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Selling my Fujifilm Gear !

Don’t worry, i’am keeping the best pieces 🙂

So, the Pentax gear is being sold at the moment, and a new main camera, the Fujifilm X-H1 has taken the place of the Pentax K-3, but that changes a lot for me in how the new equipment is being used.

Going back a bit – I had two Pentax DSLRs, one of which was my main camera, the Fuji X100 had been collecting dust for several years, and I bought another Fuji X camera because I wanted to work more with vintage lenses – specifically Olympus OM Zuiko. The first camera specifically purchased for manual lenses was the Fuji X-E1, a great camera, but soon it became clear that the newer models were even more interesting. Before I knew it, my Fuji collection had grown to seven cameras.

And the eighth ended the Pentax chapter.
Obviously something had to be done here, I can’t keep all cameras – well, I can actually do that, but what’s the point ? So, I had to revise everything and put together a new gear set.

The X100 original remains anyway, there is also the X-T1, this was the first Fuji camera that I really liked – large EVF, weather sealed and no PASM dial but a real shutter and ISO dial. This was the camera that probably initiated the decisions (the purchase of the X-H1) that led to the switch from Pentax to Fujifilm.

What are we looking for then ?
The X100 has became my “compact go to” camera.
Then there is the X-T1 with its 16mp and big EVF, the perfect camera for use with manual lenses – it feels like an analog camera to, size wise and the sensor …
And the X-H1 as my main camera,
but I also want kind of a backup camera for the X-H1,
basically, another 24/26 mp camera.
The X-T20 ? an X-T2, X-T3 or second X-H1 ? That is the question that is currently open. No, not an X-T4, it has a different battery set, and I definitely don’t like and/or want that.

For sale is : the X-E1, X-T10 and maybe the X-T20, and then also the X-A2 and X-A3.

Lenses ? Kind of the same problem – all bought in ever-changing phases. I currently have the following lenses: Fujifilm XC 15-45mm – Fujifilm XC 16-50mm – Fujifilm XC 50-230mm – Fujinon XF 23mm f2.0 WR – Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8 – Fujinon XF 18-135mm WR – Fujinon XF 70- 300mm WR – Fujifilm XF 1.4 TC WR, the last five of which are sure to remain.

The XC 50-230 is becoming a bit redundant, although this is a great, light and super sharp lens. And as a standard lens I have the XC 15-45 and XC 16-50, neither are weather sealed. But unfortunately, the alternative, the kit lens XF 18-55 isn’t either.

What it all comes down to:
I need one new camera, and one standard zoom,
preferably both weather sealed.

I’m curious what I’ll end up with !

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Published by Marc R.

Belgium Based and Retired Photographer, IT specialist, Technician and Bushcrafter - not necessarily in that order. A few years back I got a message on my PC : "The box said 'Required Windows 11 or better'. So, I installed Linux Kubuntu" :-) My Photography software : Linux Kubuntu 22.04 LTS, RawTherapee, Darktable, Digikam, Luminance HDR, Hugin, Gimp and many other. My camera Gear in 2022: Olympus E-M1 Mark II & Mark III for bird, wildlife, architecture and landscape photography. Olympus E-M5 MKII for lightweight and travel photography. Olympus E-M1 silver edition for Vintage lenses . Olympus E-M10 MKIII and an E-PL 7 for fun. For realy rough adventures an Olympus TG-3 ! Development on an old 17" Dell Studio 1749, Core i5 - 8Ram - and 3TB. Well, I guess it's all about rough and tough !

5 thoughts on “Selling my Fujifilm Gear !

  1. One new camera… X-Pro something.
    One new lens… XF16mm WR
    This photography lark is a pain in the butt! The 50-230mm is probably one of my most used lenses, as for birds and attached to macro tubes for macro it’s in a class of it’s own! The 15-45 is worth it for the 15mm alone, and tests show it’s one of the sharpest lenses from Fuji. I can’t wait to see what you decide on!

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    1. Good morning Mark,Well this is a scoop or what do you call it?
      To be honest, I wrote this article a few weeks ago, right after buying the X-H1,
      and when it was clear I was going to make the switch from Pentax to Fuji.
      So a lot has been thought and done, the X-T20 is probably the best camera Fuji has ever made, you thought so too.
      For me there’s only one problem, that’s the smaller EVF – I think we’ve talked about that before.
      So the most logical choice was an X-T2.
      I found one, bought it, but before the guy sent it to me, it turned out the EVF had stopped working,
      I got the money back, and the camera was sent to Fuji for repair. If it comes back I will buy it again.
      So here you know what the camera is going to be – not an X Pro 🙂
      I think the X-T2 is a worthy camera, and excellent as backup for the X-H1.
      The lenses, yes, the XC 15-45 is probably the best Fuji lens ever made – also according to Ken Rockwell,
      and if he says so, it’s probably better than any Nikon lens ever made 🙂
      I think this is actually true, Fuji made a top lens here, but it’s not so much because they aren’t weather sealed,
      but i hate the electric zoom !!! – don’t you ?
      The XC 16-50 would probably be a better choice for me – although I would have preferred a weather sealed lens – I’m not sure yet.
      I haven’t had the XC 50-230 for a long time myself, but as I wrote, bought it at a time when I was not yet “converted” 🙂
      It’s a top-notch lens – everyone should buy one – but the XF18-135 & XF 70-300 I bought later cover the same area and more.
      If you know someone who is selling an XF16-55 WR or XF 16-80 WR for a hundred or two, give me a call!
      In other words – this could take a while I think.

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  2. “lark”, I guess it’s slang for “thing” 😂 you’ll love the X-T2, I was playing with one yesterday, and it’s really nice. Not much difference to an X-T3 at all. I’m even tempted by the X-T1 as an extra camera at some point.

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