I always put a glass screen protectors on my cameras right when I get them. Unless you let a bubble in while applying it, they don't degrade the LCD image at all. They definitely provide a lot of protection from zippers, lenses, and other loose stuff in camera bags.
I buy mine on Amazon for around $13, the brand is called Expert Shield.
I take decent care of my gear, but I don't baby it, because I bought it to use. For example, I don't use UV filters on my lenses, just hoods and lens caps. But the LCD screens are pretty exposed when the camera is in a bag/backpack, so it's been a no-brainer for me.
Try Capture One instead of Lightroom. They have a free version (Capture One Express) with basic functionality that supports Fuji RAW files.
If all you need are basic tools then the free Express version is fine. It lacks tethering, advanced color management, layers and the ability to edit the workspace (UI) to suit your liking. https://www.captureone.com/en/features/feature-list
how the heck did you get a new x-t20? Those have been sold out from B&H for a very long time. Still, nice score! It's a very good camera and very good lens as well!
As far as screen protectors, I suppose you can use Expert Shield or some cheap one from Amazon like this one. tbh, I've never had a screen protector on any of my cameras, ever...
As far as cases, I like the MegaGear leather half-case. I have one for my X-E3 and it works nicely, is good quality and not expensive. It adds just a tiny bit more grip to the camera without making it too big like it would with a metal hand grip, if you want to maintain a small size. Otherwise, these little cameras are tough and a case is not really necessary.
I have a view here:
In this album: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPuWCH5Z9842bxE5xaJx5ezjB8aoe9Dute9dPkFoxMglyZ6-BSOmX7K35etcJObxg?key=dEVyYnZ5S0dzekpDSFpwY1lrdURUb2I5Q1UtV3JR
from the middle on (https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPuWCH5Z9842bxE5xaJx5ezjB8aoe9Dute9dPkFoxMglyZ6-BSOmX7K35etcJObxg/photo/AF1QipMsbdaH_xY9m-AlfZo_QAqwMo4ND4yN8CXa841j?key=dEVyYnZ5S0dzekpDSFpwY1lrdURUb2I5Q1UtV3JR) are the 23/f2
Gotta keep your eyes open. I just bought a used one from B&H 2 weeks ago for $628. Of course there was only one so I jumped on it. Here's one from Fred Miranda for $650 http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1538474
Too bad you don't live in San Diego (or maybe you do). A guy is selling this one for $600. Would have bought it but I wanted black: https://offerup.com/item/detail/450610444/?ref=Search
here is the adapter... if i were you if you don't already have any of these, you might want to buy the old Fujinon glass in an m42 mount (so you don't end up with a one-lens adapter).
I use this Carhartt Legacy Crossbody bag bag. It says it's for women but I'm a dude and its a very gender neutral item so I wouldn't worry about that. It fits my x100v as well as my wallet, sketchbook, and mini tripod. Its also water resistant. I would highly recommend it.
Looks like the lens is an m42 mount by my quick googling. You'll need to buy an m42 > XF mount adapter (https://www.amazon.com/Concept-Adapter-Fujifilm-X-Pro1-camera/dp/B00L7EHLOQ) and ensure you have the "shoot without lens" setting enabled in your camera.
The 15-45mm is a solid lens and perfect for general purpose and learning photography. Hold onto your $400 until you're further along the learning curve.
Here is a book that helped me when I was starting out: Exposure
Yup I like it, I have no problems getting it to screw on horizontal. It's the Haoge brand hood. Would recommend
I was using this cable https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Type-C-Micro-B-Gen2-Cable/dp/B01GGKYIHS. It works for transferring pictures, but not for RAW processing in X Raw Studio for some reasons. Amazon issued me a refund since "it is not compatible with your camera".
I will buy an Aukey cable then
I'm curious, but do you know of any of the "squished can" hoods for the 23mm f/2 like they have for the 23mm f/1.4?
