Good budget option. Review here: https://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/reviews/lenses/fujinon-xc35mm-f2-review
All Fujifilm Discounts, Offers and Sale - June 2020
I’ve got one of these and I’m pretty impressed, Lens is a little slow to focus compared to the new f2 lenses but it’s really sharp especially close up and the shutter is super quiet.
There's no almost, it's either sealed or it isn't lol.
Well, it almost is apart from the front lens element...
Reasonable deal, I do think this feels like an iterative successor. Next year there's no excuse for not having IBIS and weather sealing, especially when there's really not a great deal to be improved anymore. Maybe better close performance of the lens. Great fun to use, Fuji have nailed the user experience
I think X-T20 plus the 27mm/2.8 is somewhat towards the same experience, if you can overlook the different FL, lack of weather sealing, slightly slower lens, slightly bigger size, and lack of OVF (EVF are pretty good nowadays anyway)... I find the X100 lens converters are quite useful if you don't use them that often though. So maybe you can calculate the total price for the three lens config based on X100V and X-T20, and see whether the delta is acceptable.
At the time of posting both were selling it for £899, must have gone up like yours did hmm?
Thanks, yes that is a better deal.
Can get it here - new - for £874 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fujifilm-X-T3-Digital-Mirrorless-Camera-Body-Silver-/402247045207?hash=item5da7cad057
If you look it up, WEX is selling it for £1099 and Park is selling it for £1149! Not sure the half case is worth £200, and not everyone want to buy a new lens.
Much better off for the same price at Wex or Park get the free half case and potential to benefit from the current lens promo. I'd stick by that even if this was Amazon and not a third party seller.
That may suit what you take pictures of - but id hazard to guess most people who buy a x-t30 do not want to lug a kilo of lens around on it. The 18-55 is realistically the biggest lens youd want to use on this, with a grip. Without a grip even the 18-55 is to big. I dont deny the 16-55 is good, but the cost and weight make it a very niche investment. Compared to a smart phone the 18-55 on a x-txx is like god to.
I use it on the X-T2. TBH my cheap K&E tripod copes well with landscape orientation but struggles when i switch to portrait due to the shift in the centre of gravity.
I get your point but I switched to mirrorless because of the weight difference compared to my dslr. I prefer using my three primes. I tried the 16-55 on my xt30 but it handles better on the xt3.
Yes, and with no OIS but the sharpness of images makes it a worthwhile investment.
It’s very heavy though
Not for me the link shows expired but it's still live ON JL
https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/fujifilm-x-a5-compact-system-camera-with-xc-15-45mm-ois-lens-xc-50-230mm-ois-lens-3472623 Looks like it's expired tho
Is it not £449.00 at JL?
The John Lewis twin lens kit for £350 is arguably better value for money.
If you haven't started with any systems, and if you are on budget, and if you don't mind the weight, I would suggest you have a think what type of photography you want to do, what types of lenses you plan to purchase, then decide what system, brand and body. You will find it will be more cost efficient in one or two years time this way. Do you shoot commercially? How big will the prints be? Do you have good eye sight and patient to use manual lenses?
For the money it's a fantastic camera - although it did take me a while to get used to the controls.
I got a quite beaten up one for ~240 without any acc./batteries/charger from some guy who appears to be just selling some random stuff bought in bulk. Spent ~20 for two 3rd party batteries and charger. It turned out to be ok, but obviously it could have been much worse, I might have just got lucky TBH. You can define one of those buttons to be iso, I don't switch ISO much, normally just have it on auto, and use the Q button to change it if I need to. But I have just managed to change the Fn button to initiate iso setting, but of course you will then need to use up and down to change it. I do think Fuji have brilliant refurbs. I wouldn't have done I have done if they have XT20 in stock even though it might cause slightly more.
where did you get the x-t20 and how much did you pay for it ? if you dont mind me asking also is their an iso button or dial on the x-t20 ? normally id be a bit hesitant of buying used or reconditioned but as its from fuji themselves its got to be worth a chance, ive heard their refurbs are like brand new, lets hope lol
Too bad to hear that. I was in the same situation, waiting a long time for X-T20, was going to go for X-T100, but thought if I were to go Fuji, I have to have X-Trans (:I . I went for a S/H X-T20 instead. I did not know X-T100 is so bad TBH, what I heard is you might be able to map those two dials to whatever you want, don't quote me though.
Got mine today, looks new and has shutter count of 0 (which I gather means less than 50 as it rounds to the nearest 100). Fuji refurbs are great.
Ha! Okay, now I have to hope that one of them remains unsold until November, as will not have dosh to buy one til then. (skeptical) Good spot (y) Cheers!🌞
Not gonna argue that you got a very good deal :D
Still £20 more than I paid for it new...
