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Archive 2022 · Fuji 150-600 + XH2S vs Olympus 150-400 + OM-1 ?

  
 
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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Fuji 150-600 + XH2S vs Olympus 150-400 + OM-1 ?


Haha, here is my longer version

I tried Fuji XH2S with 18-55 and thanks to all the positives - Fuji jpegs and simulation, slightly larger 26 mp sensor with better noise control and almost matching size and speed, I was almost certain that I will end up selling Olympus stuff.

I donít know if this is purely because of my familiarity with Olympus, but I found Olympus kit operates bit faster and more confidently. AF behavior is also bit more predictable so you can safely guess when it may fail.

On the size/weight, though differences are smaller on paper, Olympus does feel much more nimble and easy to carry around and handle.

Olympus ruggedness and weather proofing is notch above Fuji.

Lastly, at least for now Fuji seems to be experimenting with Wildlife/Outdoorsy with just 2 long tele and no tele primes on the road map. On the other hand Olympus seems to be going all in for Wildlife/Outdoorsy with enough lenses between Oly and Panasonic. With new focus if Olympus achieves success with OM1/5 it may launch a tele prime or two but thatís just my day dreaming



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Aug 23, 2022 at 07:09 PM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Fuji 150-600 + XH2S vs Olympus 150-400 + OM-1 ?


I find the OM-1 with either the 300f4 or the 100-400 especially light and maneuverable.

Tom



Aug 23, 2022 at 11:42 PM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Fuji 150-600 + XH2S vs Olympus 150-400 + OM-1 ?


I've looked at other systems and consistently confirm my choice with Olympus. I'm intrigued by Fuji, but seems like a risk currently.


Aug 24, 2022 at 10:01 AM
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Sagar wrote:
Haha, here is my longer version

I tried Fuji XH2S with 18-55 and thanks to all the positives - Fuji jpegs and simulation, slightly larger 26 mp sensor with better noise control and almost matching size and speed, I was almost certain that I will end up selling Olympus stuff.

I donít know if this is purely because of my familiarity with Olympus, but I found Olympus kit operates bit faster and more confidently. AF behavior is also bit more predictable so you can safely guess when it may fail.

On the size/weight, though differences are smaller on paper, Olympus does
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If I was shooting street or urban shots I would pick up a Fuji x-trans sensor, no question. That sensor has a 'look' that I like a lot for that style of shooting. Sort of like the old Nikon 200 CCD sensor.



Aug 24, 2022 at 10:43 AM
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I've had the OM-1 with 150-400 for a few months now and am very pleased with the results.
But I just ordered the XH2S with 150-600 from adorama since they're finally in stock.
Will report back after a few weeks of use...
-Leo



Aug 24, 2022 at 01:01 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Fuji 150-600 + XH2S vs Olympus 150-400 + OM-1 ?


If you have interest in selling the 150-400, please let me know!


Aug 24, 2022 at 01:29 PM
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weomck wrote:
I've had the OM-1 with 150-400 for a few months now and am very pleased with the results.
But I just ordered the XH2S with 150-600 from adorama since they're finally in stock.
Will report back after a few weeks of use...
-Leo

Leo, did you get hold of the X-H2s and 150-600mm yet? What are your impressions? Thanks!



Sep 10, 2022 at 11:20 AM
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I'd be interested to know how you feel they compare too. I'm sitting on the om1 xh2s fence trying to figure out which way to go, I have no significant investment in either camp...


Sep 10, 2022 at 03:57 PM
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Joining to see where this goes.


Sep 11, 2022 at 04:45 AM
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Was in same boat deciding which way to go. Personally I donít think there is a wrong choice. I ended up with Olympus only because I liked there selection of lens vs Fuji that met my needs.


Sep 11, 2022 at 09:17 AM
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After a very brief play with the X-H2S, talking to someone I know who bought one, and watching a few non-sponsored reviews, it looks like the Olympus has a clear edge in AF performance. The OM 150-400mm f4.5 lens is superb; I just wish it was a bit less expensive.


Sep 11, 2022 at 08:55 PM
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I agree, I donít think thereís really a wrong choice anymore. Every major system has subject detection, and if thereís a performance difference, itís small enough that any competent photographer can make any of them work. At this point weíre choosing wildlife systems based on lens availability and other body features.

I think itís ironic that Fuji now has the highest-density sensor among wildlife-appropriate bodiesÖ something that has long been a M43 advantage. If the 150-600 can resolve that detail, its 600mm will reach quite a bit further than any other system when cropped down to a certain resolution (such as 12mpix).



