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  • […] X-T3 Review Hands-on Preview lesnumeriques – Fujifilm X-T3: a new and exciting APS-C hybrid danbaileyphoto – 4th Generation X Series – My Full Review of the Fujifilm […]

  • Rick says:

    Dan,
    I read on one of the sites (DPR?) that the 18-55 lens was pushed beyond its good sharpness range by the 26mp sensor, and all the images were soft. Not being a scientist, or even staying in a Holiday Inn last night, seems strange that 2 mp would have a meaningful difference- tho you mention the new processing, which i’d have thought would likely result in same or better performance.
    Have you had much experience with the 18-55 on the X-T3? If so, what is your judgement of the sharpness of the X-T3 vs X-T2. I have no desire to go to the 16-55 lens (size and weight), so that would affect a decision to stay with the X-T2 or go to X-T3.
    Thanks,
    Rick

  • Rod Lamb says:

    Thanks for the helpful review. How did you find the improved viewfinder over the xt2.

  • Dan says:

    Rob, I didn’t notice a huge improvement. The normal refresh rate on the X-T2 is 60 fps, and 100 fps in boost mode. With the X-T3, it’s 100 fps all the time. So yes, technically, it’s better, but it’s pretty hard to see. With some scenes you might see a difference, or perhaps when shooting video. You will see shorter blackout times, though, especially when using the different shutter options.

  • Dan says:

    Rick, I did not use the 18-55 lens with the X-T3 when I tested the camera last month. However, given the fact that Fuji is offering the 18-55 as a kit lens option with the X-T3, I’m not sure I would believe that there is a noticeable loss in quality. If there’s anyone who knows how to make glass and lenses, so I don’t believe that a 2 MP jump in sensor resolution would make any difference either. The 18-55 is a very sharp lens.

    Also, I would take stuff you read on DPR with a grain of salt. I would bet money that none of the X-Photographers who tried an X-T3 would actually post that kind of analysis on DPR. That site is often notorious for overly critical pixel peepers. I did try the X-T3 with numerous lenses, and they were all very sharp.

  • […] The new Fujifilm X-T3 has officially been released and it’s now shipping, so I thought I’d celebrate by showing you some more image examples to give you an idea of the quality and colors it can produce. (If you haven’t seen my full X-T3 review post, you can find it here.) […]

  • chris says:

    Excellent Review. Thanks

  • Dan says:

    Thanks Chris!

  • […] As I mentioned, I shot this with the Fujifilm X-T3. It’s basically an X-T2 on steroids. With a faster processor, improved AF algorithms and a new sensor that has 4x the number of Phase Detect autofocus pixels, it’s tailor made for shooting fast action, providing you have the skills to keep up with it. (Read my full review of the X-T3 here.) […]

  • […] especially love using the new BW Warm/Cool adjustments, which is a brand new setting found on the X-T3, they let you add an additional element of style to your […]

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