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Fuji Two pieces of equipment Fuji should make

The XEs are distinct from the XTs. Notably, the ergonomics were designed to draw in users from DSLR systems - hence the placement of the centered EVF and the controls. You said "XE," not XT. I was responding to the XE, which was how this thread was started. :)
I'll have words with the guy who started the thread. Oh, wait . . .
What I think is missing from this conversation is WHY Fuji branched the XT line out. And it was to do several things - not the least of which was to appeal to DSLR users, but also open a different ergo model that would make handling much easier. Let's face it, the 55-200 on an XE is probably the limit of what I'd want to handle without additional support. Adding a 50-140 to it? Nope. It's just awkward as heck. That doesn't mean you can't. The ergo is *much better* with the XTs.
Which is, interestingly, due more to the placement of the viewfinder than anything else. And which is the same reason we used our Leicas for wideangle work and our Nikons for long-lens stuff.
I still don't use a battery grip even on XT because the smaller footprint is part of the appeal. I'm done lugging around additional lbs of equipment for what I see as very small gain. The whole point of me moving over was to shrink my burden, not keep it.
And that's perfectly lovely. As previously noted, no one would be obligated to purchase an X-E battery grip, any more than you were obligated to purchase one for your X-T. I suppose that had there been an internet at the time, there would have been people saying that Nikon shouldn't make a motor drive for the Nikon F because they personally wouldn't use one. I guess I somehow caused confusion, so let me say again that I do not believe that were Fuji to produce a battery grip for the X-E line anyone should be forced to purchase it. I do think enough people would purchase them to make them worth producing, even if you are not among those who would buy one.
 
Wait... reading this thread... is the Fuji software built on Android and what does Google have to do with it? Sorry if its a bit OT but enquiring minds want to know...
There's Fuji software for both IOS and Android. Android is a product of the Google corporation, which was also the maker of Google Glass, the only product that has come close to what I was describing. And Google Glass ran Android, which means it's possible that it could run Fuji's remote camera software, which includes an ability to see what the camera is seeing. Make sense now?
 
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There's Fuji software for both IOS and Android. Android is a product of the Google corporation, which was also the maker of Google Glass, the only product that has come close to what I was describing. And Google Glass ran Android, which means it's possible that it could run Fuji's remote camera software, which includes an ability to see what the camera is seeing. Make sense now?
Right. For a minute there I thought you (and others) were saying that the camera software was built on Android.
 
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Louisville, Ky
Which makes one wonder why they made battery grips for the X-Ts, doesn't it.
Not at all. The XT line is there to mimic a DSLR. DSLRs have battery grips available, or built in. Many DSLR shooters are used to having grips. And having a grips available on the DSLR styled mirrorless body makes the switch more appealing. Also keep in mind that Fuji only makes battery grips for the X-Tx and larger XH bodies. There isn't one available for the any of the smaller X-Txx bodies.

I still think Fuji is missing a big opportunity with their battery grips by not making a single, large, high capacity battery for the battery grips. One capable of lasting an entire wedding or event. With the tray for the standard batteries available as an accessory.
 
Not at all. The XT line is there to mimic a DSLR. DSLRs have battery grips available, or built in. Many DSLR shooters are used to having grips. And having a grips available on the DSLR styled mirrorless body makes the switch more appealing. Also keep in mind that Fuji only makes battery grips for the X-Tx and larger XH bodies. There isn't one available for the any of the smaller X-Txx bodies.
If they made one, there would have been no point in my saying that should make one, no? They also don't make one for the X-Pro1. Though they recognize that the camera is too small for many people, which is why they (and numerous others) make grip extensions for both the X-Pros and the X-Es.
I still think Fuji is missing a big opportunity with their battery grips by not making a single, large, high capacity battery for the battery grips. One capable of lasting an entire wedding or event. With the tray for the standard batteries available as an accessory.
Nikon did the whole thing pretty well with the D200 (though, sadly, not with current cameras): they put the electronics in a snout that fit where the battery normally goes, then made the grip itself have space for two batteries. (Either of which had about six times the capacity of a Fuji X battery.)
I should also note that Fuji's indicator of remaining battery life simply sucks to the point of being worse than useless, because it leads you to think you have some battery when you don't really. Which makes the need for additional battery power even greater for time-sensitive stuff such as news. (I got Fujis beyond the walking-around X100 for the 10-24, because it was substantially wider than Nikon's 12-24, and wide is very useful in news shooting.)
 
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davidzvi

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Do any of the XE have flip out screens?
Nope, it's one of two things the X-E3 is missing IMHO. A tilt screen and IBIS, two things that still make me consider the Pen F.
....Nikon did the whole thing pretty well with the D200 (though, sadly, not with current cameras): they put the electronics in a snout that fit where the battery normally goes, then made the grip itself have space for two batteries. (Either of which had about six times the capacity of a Fuji X battery.)
You know in the 10-12 years I shot events with Nikon DSLRs I only occasionally used a second battery in either of the two bodies I shot with. And if I did it would be one or the other and not a second in both.

But I also tended to be an economical shooter, 1,200-1,500 at an event was the norm, I was never one of those 2,000 - 3,000 shot guys.
 

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