Fuji XT1 or Sony A6300

Discussion in 'Mirrorless Digital Cameras' started by imagesbymonroe, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. I just sold my A6000 which I always used my Sony FE lens on (I have A7ll also) The A6000 was my primary street photography lens with (28mm 2) but I am beginning to drool over the XT1 and a 23mm or 35mm setup for street photography.
    The A6300 was my original choice but 4k video means very little to me.
    Since street photography is my main usage what thoughts do any of you have on this 1st world dilemma A6300 0r XT1?
    Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
  2. Larry, I would jump right to the new Sony A6500 announced today. See my recent post in this forum.
  3. Larry, what didn't you like about your Sony a6000. I like mine a lot for the size and the quality of my images with the Sony 35mm 1.8 lens or even my Sony 55-210mm zoom occasionally. What I don't like is the inconsistent exposure, vastly overexposed images or dark images, when I'm shooting quickly on the street. I also don't like some of the controls and menus like the exposure compensation and I can't see some of the settings in outdoor light sometimes. I'm hopeful that the a6300 or now the a6500 fix some of these problems. At the same time the a6000 is a very smart little camera with more features than I can use or master easily. If you figure out what caused you to sell the a6000 and what kind of photography you like to do you will be on the way to deciding what camera you want to replace it with. Good luck! Here's a sample image with my Sony a6000/Sony 35mm 1.8 with great color and sharpness done quickly for example.
  4. These preferences get particular and personal. Here's a good case in point as both of these camera's are a testament to how amazing the times we are in. The size of the Sony compared to the Fuji, and I measured my XT-1 against the spec sheet of the A6500, as for the hight dimension, is half the size! If that's important. These camera's do take pictures, so regarding the personal, or taste issue, I took the time to stream images from Sony A camera's and Fuji X, and I come up with the same conclusion I did a year ago. My personal preference is the way Fuji presents tonality and color fidelity. I will always err toward what the image looks like when considering a camera system, hence committing to a system. Point being....It's personal. My fingers could not be torn from my XT-1 and to think the XT-2 is better than this?
  5. i agree Don. I did not have a problem with A6000 IQ. After looking at XT cameras and their lens I liked the IQ better than on my A6000 unless I was using the Zeiss 55mm 1.8,Loxia 35mm 2 all FE lens. I guess Fuji's APSC lens ( 23mm / 35mm / 56mm )are superior in my eyes compared t Sony APSC offerings.
  6. Larry, Well you picked the three! Those Fuji three lenses are amazing performers, the 23mm 1.4 is nearly perfect on paper, or for use of a better term the 23mm tested with nearly 0 distortion, and rated high in resolution, but its more than that its the X- sensor and how the color receptors are arranged in tandem with Fuji lenses, there are design issues pairing the sensor to the lens and it works!
  7. Fuji, for the glass. I have the 23/1.4 and it's spectacular. I don't have the the 23/2 but I've heard good things.
  8. I would think the XT is easier to use. The Sony 6xxx seems difficult to use.
  9. Somehow my small Fuji keep growing on me, my Canon gear more and more stays home.
  10. I know the XT-1 has been superseded by the XT-2 but I ended up buying an XT-1 as the replacement did not have enough befits to justify the expense. I already had an XT-10 which was impressive but the buffer at 8FPS was poor. The XT-1 can shoot 40 Raw files with fast card which is good as I would need.

    Now I have Lightroom and Photoshop updated I can now use the RAF files. These have a better dynamic range in the Highlights and significantly less shadow noise if pushed 2 or more stops as compared to my Canons. Even when shooting white birds against a dark background in harsh Australian light, a modest amount of highlight correction gave results that would be hard to achieve with my 6D.

    The Fuji 35mm 1.4 lens is superb, lightweight and discrete.
    I also picked up a cheap 50-230 lens. Its plastic build did not give much confidence and the 6.7 max aperture hardly impressive; but the IQ is sharp. Its a very light travel lens for daylight and no major shortcomings in sharpness. The 10-24 F4 is a good ultra wide which I use a lot. It’s quite a heavy lens and well made
    An XT-10 and XT-1 with, 16-50, 50-230 and 35 F1.4, makes for a useful lightweight travel kit.
    Battery life is a good for the battery size. I managed to get 325 jpegs over 6 hours the recently trying out the Interval shooting facility. Thats a nice trick!
    • IQ is very sharp and better than could be expected from 16mp
    • Dynamic range is better than my Canon 6D
    • Viewfinder is bigger
    • I like the ISO dial
    • 8fps for over 40 RAW files; exceeded my best expectations
    • The focus system is quite good; but with the 50-230 I have a lot of missed shots when shooting flying birds (this could be the lens)
    • Weather sealing is an advantage
    • The system is not cheap
    • No built in GPS
  11. Thank you for your thoughts. It's definitely a Fuji XT1 or XT10 to replace my A6000, I still am keeping my A7ll and 55mm 1.8 cause of it being full frame. Now the decision is to whether purchase the Batis 85mm 1.8 which Ive rented many times or the Fuji 56mm 1.2 for the XT body and get the 85mm perspective. Anyone want to jump on that 1st world problem?
  12. There have been comments right here on this forum that those that have opted for lenses other than Fuji for Fuji camera's have regretted it. I don't have personal experience with this, but having seen many results from the Fuji 56mm 1.2 of which has risen the bar in IQ, I would be very careful. There are technical issues beyond my pay scale, so to speak, that justify Fuji lenses with the X-Trans sensor. Surely someone here can explain this.
  13. Fuji Lenses are optimised for Fuji Cameras; which means that distortion and vignetting are corrected in camera.
    Even the cheap 16-50 kit lens and 50-230 have remarkably low level of distortion and no vignetting that I can see.
    The higher end Fuji lenses are a lot more expensive; so unless you are prepared for this; go for a cheaper Nikon or Canon DSLR. The 2 lenses mentioned above make a useful lightweight travel kit. I started with an XT-10 + 16-50 kit lens and 50-230 and soon realized that how good the system was so sold a lot of Canon gear to expand my Fuji kit.
  14. I think Sony would admit being honest...
    Fuji lenses are in another place....

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