You are looking at the wrong place :) https://www.wexphotovideo.com/fuji-x70-digital-camera-black-used-1731543/?mkwid=s7jNY4rwN_dc&pcrid=310558797961&kword=&match=&plid=&product=1731543&gclid=CjwKCAjwiMj2BRBFEiwAYfTbCvsTjTXh1QwrJ4-q-zcbpJy1Hq-IihhsAwaEm6Hj84ceNeVG_B2hzBoCKHUQAvD_BwE
I still regret not picking up a GX800 when they were just £199 (with k14-42 kit lens) at Currys. That was 18 months ago now. You can barely find a used one for that price.
cracking price for a Mirrorless camera. I was tempted to get this during the Black Friday offerings, however did read that the camera is not very quick to focus
Wex has a used original version for £137 https://www.wexphotovideo.com/fuji-50-230mm-f4-5-6-7-xc-ois-lens-silver-used-1741747/ or v2's reguarly pop up there and mpb for £150-£180, (minor OIS improvement). Plenty on ebay too. In telephoto land that is absolute peanuts for the coverage and iq you get.
I think you are fine. X-T20 has the Fujifilm proprietary sensor while X-A5 has the regular cmos. While it is hard to say which one is better from my experience, the former is generally regarded as superior.
It's a fair point, but the 50-230 is not peanuts - even second hand.
I was after the olympus 12-100 f4 (pretty expensive but gets great reviews) but I don't like the implementaton of the virtual horizon on olmypus cameras (a key thing for me) so rulled them out. I did also consider the panasinic g80/g90/g9. In the end saw a good deal on the x-h1 so went for it. I felt the APS-C sensor offered a bit more than the m4/3. They are all good cameras; pick the one that works for you. Helps to handle them before buying but this is getting much harder now.
2nd that; got the x-h1 as a refurb direct from Fuji a few months ago; just as a new camera. whisper quiet shutter. It is nearer the weight of a DSLR but quite easy to hold & I personally like the little LCD on top..I though it was pretty good value with built in IBIS.
Already a member, but have not visited for quite a while. Guess it's time to drop by 🌞
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A camera set up being compact and one being lighter are two different things. I like the size of my XT series and I find the ASPC image quality to be comparable to full frame, but the glass is way lighter. So that’s a no brainer for me. Like I said, the slightly bigger bodies with a grip are going to be more comfortable for some. Myself included. Doesn’t mean you HAVE to go full frame now because you might as well. No one’s buying Panasonic because it’s light. That’ll just be one factor. You should buy it because of the great video and stills performance and because you like the lenses available. I don’t know who has the smallest lenses but have you seen Fuji’s f2 primes? They’re tiny and really, really good. I was running an A7R a few years ago and that kit weighed a ton. I’ve since dropped a few kilos thanks to going with ASPC and Fuji and it’s way more comfortable and way more enjoyable for me now.
Even better now: "CLAIM £100 E-GIFT CARD WHEN YOU BUY THIS PRODUCT"
Very good price, been using xt3 for several months and find it much more fun to use than my old Nikon DSLR, Fuji lenses are great quality too
Such a great camera with a great selection of affordable lenses for X-mount including Pergear and Viltrox. The focus peaking is amaising with this camera so using manual lenses is no problem. The only thing I would want is IBIS but you can get a gimble for under £200 and resolve that. I use the S1 Lumix for work and reach for the XT-3 every time.
Getting this under a grand is still quality tbh. Glad Fuji are slotting this below the X-T4. I think they're going after that M43 market share where the G9 and E-M1 II are under a grand and extremely good VfM.
The flash is part of the normal package but the case and charger are extras. Now you need to practice practice practice.
The parcel arrived. There was the Leather Half case, external battery charger and a flash all included!
You’ll be very happy with the xt3. I have an xt30 and the 23f2 and 35 1.4. Don’t need anything else.
Thanks! I'd just picked up an x100v but after I'd added the WR kit the lens protrudes about as much as the 23mm f2. I'm not loving the loud fax machine AF on the x100v either. Given this new price I was considering if I could switch to the xt3 plus 23mm f2
It will be larger and heavier but then you have the added flexibility of interchangeable lenses. Having said that if I needed a small compact travel camera for stills the x100 series is a no brainer.
Samyang 12mm f2.0 is pretty good and affordable if you don't mind manual focus (which at this focal length doesn't really matter that much).
From JL which was on a price match deal, plus cashback plus staff discount. Wasn't with the lens in this deal though, just one lens which was a inferior xc version
Where did you manage to get it for this price?
xf50 for portraits, couldn't afford the 56, looking at the 55-200 atm but thinking of waiting for third party lenses as fuji have just opened up the format. After a wide aswell but they are rather expensive, even second hand.