Not OP's square ones here, but this one except for the smaller lens? http://www.amazon.com/JJC-Dedicated-Fujifilm-Replaces-Standard/dp/B071G7Q32T/
Huh, interesting. I saw this on Amazon and thought it was much lower, or that prices had come down over the years: https://www.amazon.com/Fuji-Film-Fujinon-18-55mm-F2-8-4-0/dp/B009CNVSZM
It certainly didn't show the "Savings of $300" compared to the prime lenses when selected.
It's the "haoge" square hood. I don't recommend it, it's too short to be effective. https://www.amazon.ca/LH-X35-Fujifilm-XF35mmF2-XF23mmF2-LH-XF35-2/dp/B01NH9L1HR/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537310798&sr=8-1-spons&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=fujifilm+35mm+hood&psc=1
same exact reason I switched to fujifilm. Here is a pic of my old canon kit next to my new fuji
> The box does not indicate origin of manufacture
Got a photo of the side of the box with the serial number on it?
> They're called reviewers for a reason, so we can make informed decisions before purchasing
No, reviewers are not agents of Fujifilm nor are they comprehensive or even guaranteed to be correct, and nor are buyers required to consult with a reviewer in advance. Amazon, and other retailers, also commonly list country of origin to inform buyers of a product's specifications:
Consult your retailer before buying if this is an important issue to you. I also disagree the box does not disclose it.
Thanks for all the advice so far guys.
I'm going to try this one and see how it does. I'll report back!
Everything is already eaten :D
But I have photos with ice cream or semolina pudding. Blackberry included.
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Thank you very much for the answers! I knew it was a compromise with this lens but I can only carry one lens with me as I'm backpacking and want to be as light as possible hence I prefered one single lens to do all the job. The camera (and the lens) is already way to heavy to carry.
> Where did you focus in the image?
I used "Autofocus - Zone" setting. The mountains on the back was centered with the marker. Neither the mountains nor the foreground is as sharp as I like it to be?
> Did you shoot RAW?
I don't have enough storage for RAW so I only shoot JPEG :(
> Who recommended that camera and lens to you?
Fujifilm had a free street photography class for one day to show off their cameras. I took one a couple of years ago and really liked the XT2. So I thought XT3 would be even better than that. I jumped in the wagon when I could afford it.
> And what camera did you have before this one?
I have used a Lumix FT-2 and Samsung NX30 for years. Here are some of my photos if you care to see: https://www.eyeem.com/u/ce85
I'm particularly disappointed in greens, they always look muddy. And whenever I try to compensate shadows/highlights with the exposure ring, I ruin it further, I have to work on that a little bit more.
No unfortunately I don't, But they're definitely still in business. I just tried the free trial sign up though on my other email address and it works, it sends me a download link. Have you checked your spam filter? Try this link.Exposure X5 free trial Download
RAF files are "RAW" files, so they need to be post-processed. You might also be able to get the JPG files from the photographer. RAW files are better anyway, but they require some work to produce the best results.
There are several free programs you could use to convert the RAF files to JPG, including Capture One Express for Fujifilm:
You can also post one image to /r/editmyraw if you would like to ask others to give you their best shot at editing one.
> $10/mo for C1's basic license
It's 169 for a year or 229 to buy it. I'm an amateur, so I don't "really, really need" it :-) But I do like it, and I just don't want to spend that on something just for one feature I only use occasionally. Which is why even though EOS Remote Capture is a bit rough round the edges, it's good enough.
What will you do with the computer you get after that? You’ll probably want to access your photos long after that 2019 iMac has bitten the dust. And in the meantime you still need to solve your X100F RAF problem.
I really do recommend spending the $130 on Capture One Fujifilm. The RAW support is excellent (it accurately implements the film simulations, for example), and the ability to draw masks when developing RAWs seems to be missing from every standalone RAW converter I can find.
Capture One Fujifilm Express
I do minimal post to my photos and sometimes use the film simulations. It has everything I need. It's also free.
Edit: I'm no pro, so keep that in mind.
