MrSMW Posted September 6, 2020 Share Posted September 6, 2020 I am currently looking at rationalising all my kit for 2021 on the basis that I will be working again. (1/25 jobs completed in 2020). I have 5 needs: 1: Photography, which needs no explanation. 2: Filming, which for me is either handheld stabilised or monopod approx 10 second clips throughout the day. (Weddings mainly). 3: Video: The static capture, ie, tripod of just 2 parts of the day in their entirety; ceremony & speeches. With audio. 4: Personal camera. Currently iphone 8+ but I'd like to go back to having a small, fun and 'different' personal camera. I was at the coast just yesterday and was wishing for something more... 5: After the year we have had and uncertainty about the future, I'm keeping an eye on the budget. I have looked at and considered all the current options, the known about and available very shortly options (Panny S5, Sony A7S3) and the near-future likely options (Sony A74, Nikon Z6S) and keep coming back to Fuji, my current workhorse. If the thing ever materialises and it suits my needs, XH2's could be a 2022 option but doubt if anything will be available end of March 2021 max. All factors considered, I have decided to stick with my XT3s plus various lenses for my photography and filming needs and was going to get and use a third XT3 body for the video role, running off Anker power bank and recording to a Ninja V and SSD. But I have a Sigma FP itch. I know it's flawed in so many ways and is not 'THE' camera by any means, but I think it ticks a number of boxes, but I have a few questions... As a 'personal', ie, family trips & events, I think it would work for me paired with the 45mm f2.8 and it ticks the 'different' box. E shutter, lack of a viewfinder etc, non-issues to me. But I reckon I could double up it's use and not get that third XT3, Ninja V and SSD and instead use the FP? This would be static, 15-90 minute sessions, on a tripod, manually focused, recording internally 4k 25p. I think I'd stick with the 45mm f2.8 to keep things simple or maybe consider the new 56mm f1.4, but have no greater need than that. Cost-wise, there's no difference to be concerned about taking into account Sigma body, spare battery, lens vs XT3 body, Ninja V, SSD. It's about the same. So my 2 questions are...and specifically to users; A: It is more than up to the static video purpose I intend as it can record internally for up to 2 hours? and B: What's it like for stills if you have used it for such? One of the problems I have living in rural South-West France is that there are no rental places and not even any local places that stock the thing so I could play so it would be very much a case of buy the body & lens and have a play on the basis I was going to keep it. I'm close to pushing the button to have a play and do some personal projects over the next 8 months, but I'd be interested in hearing from some users here just in case there is something I have not considered but should be aware of? Thanks in advance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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