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Offline Todd Muskopf

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I ordered a Fuji
« on: July 09, 2017, 01:36:03 PM »
I was unhappy with my Canon M mirrorless and wanted to upgrade.  I found myself not using the M, mostly because of the lack of viewfinder which gave me the feeling that I was guessing all the time.

I ordered a Fuji XT20 with a 35mm f/2 lens and 3 batteries for $1300. It seemed like a good deal to me. 

Hopefully, it'll help me love casual photos again.

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Re: I ordered a Fuji
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 02:31:51 PM »
Try a LUMIX Gx7 if the Fuji doesn't impress. Sam Levitan has 2 which he uses professionally when his Nikons are more than he wants to carry or might be too loud.  They have a real finder unlike my Gx1, which is my only complaint with an otherwise superb mirrorless camera.  Old as mine is, it's my personal travel kit.

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Re: I ordered a Fuji
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 06:24:41 PM »
Interested to hear how it works for you Todd.  :D

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Re: I ordered a Fuji
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 08:44:25 PM »
I know how you feel .. it looks like a great camera, I just had a brief read over a review.

Interested to see how you get along with it.

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Re: I ordered a Fuji
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 11:01:58 PM »
In reading up on it I'm reminded that quite possibly the best film camera I owned was a Fujica GX680 medium format. The lenses were beyond compare, a trend it seems they've continued. I preferred using it to my Linhoff Technikardan 4x5.  If it's as good as that was, it'll be great.

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Re: I ordered a Fuji
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 04:50:32 AM »
I got a Panasonic Lumix LX-100 a while ago for similar reasons and it has been a game changer for travel photography.  I'd got to the stage where I simply couldn't be bothered to lug around an SLR when going out for the day, especially in a super hot and humid climate, but the LX-100 is so small and light I have it with me pretty much all the time.  It takes great quality photos so I'm very pleased with it.
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Re: I ordered a Fuji
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2017, 07:05:14 AM »
The camera came Wednesday night.  I fiddled with it, then couldn't get much to work.

Total user error.  There are manual switches and dials for everything.

There's a little switch on top that changes it from Auto to other modes (represented by a dot).-- No M, A, S, etc.

Guess how the aperture changes?--By turning a ring on the lens.

Guess how the shutter speed changes?--By turning a dial on top of the camera.

It's all sort of backwards/retro compared to what I'm used to, but it's pretty fun.

Biggest problem I've seen so far is that you have to go into the menu to change the AF point. 


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Re: I ordered a Fuji
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2017, 09:27:26 AM »
Interesting remarks Todd.  I thought you predated these all-electronic wind-ding cameras and were familiar with the shutter speeds on a dial and apertures on the lens, etc..  (or were you kidding?)

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Re: I ordered a Fuji
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2017, 10:56:39 AM »
My only SLR was a Canon T50, which was pretty much all auto.  I really only used it for shooting slides of paintings.

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Re: I ordered a Fuji
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2017, 11:57:28 AM »
One of the things that appealed to me when I read up on the XT 20 was the control knobs; a return to the root tools with which I started.  Let us know how your comfort level progresses.

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Re: I ordered a Fuji
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2017, 09:10:44 PM »
I actually like the look, feel and operation of the Fuji - I've been toying with purchasing one myself.

Guess it's because of my original Old F1 that had the big knobs etc. Built like a tank (I purchased used and it had a nice dent in the pentaprism) and I miss it dearly!

Look forward to hearing your thoughts on it too, Todd.

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Re: I ordered a Fuji
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2017, 06:45:16 AM »
I'm liking it so far.  My wife and I hosted a charity fundraiser Saturday night and it was nice to have a camera around my neck that I didn't notice when I was talking or dancing, but that I could take pretty good images with.

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