07 Feb A few months with the Fujifilm X cameras system

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Last October, I bought a used Fuji X-E2 and a Fujifilm 23mm f/2 WR. It was my first step in the Fuji world, not counting the few Fujifilm cameras I tested a few years ago. Speaking of those tests (Fuji X-T1 and Fuji X-100T), my conclusions were good besides one thing: the really bad auto-focus. I loved the looks, the ergonomics, the color rendition, the dynamic range and the way you could pull out details from what you think were blown highlights. I was really impressed, but the AF was slow and always hunting. I also said that I was not afraid for Fuji since they were listening to their customers and putting out great firmware updates. Amongst those many updates were improvements to the Auto Focus… the one thing that was keeping me away from their cameras.

So I went ahead with the Fuji X-E2 and not long after that, I decided to migrate completely to Fuji-X. I sold my micro 4/3 gear, kept my Panasonic LX100 and bought some Fuji gear. At the moment, my kit is:

  • Fuji X-T20
  • Fuji X-E2
  • Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR
  • Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR
  • Fujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II
  • Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS
  • Praktica 135mm f/2.8
  • Panasonic LX100

I also have a Bower 35mm f/1.4 that I might use from time to time, but it is huge and heavy.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

I’ve been shooting Fuji for the last 3 months and it’s strange, but I’m not sure I know what to say. It feels so natural that I can’t even say there was a transition. The cameras are a joy to use. The ergonomics are just great. The image quality is awesome. I have no problem whatsoever with the auto-focus and I’m even impressed by how good Continuous AF is in video-mode. The only problem, on both cameras, is the tripod thread that is too close to the battery/SD card door. When you put a tripod plate, you can’t access the door. Putting a small grip on the X-T20 resolved that problem, but I still think it’s a design flaw…

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