What are the pros of a mirrorless camera ?

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  1. ReneR

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    Hey everyone

    I'm a beginner to portrait shooting and I need some clarification on an item that I'm going to get. I consider buying Fujifilm X-T2, however, I have never used a mirrorless camera before. What would you say? Is it quite a good tool exactly for portraits? what issues can prevent from buying it?

    anyway, thanks


     
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    I own one and I can vouch that it is a very capable camera. It is good at everything. As far as portraits, it will serve you well.
     
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    well, what model of camera do you own?
     
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    I own the XT2 and Xpro2. For portraits, I use the 50-140 mostly. The 35 f1.4, and 56 1.2R are useful as well. I've heard good things about the 90. I am not a pro but the 50-140 seems to work well and is very versatile and excellent image quality. Any glass that Fuji makes is exceptional, even their kit lens. As far as flash photography, it will require a little research to find what suits you best. I use the Nissin trigger and flash mostly, I also use the Cactus system to.
     
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    Hi Rene, I am lucky enough to own both the X-T2 and X-T20. The X-T2 is a very good camera indeed and a joy to use both of my X camera`s. X-T20 is smaller than the X-T2 and does not have all the same dials on the top, plus the X-T2 is WR but I never take a camera out in the rain.
     
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    Recently purchased the xt20. I like mirrorless for seeing in the EVF exactly what what the image will look like. For example, on b/w mode the viewfinder “sees” in black and white. Very handy.
     
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    ^That^, I find to be extremely useful. The EVF showing exacting what the capture image will look like. I rarely use the meter, I just finely tune the EVF via aperture and shutter speed to attain/match the image in my head to what I see in the EVF. The XP2 and XT2 are designed for manual control. All the principle adjustments are levers or dials on the body or lens. They are a joy to use as menu diving is significantly reduced. More importantly than being mirrorless, are the lenses are exceptional. At a minimum, the lenses are equal to my Canon L lenses. One of the biggest negatives is the battery drains rather quickly. Small camera = small battery. This is easily trumped by carrying extra batteries. As stated before the batteries are small and easily tucked away. Or, get a battery grip with space for two additional batteries. The extra power can also be used to boost the camera's performance and great for vertical shots (a la portraits).
     
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    The reason I love my Fuji`s is, WYSIWYG and to see it change while looking through the view finder is great.
     
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    It would be cool to take a look at your portraits then. You response valuable to me, thanks!
     
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    taking into account all feedbacks cant wait getting my X-T2
     
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    FYI- Image Quality is a factor of many things, but mirror or lack of mirror is not in the IQ equation.
     
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    I'm traveling now. Got to the x photographers website. X-Photographers. You can search either camera body or lens. These would be better to look at than my dumb images.
     

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