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Wex operate a targeted discount scheme, they will target particular accounts (depending on your browsing history) and then offer appropriate incentives. A discount code sent to my wife wouldn't work on my account (a quick phone call sorted that out).

So just because someone has a code doesn't mean that it will work on all accounts.

I've obviously been browsing the GFX50S too much as currently I have a £1000 off code sat in my inbox, going tempt me, tempt me, and the devil on my shoulder is nagging away........ its just the rest of the money that's a problem :mad:
 
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Wex operate a targeted discount scheme, they will target particular accounts (depending on your browsing history) and then offer appropriate incentives. A discount code sent to my wife wouldn't work on my account (a quick phone call sorted that out).

So just because someone has a code doesn't mean that it will work on all accounts.

I've obviously been browsing the GFX50S too much as currently I have a £1000 off code sat in my inbox, going tempt me, tempt me, and the devil on my shoulder is nagging away........ its just the rest of the money that's a problem :mad:
Makes sense. Having tried the gfx50s I was very very impressed. You should do it.
 
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this wex deal has come after what? 5 months? as much as i'd like to pre-order it makes sense to hold off a while.
Isn't the T3 supposed to be launching under the price of the T2 ? Fuji do pee me off with their deals it's become quite an art to time your purchase at the right time, wish they would stop fannying around and just have a clear pricing policy, cash back is one of the most ridiculous marketing tools ever, people just want a fair price & not have to mess about claiming money back.
 
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Wex operate a targeted discount scheme, they will target particular accounts (depending on your browsing history) and then offer appropriate incentives. A discount code sent to my wife wouldn't work on my account (a quick phone call sorted that out).

So just because someone has a code doesn't mean that it will work on all accounts.

I've obviously been browsing the GFX50S too much as currently I have a £1000 off code sat in my inbox, going tempt me, tempt me, and the devil on my shoulder is nagging away........ its just the rest of the money that's a problem :mad:
In that case i've been "targeted", i've got the 440 email
 
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Makes sense. Having tried the gfx50s I was very very impressed. You should do it.
Already had one for a couple of hours, have been offered another one for a few days, its the overall cost of 'upgrade' that's the killer, a GFX50S and a couple of lenses is the best part of £10K and even with the discounts/cashback/trade in, its still a big wedge of money. Its also quite heavy and one of the reasons I started with an X100 was weight!!! I also can't trade in all my X glass as my wife has earmarked some of it!!!!!

(and my 6 year old car has just passed 173K miles, it can't go on forever, and I know it can't take pictures, but without a car I can't earn very much money as a lot of my work is site based :( and I know that if I buy an expensive camera, my luck says my car will pack up!!!)
 
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Isn't the T3 supposed to be launching under the price of the T2 ? Fuji do pee me off with their deals it's become quite an art to time your purchase at the right time, wish they would stop fannying around and just have a clear pricing policy, cash back is one of the most ridiculous marketing tools ever, people just want a fair price & not have to mess about claiming money back.
i pre ordered the x-t2 but was happy with paying what i did for it as i'd been looking forward to it for so long.

fuji priced the x-h1 too close to the sony a73 imo and need to be careful - especially if the new Nikon stuff is similarly priced.
 
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Already had one for a couple of hours, have been offered another one for a few days, its the overall cost of 'upgrade' that's the killer, a GFX50S and a couple of lenses is the best part of £10K and even with the discounts/cashback/trade in, its still a big wedge of money. Its also quite heavy and one of the reasons I started with an X100 was weight!!! I also can't trade in all my X glass as my wife has earmarked some of it!!!!!

(and my 6 year old car has just passed 173K miles, it can't go on forever, and I know it can't take pictures, but without a car I can't earn very much money as a lot of my work is site based :( and I know that if I buy an expensive camera, my luck says my car will pack up!!!)
It's not worth buying a car these days unless it's something rare or specialist, the best option for a standard car is a PCP or lease, small deposit, fixed monthly payments, hand it back after 3 yrs and let them worry about depreciation etc. I've made a living out of sourcing niche vehicles but when I get asked about run of the mill stuff I do a quick search and recommend a dealer / leasing company that has the best deals as I honestly believe that's best for the client.

Get an Aygo for £99 a month and splash the cash on a GFX, you know you want to :D
 
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i pre ordered the x-t2 but was happy with paying what i did for it as i'd been looking forward to it for so long.

fuji priced the x-h1 too close to the sony a73 imo and need to be careful - especially if the new Nikon stuff is similarly priced.
Nikon followers reckon it's going to be £2k for the base model and £3k for the top one, that's a lot of wedge for something that's not tried and tested, no doubt it will have many flaws to iron out too.
 
