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  1. Hi Veejaycee, I reckon you will be very disappointed with the 50-140mm + TC combo compared to the 100-400 I have XP2 & XT3 and the 50-140mm and 1.4TC I also have an 8-year-old Canon T2i (550D) with brilliant Canon 100-400mm IS L II lens I have native birds coming to my house every day The Fujis with 196mm equivalent FL *WILL NOT DELIVER FEATHER DETAIL* at distances greater than ten feet - which is pathetic! However the Canon @ 400mm shows feather detail out to forty feet without any effort at all. Motto: 50-140mm is a waste of time for birds on a stick so wh spend time shooting it it for BIF I have not invested in the Fuji 100-400 because wife would ask me why do I need two of those lenses and I would have a hard time answering. There are plenty of people out there producing EXCELLENT photos with the Fuji 100-400 lens. But I HARDLY EVER see nice bird shots with the 50-140 on my usual forum. What i do like about the 50-140mm is when I shoot video through it, but that isn't birds. Yes it is very sharp. If you do go with 50-140, suggest rent it first Jim Canberra
  2. Hi D, The light level must be fairly low for these numbers ... One far-out idea, the lens EXIF reports F2 but there is a problem with the shutter and it takes the photo at f16. Or something weird. In the menus, select AUTO ISO 1 range which (for me) defaults to range ISO 160 thru 800 That'll stop the ISO 4000 which should not be happening. And/or manually set ISO with ISO wheel. Then shoot and check that EXIF matches what you set. If there is still something weird, do a full camera reset, look under User->Settings re photographing people inside, your XT3 box (doin't throw it away!) contains an XE8 mini-flash. It has no batteries but is powered by the camera, so you can only squeeze off a few shots between recharging delay, but you need flash for indoor portraits. Even a f1.4 lens produces terrible gloomy portraits indoors in the absence of natural light. Re the video, XT3 makes BEAUTIFUL video. But if you have an old laptop, that might struggle to play 4K video Good luck Jim Canberra
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