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  1. Albert Smith
    May 17, 2020 @ 5:48 pm

    If I didn’t already own the 18-55mm zoom, this article would be the tipping point for its acquisition. I’m a prime lens snob because of my Leica days in the film era, but that “kit” zoom is hard to fault, so it lives on my X-T2.

    FWIW, I satisfy my prime lens fix with my X-Pro2 and the whole “fujicron” set, but in reality that small zoom on the X-T2 leaves nothing to be desired… other than maybe DOF control.

    Thanks for posting these nice images.

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  2. Khürt Louis Williams
    May 19, 2020 @ 10:16 pm

    I love the mood of the photographs. I especially like your first photo with the dramatic cloud cover. Iceland is on my bucket list of places to visit once pandemic restrictions allow for travel and I’ve budgeted for the trip.

    As a former Nikon shooter, I think the whole “lightweight and small size” thing is overplayed. The Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm XF18-55mmF2. 8-4 R LM OIS lens weighs (and cost) more than a Nikon D500 and AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II lens. Both cameras have APS-C sensor cameras. Heck, my Fujifilm X-T2 and Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 lens is a heavy combination. But I prefer the ergonomics (knobs) of the Fuji cameras.

    Thankfully, a couple of friends decided to launch a GoFundMe to help me get enough money to buy a new camera. Within a week, thanks to friends, family, friends of friends and even Instagram friends I still haven’t met, I had enough money, either to buy back my X-T2 and the 23mm lens, or upgrade for an X-T3, with the lens. I opted for the latter option.

    I’ve never understood GoFundMe. On Kiva, I’ve funded disadvantaged people in underdeveloped countries to start a business to support themselves and their families. But I’ve never financed someone who can afford to travel to Iceland and own expensive cameras and lenses to replace stolen equipment. It seems odd to me.

    Perhaps I am just jealous. Jealous that I have not yet found a way to get my family, friends and strangers on the Internet fund my desire to upgrade my X-T2 to a Fujifilm GFX100 and GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR lens.

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  3. Stanislav Anikin
    May 24, 2020 @ 6:57 pm

    Robin^ way to go! I love your gear set and photographs ! Post is awesome!

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