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ericdraven wrote:
Dec 30th, 2018 7:48 pm
Fujifilm Canada won't respect the warranty because it was purchased from the US...

They can repair it but you won't have warranty coverage.
Did some more digging into it and found this -

https://www.fujifilm.ca/support/Service ... tid=664277


Q: What happens if I bought the camera while in a different country from where I live?

Typically, the service center in the country in which you live will honor your international warranty in such a case. However, kindly be advised that the Fujifilm warranty does not apply to Fujifilm branded cameras imported and sold in Canada by unauthorized dealers, distributors or other sellers.


I guess I'm good for the camera warranty, but not for the lens.
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headleygrange wrote:
Dec 30th, 2018 9:08 pm
Did some more digging into it and found this -

https://www.fujifilm.ca/support/Service ... tid=664277


Q: What happens if I bought the camera while in a different country from where I live?

Typically, the service center in the country in which you live will honor your international warranty in such a case. However, kindly be advised that the Fujifilm warranty does not apply to Fujifilm branded cameras imported and sold in Canada by unauthorized dealers, distributors or other sellers.


I guess I'm good for the camera warranty, but not for the lens.

Amazon Canada is an Authorized Fujifilm Dealer so I guess Amazon US is as well...
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2 week vacation in May booked in Ireland (again -- 4th trip to Ireland, great place to visit.) Now keeping an eye open for deals on:

* X-T3 body
* 18-135 XF lens

The 18-135 is listed at $1050 on most sites but is currently at $900 on Amazon.ca fulfilled by Amazon.ca. Am I missing something, what's the catch?

Or if prices stay high, maybe step back to an X-T20 body instead. Too bad I missed eric's fire sale! Currently running X-T1 as main body and X-M1 as emergency backup, but I'd rather step up to a larger sensor and better focus.

EDIT: I think the $900 price on Amazon from Centre Drone vendor is a pricing error. Ordered it right away with Prime delivery tomorrow since it's $150 under Fuji's current MAP price of C$1050! Cashing in my Amazon.ca gift cards from the RBC Points promo :D
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Jan 5th, 2019 12:41 pm
2 week vacation in May booked in Ireland (again -- 4th trip to Ireland, great place to visit.) Now keeping an eye open for deals on:

* X-T3 body
* 18-135 XF lens

The 18-135 is listed at $1050 on most sites but is currently at $900 on Amazon.ca fulfilled by Amazon.ca. Am I missing something, what's the catch?

Or if prices stay high, maybe step back to an X-T20 body instead. Too bad I missed eric's fire sale! Currently running X-T1 as main body and X-M1 as emergency backup, but I'd rather step up to a larger sensor and better focus.

EDIT: I think the $900 price on Amazon from Centre Drone vendor is a pricing error. Ordered it right away with Prime delivery tomorrow since it's $150 under Fuji's current MAP price of C$1050! Cashing in my Amazon.ca gift cards from the RBC Points promo :D
It's not an Fuji authorized seller, so grey market (no working warranty here in Canada), hence the price. Fuji fixes a price for all their authorized sellers to sell. Some countries have MSRP that after conversion cost less than Canada's, so sellers like Centre Drone can buy it at bulk (for vendor's price) from that country and sell it here for extra profits, even at lower cost than the MSRP here.

That's why on eBay, you'll see brand new cameras or lenses from countries like Hong Kong that sells it 5-10-15% cheaper. It depends on brands.
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hoob wrote:
Jan 5th, 2019 12:41 pm
2 week vacation in May booked in Ireland (again -- 4th trip to Ireland, great place to visit.) Now keeping an eye open for deals on:

* X-T3 body
* 18-135 XF lens

The 18-135 is listed at $1050 on most sites but is currently at $900 on Amazon.ca fulfilled by Amazon.ca. Am I missing something, what's the catch?

Or if prices stay high, maybe step back to an X-T20 body instead. Too bad I missed eric's fire sale! Currently running X-T1 as main body and X-M1 as emergency backup, but I'd rather step up to a larger sensor and better focus.

EDIT: I think the $900 price on Amazon from Centre Drone vendor is a pricing error. Ordered it right away with Prime delivery tomorrow since it's $150 under Fuji's current MAP price of C$1050! Cashing in my Amazon.ca gift cards from the RBC Points promo :D
I'd recommend going to Aden Camera for their in-store pricing. They are often less than advertised MAP, and they are a authorized dealer so you get full warranty. I'm not affiliated with them other than being a customer for many years.

With eBay you do have to take a chance, but there are some good deals. I recently picked up the 27mm/2.8 again for $250 CAD brand new from Japan. Not sure I want to keep it even at that price. I remembered why I sold my old one. As small as it is, it's just not a field of view that I use.

18-135 is a good travel lens; when you're with your family and just can't stop to change lens, and don't have to worry about rain.
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Gin Martini wrote:
Jan 5th, 2019 1:20 pm
It's not an Fuji authorized seller, so grey market (no working warranty here in Canada), hence the price. Fuji fixes a price for all their authorized sellers to sell. Some countries have MSRP that after conversion cost less than Canada's, so sellers like Centre Drone can buy it at bulk (for vendor's price) from that country and sell it here for extra profits, even at lower cost than the MSRP here.
Presumably not, though the other lenses that Centre Drone sells are closer or at MAP.

In this case it's peculiar, since "Fulfilled by Amazon.ca" means that essentially, Amazon ships out of a common pool of SKU stock for the item that's (potentially) shared with other venders and with Amazon itself. So literally the lens I get from Centre Drone could be from the same crate as the lens I would order from another Fuji Authorized dealer also fulfilled by Amazon.

