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    MrSMW got a reaction from Rinad Amir in Addicted to Gear ....is this normal?   
    There's nothing wrong with gear but everything wrong with most channels YouTube comments section.
    I have weaned myself off the latter.
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    MrSMW got a reaction from Juank in Fuji X-T4   
    I have never tried a Sony A7anything but find that so many internet reports in regard to Fuji this or that are down to user error such as simply relying on the straight out of box set up and never bothering to fine-tune the set up.
    Is the Sony (and Canon) AF better than Fujis? Probably but not by as big a margin now as some older or flawed reports would suggest.
    But as I say, not had a Sony to compare to and the XT3 performed really well all last year at over 25 weddings with no issues. No overheating, no AF problems and no anything negative that NON REGULAR USERS/OWNERS tend to state.
    And I am not a Fuji 'fan boy' for the sake of being one, just someone for whom they have been producing the best tools for my specific needs in recent times. I could flip to anything else I desired (within financial reason) any time but choose not to for a reason and that reason being actual real world regular use.
    Just sayin' 😝
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    MrSMW got a reaction from Juank in Fuji X-T4   
    Well neither of my XT3's overheated last year here in SW France filming 4k where in the shade, it passed 40 degrees celcius several times, so I'm not expecting the XT4 to be any different...
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    MrSMW got a reaction from Simon Young in Fuji X-T4   
    Well neither of my XT3's overheated last year here in SW France filming 4k where in the shade, it passed 40 degrees celcius several times, so I'm not expecting the XT4 to be any different...
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    MrSMW got a reaction from Trankilstef in Fuji X-T4   
    Which XH2 have you got @Trek of Joy ? 🤩
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    MrSMW got a reaction from JimFenner in Fuji X-T4   
    Yep, respectfully useless, but I thank you for the thought 😂
    Switching back and forth several times a minute all day between video and stills with a pair of bodies and a pair of gimbals, changing lenses from time to time... Err, no!
    I have tried to embrace gimballing twice and both times did not get on with it...but each to their own and all that!
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    MrSMW got a reaction from keessie65 in Fuji X-T4   
    I don’t mind which way they do it but would prefer it in the XH1 body given the choice.
    Just under 2 weeks and all will be revealed...
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    MrSMW reacted to Andrew Reid in Fuji X-T4   
    I still prefer to shoot with the X-H1 😂
    Hopefully X-T4 will be an X-H2 down to the millimetre and even the exact curvature of the nice deep grip.
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    MrSMW reacted to frontfocus in Fuji X-T4   
    I don't feel this way. The X-T3 is an awesome camera and many have said, how much they like the camera. If asked what was missing in the last months, no one said 6K or 4K 120fps. It was IBIS and better battery life all the time. The X-T4 seems to deliver just that. If they manage to get the price close to the X-T3 price, that's an outstanding value. 
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    MrSMW reacted to Stathman in Fuji X-T4   
    I believe that everyone who used X-T3 and X-H1, all wished for a camera with X-T3's guts in an X-H1 body. 
    It seems that this is exactly what we get, plus some extras.
    Keep the price at 1500$ and I couldn't be any happier. 😉
     
     
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    MrSMW reacted to Anaconda_ in Fuji X-T4   
    I hear this a lot, but I have no problems with it at all - what's the beef?
     
    Granted, I only do minor adjustments, but I'm not running into anything that's all that challenging. 
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    MrSMW got a reaction from IronFilm in Best hybrid camera under 1000€   
    1: XH1
    2: XT3
    3: Panny G9
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    MrSMW reacted to IronFilm in Best hybrid camera under 1000€   
    The best sub $1K hybrid camera for filming is:

    a) if you can live without IBIS, the Fujifilm X-T3 secondhand
    b) if you love IBIS, the Panasonic G9 (it's been on sale for sub $1K brand new) or a secondhand Panasonic GH5
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    MrSMW reacted to Emanuel in Fuji X-T4   
    @androidlad precious/priceless asset this forum has here: your info : -)
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    MrSMW reacted to kye in Camera owning plans 2020   
    Good write-up, thanks  
    I'm on the GH5 and have wanted to buy an 85mm for a long time as there are a couple of them that are glorious, but the focal length is very much a 'only in a few situations' kind of lens, so I can't justify it.  I was looking at the Sigma and also an old Jupiter-9.
    Yeah, tough call. Having a zoom is a really flexible option and it's also a backup of every other lens in your kit, so if tragedy strikes then you're not short a focal length.
    My favourite lens is a FF equivalent of 35mm f2 and it's great for the environmental portrait where you want to see the person and also the occasion and location.  If my setup was half the size and half the price then I'd be tempted to carry a second setup like you do, and have played with things like that before too.
    Two Fuji XT-4s with those primes would be a pretty hard setup to beat, Fujis have a great reputation and the images are just lovely.  It sounds like a pretty good recipe for happy days!
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    MrSMW got a reaction from kye in Camera owning plans 2020   
    Final choice came down to (and I have been a pro Fuji shooter since the original X100 so have had pretty much every lens...sometimes several times!) the following:
    23mm f2 due to size, weight, AF speed.
    50mm f2 as above.
    90mm f2 just because I occasionally need something longer for ceremonies, speeches and couple portraits and it’s a beaut of a lens.
    16-80mm f4. Grrr, it’s only f4, but this is my ‘bookend’ lens, ie, wide landscape stills at the start of the day and video for dancing end of the day. Otherwise it will be in my bag and I purchased it principally as my travel (non work) lens.
    I may however get the 16mm f2.8 for weddings and leave the zoom behind for a true 4 prime set up.
    Why no f1.4 or the 56mm f1.2? For video they are terrible. Maybe not static slow paced stuff but try filming a wedding day with the 56! Sublime for stills, pants for video!
    I either shoot stills all day or hybrid all day. Very very rarely just video and ‘mobile hybrid’ is my priority.
    Most of the day this year will be XT4 right harness with the 50 and left strap, another XT4 with the 23. The choice then comes down to, “is this a medium wide or more tele shot? Or both?”
    Hopefully happy days...
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    MrSMW got a reaction from colepat in Fuji X-T4   
    None. Freestanding Sirui monopod...though I have just bought the 16-80 F4 which is OIS 6 stops or something, but yet to have a play with that.
    This was my 2019 wedding season video combo.
    2018 it was the monopod + XH1.
     
