Switching to Fuji

March 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

After shooting with Nikon for over 30 years, I've decided to switch to Fuji.  

I loved my Nikons and the great results I got, but I was using my cameras less and less because they were so heavy and cumbersome.  My entire kit with the D750, D800E and all the lenses weighed over 30 pounds.  If I wanted to go out for a day of shooting, I would first have to decide what lenses I might want to use and then pack a smaller bag with the equipment for the day... this smaller bag was usually still heavy and I complained every time I had to lug it from the house to the car and back.  If I complained about lugging it from the house to the car... can you image how bitchy I would have been on my next trip on a plane?!

I looked at all of my options for a smaller and lighter system, eventually settling on the Fuji X-T2.  I don't do much wildlife photography anymore so I didn't need the 60 frames per second of the new Olympus... I wasn't that interested in video so the features of the new Panasonic weren't much of a draw either.  The Fuji does everything well.... I can shoot 11 frames per second so more than good enough for wildlife... it does 4K video so if I ever decide to shoot video its more than good enough for that too.  I'm mostly interested in Landscapes and Night Photography and I know its fantastic for landscapes from the examples I've seen from photographers who use the Fuji.... I'll find out in the next week or two how it does at night, but I'm guessing it will be fine.  

My Fuji X-T2 with 5 lenses weighs about 10 pounds.  Now when I decide to go out shooting, the entire kit is light enough that I can grab it and take everything with me.  I've used it in Banff a few weeks ago and photography was fun again!!  I'm impressed with the sharpness of the shots and the nice colours.  I'll be using it more during the next two weeks and look forward to sharing some photos with you.

Here is a shot from Vermilion Lakes and Mt Rundle in Banff National Park... taken with the X-T2 and the 10-24mm lens.


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