Fuji New to the XF1 - now X30..gone..now X100T..gone. It's over

damianmkv

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well, the X100T has been sold so the journey pauses / concludes ( again ). I took it out a couple of times last month but mainly felt that i needed an ICL camera and as much as i enjoyed the Fuji, i couldn't justify having it sit round for much of the time.

This weekend, I have the E-m1 mk2 and the Nikon D500 + 70-200 F2.8 on loan to test
 

drd1135

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Nice one, Damian :) But...I’ve learned that cameras don’t provide mojo. It comes from within. I lost mine too, ages ago. Now I just buy a camera if its one I have wanted for other reasons.
I know what you mean. Still, I can "give myself a shake" by picking up a new lens or an old used camera. I really like using my A7R3 for family pictures and new things. The AF and high ISO are really helpful. For "Challenge" pictures, however, the older bodies slow me down a bit and I have to shoot more carefully to overcome the limitations. The older bodies only have so much technical perfection so I have to compensate with subject and technique. Sometimes I want Ansel Adams' perfection, sometimes I want Avedon's portraits, and sometimes I want Cartier-Bresson's immediacy. Of course, what I always get is Steve's best effort. :redface:
 
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Tilman Paulin

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Tilman
Nice one, Damian :) But...I’ve learned that cameras don’t provide mojo. It comes from within. I lost mine too, ages ago. Now I just buy a camera if its one I have wanted for other reasons.
I completely agree and want to make one little addition (which will sound like a justification for buying new gear - but it's not as simple as that unfortunately :-D )
When one is lacking mojo and is at the point where just a little bit of mojo is coming back - the "right" camera (whichever one that is - that's where it gets tricky) can support and foster that little plant... and the wrong camera can squash it...

For me the right camera (at this moment) is the Sigma DP3m, because with it you can make beautiful images of mundane things - and it focusses close enough to be almost macro-ish... Since I'm not getting out into nature much right now, having a camera that allows to explore a "smaller world" helps...

(I always liked cameras that allow capture of everyday details - that's why I didn't get along with the Ricoh GR... It was a great camera - except for not being able to focus close enough for my needs/wants...)

The GR would frustrate me right now, where the DP3m inspires me to try things...
Unfortunately we mostly find out what works for us through trial and error... So it takes a lot of time. (which means we shouldn't try to rush ourselves neither :) )
 

tonyturley

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Back in days of yore when you had a film camera for a decade, you got very familiar with it’s “personality”. That’s hard to achieve if you upgrade every year.
My parents gave me my first camera, a Praktica SLR, when I was 18. Perhaps I was more mature back then, but GAS was never an issue. I used that camera for almost 20 years until I discovered digital. I think that was also about the time I discovered the Internet. I'm not certain those were completely positive developments. No pun intended.
 

Biro

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Jersey Shore
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My parents gave me my first camera, a Praktica SLR, when I was 18. Perhaps I was more mature back then, but GAS was never an issue. I used that camera for almost 20 years until I discovered digital. I think that was also about the time I discovered the Internet. I'm not certain those were completely positive developments. No pun intended.

In all fairness, digital cameras are only now reaching the maturity of design and features that film cameras had for decades. I think if one picks up a new digital camera today, one can easily own it a decade without missing out on too much offered by new cameras during that time.
 

damianmkv

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True, i've had the d500 for a few years now and whilst i'd ( sometimes ) like something lighter, that comes with more money and as a hobbiest i don't have deep enough pockets to move systems for a minor inconvenience.

The d600 that i got last year for not much money does the FF stuff perfectly well when needed
 

tonyturley

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Scott Depot, WV, USA
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Tony
In all fairness, digital cameras are only now reaching the maturity of design and features that film cameras had for decades. I think if one picks up a new digital camera today, one can easily own it a decade without missing out on too much offered by new cameras during that time.
It is my hope that the 2 digital cameras that make up my collection will last for a long time.
 

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