I didn't enjoy my X-T30 until I changed noise reduction and sharpness settings for jpeg. I set mine to -4 and +2 but you can obviously change it to your liking. For raw the only thing I can say is to make sure you're using Capture One. There's a free version for Fujifilm.
Not sure how to get Photos to read the raw but as an alternative you can download Capture One Express for Fuji and convert them to jpegs. It's free and they have plenty of tutorials to get you started on their website.
For X-Trans (Color Filter Array used for Fuji in the X-T30 sensor), Capture One is regarded as a better solution. If you want to test, Capture One Express Fujifilm is free. The Capture One Pro is a more complete solution that rivals Lightroom. Link: https://www.captureone.com/en/products/fujifilm
Download Capture One Fujifilm Express, it's free and does a way better job with processing Fuji raw files.
I usually set sharpening radius to 0,4 and sharpening to 50-100.
I used darktable to process the HDR from the three images taken with the X-T30.
I had trouble getting the images from the X-T30 to work with darktable, but upon further research found out that it isn't supported yet, but should be in the next release. I developed a work around for this by converting the RAF files to DNG using adobe's converter and then importing the DNG files into darktable.
Figured I'd post that for posterity in case anyone else runs into this issue in the future.
I didn't look hard enough. The Photorec tool I found creates multiple folders for the recovery area. I was able to recover the photos from my last trip. I considered deleting this post, but this may help others with issues on the XT-20, or photo recovery in general.
I ended up donating on the site since this guy prevented a sleepless night.
Link to the tool I used: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
That is the hot shoe, not its cover. (A "foot" slides into that "shoe".)
A hot shoe cover is a dummy piece of plastic that sits inside your hot shoe while you're not using it: https://www.amazon.com/JJC-Dedicated-Protector-Fujifilm-Camera/dp/B07DN5LSDV
Are you missing any pieces? On newer cameras, I think there's another piece of metal that holds that in place. Anyway, yes, you should send your camera to Fujifilm for servicing, and they will contact you with a quote for repair.
This Or an elegato camlink 4K if you NEED 4K.
My peak design cuff got elliptical lug ring inside the box even then I prefer to use triangle lug ring as it has plastic bit to protect against scratch
I'm not sure what you're calling "the pin", but if you're referring to the cable or plug, it's called a C7 connector (or IEC 60320 C7):
its lit! enjoy!
I just got mine like a month ago. things to note:
get a ring adapter if you wanna add a filter (gives lens room to move around when sealed) this what I got
49mm filters. i got the tiffen black pro mist 1/4 and the Moment Cinebloom 20%. get a UV if you just wanna take pics but "seal" the cam
check out fujixweekly.com for recipes on film simulations. pretty sweet. also highly rec this intro vid on YT. will explain modes/settings
as for aperture, shutter, etc, that's just something you have to play with and learn. i'm still a long way from getting it fully but getting some cool pics.
If you want to manually focus, and manual aperture control, they have cheap adapters.
If you want auto focus and the lens does not have manual aperture control, they have not so cheap adapters. This was JUST released like a month or two ago. Fringer is well-known in the Fuji community for adapting Canon EF lenses to Fuji X with with, at least, respectable results.
I don't know anything about Nikon lenses, but I've heard its a minefield of compatibility, so keep that in mind.
This what I use to keep it looking stock and compact. Still able to use the OEM lens cap. Only one I was able to find that will let you do this.
NiSi UHD UV for Fujifilm X100/X100S/X100F/X100T/X100V (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086995LZX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_WJSX2EK9V82T130ZGRSK
I have an X100F so accessories are pretty much the same afaik:
And I actually like the camera strap that comes with the camera, so I use that.
BTW how do you like the soft release button? How does it feel
What about magnetic filters. I met someone who was always changing filters - shooting both videos/stills. He had a ring on his lens that was magnetic and he swapped filters in seconds. Fast and easy. Would that work for you?
I was thinking about something similar for my rig - so I can pop on some filters fast.
