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X-T20 size related issues

Discussion in 'X-T2, X-T1, X-T20, X-T10' started by Irene McC, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Irene McC

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    I have had the X-T2 for a while and recently added the T20 as a backup body. My problem with the X-T20, ergonomically, is that I keep pressing the arrow dial selector with the bottom of my thumb area when shooting. Does this happen to anybody else as well, and how do you best deal with it? I should add that I am female with small hands.
     
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    A common complaint, which is the reason why this grip is so popular
     
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    Hmmm. more stuff to buy :(
    I like the small form factor and light weight. I suppose this is the down side.
     
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    I experienced this with the T10 and the T20, even with the Metro grip. My solution? I sold it. An ergonomic nightmare. Should have learned my lesson after the T10. The only thing I could do was "lock" the buttons.
     
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    oh dear! It really is extremely frustrating; thanks for commiserating
     
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    Apart from adding a grip you could put Sugru on the dial selectors or buttons that you find too small. However that still won't fix their relative positions. That is why I would never buy anything as small as the T20 as I find even the X-T2 layout too small and cramped, often resulting in wrong button pushes after many months of regular use.
     
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    I had that issue then bought a half case and now that doesn't happen. I got a cheap one.
     
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    I do already own the camera. It drives me nuts to now need to spend more money and add more weight just to use it comfortably.

    (I should add that living in South Africa it requires weeks of waiting, going through customs, paying extra for 'luxury goods' being imported etc etc and it's a major pain)
     
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    I had to google what Sugru is... never seen it here :) I wouldn't feel confident to glue anything on a brand new camera!
    And you're right, it would not change the positions and I would probably not be able to then use those buttons anymore.
    I understand that something small will bring its own set of issues with it as far as ergonomics goes, but having small hands, I never expected it to be such an irritation.
     
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    Sugru peels off easily. I have it on my X-T1, which has no joystick to move the focus point, and for back button focussing. For the X-T10/20 to be comfortable to use you may need to use the cell phone app or other remote release, with the camera on a tripod. Or buy an X-T2 and sell the smaller camera.
     
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    I've got an X-T2 and this is its smaller side-kick / back up body :)
     
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    This is the downside to people wanting a small and compact camera and why I have been hoping Fujifilm will make a performance camera without the expectation of being small and compact.
     
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    This was the main reason why I choose the X-T2 over the X-T20, ergonomics are everything. Give that grip a try, I added one to my X-T2 and it made the handling just about perfect for me.
     
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    Thank you - I appreciate your and everybody else's input here. Glad that at least I'm not alone and hopefully Fuji will take it on board and consider changing the thumb-rest or the layout for future editions.
     
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    Until getting the Lensmate thumbrest my biggest annoyance with the X-T10 was inadvertently hitting one of the D pad buttons.

    Still coming to terms with the touch screen focus on the T20 but the D pad issue is gone.
     
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    I've totally switched the touch screen off
     
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    I may have to do the same! Haven't used the T-20 much lately. It's all X-T2, all the time right now. :)
     
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    yup, I should have thought long and hard! I only just got the T20 as a 2nd body - I like to minimise lens changes and have a different focal length on each body for quick changes.
    I might have been better off buying a used X-T1 on the cheap... ah well, you live and you learn.
     
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    Totally understand. Luckily X-T20 works well for the missus in full auto mode with the 18-55 and for just tossing in the briefcase on those days that I don't anticipate being able to shoot but "just in case" :)
     
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    well yes, LOL. It does take great pictures and weighs next to nothing, so it's ideal to just 'have' in the bag and take along for the ride with a 35mm f/2 on the front. Tiny and convenient and does a good job generally.
     
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