What camera do I buy? / general gear talk

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  • Got rid of the Fuji 8-16 2.8 lens., beautiful lens all in but not for my use.

    Thinking about picking up the 80mm macro, played with it a bit the other day and it reminds me of the Canon 100 2.8 macro which I loved. Seems very versatile. I don't care about the bees and the bugs in terms of macro use but I do notice I sometimes struggle with the minimum focus distance on the 50-140 (and all the other lenses in general) when I try to get some close up shots.

    I also got the teleconverter for the X100V, it does add some bulk and weight to the camera but I like it nonetheless.

  • Well, that went quicker than expected. Just got myself the 80mm macro. :D

  • This camera bundle at £950 bought separately from the same retailer would be £1200

    https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/New/fujifilm-­x-e4-digital-camera-with-xf-27mm-wr-f28-­lens---silver_80363.html

    I should buy this, right?

    I do want some enablement, but if anyone can see a good reason not to buy, then I suppose I should listen.

  • And a better / faster lens with the 100V. No options to change lenses though if that's what you're after.

    That being said, I'm happily using the Fuji teleconverter on my X100V which does change the focal length without any difference to the image quality.

  • I think i want changeable lenses but I dont know why since over the last 10 years I've just used a pancake lens 99% of the time

    the extra £££ is a stretch though

  • I'd get the X100V, its a much nicer user experience and usefully minimal

  • What about the older x100f? Obviously you miss out on some megapixels/ updated lens but it'll be much cheaper than the 'v' and chances are if you really enjoy using it and decide its worth investing more in the newer model you can always sell it on on for what you paid.

    As Amey said the user experience on these is really great, everything you need and nothing you don't etc.

  • Also spent the last 10 years with only a pancake lens and really like the X100v... but do also really like having a body to use with the 35mm f1.4. Saying that, the x100v gets taken out more and could live with it alone. Would also prefer the f2.0 23mm over the f2.8 27mm.

    Wex are a little less for second hand.. https://tinyurl.com/453xn85a

  • I have a x100s and have occasionally thought about upgrading it but only so I can WiFi the files to my phone on holiday. Is there much of an improvement between them? Id probably like the manual iso knob on the newer ones too.

  • WiFi the files to my phone on holiday.

    With the X100V you can tether to a device and take them off, might be able to do that or buy a cheap card reader?

  • Gave my sister BF a Nikon D7000 for christmas what sort of sense should I suggest to him im a bit out the loop?

    Ive got all high end nikon stuff but Im get paid where as I think he is just wanting to do it for his own personal.

  • Are there any go to/acceptable knock off go pros? Started a bit of social media for my work but don't want to keep attaching my rather expensive phone to machinery. Will only be used in daylight and on Instagram

  • 35mm DX lens is a good, cheap lens.

  • A Fuji XF 27mm f/2.8 will fit on a Fuji X-T30, right?

  • yeah why wont it fit?

  • No idea why it would or wouldn't.

    That's why we retain your services.

  • Can anyone recommend a good place to sell these?

    The praktika has spare lenses and instructions as well. Is there a good shop or alternative to ebay, as its difficult to gauge what things will actually sell for!
    Or is it all a load of rubbish no one would want?

  • Ebay is probably your best bet, search completed listings and you'll get an idea of what they're worth. If not, if they're functional cameras you could always donate them to a local college/ university but appreciate you probably want to get some money for them.

  • What is the difference between these two lenses?

    Fujifilm XF 18mm f/2 R

    This Fujifilm 18mm f/2.0 XF R Lens is a lightweight, compact wide-angle "pancake" lens equivalent to 27mm in 35mm format. The very fast, bright f/2.0 maximum aperture makes shooting in very low light possible, and provides pleasing bokeh.

    Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8

    The Fuji XF 27mm f/2.8 lens installs confidence as you shoot, making it the perfect wide angle lens.

    Minimum focus distance (m) - this means how close I can get to an object and still be in focus, right? In the case of the second one above, this is 0.6m - ie 60cm - which isnt really all that close at all.

    I dont really understand what Focal Length means, or who Max Aperture is

  • Happy for you to explain to me like I am a moron

  • Focal length is like zoom, higher the mm, closer the thing in front of the camera will feel.

    Max aperture is how big the hole through the lense is. A smaller number means that the hole is bigger and more light can get to the camera, which makes it easier for you to take photos in darker conditions. A smaller number will allow you to take photos where the background is blurry but the subject is in focus. The smaller the number means that the range of distance that will be in focus in a photo is smaller while the rest remains blurry.

    There is probably someone on YouTube who will give you a much better explanation, with examples.

  • ^ thats a good start, thanks!

  • No problem, if nobody else replies once I'm back at a computer I'll find a good YouTube explanation

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