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    MrSMW got a reaction from Mark Romero 2 in Fuji X-T4   
    None. Freestanding Sirui monopod...though I have just bought the 16-80 F4 which is OIS 6 stops or something, but yet to have a play with that.
    This was my 2019 wedding season video combo.
    2018 it was the monopod + XH1.
     
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    MrSMW got a reaction from Sharathc47 in Fuji X-T4   
    I get 1000+ shots out of a single battery stills only shooting raw + Jpeg every wedding. Easily. 1000-1500. And before anyone cries "balls", week in, week out. It mostly depends how you have the thing set up and how you use it...
    But the XT3 absolutely chews through batteries for 4k video no question and even with a battery grip, ie, 3 batteries in total, I need to swap out at least the 2 in the grip to get through a typical 9-12 hour day.
    However, I prefer the Anker power bank / USB option and have that attached to my monopod and with that system in place, can easily shoot (video) on a single internal battery (ie no grip) 9-12 hour day.
    Neither solution is ideal which is why I welcome the XT4 with IBIS and supposedly better battery. The only two things I am really interested in.
     
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    MrSMW got a reaction from Mark Romero 2 in Fuji X-T4   
    Yep, respectfully useless, but I thank you for the thought 😂
    Switching back and forth several times a minute all day between video and stills with a pair of bodies and a pair of gimbals, changing lenses from time to time... Err, no!
    I have tried to embrace gimballing twice and both times did not get on with it...but each to their own and all that!
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    MrSMW got a reaction from kaylee in Fuji X-T4   
    I'd snap up a pair of those lenses in an instant (sod the cost, - I'd keep them the rest of my career, - 10 years)...if they only had AF which I need for the way I work.
    I might just paint some metallic green rings on the lenses I do have 😀
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    MrSMW got a reaction from kaylee in Fuji X-T4   
    I get 1000+ shots out of a single battery stills only shooting raw + Jpeg every wedding. Easily. 1000-1500. And before anyone cries "balls", week in, week out. It mostly depends how you have the thing set up and how you use it...
    But the XT3 absolutely chews through batteries for 4k video no question and even with a battery grip, ie, 3 batteries in total, I need to swap out at least the 2 in the grip to get through a typical 9-12 hour day.
    However, I prefer the Anker power bank / USB option and have that attached to my monopod and with that system in place, can easily shoot (video) on a single internal battery (ie no grip) 9-12 hour day.
    Neither solution is ideal which is why I welcome the XT4 with IBIS and supposedly better battery. The only two things I am really interested in.
     
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    MrSMW got a reaction from Juank in Fuji X-T4   
    I get 1000+ shots out of a single battery stills only shooting raw + Jpeg every wedding. Easily. 1000-1500. And before anyone cries "balls", week in, week out. It mostly depends how you have the thing set up and how you use it...
    But the XT3 absolutely chews through batteries for 4k video no question and even with a battery grip, ie, 3 batteries in total, I need to swap out at least the 2 in the grip to get through a typical 9-12 hour day.
    However, I prefer the Anker power bank / USB option and have that attached to my monopod and with that system in place, can easily shoot (video) on a single internal battery (ie no grip) 9-12 hour day.
    Neither solution is ideal which is why I welcome the XT4 with IBIS and supposedly better battery. The only two things I am really interested in.
     
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    MrSMW got a reaction from frontfocus in Fuji X-T4   
    I get 1000+ shots out of a single battery stills only shooting raw + Jpeg every wedding. Easily. 1000-1500. And before anyone cries "balls", week in, week out. It mostly depends how you have the thing set up and how you use it...
    But the XT3 absolutely chews through batteries for 4k video no question and even with a battery grip, ie, 3 batteries in total, I need to swap out at least the 2 in the grip to get through a typical 9-12 hour day.
    However, I prefer the Anker power bank / USB option and have that attached to my monopod and with that system in place, can easily shoot (video) on a single internal battery (ie no grip) 9-12 hour day.
    Neither solution is ideal which is why I welcome the XT4 with IBIS and supposedly better battery. The only two things I am really interested in.
     
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    MrSMW reacted to thebrothersthre3 in Fuji X-T4   
    Not sure how you mess up dynamic range with an XT3, it’s amazing in RAW and even jpeg. Heck even the 10 bit log is pretty decent. Low light performance is definitely lacking. 3200 on the Fuji is about as clean as 12,800 on the Sony or S1 or Z6. That said you don’t get the overdone noise reduction. But yeah you need more batteries and stabilization. Simple as that.
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