Hi there. I have done the same. Which lenses did you end up getting out of interest?
Same. Cannot fault the service from Park and really impressed with it as my first Fuji. Definitely seems to live upto the hype. Thanks again for sharing @TK42 :)
Received this from DPD yesterday, and a cracking little camera.
I got this model start of the year as my first camera and have since picked up XF18-55 XC50-230mm Viltrox 85mm The XC is a really good lens, its strictly for daytime use as it's quite slow at the far end but it's really light and great results The viltrox is amazing! It's big and heavy but does awesome portraits with great bokeh, see image below.
Thanks OP. I have purchased this deal after thinking about moving from Nikon D3S to mirrorless, will sell off some of my Nikon kit now I think. Look forward to receiving from Park.
This is an amazing price.
I've mainly gone back to my old Contax G2 35mm camera
We'll i have both and it is close call, I think all depend on lens and sony's imag stabilisation A6500 is superb, size is perfect but I love 18-55 fuji lens kit, the best lens in this class, sony has Zeiss 16-70, more expensive and qc can be poor I love fuji vintage style, tried x-t2, x-pro2 but found both too big, end up with x-e3 with 18-55 as my main kit
X-T4 isn't intended to replace X-T3. It's complementary, with a strong leaning towards video. X-T4 is heavier but does offer some benefits such as in-body stabilisation and longer battery life. I'll stick with my X-T2 until they introduce a model with a GPS chip.
X-T4 out now isnt it?
The X-T2 has a tilty screen and larger viewfinder, battery grip to provide a faster shooting rate and better battery life. X-Pro 2 has a higher resolution non-tilty screen and has a smaller viewfinder - but it's a hybrid optical/digital viewfinder.
This is more Pro
Is there much difference between this and the X-T2?
Yes 4K :)
I believe a new firmware update allows filming in 4K :)
Nop Nope just signed up the once and it gave me a £5 off voucher for 50pts and then again when I hit 100pts a few days later. Both purchases had £0.00 delivery against them. May have been an additional promotion that week? I also used their 10% off when you sign up to newsletter code when TopCashBack had that £2.50 off £10 spend so got the twin pack 2x10 normal prints (again got free del) for £13.50 - £2.50 TCB = £11.00 (IF it tracks!). Worth keeping an eye on the site for free delivery offer again as £4 a pack was a great deal.
I think Urban Outfitters pulled the free delivery with £5 off deal after it got used so much on here (cheeky)
is there any free shipping code you used ?
used honey voucher extension didnt find a code but groupon still offered me 7% extra off Subtotal:£26.49 Discount:-£1.85 Total:£24.64
Did you sign up multiple times? I'm seeing £3.99 delivery charge so £7.99 per pack even with £5 off.
XE3 is still available.
Bugger, that was quick. I will expire it.
Don't suppose anyone has a discount or referral code for the Fujifilm shop just now, do they? I know they "do" them from time to time... knowing my luck, all just have missed one!
i actually bought the d3500 last year when i started an amateur photography course but the xt100 looks like a much easier camera with its tilting screen good for blogging and its electronic viewfinder which i guess shows your image with settings before youve taken the photo which i guess would save some time getting the right shot only thing is though they are both budget im guessing if your gonna have more than 1 camera better to have them at different levels i.e budget, semi pro then pro
Glad you apreciate my insight.
So they're good and you have to pay more? Stunning insight. Most people don't need dozens of lenses, so investing a bit in a few good ones makes more sense.
The Nikon scores big time with it vast selection of decent and affordable, both native and third party, lenses. Fuji lenses, though good, are eye wateringly expensive and overpriced IMO.
A rip off that's how much (lol)
As others have said, £27.50 very recently from the same retailer
Couple of things worth noting: An updated model, the Mini 11 has recently been released so keep an eye out for more deals on the mini 9. I would argue the mini 9 (like this deal) is a better camera, as the new mini 11 removes features allowing for rudimentary exposure control.
£14 to £15 for 20 pics
How much are the film packs?
That's 600 pounds price is close to 16-55 F2.8 version.
That really isn't an equivalent to an Rx100. Fuji don't make an equivalent compact zoom. X-t30 is great and with a zoom lens might be similar in terms of function but is much bigger / has interchangeable lens etc. XF10 is nearest in terms of size but is not a zoom lens.
The 18-55 has been as low as £230 in the grey market, no one sensible would pay 600+ for this lens, doesn't worth it.
Good price! Probably grey stock hence why it doesn’t appear on camerapricebuster. Can’t see this lens on Panamoz (my usual go to grey stockist).
I found that Camerapricebuster will many times not show the best prices. https://wowcam.online/fujifilm-xf-18-55mm-f28-4-r-lm-ois-zoom-lens