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DassMike
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Feb 23, 2018
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So how are people feeling about the Fuji X-H1, now that it has been officially announced?
Feb 23, 2018
BGAndrea1
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Apr 22, 2018
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Fuji sent me one to play with for a few weeks. I agree with the concensus amongst pro photographers and reviewers that it is not a replacement for the X-T2, rather an expansion of the line. On paper, the increased size may seem nominal but add it all up and in real life you get a completely different sized camera. Also, it is much more of a menu driven camera. The X-T2, while having the ability to set everything to auto and hand it to a new shooter, also has the tactile controls that us control freaks and former film photographers missed when digital came around. It has become to me what my Leicas were for film, especially paired with a small lens. I can travel with a small prime and forget I’m even wearing my camera, using the CapturePro clip on my belt. To me this new camera is more in the market of the Nikons I got away from. I am picking up a Fuji GFX after much comparison with the Hasselblad X1D and renting both for shoots. The truth is, there is little that I can’t do with my X-T2 but when a client is paying $20k+ for one day of shooting, they expect to see big gear, especially in-studio. So basically if you want Fuji’s version of a Nikon or Canon, get the new camera. If you want a luxurious, slowed down, Leica-esque crafting of an image, get the X-T2. If you bave someone carrying your equipment or are doing studio shoots for wealthy clients or corporate jobs, go medium format, ifnonly for their satisfaction.
Apr 22, 2018
InitialDiM
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Apr 23, 2018
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The main reasonin my opinion for getting the X-H1 would be the IBIS. Depending on the type of shooting you do, stabilization could mean a great deal. I'm evaluating the possibility of getting the X-H1 to replace my XT1 but I'm not completely sold on it. Mainly because of the disappearance of the exposure dial. So I decided to wait for the XT3 announcement and see, and I got my self a nice Mitakon 35mm 0.95 instead.
Apr 23, 2018
DassMike
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Apr 23, 2018
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Thanks, this have given me a lot to think about. I personally do not shoot professionally, but am looking to move to a smaller system. I am currently shooting a Nikon D90, and previously a D70s and am looking for something to carry around more and travel with. Video isn't the most important but is something that I would like to have access to. I have found that I tend to shoot toward the later end of the day, so having something that will do lower light better than a D90 would be nice. I find that I want this camera to shoot some travel, street, and then random everyday shots. I think it would also be fun to start making some prints for some of my favorite shots.
By my understanding Fuji seems to have some of if not the best EVF's out there, and that appears to have been improved again with the XH1. But the XH1's IBIS could be useful for some limited lower light shots. I have heard the size increase is nice for some, but that appears to be mostly personal preference.
As a person just looking at Fuji would you recommend the XH1 or XT2? Or maybe in a different light is it worth the $300 (USD) difference?
Apr 23, 2018
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