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First Impressions of X-T3 (coming from X-T1)

dalto

Regular
Sep 25, 2018
46
All of a sudden XT-2 prices have jumped to 100.00 more than XT-3. ??? . Adorama and B&H.
Edit: Amazon still has them for 1099. I'm still torn because I have actually become better at timing my shots and the ISO on the 2 is better.
Buy used?
 

mike3996

Regular
Apr 2, 2018
178
I'd say maybe astrophotographers have to consider X-T2(* but everyone else will be entirely satisfied with X-T3. At low ISOs you get small but perhaps unnoticeable improvement and at high ISOs you get a small but perhaps unnoticeable regression.

*) Or X-T1. It's interesting because tests also show the X-T1 being better than X-T2 at high ISOs.
 

KillRamsey

Super Moderator
Jun 20, 2012
4,288
Hood River, OR
I've ordered the XE3 + 23mm f2 bundle. My rationale...

1. I can't drop $1500 right now on just a body, and there are NO used XT3s yet out there.
2. The XE3's secret weapon is SMALLNESS, and that's something I would often use.
3. I've coveted that f2 travel version 23mm lens for awhile now. Had the 1.4 version, never got along with it (too soft wide open, and to big and heavy to enjoy as an everyday carry-around). It's never cheaper than when bundled with a camera...
4. I'll probably wind up wit an XT3 down the road, but I sent my XT1 to Jersey for repairs / replacement, so I'll have a bigger, more robust body again for bigger lenses / sports, AND
5. I WILL FINALLY HAVE 2 BODIES. This is such a big deal to me.

So for $1500ish, I'll have two bodies, one of them a tiny stealth weapon, AND I'll have that lens I want so badly.
 
I have the 23 f2. It may not be a tack wide open but it's pretty damn good plus it's small and is WR. I take it and the X-T1 on the bike. Hardly know their there. Should be a great match on the XE3. Good luck and I feel ya on having two bodies. I kept my XT1 and still shoot it. It still does some things better than my 3.
 

AndyMcD

Veteran
Jul 15, 2017
448
East Midlands, UK
Had a play with the iphone app earlier and whilst connecting it came up with a message saying I could have new FW for the X-T3. Like a loon I clicked yes, and after 5 nail biting minutes it completed and had actually updated the firmware in the camera.
 

drd1135

Zen Snapshooter
Jul 13, 2011
3,986
Lexington, Virginia
Had a play with the iphone app earlier and whilst connecting it came up with a message saying I could have new FW for the X-T3. Like a loon I clicked yes, and after 5 nail biting minutes it completed and had actually updated the firmware in the camera.
That must have been exciting. You need two devices and their software to work perfectly or you have the X-Brick3.
 
Interesting choice out there now. XH1 with IBIS or XT3 with a better processor for similar prices. I find the XH1 deal tempting.
If you needed the AF/processing speed then the X-T3 is the smart route. But if not, I don't see anything from the new sensor which would compel me to get the X-T3 over the X-T2/X-Pro2/X-H1. Especially at the X-H1's current pricing.
 

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