by Berckmans Peter January. 19, 2020 479 views

This year I was planning to upgrade my camerabody. The XT10 is still a great camera, but has some limits. So the plan was to get a XT30, around summer time. Now this plan had a bit of a gearshift when I met a photographer that was selling his 6 months old XT30. I asked him why, he graded up to a XT3 the more proffesional big brother. He came from Pentax to Fuji and was very happy with it only the size of the XT30 was to small for his hands. So after testing it at his home I took it over for half the price from a new one.

Why I wanted an upgrade. For the megapixels , going from 16 to 26Mp, answer no. Was pretty happy with 16 from my XT10. Why than, well the autofocus is 2 generations ahead of the XT10. Some lenses I have are like new, so fast to focus now. Also the performance in low light is way better than on my old one. The XT30 has a few new filmsimulations in it like the Across, a B&W simulation based on their famous film. Light measurment is more accurate. What I do miss on the new one is the Dpad on the backside, that has changed into a joystick, that is getting some used to.

These are just some random pictures taken today to get the feel of the camera.It is exactly the same size as my old one and the layout is pretty much the same. The first shots I took the colors did not seem right, my Xt10 had much better colors sooc. But after some tweaking and copying some setting, I came close to what I like.

The next B&W photos are in the across filmsimulation

I am pretty happy with it, will I still use my old XT10. Yeap I will, it is good allround camera that can take great pictures, now it has a younger brother.

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Buster Bruce 12 months ago

Professional in every way Peter- loved the image composition and subject matter

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Buster Bruce 12 months ago

Thank you Bruce

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Lee Santiva 1 year ago

WOW - it's a great camera and I love your graffitti photos.
Camellia's already said it - the images are so sharp! I guess it's all those megapixels, what a difference!
Does the T-30 have a full-sized sensor or is it the same size as the T-10? That would be a factor for me
 I find it interesting that you will keep the T-10 anyway. 
Will one camera be more your outdoor and the other the indoor?

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year ago

It is a litle beast. the sensorsize is the same as the XT10. fuji does not go FF yet. The 10 is gonna be my backup and for street use. It is also a bit easier the use with the XC lenses that not have a F ring on it.Also the  XT30 has back light illumination on the sensor, that means he takes light in on the sensor front and back. Sony has that also. Must say it is fast.

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Camellia Staab 1 year ago

Congrats on your new acquisition! When the deal is right one must change plans. You picked the right place to shoot the colored photos. They are very sharp and brilliant. The black and whites are also very nice and crisp. Looks like you are going to have a lot of fun. smile

1 year ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year ago

Sure am. Now not have to change between lenses so much. Can make a setup for the 2 bodies.

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Antonio Gil 1 year ago

I wish you a great success with your new camera. Judging by these pictures it's a winner.

1 year ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year ago

A beast in a tiny package

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Russell Smith 1 year ago

Nice score. I love the way fujifilm does their files :) and these are some nice images

1 year ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Russell Smith 1 year ago

Thanks Russell, there are some extras inside it that I still have to find out.

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