Fujifilm x-t20 or x-t30

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    Hi all,

    I was looking at changing over to a fujifilm camera. I see 2 options the x-t20 with a 18mm-55mm kit kense or the x-t30 with the 15mm-45mm. Any advice which one I should go for as there both coming in at €1000. Will there be a difference in the picture quality between these lenses? At the moment I use a nikon D3500 and my main lense I use is the prime 35mm 1.8 . I hear the colours and picture sharpness ect out of the fujifilm cameras are realy nice. Would I notice any difference between the nikon and fujifilm with image quality, sharpness and colours?

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    The 18-55 is known for its sharpness and build quality. The 15-45 is a XC lens - they’re lighter and smaller. I have the 18-55 and it’s a workhorse. I don’t have the other but it has a good rep. Not sure what the difference is btw the t20 and the t30... nothing there to make up your mind?

    On a side note, Fuji has released the xt3 and xt4 in fairly quick succession so there are a lot of used xt2s and t20/t30’s on the market. You may want to consider used/refurbished no matter which you buy. Save money now for additional lenses later.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Doing the research a few times it popped up about some of the 18-55mm kit lenses can be bad copys . Have you heard anything on that ? Il have a look into the second hand market . Thanks for the help .
     
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    I’ve been shooting Fuji for about 4 years now and I read the Fuji X forums and several Fuji blogs all the time and have never seen anything negative about the 18-55 or anything about bad copies of the 18-55. Usually the “bad copy” comments are around the 3rd party lenses like Samyang and Rokinon.
     
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    I've got the 18-55 and it's superb. I got it with my X-T1 in 2014.
    I just pulled the trigger on a used X-T10 from B&H as I hate changing lenses and want something on which I can keep the 55-200 full time. The X-T10 is contemporary with the X-T1 and even though it's now 4 gen back, that sensor and software is still great. I figure for a couple hundred USD to get an extra camera body is worth it.
     
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    My strategy after all but abandoning Nikon for Fuji is to spend my $$$ on their top shelf XF lenses and enjoy the savings on trailing edge bodies after new models debut. The "Fujicron" prime lenses(16/23/35/50mm) are killer. The 16mp bodies are no slouches. The X-Tx bodies are more comfortable in larger hands than the slightly cramped X-Txx cameras.
     
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    Cool thanks for that , a bit of peace of mind . Do you know anything about the 15-45mm kit lense ?
     
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    Thanks for the reply and information. I feel the the same about changing lenses so was looking to get the fujifilm for general use and maybe keep the nikon with the 70- 300mm on it and have that in the bag for anything I need to zoom in .
     
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    There is a noticable difference in the AF speed and focus acquisition on the xt30 over the xt20. The sensor is a valid upgrade as well. The 18-55 is a rather boring but fantastic lens. Very sharp, contrasty, and excellent image stabilzation. At the end of the day it's a tool but if your wanting something new, the XT30 is a significant upgrade over the XT20.
     
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    Thanks for the reply and information. There is a second hand x-t30 I'm looking at and it has the 35mm prime . Would u know woukd there be much of a difference in quality between a 35mm prime and the 15-45mm kit kense. The reason I ask is do I spend a little extra for a new camera with that kit kense or the second hand one with the prime lense. Thabks
     
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    Thanks for the reply and information .
     
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    Fuji announced the new xt-200 which looks really nice for the price! I need a 2nd dslr and was going to get another xt2 or a xt3 but this new model is tempting.
     

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