon D610 to the Fuji X-T2, and whether I will change at all because of the APS-C factor. Perhaps in three or four years I will be seriously interested in full-frame mirrorless Sony. At the moment I think that a more competent investment in improving the images will be Photoshop courses, visits to master classes and so on.

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My friend used to shoot on the full-frame Nikon D800 and now he starts to use the Fujifilm X-T2. What is the result?
Alexander, thank you and for your compliments! As for your question, I will support Alessandro: indeed, there is the same X-Trans CMOS III sensor in the Fujifilm X-T20, the Fujifilm X-T2, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and the Fujifilm X100f models, as well as in the recently announced the Fujifilm X-E3. Accordingly, the image quality of all 5 models will be the same.

The only difference is that the Fuji X100F has a non-removable lens with a focal length of 23 mm, and on the other cameras, lenses can be changed, thereby reaching a change the perspective in the picture. At the focal length of the FL=23 mm, the picture will be absolutely identical.

If we compare the Fuji X100F and the Fuji X-E3, in my opinion, there is no significant difference between those two cameras, and I would choose the X-E3 model, because if you buy the Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR lens, then it will be almost compact as the X100f, but the owner of the X-E3 does not need to be able to change the lens at his will. Over time, the photographer may want to take wide-angle lens 10 mm or a telephoto lens, for example. Fuji have a pancake Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 with thickness of 23 mm as a replacement, Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR.

To date, the Fuji X-E3 body on the Russian market is worth 56’000 rubles (Yandex-Market) plus a prime Fuji 27mm f/2.8 for 29’000 rubles. Summ price of the set is 85’000 rubles. For the Fuji X100f they ask 90’000 rubles.

The differences between the models Fujifilm X100F and Fujifilm X-E3 are as follows:

1) The location of the disks and buttons is similar. However the Fuji X100f has the doubled ISO and shutter speed disc like the Fujifilm X-Pro2, and conversely the Fuji X-E3 – the shutter speed is adjusted by a separate disc..

2) The X100f model has a hybrid viewfinder (OVF + EVF) similar to the Fujifilm X-Pro2, and the X-E3 has only EVF. I do not know how much the hybrid version is better than electronic one. Recently I photographed a photo report with the compact Fujifilm X30, I did not meet problems with the viewfinder.

3) The mirrorless Fujifilm X-E3 has a touch screen – you can select the focus point, focusing and select 4 different functions with one touch. What are these functions is set in the menu. In the compact Fujifilm X100f the screen is normal.

4) The difference between these two cameras is in the video capture format. The Fuji X-E3 can shoot videos in 4K format (24, 25 and 30 fps with a bitrate of 100 Mbps, and this format is without APS-C like on the Fujifilm X-T20. Therefore, the image is not as clear as on the Fujifilm X- T2 (see the comparative overview above.) The Fuji X100f compact camera can only provide Full HD video at up to 60 fps .

5) On the work of autofocus – I read in the reviews that the number of points and AF modes of both models are the same: 91 or 325 points, but the X-E3 has two additional settings. Unlike the X100f, the autofocus system can track objects that move 2 times faster and have 2 times smaller dimensions. Another difference – in the focus settings of the Fujifilm X-E3, you can set the sensitivity and speed, depending on the behavior of the subject. It is also said that the lens built into the X100f does not focus so quickly… The reason is that the lens model has not changed since the introduction of the Fuji X100 in 2011. Moreover, the owner of the X-E3 can use more modern optics with the best AF, fast and quiet internal mechanism. Even the prime Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR is considered better than the built-in X100f lens. Under the link above from the photo walk-in along with the Fujifilm X30, I gave a video showing the speed and accuracy of the focus operation – I’m satisfied. I do not think that the Fujifilm X100f has the worst autofocus then the X30…

6) The mirrorless camera Fujifilm X-E3 has a mechanical shutter, which can shoot with a shutter speed of 1/8000 seconds. In the compact Fujifilm X100f is installed another model with a shutter speed of 1/4000 seconds. In the electronic shutter mode, both cameras provide 1/32000 seconds.

7) Two models have WiFi, but in the X-E3 there is also Bluetooth, which constantly keeps in touch with the camera and phone, automatically transmits pictures, if the corresponding application is open.

Conclusion: the difference between the bodies is not so significant. The image quality is the same as that of the Fujifilm X-T2 images presented in this review. It’s all about usability, plans for the future. I think the concept of these cameras is different.

The Fujifilm X100f designated for wealthy amateur photographers, who are important in compactness, who are not going to acquire more lenses. Perhaps the Fuji X100f they have is the second camera, which is necessary for trips to business trips, etc.

The Fujifilm X-E3 is a model for those who need small size and dimensions, but who is thinking about expanding the optics park in the future, giving the photographer more creative possibilities.

My friend used to shoot on the full-frame Nikon D800 and now he starts to use the Fujifilm X-T2. What is the result?
I mean that if it is not a technological limitation, but Fuji really would like to save on taxes (as car manufacturers do by reducing engine power), then the manufacturer does not cost anything to release a separate version of Fujifilm X-T2, calling it Fujifilm X-T3 (or whatever) which will be free of this limitation, and that will cost more than the value of the tax itself.

My friend used to shoot on the full-frame Nikon D800 and now he starts to use the Fujifilm X-T2. What is the result?
That’s what Paul Chertalev said about heating the Fuji X-T2 when shooting video:

“The camera really heats up: if 10-15 minutes to shoot video in 4K format, it overheats. I was annoyed. I shot dances at a concert, and not more than 4 performances managed to shoot in 4K. Then it had to move to Full HD video”.