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Man, the X-T3 is a complex beast

Discussion in 'X-T3, X-T2, X-T1, X-T20, X-T10, X-T100' started by ojporqpojrewpo, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. ojporqpojrewpo

    ojporqpojrewpo Premium Member

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    Just got my X-T3 and even coming from an X-T2 the new features are quite intimidating. Sports mode, ES or MS, different fps, Pre-shot ES and so on. It will take me a long time to figure out when to use these features and when not.

    Otherwise, camera feels good. AF is fast, lens mount much tighter.
     
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    I came from an x-pro1 and x-e1. I’ve literally spent the last two weeks coming to grips with this camera and I’m only just about getting there where I’m fully confident.

    You’re completely correct, it’s a very complex camera, but I’m loving it. I feel like I can do everything and anything with this camera.

    Experimenting with all my older Fuji lenses and converting older Nikon lenses, in a word, amazing. Has breathed new life into 18mm, 35mm f1.4 as well.

    One last thing: I’ve kept the manual nearby at all times and it does a pretty good job in explaining all the features. There are lots of things that will only come through by using the camera and spending time with it though.
     
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    I just got an X-T3 two days ago, coming from an X-Pro2, & totally agree it is somewhat overwhelming in terms of the new features. I've decided to start out just setting up those features that I am familiar with from the XP2, but then need to figure out the best way to start understanding & taking advantage of the many new options. Since I don't plan any video (at least not initially), it hopefully will work out by sorting out the new ones, deciding which of them might really be utilized in my type of photography, & then taking them one at a time. But it still is a bit of a conundrum as to how best to do this.
     
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    Well I'm a newbie again after trading my trusty XT2 for an XT3 today.
    I traded in my X100S too and one of my kids wanted my XPro1 and XF60mm so I'm down to one Fuji body and just a couple of lenses for awhile.
    After I figure out which screen protector to apply, update the firmware and get the right USB cable I can start working through the doorstop of an owner's manual :eek: :D.
    I'm looking forward to the new features!
    The battery should be finished charging any minute now :cool:.
     
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    The manual, for what its worth (not much in my opinion) is of a size I find hard to handle.
    Best I could think of: download PDF manual twice, open them side by side, I use the one on the left as an index, and when it refers to a specific page, use the other to see what it is about. Pretty quick since you can type the page in.
    I left the camera in its box until I had read pretty much all. It took a while!
    Only then did I un-box it.
     
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    SquarePeg Hear me roar

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    If @Dan Bailey has updated his X Series guide for the XT3, I highly recommend. That was very helpful for me in understanding the features on the Xt2 when I got it.
     
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    Slowly warming up to the camera. This weekend I was at an airshow and now I can see how preshot could be useful. I guess it takes time to figure out each feature.
     
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    lysander What a long, strange trip it's been.

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    The good part is that your are not required to use all the features.
    You can use it very similar to the X-T2 and be perfectly happy.
     
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    True. But it would be waste of money not to evaluate the new features.
     
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    kerrydeare X-T1 Diehard

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    I have not yet tried to equate monetary value with my photo malady. Let me know how you make out with this.
     
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    lysander What a long, strange trip it's been.

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    Sure, that is your choice. I would be really surprised to find anyone who use all the features.

    My point was, you can start out with your new camera and not find it so intimidating by just using what you already know from the X-T2.
    Then take you time to explore the new features as time permits to see if they are of any value for your needs.
     
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    I agree. There are a bunch of features I never use on my camera. You will go crazy trying to learn all of them. It's not a waste of money perfecting the few features you need vs trying to learn all the features. Photography is how I make my living and it just isn't productive to learn all the features. It is better for my time to get the most out the things that help with my daily photography needs. Once I get that down THEN maybe branch out to the other stuff.
     
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    That is why it so overwhelming to you. You need to focus on what you do know. The X-t3 is very similar to the X-t2. Start with the familiar and then work your way to the new features. I would rather use a few features and get really good at how those are used vs. going through all the features that I may or may not use.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation, glad you found my guide to be so helpful.

    I hhave in fact just updated X SERIES UNLIMITED with full X-T3 coverage. If you’ve already purchased the guide, you get the Oct. 2018 revision for free and you should have gotten an email notification with the download link. If not, just send me an email and I’ll send you the link.
     
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