I am very much aware that the main reason for the $300 discount at Amazon is because Fuji might be coming out with an upgrade. That does not concern me, because I'm not upgrading it. I am open to upgrading the X-T1, though. In addition, the successor, probably the X-T20, will be more expensive. The X-Pro 2, for example, came with a steep price increase.
I will keep both the X-T1 and X-T10. I will take the X-T1 to be modified by removing the locking mechanisms from the ISO and Shutter Speed dials. Regardless if it can be done, I will use the X-T10 as my carry-with-me camera to be left in the trunk of the car. I was using the X-T1 for that purpose, but I hated to do so for fear of losing it, damaging it, or just being stolen; the X-T1 is a very expensive camera. I will also use the X-T10 as my travel camera and the reason for rushing the purchase due to my upcoming trip to Las Vegas, by the end of the week.
|Fujinon XC 16-50|
The "XC" 16-50 is not designated as the "XF" 16-50. It is rated as a "Compact and Casual" lens (the "C" in XC) and not a "Fine" lens (the "F" in XF.) The "Fine" is the top or professional grade lens. The "Compact and Casual" lens is a grade bellow. The "X" stands for Fuji X-Mount lens.
The 16-50 f/3.5-5.6 lens is not as good than the 18-55 f/2.8-f/4, but I like it better. It is much lighter and the 2mm wider is very important to me. The drawback is almost one full stop slower and not a pro grade or not that well built.
I was not even planning to get the X-T10, especially after my very recent purchase of the Nikon D5500 (IR.) I somehow looked into the X-T10 and liked what I saw. Furthermore, the special discount at Amazon, made it, as I said, a no-brainer.