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chiggyv wrote:
Jul 31st, 2018 2:36 pm
Loving my X-T20 for the short time I've had it. Granted it costs 10x the Walmart SL1 I started out with, this camera has me wanting to go out and shoot a LOT more.
Also... how much did you pay for an SL1 in order for it to be 1/10th the price of an X-T20 ??? I thought it was MSRP $400 or so?
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konfusion666 wrote:
Jul 31st, 2018 2:39 pm
I'm still a n00b but with the same body/lens as you.

question; why do you need a 23 f/2 since you can simply set the 18-55 to "23"? i'm guessing something to do with aperture?

I had purchased the famous Canon Nifty Fifty lens for my SL1 and found that a fixed lens makes you think much more in terms of framing and getting the right shot. You'll find yourself using your feet to zoom as opposed to standing across a street and snapping away.

Beyond this primes are generally sharper at their specified focal length than zooms.
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konfusion666 wrote:
Jul 31st, 2018 2:39 pm
I'm still a n00b but with the same body/lens as you.

question; why do you need a 23 f/2 since you can simply set the 18-55 to "23"? i'm guessing something to do with aperture?
I don't use the 18-55 much but it always amazes me what it can do. You just have to stop thinking of it as a kit lens. At 23mm, it's probably doing f/3, so the 23 f/2 would be about a stop and a third better. I'm mostly a prime shooter so I get why someone would want the 23mm instead, but I would not sell off the18-55. This lens really doesn't get enough credit for what it can do.
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konfusion666 wrote:
Jul 31st, 2018 2:41 pm
Also... how much did you pay for an SL1 in order for it to be 1/10th the price of an X-T20 ??? I thought it was MSRP $400 or so?
I got lucky during the Walmart clearance and purchased one with a kit lens for $99. Got carried away with lenses and accessories and fell out of love with the cumbersome nature of carrying a DSLR and multiple lenses (and that's a tiny DSLR, potentially smaller than the XT). The SL1 was great to learn on but quickly reached a ceiling.

This all added to why I want one lens that will suffice my needs. I even consider moving to the XE3 for a smaller package. Would do a X100 but like the ability to change lenses should I feel the want.
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Jonavin wrote:
Jul 31st, 2018 2:50 pm
I don't use the 18-55 much but it always amazes me what it can do. You just have to stop thinking of it as a kit lens. At 23mm, it's probably doing f/3, so the 23 f/2 would be about a stop and a third better. I'm mostly a prime shooter so I get why someone would want the 23mm instead, but I would not sell off the18-55. This lens really doesn't get enough credit for what it can do.
I likely will sell it and purchase the 23. Just hoping for a trade since it's easier/cheaper.
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Had a great experience with Amazon Canada this week with my 16mm f1.4 order.

I originally ordered the 16mm f1.4 as 'Used - Like New' however it arrived damaged (I am guessing amazon did not test if it's working). I promptly contacted amazon customer support and they asked me to return the item and order a brand new 16mm with price adjusted to my original order. Overall I received a brand new fuji 16mm with $400 discount.

My current Fuji setup now:
XT20
56mm f1.2
16mm f1.4
23mm f2
XF 18-55mm
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Aug 10th, 2018 11:32 am
Had a great experience with Amazon Canada this week with my 16mm f1.4 order.

I originally ordered the 16mm f1.4 as 'Used - Like New' however it arrived damaged (I am guessing amazon did not test if it's working). I promptly contacted amazon customer support and they asked me to return the item and order a brand new 16mm with price adjusted to my original order. Overall I received a brand new fuji 16mm with $400 discount.

My current Fuji setup now:
XT20
56mm f1.2
16mm f1.4
23mm f2
XF 18-55mm
Awesome! I'm a bit jelly.

Hijacking this post to ask other XT20 users (and even other X-series users) - do you do JPG or RAW? And if JPG, what is your preferred PC photo editor? Right now I'm doing JPG and editing in Paint.Net because it's free and I can't be bothered to buy Lightroom
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konfusion666 wrote:
Aug 10th, 2018 11:42 am
Awesome! I'm a bit jelly.

Hijacking this post to ask other XT20 users (and even other X-series users) - do you do JPG or RAW? And if JPG, what is your preferred PC photo editor? Right now I'm doing JPG and editing in Paint.Net because it's free and I can't be bothered to buy Lightroom
I shoot in both JPG and RAW. I rarely fit half my card in 1 session with that setting and I can decide to delete or keep whatever format afterward. I don't often do burst. Also, I use the Classic Chrome profile so having the RAW in case I don't like the color is a plus.

I use Photoshop mostly, since I often do some retouching.
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konfusion666 wrote:
Aug 10th, 2018 11:42 am
Awesome! I'm a bit jelly.

Hijacking this post to ask other XT20 users (and even other X-series users) - do you do JPG or RAW? And if JPG, what is your preferred PC photo editor? Right now I'm doing JPG and editing in Paint.Net because it's free and I can't be bothered to buy Lightroom
Using my X-Pro2 I shoot JPG + RAW, and I use an old version of Lightroom 5, which I was able to buy for like $25 a while ago (it was posted on RFD). Only problem is that I have to convert the RAW to a DNG file first using Adobe's free DNG converter since the older versions of Lightroom don't support my camera.

I haven't used paint.net but I often use pixlr.com if I want a browser-based tool in a pinch. It's got features similar to Photoshop, so if you're familiar with PS, then this should be easy to use as well.
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