Fuji Fujifilm XT-50

Well, I see there are opinions! :) I am not at all concerned about the weather sealing. For years I have photographed football in snow and rain with a raincover---not one of the expensive ones, one of them plastic hoodies. I have used weather-sealed Olympus with lenses with the sealing or without. I have shot with Nikon bodies and lenses which were not weather sealed. I have even used the Fujifilm cameras without sealing and never have I had a problem---I repeat--NEVER. I have sat with a poncho on in western National Parks waiting through squalls for some moose, elk, or Rocky Mountain Goats to come out of their cover with my OpTech rain cover and never had a problem. I photographed England and Ireland where it rained every day and never had a problem. Even with a fully sealed camera and lens combo such as the OM-1 with 40-150 2.8 Pro I would never stand in the rain without covering the equipment with a cheap rain cover. I often wonder how many really would take their equipment out during bad weather without a rain hood or cover.
 
I often wonder how many really would take their equipment out during bad weather without a rain hood or cover.
Mel, I don't take me out in bad weather anymore. Period.
Let alone camera gear.

However, it's comforting to know that it is all but impossible to get crap on one's camera sensor (or anywhere else) with my cameras.

In seventeen years, not a single persistent dust bunny.

I've seen two, but both were gone in the next frame. That's in about 100,000 shots.
 
But lots of really terrific second hand stuff available, Steve.

e.g. a s/h D700 plus 24-105 (?) lens. Cheap as, and a terrific kit.
Funny enough, I bought a D700 a few years ago. I’ve bought used for much of my photographic hobby. In a few years, the X-T50 will cost less used. I’m at that point in life, however, when I can think about buying new and new cameras just cost more now. I can remember when $1000 would buy top of the line cameras.
 
And I can remember when draft beer was $0.20 a glass, gas was $0.35 a gallon, and a house was $20,000. Comparing prices now to what they were in the past is meaningless.
One has to factor in the time value of money.

Every child should be taught how to use a financial calculator.

Money is a means of exchange, and has no intrinsic value.
 
One has to factor in the time value of money.

Every child should be taught how to use a financial calculator.

Money is a means of exchange, and has no intrinsic value.

Yes, when gassing up my car so I could head off to the bar for some beers, my favourite thing to do was whip out my financial calculator.
 
I read somewhere that many folks stop evolving what they think of as expensive in their 50’s. In other words, young people adapt better to inflated prices. I can afford to go to restaurants, but I have to swallow a bit when I see the bill.
 
I read somewhere that many folks stop evolving what they think of as expensive in their 50’s. In other words, young people adapt better to inflated prices. I can afford to go to restaurants, but I have to swallow a bit when I see the bill.
Agree, Steve.

We are very fortunate in that we can afford anything (within reason), but our relatively recent renovations cost us much more than a house did in our youth.

In fact, the two replacement air conditioners we had installed recently cost over half the price of the first house I looked at buying back in ~1969.

The main reason why we can afford almost anything is because we have always been very careful with our money.

Neither of us ever earned big money, and our retirement planning started prior to 1990 ... It worked out OK, in spite of the federal government changing the rules some ten years after we had both retired. Bastards!
 
Funny enough, I bought a D700 a few years ago. I’ve bought used for much of my photographic hobby. In a few years, the X-T50 will cost less used. I’m at that point in life, however, when I can think about buying new and new cameras just cost more now. I can remember when $1000 would buy top of the line cameras.
Have you checked the price of used Fujifilm cameras lately. If this trend continues, in 5- years the X-T50 will cost more used than it is selling for now new.
 
I have verbally put it in motion to trade in my X-S10 for this (when it finally arrives) - no price given at our local shop, where it is available for 'pre-order'.

I never gelled with the X-S10. What I love about my Fujis is the film camera look and feel, with the knobs and dials. I really miss having a dedicated EV+_ dial, which the X-T50 will have.
Although I've seen many online moans about the 'old generation' battery, I'm well pleased that it will use batteries that I already have as well as free-standing charger rather than plug in the camera.

Only problem I foresee is that I will need to translate the RAW files to .dng (which I don't like) or demosaic them in Silkypix before importing into Capture One, since I have an older perpetual license
which will not be upgraded to 'understand' the new camera's RAF format. Which also means that I can only use the Film Simulations in jpg but they won't be supported by my Capture One.
So all in all a bit of a chin-scratch, but I might also trade in my 18-55 and get the new lens that comes as a kit (not sure whether that combination will be offered locally though).

Currently a bit of a wait-and-see but I'm pretty sure I'll offload the X-S10 in any case.
Surely you can have a dedicated EV +dial? On my XS10 I programmed the corner wheel above my thumb to operate in that way … there are no + markings, but those are visible on the screen or in the viewfinder ..
 
I am one of the people who buy their equipment to use. Not to resell. I have way too many cameras at my house with only me to push the shutter release. I occasionally sell when the time is right in my mind but the resale value is not something I worry about. Every car I have loved and were often used as garage queens were not that to me. I drove the hell out of them. I wore out a Porsche 944 brand new until I ended up giving it away to one of my German exchange students who came back and went to law school here. My wife's 928 was the favored car to drive on long trips since it was so comfortable. The thought of putting it under wraps for later sale never entered my mind and the same is true for my photo equipment. I am a fanatic about taking care of my gear and my cameras and cars are always looking as good as possible.
I still belong to the Porsche Club of America and it pains me to see how damned particular about keeping the car with no miles some are in the club and wonder why they are missing the joy of actually using the car and I also belong to several Facebook groups for Fujifilm, Olympus and Nikon and the same thing. Worry about the shutter count? Not me but I can see that this matters to some and understand why it matters. I have already lost money by holding on to my wife's OM-1 and grip but I was not ready to sell and I understand that new models also reduce the resale but................
 
I'm coming around to the idea of the X-T50, a smaller ILC is something I've been thinking about for a while. I'm typically unadventurous with my own film sims, -4 NR, +1 Sharpen as a base default so I could happily work with the new dial. The thing I'm most unsure of at the moment is the EVF specs, which seems to be almost criminally neglected by Fujifilm.
It seems the whole industry has settled into the 2.36 mp EVF if they think they can get away with it. I have no idea how much more the 3.67 EVF costs. The problem with the XT50 is the pretty small 0.62x magnification. I’m not that fussy about EVFs as I don’t do much MF, but that’s pretty small even if only for composition.
 
I am one of the people who buy their equipment to use. Not to resell. I have way too many cameras at my house with only me to push the shutter release. I occasionally sell when the time is right in my mind but the resale value is not something I worry about. Every car I have loved and were often used as garage queens were not that to me. I drove the hell out of them. I wore out a Porsche 944 brand new until I ended up giving it away to one of my German exchange students who came back and went to law school here. My wife's 928 was the favored car to drive on long trips since it was so comfortable. The thought of putting it under wraps for later sale never entered my mind and the same is true for my photo equipment. I am a fanatic about taking care of my gear and my cameras and cars are always looking as good as possible.
I still belong to the Porsche Club of America and it pains me to see how damned particular about keeping the car with no miles some are in the club and wonder why they are missing the joy of actually using the car and I also belong to several Facebook groups for Fujifilm, Olympus and Nikon and the same thing. Worry about the shutter count? Not me but I can see that this matters to some and understand why it matters. I have already lost money by holding on to my wife's OM-1 and grip but I was not ready to sell and I understand that new models also reduce the resale but................
Wow. 🤯 I can’t imagine buying a Porsche and not driving it. I like to play with my toys, not collect them.
 
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