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It's not worth buying a car these days unless it's something rare or specialist, the best option for a standard car is a PCP or lease, small deposit, fixed monthly payments, hand it back after 3 yrs and let them worry about depreciation etc. I've made a living out of sourcing niche vehicles but when I get asked about run of the mill stuff I do a quick search and recommend a dealer / leasing company that has the best deals as I honestly believe that's best for the client.

Get an Aygo for £99 a month and splash the cash on a GFX, you know you want to :D
Show me where I can get a reliable car on a 30K annual mileage for £99 per month!!!
 
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Have just sent my X-H1 back to Fuji for repair. I was getting the green activity light flashing on and off whilst half pressing the shutter button, in some instances, for well over a minute at a time. This has only happened a handful of times, and was very random, so could go a week or so, before it would happen. As well as the blinking light, the EVF would also blank out, weirdly, it only seemed to happen when I was in manual focus peaking mode.

Fuji have now said that it was faulty, and awaiting the necessary part. I have asked them to tell me what exactly, they have replaced.

Luckily I actually videoed the last occurrence, and sent that to them to check, which has helped them pinpoint the probable cause.
 
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After reading every review, watching every video and handling the X-H1 two or three times, which was a fatal move as it reminded me of my much loved D700, which I had to abandon due to my wrists becoming weaker. I have been offered a very good deal on a new X-H1 + battery grip and I've succumbed to the temptation.

There are other reasons, I've finally had to admit that with age my hands are less steady than they were and the 90 mm f2 proved it, I bought a late version Nikon 43-86 f3.5 zoom a while ago to use as a softer, less contrasty, portrait lens and that reinforced the lesson.

It will be here tomorrow, I'm moving up from the X-T1 + battery grip and I was wondering if anyone here can give me some guidance on just how steep the learning curve is going to be.

My current lenses are: Fuji 16-55 mm f2.8, 56 mm f1/2, the already mentioned 90 mm f2 and the 55-200 mm f3.5-4.8 plus a Helios 58 mm and the the already mentioned Nikon 43-86 mm f3.5.
 
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After reading every review, watching every video and handling the X-H1 two or three times, which was a fatal move as it reminded me of my much loved D700, which I had to abandon due to my wrists becoming weaker. I have been offered a very good deal on a new X-H1 + battery grip and I've succumbed to the temptation.

There are other reasons, I've finally had to admit that with age my hands are less steady than they were and the 90 mm f2 proved it, I bought a late version Nikon 43-86 f3.5 zoom a while ago to use as a softer, less contrasty, portrait lens and that reinforced the lesson.

It will be here tomorrow, I'm moving up from the X-T1 + battery grip and I was wondering if anyone here can give me some guidance on just how steep the learning curve is going to be.

My current lenses are: Fuji 16-55 mm f2.8, 56 mm f1/2, the already mentioned 90 mm f2 and the 55-200 mm f3.5-4.8 plus a Helios 58 mm and the the already mentioned Nikon 43-86 mm f3.5.
You need to be aware of the sensitivity of the shutter button. The exposure compensation is via the rear (or front) wheel and can be locked with a button. Otherwise it functions much as other Fujis. The IS is an eye-opener. The 90mm is a gem.
 
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You need to be aware of the sensitivity of the shutter button. The exposure compensation is via the rear (or front) wheel and can be locked with a button. Otherwise it functions much as other Fujis. The IS is an eye-opener. The 90mm is a gem.
Thanks for the quick reply. A lot of the reviews, which can be a bit dramatic, mentioned the shutter button, so it is as sensitive as it's claimed to be. Yes the 90 mm is a gem :) and I've known that I haven't been getting the best out of it, except when using studio lighting, which is another reason for buying the X-H1.
 
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After reading every review, watching every video and handling the X-H1 two or three times, which was a fatal move as it reminded me of my much loved D700, which I had to abandon due to my wrists becoming weaker. I have been offered a very good deal on a new X-H1 + battery grip and I've succumbed to the temptation.

There are other reasons, I've finally had to admit that with age my hands are less steady than they were and the 90 mm f2 proved it, I bought a late version Nikon 43-86 f3.5 zoom a while ago to use as a softer, less contrasty, portrait lens and that reinforced the lesson.

It will be here tomorrow, I'm moving up from the X-T1 + battery grip and I was wondering if anyone here can give me some guidance on just how steep the learning curve is going to be.

