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08-08-2018, 11:06 AM - 1 Like   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by surfar Quote
Yes, maybe....But many of the latest Fuji cameras have usb charging,so a solar charged battery pack can replenish a set of batteries while the in camera ones are being used.

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I like mine but do switch between OVF and EVF,depending on circumstance.
My experience so far with solar chargers is that they aren't much more than a cute gimmick. Have they gotten a lot better in the past couple of years?
I found the X-Pro1 EVF to be truly awful, but the optical one was a joy to use. The only problem I had was that it was a bit of a leap of faith, especially coming from a Pentax K5, to trust that anything was in focus.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
You know that Wheatfield lives in Canada and solar power is a bit spotty there, depending on the day...
The sun comes out for a few months of the year where I am.

08-08-2018, 01:34 PM   #62
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QuoteOriginally posted by MJKoski Quote
I see no reason to get KP instead of Fuji unless one has extensive selection of modern (enough) Pentax lenses with aperture automation. That, and/or Pixel-Shift which always requires extra care and proper tripod. Thus, lust for Pixel-Shift is better handled with K-1.
You might not care about cost/quality ratios, but some do.
K-p is largely more affordable than the last Fuji, with nothing really lacking, photographically speaking.
08-08-2018, 02:10 PM   #63
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True, but then again KP starts to really shine with the battery grip and D-LI90 which are quite a high additional cost if budget is limited. Not much an issue in warm climate but go under 0C and issues are very real.

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