Dipping my toe back in the water . . .

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by TonyTurley, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot All-Pro

    May 2, 2016
    Tony
    Over the past year, while some of you have been snapping up the X-T2s and X-Pro2s, I sold off all of my Fuji gear except the X30. Great little camera, great IQ for its sensor size, and really convenient as a grab-and-go imaging device. However, I still sort of regretted selling my APS-C Fujis. Looking back over my archives, it seems the best IQ I got from my earlier Fujis was the X-E1. I've been debating this for quite a while, but this week I found a gently used X-E1 with a hand grip for a very nice price, so it's on its way to me. I don't intend to give up my OM-D E-M5 and 17mm/1.8, but I do plan to have some fun with my X-E1 and a Minolta 28mm/2.8 I had sitting around. I forgot to stick it in the box when I donated a bunch of camera gear to the thrift store, so might as well make use of it. Already have the XF adapter. Stay tuned.
     
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  2. porchard

    porchard FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 3, 2013
    Devon, UK
    My x-E1 still delivers excellent IQ - despite being positively ancient by 'gear-head' standards! ;)
    Just one of the reasons that it's so good to have left that mug's game far behind... :)
     
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  3. Blythe

    Blythe Guest

    I had an X-Pro1 with 18-135, 18mm, and 27mm lenses. I sold it and went back to Nikon. After around 6 months of frustration with Nikon results, lens choices, and carrying the (by then) silly amount of weight, I sold up and got a used XT1, 35mm, 14mm, and Zeiss 50mm for macro. Do not regret decision one bit. Have now replaced the 14mm with the 16-55mm f2.8 which saves trying to balance on one leg in water, in the middle of the Scottish highlands, in a gale, trying to change lenses without dropping anything. Jury still out on that decision (weight increased but so did convenience of use, distortion increased, but then autocorrect is a blessing in LR).
     
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  4. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Oct 7, 2016
    London
    Mike Gorman
    The trouble is there's never another photographer around when ya want one is there. :th_salute:
     
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