My current lenses are: Fuji 16-55 mm f2.8, 56 mm f1/2, the already mentioned 90 mm f2 and the 55-200 mm f3.5-4.8 plus a Helios 58 mm and the the already mentioned Nikon 43-86 mm f3.5.
Not even a slight incline coming from the T1, just much much nicer to hold, shutter button takes a bit of getting used to otherwise it's just a couple of extra settings in the menu for the IBIS, you will love it.
 
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After reading every review, watching every video and handling the X-H1 two or three times, which was a fatal move as it reminded me of my much loved D700, which I had to abandon due to my wrists becoming weaker. I have been offered a very good deal on a new X-H1 + battery grip and I've succumbed to the temptation.
My X-H1 arrived about 10 this morning.

QUOTE It is sensitive, but it’s taken me fewer than 20 shots to get used to it; now it feels silky smooth and natural. Oh, and on mine at least, the diopter adjustment is easily knocked when getting it out of my bag. Shades of the X-Pro2!

Yes it is sensitive but, like you, I found it very easy to adjust to. I've always had a light touch on the shutter button, probably due to having done a lot of .22 target rifle shooting when I was a teenager. Your also right about the diopter adjustment, I'm going to try a small piece of clear tape later.

QUOTE Not even a slight incline coming from the T1, just much much nicer to hold, shutter button takes a bit of getting used to otherwise it's just a couple of extra settings in the menu for the IBIS, you will love it.

You're right on all counts, especially the last one, I love it already.

Thank you for your replies, I've already decided two things, I would have probably bought it even without Ibis as it fits my hands so perfectly and that the combination of the X-H1 with it's Ibis and the 16-55 f2.8 is a marriage made in heaven.
 
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My X-H1 arrived about 10 this morning.

QUOTE It is sensitive, but it’s taken me fewer than 20 shots to get used to it; now it feels silky smooth and natural. Oh, and on mine at least, the diopter adjustment is easily knocked when getting it out of my bag. Shades of the X-Pro2!

Yes it is sensitive but, like you, I found it very easy to adjust to. I've always had a light touch on the shutter button, probably due to having done a lot of .22 target rifle shooting when I was a teenager. Your also right about the diopter adjustment, I'm going to try a small piece of clear tape later.

QUOTE Not even a slight incline coming from the T1, just much much nicer to hold, shutter button takes a bit of getting used to otherwise it's just a couple of extra settings in the menu for the IBIS, you will love it.

You're right on all counts, especially the last one, I love it already.

Thank you for your replies, I've already decided two things, I would have probably bought it even without Ibis as it fits my hands so perfectly and that the combination of the X-H1 with it's Ibis and the 16-55 f2.8 is a marriage made in heaven.

Congrat's Sir, that's a positive result. "Enjoy".(y)

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The X-H1 and the 90mm make a lovely partnership, and that lens just begs to be used wide-open. All uncropped with minimal processing in LR.

Private Barn
by Stephen Lee, on Flickr

Rose Hips
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Gate Sign
by Stephen Lee, on Flickr

Probably all inspired by these Fujigraphs Sir.(y)

"I've had the 90mm for quite some time, but decided to retire it as my preference was for the 80mm Macro as it is a stabilized lens and a tad sharper even though my preference was and is for the slightly longer 90mm focal length. But I have now brought the 90mm out of retirement and back into service as Hey! with the X-H1 it's now stabilized. For any Macro work that I do now I shall revert back to my old 105mm Micro Nikkor (D) lens as the longer 105mm focal length is even better for me and is also now also stabilized on the X-H1. For me that's a result all round"

George.
 
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Probably all inspired by these Fujigraphs Sir.(y)

"I've had the 90mm for quite some time, but decided to retire it as my preference was for the 80mm Macro as it is a stabilized lens and a tad sharper even though my preference was and is for the slightly longer 90mm focal length. But I have now brought the 90mm out of retirement and back into service as Hey! with the X-H1 it's now stabilized. For any Macro work that I do now I shall revert back to my old 105mm Micro Nikkor (D) lens as the longer 105mm focal length is even better for me and is also now also stabilized on the X-H1. For me that's a result all round"

George.
Thank you George. Yes indeed, IBIS has opened up a whole shed load of new opportunities. No more will I have to worry unduly about shutter speeds. Within reason ;).
 
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Superb lens. Had one previously and used it on the xt1. Must be lovely with the ibis.
My X-H1 arrived about 10 this morning and after getting to know it enough to use it, not as difficult as I thought as I was coming from a X-T1, the first lens I tried with it was my 16-55. After half an hour I decided that it was a marriage made in heaven. :)
 
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I took the X-H1 for a walk around the town last night, these are just images SOOC, no real artistic merit, to show the "Ibis" influence when hand holding. The first one is with the 16-55 f2.8 and the other two with the 90 f2.

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