farrell

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    XE-1, XM-1, X100S, Canon S95, S100, G9X, Nikon D7100, D810

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  1. Masterful parrot! The background bokeh must be art. Thanks for the show.
  2. Nikon was an early investor in a 500mm f/8 F-mount product, which I believe became one of its most conspicuous marketing failures for all the reasons cited by k1W1.
  3. I have an x100S and a couple of other Fuji xcams that share common batteries and chargers. So far I have not had a Fuji charger failure, It is self-evident that responding users so far are knowledgeable enough to determine the aptness of an after-market model. Some are not, and in the absence of trusted advice, should play it safe.
  4. The pix I'm seeing of the X30 indicate the standard release with cable release thread. There is nothing to prevent a user from manually timing any long exposure with a locking cable release.
  5. If "shoot without lens' is not selected in menu the camera will be looking for information from the lens and if it sees none it won't respond to the shutter release.
  6. Whether beast of burden or draft animal, there is something for everyone.
  7. Very nice. People in costume in public are not photo-resistant and the 90 is perfect for isolating individuals..
  8. I still have and still use my XE1, my first xcam. I bought it with the excellent 18-55.. During a recent visit from my daughter and son-in-law and their 6-year-old twin boys i used the XE1/18-55, XM1/27, and my X100S. The XE1 is still a good model and could be a good buy used.
  9. I would be foolish to disregard the advice of anyone who has actually handled the model. As a matter of fact, I have decided to wait and see what is forthcoming from Fuji. When stricken by GAS, it may be best to let it "pass". When the situation is viewed objectively, I need another camera like a fish needs a bicycle.
  10. Thanks for the advice and the links, Vic. I'm not such an objective thinker as to be GAS-proof. If I were, I would be thinking about my six perfectly good cameras in current use(50% Fuji X).
  11. Thanks to k1W1 and Ragamuffin for your thoughtful responses. The xt2 price is far from the highest price I've paid for a camera. I am interested in the ergonomics to a certain extent. Being able to move the focus point around so easily is not that great a concern. I'm not convinced that focus-and-compose is a bad system with modern high quality lenses that should have very little curvature of field.
  12. I will try to arrange a pre-purchase meeting, not easy in my small-town retirement location but I could probably find one within 60 miles or so. "Camera stores" are failing everywhere because of internet sales. I lived and worked in the Chicago area all my working life where competitive downtown dealers' prices were uniform at cost + 10%(NOT gray market). As a casual unpaid user, I have no great need for rapid control changes and I think the "C" profiles could serve me very well.
  13. I will try to arrange a pre-purchase meeting, not easy in my small-town retirement location but I could probably find one within 60 miles or so. "Camera stores" are failing everywhere because of internet sales. I lived and worked in the Chicago area all my working life where competitive downtown dealers' prices were uniform at cost + 10%(NOT gray market). As a casual unpaid user, I have no great need for rapid control changes and I think the "C" profiles could serve me very well.
  14. Thanks Christopher If I had that feature, I might not want to give it up either but the price of the xt2 is a deal-breaker for me given the features of the xt20.
  15. Thanks for the tip;I've seen that certain reviews have noted that. I have an xe1, an xm1, and an x100s. I don't have notably large hands.