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Fujifilm X-T1 Survives Crude Oil Swim, Sony A7III vs Fuji X-T2 and X-H1 and NOT Switching to SONY for WEDDINGS – miXed Zone


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Time for a major miXed zone, this time focused on all kind of Fujifilm cameras, except for the brand new Fujifilm X-T3, Fujifilm GFX50S and Fuji GFX50R and Fuji X100F.

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Fujifilm X-T1 Oil Diving

Fujifilm X Shooter Grahamr1234 dropped his Fujifilm X-T1 in crude oil… and it survived.

Thanks, Fujifilm for making such a badass camera. I love it even more now (even if it is a bit smelly).”

If you want to read more about it, as well as the cleaning and drying process, check out the article at petapixel here.

Can somebody duplicate this test with a Sony? ;)

Sony A7III vs Fuji X-H1 and X-T2

Daniel Moore (video above) compared the Fuji XT2 vs. Sony A7iii and explains why he is not switching to Sony for Wedding Photography

  • He owns both and uses both
  • he will keep both systems
  • for studio work he uses Sony A7III

Fuji Pros

  • for weddings he will keep the Fujifilm X-T2
  • much smaller lenses for APS-C X-T2
  • lower costs overall, especially the lenses compared to Sony lenses
  • Fuji has better ergonomics
  • Fuji has brilliant colors
  • better hotshoe than the Sony system
  • Fujifilm listens, better customer support
  • firmware updates
  • snappy autofocus, it encourages trust

Pro Sony

  • video and IBIS
  • full frame for shallow DOF
  • battery life
  • eye AF
  • more customizable, especially for switching between video and stills
  • good value
  • dynamic range is good on Fuji, but better on Sony
  • high ISO

Also The Slanted Lens comapres the Sony a7 III to a Fuji camera, this time the Fujifilm X-H1. Check out the video above.

  • Fujifilm higher microcontrast and resolves more (but probably it’s because of the better lens – Fujinon XF35mmF1.4 Vs. Sony 55mmF1.8)
  • in portraits, the roll-off on the Fujifilm is much nicer, more gradual and softer
  • continuous AF Fujifilm has only 91 AF points in the center
  • Sony more buffer and nails more shots in CH than the Fuji. Fuji hit a lot of shots, but missed some
  • Eye detection on Sony is superior
  • prettier colors on the Fuji. Nice skin tones. You can change in post, but you have to start somewhere, and Fujifilm
  • Dynamic Range: Showdow recovery: they would have expected more from the Full Frame Sony. Fujifilm recovers similar to Sony. Highlight Recovery: Sony is clear winner
  • ISO: At very high ISO, Sony less clumpy.
  • Video: Both seem to capture same dynamic range. Fuji keeps the midtones in the right spot, Sony not.
  • IBIS: on X-H1 remarkable smooth
  • Slow Motion: Sony has way more compression artifacts, Fujifilm really smooth and more pretty image
  • Ergonomic: They love the Fuji dials and tactile experience, rather than the computer-like experience on the Sony
  • Battery not good on Fuji, good on Sony
  • They always love Fuji for the colors
  • EVF and LCD on Fuji for video not so good
  • in too many areas, the X-H1 fell short, so not for professional photographers
  • more reasons to get a Sony rather than Fuji

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