Yes, I have. That's what I recommended but they are expensive for what you get. If you don't mind the money, you can certainly get one. Or you can get some plastic knock-offs for $40:
These are called close-up lenses or filters, and they are garbage. I would recommend against them. But if you really want them, you would need a 58mm size:
I hear this one is higher quality, but I haven't used it:
I would either get the XF 60mm Macro lens instead, or the XC 35mm f/2 lens for $199 and a cheap set of macro extension tubes for ~$40.
Thanks! Here’s the lens hood I use. It’s completely screw on.
CamDesign 55mm Pro Angle Vented Metal Lens Hood Sun Shade Compatible with Leica/Contax Zeiss/Voigtlander/Panasonic Lumix/Fujifilm/Olympus/Nikon/Canon/Sony/Pentax/Samsung/Sigma Cameras w/ 62mm lens cap https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KEY3H7A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_K2VSY1ST7A8R38ES4W84?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Love my peak design one. It was recommended to me when I bought my camera and I’ve never needed anything different.
Peak Design Leash Camera Strap (L-BL-3) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07258TNZD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_4RB36C4JVSD9MK3J4XB9
I love that little thing! So helpful in so many situations, especially on a camera like the X-E3 with a fixed screen. Here’s a link.
And I trimmed the little rear lip off mine with a utility knife so it looks a bit cleaner. When it shows up from Amazon it has more flashing in that area than they show on the webpage.
Sorry i see what you're saying, here this should work
Or this https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/851851-REG/Beachtek_SC25_SC25_3_5mm_to_2_5mm.html
Its not that confusing, many audio cords go from 2.5 to 3.5 or 3.5 to 2.5.
I use this for my x100f. It is just to protect to camera in my backpack. You can attach the pouch to your belt for quick take and shoot scenarios. There is a space for small objects like an additional battery, strap or lens cover.
Can’t find it on EBay, but here’s an Amazon link to something similar (Amazon link)
This one seems better because it’s a screw on instead of having to screw in those little screws. I actually might pick this one up if I lose another one of those screws. My filter has a black rim, but you don’t see it because the hood goes over the filter ring. So everything you see in my photos is just the lens hood and the adapter ring.
found this: https://www.amazon.fr/odedo%C2%AE-dalimentation-Femelle-Broches-kleinger%C3%A4tebuchse/dp/B07F43GLSJ/ref=sr_1_14?__mk_fr_FR=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=IEC+C-7+cable&qid=1606388652&sr=8-14
i guess they are all equals in terms of build quality, more or less.
i doubt we live in the same country tho!
are they all equals in terms of build quality, more or less.
on amazon i found this: found this: https://www.amazon.fr/odedo%C2%AE-dalimentation-Femelle-Broches-kleinger%C3%A4tebuchse/dp/B07F43GLSJ/ref=sr_1_14?__mk_fr_FR=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=IEC+C-7+cable&qid=1606388652&sr=8-14
I’d been struggling with how best to carry my X100V and stumbled across this on Amazon. It’s a hard side case and from the looks of it the x70 hood doesn’t add too much height to the camera when laying on its back. It’s not the Peak bag, but an option. I am able to toss my Fuji in just about any of my bags now.
WERJIA Hard Carrying Case for Fujifilm X100V/ X100F/X100S Digital Camera (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085NMS7DQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_PNPVFb73KG9WE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Have you considered padded inserts? I feel like they would offer more protection than a cover and are fairly convenient. Like these (they come in many different sizes/forms): https://www.amazon.com/S-ZONE-Resistant-Camera-Insert-Olympus/dp/B01M19NCJJ
are you trying to run off of a wall outlet? there this thing
i was thinking about getting one from amazon, like such https://www.amazon.ca/Protectors-Fujifilm-AFUNTA-Anti-Scratch-Protective/dp/B073QM5MQ7/ref=sr_1_2?crid=NLBGB3V648JN&keywords=fujifilm+xt100+screen+protector&qid=1563562877&s=gateway&sprefix=fujifilm+prot%2Caps%2C232&sr=8-2
or try to find one from bestbuy
FYI Amazon is selling new Japan Imports for $1,048 Amazon Link
The difference between new and second hand is soooo small. Is this normal?