Sep 11, 2022 at 11:10 PM
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I had the Fuji XH2S with 150-600 for about a week. I found the bird detect AF to be a less reliable than my OM-1 with 150-400. So I sent it back while I still could and before I damaged the camera or lens. (I tend to be rough on my gear)
I wouldn't call it a fair exhaustive test though, I just didn't want to get stuck with it.
I only really tried it in 40 frames a second, maybe if I had lowered it to 20 frames a second my hit rate might have been better.
I did like the bigger buffer with the CF express B card though. Bottom line was after viewing my photos after a boat trip I was less than impressed so I bailed and sent it back. I'm guessing if I had tinkered some with the settings my results would improve, but I was more afraid of getting stuck with the camera and lens.
I'm still open to using the fuji setup in the future, but at this point in time I'm good with that I already have.
-Leo



Sep 12, 2022 at 10:14 AM
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It does not matter one whit how many MP's the sensor has if the image has blur from inadequate AF.

If two systems perform nearly equal, I would always take the one that uses native lens, not one that needs a lens adapter. JMO



Sep 12, 2022 at 10:54 AM
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I'm not surprised the Fuji didn't keep up with the OM-1. Heck I sold off, a few months ago, a complete R5 and RF L lens collection after having an OM-1 and Pro glass in house for a few weeks testing out everything from landscapes, people, birds and wildlife shooting results full image on screen details and more. In the end the OM-1 kept up very nicely in all regards of detail. Honestly and I can't believe I'm saying this, but I actually preferred the color output on the OM-1. Oly colors are indeed sweet. I use DXO Photolab 5 Prime for most of my initial PP and the profiles for the OM are so dead on it's nearly 90% done just opening up the file. The ONLY thing at this time, the Canon beats out the OM with is acquiring, tracking and eye detection at a distance of humans. For animals OM keeps right up with it.


Sep 12, 2022 at 01:20 PM
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These arenít the first effusive comments Iíve read about the OM-1. Thatís very interesting because i had a Panasonic G9 and tried an EM-1 Mkii some years ago. Sounds like the OM-1 is a huge improvement over the EM series. I loved the way the G9 fit in my hands and preferred the G9 EVF to the Olympus, which is why I stuck with Panasonic. But I got frustrated with the G9 AF focusing on areas of higher contrast on the branch etc instead of the bird, even when the AF spot was dead on the bird. Anyway long story short, I left MFT altogether to first use a D500 and then a Nikon Z50 with 300mm pf. I am now using a bit of a chimera system with my Nikon lenses on the Fuji X-T3 via a Fringer adapter. This was always meant to be a stop gap till Fuji came out with the X-H2/s.
Now that they have, I may need to try the OM-1 before committing to one system. Although Iíd never be able to justify the 150-400mm lens. 😅



Sep 12, 2022 at 07:03 PM
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Bisonbison wrote:
Although Iíd never be able to justify the 150-400mm lens. 😅


If you can even find one...



Sep 13, 2022 at 10:09 AM
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Sorry to slightly off topic. I googled and just nothing really useful.

My partner currently has the PenF and access to my EM1 II with the PannaLeica 100-400. Her use case is birds (not usually in flight) as reference for her art (full time artist). Current kit is OK but for her birthday I'm looking at a decent upgrade. There's a third option not mentioned here. The bog standard Olympus 100-400 f5-6.3.

Has anyone tried this vs the Pro 150-400 or the new Fuji? Usability as well as optics. Currently have a major case of paralysis analysis....... Cost is not relevant but value for money is. Any tidbits would really help. Thanks.

Gordon



Sep 14, 2022 at 08:32 PM
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flash wrote:
Has anyone tried this vs the Pro 150-400 or the new Fuji? Usability as well as optics. Currently have a major case of paralysis analysis....... Cost is not relevant but value for money is. Any tidbits would really help. Thanks.


The Olympus 100-400 f5-6.3 is actually very close to the 150-400 in sharpness (I've owned both). The only drawbacks to the 100-400 are the slower aperture and the lack of Sync IS, but it performs well above its price point.



Sep 14, 2022 at 09:52 PM
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molson wrote:
The Olympus 100-400 f5-6.3 is actually very close to the 150-400 in sharpness (I've owned both). The only drawbacks to the 100-400 are the slower aperture and the lack of Sync IS, but it performs well above its price point.


I didn't try 150-400, but I had 100-400 for a few months, waiting to find an used 300 pro. I can say that under 4.5 meters, 100-400 was very good, yet a slower than desired AF. Farther than 5-6 meters performance dropped abruptly, AF speed kept on being slower than desired (but on E-M1X, I got OM-1 after selling 100-400), IQ not at good levels.

A friend, who got 150-400 by luck, compared 100-400 with all competitors (including the Canon RF 100-400 on R7). By his words "the worst of all 100-400s on the market". I was rarely satisfied with pictures at 10-25m, which was the standard in my way of photographing.



Sep 15, 2022 at 02:23 AM
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