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Fun with the Fuji X ___!

AlanS

Well-known member
Lots of small things that added up, I love the ergonomics (I like dials) lighter system, long exposure directly on the camera, focus stacking, enough resolution for my needs, the XF 35mm 1.4! I also like Fuji files, I find them easy to work on. The image stabalization on this body was also something I wanted. It just all added up along with a lighter more compact tripod, it just goes on. Anyway, very happy with the decision.
 

Shashin

Well-known member
Alan, thanks. I kind of had the same realization. It isn't one thing. And the point of things adding up is a good point. Smaller camera, smaller bag, smaller tripod... Not sure it results in a smaller debt, but nothing's perfect. But since my wife took my credit card away, my wallet is smaller too.
 

biglouis

Well-known member
You've chosen wisely with the X-H1. I owned the X-H1 last year and then part-exchanged it when I bought back into the GFX system with the 50R. Then this year, before Covid, when I was appointed to be the project photographer for the Bevis Marks Heritage Lottery foundation I realised I needed a second body to compliment my X-T3 for event work (the GFX system being too slow for that type of work) so I forked out for one of the last X-H1 body+battery grip combinations I could find on sale in the UK (did you get a new or used one?). Of course, thanks to Covid I haven't really used it much! However, it is the camera I choose first for most pro-type work over the the X-T3 because of its superior ergonomics. If I can recommend two pieces of glass for any X-series camera it would be the XF50-140, which is drop dead gorgeous wide open, and the XF80 macro which is in my opinion a better/more useful lens than the GF120 macro. You'll also find the 10-24 used carefully, e.g. stopped down, a phenomenal UWA. My most used lens is actually the standard 'kit' lens, the 18-55 which for 99% of event work is damn good.
X-H1, XF10-24, iso200 10mm f7.1 0.6sec - HDR merge of 5 shots. - Bevis Marks Synagogue, London - High Holydays Preparations.
50_DSF1953_HDR-2.jpg
 

AlanS

Well-known member
Thanks Louis, it's a minty second hand one (don't think there are any new ones left now) and it's just like a scaled down 50s which I really liked. I have a 10-24 on order as well as a 16-80 and will pick up a 35mm f1.4 soon. I don't shoot long much so I doubt the 50-140 is worth getting for me. I am sure I will re-aquire some of the other glass I use to own as well though!
 

Bugleone

Active member
....That last one (of Eggleston burr) is superb and I would have been pleased to have shot that!........could frame that one and put it on the wall!
 

biglouis

Well-known member
Alan, outstanding shots. I rely enormously on the 10-24 for a lot of photography and your skill and eye here has shown it off fantastically.

Louis
 
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