Don’t Buy The Fujifilm X-T2?

We have been covering the Fujifilm GFX 50S and X-T2 a lot on FujiAddict lately, but Fujifilm also makes a lot of great cameras for beginners. There is a tendency to lust after the latest and greatest gear, but most of what you can produce with a Fujifilm X-T2 could also be shot with the Fujifilm X-A3. It’s nice to want a “free” top of the line camera, but if you’re trying to pick out a good entry level, or even a first camera, the Fujifilm X-A3 or X-A10 are phenomenal values.


It would be far wiser to learn photography with an inexpensive body in a system that you would like to grow in than to jump around, because you can start to build a glass collection. Fujifilm has a lot of great and fun inexpensive glass now. The Fujinon XF23mm f/2, XF27mm f/2.8, XF35mm f/1.4, XF35mm f/2, XF50mm f/2 are great lenses to start with, or even the XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 zoom and XF55-200mm f/3.5-4.8. If you don’t find that glass affordable you can start with a XC16-50 and XC50-230, before deciding to branch out into XF glass.  The Fujifilm X70 would also be a great starting point for a beginner.

I don’t think many of my readers are new to Fujifilm, but I know there are a lot of people out there lusting after Fujifilm cameras since the launch of the X-T2 and GFX, when other gear might due. So, I feel it’s important to remind them that Fujifilm does have an entry level line, which is something the above Youtuber forgot or is unaware of, which might be bloggers/vlogers fault. After all, some of us are shooting specific gear, while others are just lusting after gear. I will try to do more to cover the full range in the future.

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  • Angus McNaughton

    Good advice, I’m not even a beginner and went straight for the X-A3, don’t know why it doesn’t get taken seriously. Snobbishness?

    • Entry level Fujifilm cameras can create images as stunning as their top of the line, but there is a lot of lust for the top cameras. I shoot the top cameras so I write about them a lot, but other sites seem to just be trying to sell people the best Fujifilm makes, which isn’t right. Maybe in the coming months when the GFX stuff slows down ill try to grab an X-A3 for comparison. I have been recommending them to friends and family that don’t shoot regularly.