Anyway, got the lens with Prime 1-day shipping at it seems nice. About the same weight and bulk as the 10-24, so together this should make for a great travel combo (on separate bodies, or swap as needed if I get a higher end body.)
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Considering getting a Fuji for my wife who's not so much into post processing so thought film simulation would be good (she enjoys the aesthetic of it anyway).

I'm not naive enough to think that Takashi Yasui (_tuck4 on IG) doesn't do any post processing of his photos at all, but do you guys think he really shoots with the simulated film (which is JPEG only)?
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malaujai wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 11:34 am
Considering getting a Fuji for my wife who's not so much into post processing so thought film simulation would be good (she enjoys the aesthetic of it anyway).

I'm not naive enough to think that Takashi Yasui (_tuck4 on IG) doesn't do any post processing of his photos at all, but do you guys think he really shoots with the simulated film (which is JPEG only)?
I'm very skeptical about most standout photographers who do "nothing" or "little" to their photos.
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malaujai wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 11:34 am
Considering getting a Fuji for my wife who's not so much into post processing so thought film simulation would be good (she enjoys the aesthetic of it anyway).

I'm not naive enough to think that Takashi Yasui (_tuck4 on IG) doesn't do any post processing of his photos at all, but do you guys think he really shoots with the simulated film (which is JPEG only)?
Can't you just apply those film simulations in Lightroom instead of the camera? So shoot in RAW, apply "Astia" or whatever in LR, done. Don't need to stick with JPG if you don't want to.
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konfusion666 wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 2:31 pm
Can't you just apply those film simulations in Lightroom instead of the camera? So shoot in RAW, apply "Astia" or whatever in LR, done. Don't need to stick with JPG if you don't want to.
But @malaujai literally said he's getting it for his "wife who's not so much into post processing"... I mean, having to take a RAW file into Lightroom to apply a film simulation that can be achieved in camera kinda defeats the purpose...
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Jan 16th, 2019 1:32 pm
I'm very skeptical about most standout photographers who do "nothing" or "little" to their photos.
Right. I agree with this sentiment but the only thing I thought made this an exception was that this guy is effectively (I think?) a spokesperson for Fujifilm. I figured he'd at least shoot with the simulated film in JPEG but I suppose I'm underestimating how much PS can do wonders for photos even if they are JPEG.
konfusion666 wrote:
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Can't you just apply those film simulations in Lightroom instead of the camera? So shoot in RAW, apply "Astia" or whatever in LR, done. Don't need to stick with JPG if you don't want to.
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Jan 16th, 2019 3:48 pm

But @malaujai literally said he's getting it for his "wife who's not so much into post processing"... I mean, having to take a RAW file into Lightroom to apply a film simulation that can be achieved in camera kinda defeats the purpose...
That's pretty much it. She's not really into the digital aspect of touching things up but she does enjoy the physical/analog side of actually taking photos. We've got an RX100 at the moment which serves us well but I thought it'd be a good 'second' body for me in a way.
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Looks like Fuji Canada has put certain lenses on sale. Prices taken from The Camera Store:

The Camera Store.

XF 200 f2 Reg: $7,799.99 Sale: $6,499.99
XF 8-16 f2.8 Reg: $2,599.99 Sale: $1,974.99
XF 80 f2.8 Reg:$1,549.99 Sale $1,199.99
XF100-200 Reg: $2,449.99 Sale: $1,824.99
XF 90 f2 Reg: $1,249.99 Sale: $924.99
XF 16 f1.4 Reg: $1,299.99 Sale: $974.99
XF 16-55 Reg: $1,549.99 Sale: $1,199.99
XF 56 f1.2APD Reg: $1,899.99 Sale: $1,499.99
XF 56 f1.2 Reg: $1,299.99 Sale: $974.99
XF 10-24 Reg: $1,299.99 Sale: $974.99
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Currently owning XT-10.
Lenses -
XF 35 f2
XF 56 f1.2
XF 16-55

Planning to upgrade my body.
Confused between XT-2 and XT-3 any suggestions.
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Vap0rX wrote:
Jan 27th, 2019 4:32 am
Currently owning XT-10.
Lenses -
XF 35 f2
XF 56 f1.2
XF 16-55

Planning to upgrade my body.
Confused between XT-2 and XT-3 any suggestions.
If it is for photos only and you don't mind the slightly slower autofocus, definately go the X-T2.

The X-T3 has a bit more noise but better AF and video
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here4now wrote:
Jan 27th, 2019 12:36 am
Looks like Fuji Canada has put certain lenses on sale. Prices taken from The Camera Store:

The Camera Store.

XF 200 f2 Reg: $7,799.99 Sale: $6,499.99
XF 8-16 f2.8 Reg: $2,599.99 Sale: $1,974.99
XF 80 f2.8 Reg:$1,549.99 Sale $1,199.99
XF100-200 Reg: $2,449.99 Sale: $1,824.99
XF 90 f2 Reg: $1,249.99 Sale: $924.99
XF 16 f1.4 Reg: $1,299.99 Sale: $974.99
XF 16-55 Reg: $1,549.99 Sale: $1,199.99
XF 56 f1.2APD Reg: $1,899.99 Sale: $1,499.99
XF 56 f1.2 Reg: $1,299.99 Sale: $974.99
XF 10-24 Reg: $1,299.99 Sale: $974.99

Aden Camera as well...

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