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Sgt_Strider wrote:
May 3rd, 2017 4:10 am
I just read that Fujifilm is thinking about increasing prices in Canada. I've been thinking about getting the X-T2 for a while now, but I was hoping to pick one up when it goes on sale.

I heard it's extended and in Effect starting May 12th...


Fujifilm Canada Price Increase Coming May 1, 2017

http://www.fujirumors.com/fujifilm-cana ... ing-may-1/



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Price increase has been move to May 15th I think. AFAIK, only lenses will be affected but don't take my word for it.
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Hope I'm posting in the right place.

I currently have an X-E1 that I picked up with the 18-55 F2.8-4. I also was gifted the 23 F1.4 afterwards. I love shooting at a 35mm adjusted focal length (and so the 23mm on APS-C).

I am struggling a bit with the autofocus on the X-E1 and would like to upgrade. I am considering X-T1, X-T20, X-T2. X-T2 is within the range of the budget but being RFD, I wanted to get people's opinions. Is the X-T2 really worth the price premium, or is an X-T1 (with the body only selling at really tempting prices) good enough? Also, local store has X-T2 at 1880, which is lower than anything I see on photoprice.ca. Should I hit it?

Also, if going X-T2/X-T20, am thinking about one of the newer F2 lenses to take advantage of the faster autofocus. Is it worth doubling up at the 23mm focal length? Considering 35 vs 50mm F2 to photograph moving children etc.

Would appreciate your thoughts on this. Thanks in advance.
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farfarello wrote:
May 5th, 2017 2:11 am
Hope I'm posting in the right place.

I currently have an X-E1 that I picked up with the 18-55 F2.8-4. I also was gifted the 23 F1.4 afterwards. I love shooting at a 35mm adjusted focal length (and so the 23mm on APS-C).

I am struggling a bit with the autofocus on the X-E1 and would like to upgrade. I am considering X-T1, X-T20, X-T2. X-T2 is within the range of the budget but being RFD, I wanted to get people's opinions. Is the X-T2 really worth the price premium, or is an X-T1 (with the body only selling at really tempting prices) good enough? Also, local store has X-T2 at 1880, which is lower than anything I see on photoprice.ca. Should I hit it?

Also, if going X-T2/X-T20, am thinking about one of the newer F2 lenses to take advantage of the faster autofocus. Is it worth doubling up at the 23mm focal length? Considering 35 vs 50mm F2 to photograph moving children etc.

Would appreciate your thoughts on this. Thanks in advance.
I originally bought an X-E1 and found that it was just too slow. So I went with the X-T1. Even with the original firmware the difference was pronounced. With the 4.0 firmware it was like a new camera. It's comparable to a mid-lower end DSLR in terms of autofocus but it's really th eoperational speeds that was more important to me. The older lens focus much slower than the newer models. With the 35/f2, I don't feel like I'm lacking in speed at all, so I have resisted upgrading.

Just keep in mind that the image quality won't be much different from your X-E1. So the X-T1 may not seem like much of an upgrade. I think besides the improved image quality, the X-T2 also adds some better handling buttons. That alone would make me want to upgrade to it; and I would, if my X-T1 wasn't so darn good. In your position I would upgrade to X-T20 if weather proofing is not important.

I am just going to hold out until my X-T1 dies and then buy whatever X-Tn model is current at that time. I could not live with the slowness of the X-E1 and returned it after a week. I am not a pro and the image quality of the original X-series is more than my skills can handle, so I give more weight to handling/control than other specs. And that's why I would still buy an X-T2 instead on an X-T20.
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Anyone have the Fujifilm Vertical Power Booster VPB-XT2 for X-T2

Recommend It or Not?

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Worth it only if you have to switch batteries often or need faster fps.
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ggweci wrote:
May 25th, 2017 8:10 pm
Anyone looking for a great messenger bag for their Fuji system? If so, check out the deal in the ThinkTank Retrospective 5 in the Hot Deals forum: best-buy-think-tank-retrospective-5-90- ... #p27823241
I missed out on the pinestone colour and grabbed the blue slate instead, but I'm very underwhelmed by the finish they added to this bag's fabric, and I'll probably end up returning it. The bag I received looks much worse than what's shown in the photos, with fake distress creases running all the way along the front flap.
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I missed out on the pinestone colour and grabbed the blue slate instead, but I'm very underwhelmed by the finish they added to this bag's fabric, and I'll probably end up returning it. The bag I received looks much worse than what's shown in the photos, with fake distress creases running all the way along the front flap.
Still love my Domke waxed canvas ruggedwear bags for my Fuji... no fake distress, but all kindsa of real use/distress patterns :D
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Still love my Domke waxed canvas ruggedwear bags for my Fuji... no fake distress, but all kindsa of real use/distress patterns :D
Yeah, it really put me off because if you look at the product photo, it looks fine... but mine looks like a pair of jeans with fake distress lines added to it...
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I wonder when Fujifilm will have a sale in Canada. The X-T2 is already on sale in the US.

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