I seriously tried to find the cheapest option on amazon. 2 for $7!
Filter Case, 2PCS 3-Pocket Camera Lens Filter Carry Case Bag Pouch for 25mm-82mm Filters by DomeStar https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D4FH410/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_M-xODb4XZD6YD
Pretty sure it's a gold version of thisthis from Amazon.
Worth noting that Peak Design sells just the anchors by themselves, so you could take the straps you already love and give them the quick release option that PD straps offer.
I originally had a Nikon so I got a 37mm f mount lens but now I have to use and adapter for it to be used on my Fuji but honestly I think a wider lens would look so much better in this style. Here is the lens I used to take this photo with. Thingyfy Pinhole Pro S 37mm Wide Angle Single-Aperture Lens for Nikon F https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V2C4DQ4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_B66HFb0DXPHFF
I had no luck in finding a used one for you because they are rather expensive but here is an 11mm lens for X mount. Thingyfy Pinhole Pro S 11mm Wide Angle Single-Aperture Lens for FUJIFILM X https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V2C4WBJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4Z6HFb3EB2SYT
Wasabis are the usual rec. I got this powerextra set and love it, the charger it comes with is the best I've seen.
Yep, completely agree, I kept it in my pocket attached to this strap while in NY. So much easier and quicker.
One of my favourites from the trip.
If you are looking for a complete system have a look at the offerings from Cokin, they are very good for the price.
For video my favorite VarioND is this one from B+W, I have one in 49mm and it works really well on my X-T4 and gives no colorshift, which is usually problem for cheaper VarioNDs.
I'm not using it very often but I've bought this one some time ago: https://www.amazon.de/Gobe-G77JONDX-2Peak-NDX-Filter/dp/B01514W0OS/ref=sr_1_3
It does the job, nothing to complain about.
I added it! Check if your camera has a threaded area inside the shutter button. If it does (and I think it does, after Googling the X-T3), you should just be able to buy these things online; they're called soft shutter release buttons. This is the one I got and it's pretty decent! I'm gonna see about 3D printing my own design though :)
Yes, there used to be a replacement part but I don't know who has it in stock anymore. Perhaps search the part number.
I can't speak to whether the updated X-T3 kit would fit the X-T2 but if you take your camera to a store with the newer camera perhaps you can find out. Of course the CVR-XT3 kit is still available for ~$11, but there's a chance it won't fit.
Besides what bored_id said, the absolute cheapest options would be a cheap chinese wide angle prime, like the 7artisans 12mm f2.8 or the Brightin Star 12mm. These vary a lot in quality but worth checking out. Harder to find good focal lengths, but another option would be adapting old film lenses to fuji for manual focus.
They sell thumb rests that fit into the hotshoe of the camera, like this (lots on ebay and stuff though). Not a perfect solution but better than nothing I think.
Nope shipped and sold by amazon NEW.
i can get it for 700 on eBay but we know how their returns and customer service goes. I don't want to deal with eBay drama.
(23mm f2 and 35mm f2 have the same diameter so the lens cap is identical for those 2)
Or you can just buy a generic 43mm lens cap - it'll also fit.
Yeah you will it's pretty easy to find an M42 to FX mount adapter https://www.amazon.com.au/Concept-Adapter-Camera-Copper-Fujifilm/dp/B01MFCM5RP/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=m42+to+fuji+x&qid=1593953545&sprefix=m42&sr=8-2
I've got a bunch of these ones and fit flawless with both lenses and the body, these specific ones are also sold on AliExpress if Amazon doesn't have them in stock.
