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Re: Canon 5D MIII to Fuji X-T1
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2015, 08:05:13 AM »
All those compact and cheap Canon EF-M lenses are definitely little price-value miracles and well worth every cent. I got them all and really like them. Additionally there is the small adapter for EF-S and EF lenses, which does come in handy for using special lenses. Since I have it, I use the EOS M (1) significantly more often than my EOS 5D III with big, heavy L glass. Basically for me it is EOS M for everyday/street use and 5D III only for specific, planned shootings, events, low light. 

How well does the EF-M 55-200 work?  Can't find many reviews on that lens.

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Re: Canon 5D MIII to Fuji X-T1
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Re: Canon 5D MIII to Fuji X-T1
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2015, 09:36:48 AM »
How well does the EF-M 55-200 work?  Can't find many reviews on that lens.

for me ... generally very well. Used the EF-S 55-250 IS STM first via EF/EF-M adapter. Then got the native EF-M 55-200mm because it is quite a bit more compact and I was willing to give up 50mm and half a stop of light on the long end. Obviously it is not suitable for action sports - but neither is the EOS M/M2 AF system.  I see IQ between the 2 lenses pretty much as equal - meaning, "worth every cent the lens costs and then some".  8)

Adobe Lightroom 5.7.1 / Camera Raw 8.7.1 does not offer a lens profile for automatic lens correction for the EF-M 55-200 yet. I manually select "Canon" and LR then automatically picks the EF-S 55-250 IS STM profile. Seems to work reasonably well.

Some Images I've taken with EF-M 55-200 on EOS M at different focal lengths:







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Re: Canon 5D MIII to Fuji X-T1
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2015, 04:56:53 PM »
How well does the EF-M 55-200 work?  Can't find many reviews on that lens.

for me ... generally very well. Used the EF-S 55-250 IS STM first via EF/EF-M adapter. Then got the native EF-M 55-200mm because it is quite a bit more compact and I was willing to give up 50mm and half a stop of light on the long end. Obviously it is not suitable for action sports - but neither is the EOS M/M2 AF system.  I see IQ between the 2 lenses pretty much as equal - meaning, "worth every cent the lens costs and then some".  8)

Adobe Lightroom 5.7.1 / Camera Raw 8.7.1 does not offer a lens profile for automatic lens correction for the EF-M 55-200 yet. I manually select "Canon" and LR then automatically picks the EF-S 55-250 IS STM profile. Seems to work reasonably well.

Some Images I've taken with EF-M 55-200 on EOS M at different focal lengths:









Thanks for sharing your experience!

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Re: Canon 5D MIII to Fuji X-T1
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2015, 06:27:02 PM »
Fuji make some of the best lenses on the market, hence why all the new Hasselblad lenses are made Fuji, as are many of the top of the line video lenses.
I've had a few Fuji cameras and have been happy with all of them, but they aren't a substitute for my 5D3.
For fun and casual photography they are great, but for serious photography,  you can't beat a good DSLR - period!

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Re: Canon 5D MIII to Fuji X-T1
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2015, 07:29:16 PM »
Thanks a lot for responses, I couldn't ask for more. :D
 Having both system is out of question for me,
But having a Canon mirrorless body may be an alternative.
And yes giving up on a 5D MIII is actually not easy, it's a great camera. I think I'll keep reading about the camera and try to find one to use it for a short time, so I'd have a better idea

Beware of reading specifications or fan posts for any camera.  The real bottom line is how it works for you.   Rent one, or buy from a place that allows returns if you don't like it.


There is little doubt that the ergonomics and menu's will seem strange, maybe awkward, but that's always the case when switching brands, you will get to know it well after using it a bit.

From what I understand, its a fine camera.  The Nikon D7200 might be another camera to try out.  It will likely have a better resale value, as well as a lot more lenses to pick from.  It has a reasonable price as well. 

I'm one who feels that I could pretty much get along fine with any camera, but I do use Canon's liveview, and have not personally experienced anything close to matching it.  Nikon's version is pretty weak.

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Re: Canon 5D MIII to Fuji X-T1
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2015, 12:30:35 AM »
XT-1 build quality and feel is nothing like a cheap A6000 or 70d.  The Fuji is fully weather sealed with magnesium chassis.  Dynamic range of those Fuji Xtrans Sensors is slightly better than the 5D but its ISO performance is a stop worse when scaled to the same size. 

I think it's a good idea to have 2 systems.  A large FF system and a small compact mirrorless system with a couple small compact primes.
+1, I have both systems and I found different situations/uses for both. My 5D3 continues to be my beloved camera, after leaving behind the 7D. I picked the Sony a6000 with some small lenses for travelling light, after waiting for an EOS-M camera with decent AF and variety of lenses, despite I can use an adapter for my Canon L lenses, but AF really dissapointed me.
If I were going to switch systems XT-1 is a terrific camera and Fuji has tremendous lenses and Sony is doing also a good job with the A7II and latest E-Mount lenses.
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Re: Canon 5D MIII to Fuji X-T1
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2015, 06:23:57 AM »
Owning a 5D3, a 1D4, several L- Lenses, the magnificant RT- flash system; AND the Fuji X100s, a X- E2 with a few lenses:
sensors of the Fuji (its both times the X- trans II, so its one sensor...) are awesome.
handling the X100s in lowlight- a joy to use.
Using the 23/1,4: a wonderful glass, not cheap.

BUT: me as the back- button afficionado miss the AF- tracking for the quick action.
The small Fujis are wonderful to carry around, but cant beat the quick respond and allround qualities of the Canon-system.

Luckily I have both- so I notice every time I use a system, what are the differences.
Its a pleasure to have different tools.
Thought a while about trading in the Canon- system, but wont do it.
1D MKIV, 1DX MkII, 5D Mk IV; lot of lenses, flashes etc
Fuji X100s, Sony RX100 III,
Fuji X- XT1, X- Pro2, XF 23 1,4, XF 18- 55 2,8-4, X- T1, XF 16/1,4, XF 55- 200, XF 56/1,2, XF 50-140, XF 100- 400

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Re: Canon 5D MIII to Fuji X-T1
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Re: Canon 5D MIII to Fuji X-T1
« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2015, 02:48:08 PM »
After a long and careful consideration, I've decided not to switch my system. I've decided to get a carbon fibre tripod which would cut off 2 kilograms off my camera bag.
I got 3legged thing, Brian.  8)

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Re: Canon 5D MIII to Fuji X-T1
« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2015, 03:17:46 PM »
I don't get the too heavy too bulky thing yes it could be lighter but if it was the lenses wouldn't feel as good in the hand.

I've just traveled over 30,000 miles with my 5DMKIII, 24-105 F4 L, 16-35 2.8 L, 70-300mm L and the nifty fifty all adds up to around 7kg not including accessories and my 20kg backpack with clothes and supplies.

I don't think I could have had a better travel companion. The only thing I wish I had had was an extra 100mm on the 70-300 at times.

IQ brilliant
Ergonomics brilliant
FPS brilliant
Weather sealed brilliant
AF brilliant

There's not much more I could have asked of it! And 25k pics later with plenty of war wounds it's still shooting like a champ. Built for hard use and delivers.
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Re: Canon 5D MIII to Fuji X-T1
« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2015, 03:17:46 PM »