Damn it, I've already invested in two F-mount lenses, but I'm thinking I'll eventually switch to the Fujifilm X-T2 D:


@arturovm I think in many cases the new mirrorless cameras get better results

but they're not as much fun to use

@kai @arturovm #sonTwo loves his mirrorless. It was perhaps the best $3,000 I ever spent.

@lnxw48a1 @arturovm yikes, that's a chunk of change! My t2i was $600 new. I'm still happy with it (though I'm not shooting billboards)

@kai @lnxw48a1 The X-T2 is not as expensive as that, but it still costs as much as a full-frame, entry-level pro DSLR.

@arturovm @lnxw48a1 I'm waiting for an X100F successor, mainly just for the pleasure of using it.

@kai @lnxw48a1 Looking at the X range, Fujifilm really got the UX right on most of those. The dials look absolutely fantastic.

@arturovm @lnxw48a1 it satisfies my aesthetic sense of what a camera should look like. Since apparently my M.O. is shoot thousands of pics and never edit them, I might as well enjoy the shooting process and look great doing it 😂

@arturovm @lnxw48a1 cameras are my lottery fantasy.

I'd get that B&W leica and a noctilux lens for a cool $18,000USD+tax JUST BECAUSE

@kai @lnxw48a1 Aw man, I know. I've dreamt of a Leica for a long, long time. But at this point I don't know if owning a Leica vs Anything Else would do much of a difference. I'm not good enough to own a Leica yet, and when I _am_ good enough some time in the future, it won't make any difference what camera I shoot with.

@arturovm @lnxw48a1 yes, so far as the actual photos are concerned, I'm more than pleased with my t2i + lightroom.

In fact, I'm happy with my camera phone. It's just a silly fantasy like a high end microphone.

@arturovm @kai @lnxw48a1 It's all about the person behind the camera. I lived with a photographer and worked at the university resource room where I rented the Leica camera out and I never once saw a picture from one. It was like everyone wanted to use it, but gallery shows at the uni never featured any work from the camera. Leica just seems like Rolex to me, "Nice looking device, but this $150 watch looks nice and tells time too."

@kai @sikkdays @arturovm Back in the late seventies, my photography teacher showed us a Hasselblad. Memory says it was a TLR, but I could have that detail wrong. I wanted one for the next decade.
@lnxw48a1 @sikkdays @arturovm @kai Hasselblad usually made medium format single-lens cameras where you looked down through the top, like a TLR, but the viewfinder was through the primary lens.

Rolleiflex was the most well known TLR, with Yashica being a good second.

@harmlessgryphon @sikkdays @arturovm @lnxw48a1 I have never heard of Rolleiflex but Hasselblad was a name my friends and I all knew

@lnxw48a1 @arturovm @kai Yup we had one of those at university as well. To be fair I did see work from it. I believe you can even get a digital back for the Hasselblad the days. Shoot right to your computer in a studio setting.

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