What is your budget and how much do you care about your video quality? The best filters can cost hundreds of dollars. But if you're just doing amateur video, you could go ultra cheap with a Neewer ND filter from Amazon. The 18-55mm lens takes a 58mm sized filter, which is about $15:
I'm waiting for my third party batteries from amazon.de. I purchased the 2x Patona Platinum with the Mini LCD Dual Charger batteries, and it will come on Tuesday. It says that it is the no.1 battery for w126s in Europe though.
Link: PATONA Platinum (2X) Ersatz für Akku Fujifilm NP-W126s (NP-W126) mit Mini LCD DUAL Ladegerät 181957 (USB) https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07RM36TH4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_B3C9DbMDPKJDD
Tenba BYOB 9 Slim. Easily carry X-T10 + 4 lenses & 2 filters in my backpack. I'm sure you can rig up something to use it as a standalone if you wanted.
EDIT : Lenses are as follows - 10-24, 60, 27, & XC 16-50
Tenba BYOB 9 Slim Backpack Insert
Much smaller, stronger and looks better. Get on it. There’s a Fuji version too, but it seems to be identical and it’s always out of stock.
It looks like it's just a small set screw in the middle with a plastic tip to snug it in place and stop it sliding out. Shouldn't damage anything if not over-tightened.
I'm not sure if people are still active on here, but could I please be a div and check that the Xt20 and the Xt30 are the same size for the hand grip?
Hoya is better you think? What do you think about this:
It's quite cost efficient as well.
I'm using a 32gb UHS-II Class 10
It works great. I've never hit the buffer limit shooting bursts. I have a 32gb UHS-I in the second slot but it's really just for backup storage in case the first card gets full. I've never had to use it.
The app is unbelievably bad. The annoying part is I tested it with an X-T20 in the store and it worked beautifully. Bought the T20, and a day or so later decided I'd much rather have the X-T3. Went back, upgraded, and the app will not work with my android phone and the X-T3.
I bought a 1ft USB-C to C cable: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071ZSCKJV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
But will probably switch to a card reader, as the camera charges off my phone battery and drains the heck out of it.
I use a Tascam DR-70D that is designed to be mounted below the camera. This allows 4 tracks recording and sending out good tracks to X-T2 for internal recording. The quality of the recording internal is good. However, the internal mic is (as with every camera) terrible.
One weird thing with the 70D is line out at mic level is a little noisy. This is fixed with a cheap attenuation cable to drive the X-T2 at Mic level, from line level on the Tascam.
Downside is DR-70D battery life. I run a multiple output large battery with 5V for USB to DR-70D. 9V to X-T2 and 12V to inexpensive monitor (sometimes.)
Here is one of the batteries I use for long term powering. I also use this with running my X-T1 (with a fake power battery in grip) for long term timelapse.
I'm sure you can, but I haven't personally tried to see how fast the USB-C transfer is since I have an SD card slot in my iMac. You can also pick up USB-C SD card readers for 14 bucks.
I got this case and while the bottom section (which stays on) is not the same as a grip, it is a little bit better than a naked X-T20 in my opinion.
When I wrap my long round strap up to make it like a wrist strap, I feel like I have a good handle on the camera with just one hand (and I can modify pretty much all of the settings I want with just that one hand which is great for street shots)
Looks like it’s $145 right now. The whole setup cost me $100 less than the Fuji 35 f2 and like you said, it’s different and fun. Here it is.
I think the 2600x is a good price/performance place to land.
B450 motherboard should run the 2600x fine. If you are planning on moving to a 2700x or 8+ core future Ryzen, note that VRMs of B450 boards might not be as solid for that with the extra power needed.
I would go for an M.2 NVMe drive for OS if at all possible. It will add cost, but add speed. They are considerably faster than SATA drives. For OS and Cache in Resolve, this will make a difference. 240-256 GB minimum.
Not sure how Resolve handles the 570 and mixed reviews about experience with Red Dragon as a brand. I would add an extra $50 and get a 1060 6GB (speed of 580). The video memory difference might eliminate problems in Resolve and be a bit faster. I've seen top brands like EVGA go for $199 if you are patient. This deal is currently going on and you can sell the games for $40 or so.
