IME the X-T2 is less noisy at higher ISOs than the X-T1 (which itself isn't the noisiest of APS-C sensors!) so an extra stop of ISO to compensate for the relative slowness of the 18-135 over the 18-55 solves that "problem". I'm not a fan of ultra shallow DoF and if I was, I'd be sticking with FF anyway - NO crop body can break the laws of Physics that determine that! Having cut my teeth on full manual (including metering and manual stopping down between the framing, setting and shooting...) and primes, I now welcome as much automation and flexibility as I can get. Footzoom is all very well but when there's a cliff behind you and the sea in front, a zoom makes compsition a bit easier possible. Keep your eyes open on the Classified forum here and the usual 2nd hand dealers' sites as well as the Fuji refurb store - X-T2s do crop up occasionally and if you're in no great rush to make the change, the saving will be well worth it. Happy shopping!!!