I would seriously consider the HGST refurbished 3 TB drives. These are being swapped out as the price point moved up in size for large disc arrays. I've been running 10 of these for a few years with no issues. Two of these are my main source and render target drives. Just a few bucks gets you enterprise class drive of 3x the capacity.
Keep an eye out on Slickdeals.net and in /r/buildapcsales for good prices on hardware.
It is rare you’ll find the X-T2 at a cheaper price than the X-E3, X-T20, and even the X-T1. Before buying, I’d confirm if this is too good to be true.
If it is real though and you’re interested in growing your photography skills, I would buy the X-T2. At first you can keep the settings on auto while you become familiar with everything the camera can do by reading the user’s manual and books like this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N7J9TWB/
I've got the smaller version when I don't want to take my full backpack. Fx5a. Holds xpro2 with 1 extra lense and 2 batteries in the front pocket.
I thought of saving some $$ ... went with this one for my Xt10...
Costed me approx 15$ including taxes..
One of the best accessories for my camera.
Note for anyone looking for leather wrist strap..
there is no point in investing a lot in the straps.. i do not care about Original/ genuine/ fine grain leather until the material is soft and doesnt scratch my wrist.
This strap has seen rains and sweat.. and survived it all.. Using and abusing since May 2016
I bought a Porter shoulder bag in Tokyo, then bought some cheap camera bag inserts off Amazon to make it a camera bag. It’s the perfect size for an X-T2 and two Fuji primes, and can hold an iPad Pro in the front pocket for quick editing and uploading.
It’s definitely more stylish than rugged, and maybe that’s not what you’re looking for. But it’s worth keeping in mind that any bag can be a camera bag, with a couple inserts.
I had the same problem! Took some work to figure out “camera bag insert” was the right thing to search Amazon for. I bought these, the smallest size, but there’s nothing especially great about them — they were just the right size.
If you don't like the direct flash look, you really just need to mount it off camera, on a softbox or umbrella. For speedlights, Godox is the natural choice for Fuji now. You can get something like their TT600 for $65USD that has a wireless reciever built in. It'll work on the hotshoe of your camera right off the bat, and you can get a wireless trigger like their Xpro-F to stick on your camera to trigger the flash remotely somewhere else.
buy this and just nudge the filter each day a little bit. I was able to get a busted ND filter off my camera by leaving it in the basement (cold) and just attempting to remove the filter each day. a few days later it came off.
same should apply here I believe.
righty tighty lefty loosy!
I was trying to figure out a similar solution....still shoot with my x100s but have also gotten very used to the built-in WiFi of my XT-20. I just ordered one of these cards so I can hopefully transfer direct to my phone much the same way as I do with the XT20.
I still eventually put everything on my computer, but I love the quick transfer via WiFi to phone for social media or quick edits in Snapseed. Hoping this works as it will likely cause me to start using my x100s even more because I still really love that camera. I'm supposed to get the card in today and will test it out and report back.
Exactly! You can use some of these Ape camera inserts to match what you need to hold and swap them out as you need - sometimes I just carry one insert plus a jacket and it's a nice lightweight setup.
I'm not sure to be honest. But I have an inkling that the lack of MF has something to do with it along with the fact that it's made in China. If any other redditors can contribute to that, it'd be helpful.
But aside from the 35mm 1.7, they also make a 50mm f2 and a 28mm 2.8, all at the same price range!
How often do these Massdrop deals come along? I can't take advantage of this one at the moment, but I'd love to in the future.
Amazon has the XT-1 with the 35mm f2 for the same price as the body alone ($799), and this deal on the 18-55 would make a sweet combo. The body with 18-55 is $400 more than the body alone, so getting the 35mm free, and buying this deal is definitely a good one, if anyone's looking: LINK
I have the peak design strap as mentioned below and like it. You can also get a button for the shutter release on Amazon