I’ve been using Canon cameras since my husband bought me my first DSLR a number of years ago. Over the course of the years I’ve upgraded my Canon cameras to newer models, my latest being the Canon 6D full frame.

Two years ago I was interested in looking into mirrorless cameras so I purchased a Fujifilm X-T1. I really enjoyed the camera and began taking it along with me everywhere. The Fujifilm X-series are lightweight, small cameras so they are really great for hiking. I didn’t completely trust it with my landscapes though. For one thing, the XT-1 only had 16 megapixels. I often would bring both the DSLR and the mirrorless with me on a photo trip.

Last December (2015), Fujifilm released the 3.00 version firmware update that improved autofocusing, shutter speed and much more. Since then, Fujifilm continues to add updates and new features to their firmware. At the time of this writing, they are up to firmware version 4.30. The X-T1 felt like a brand new camera after these upgrades. It continues to be a fun little camera.

This past spring I decided to just start using the X-T1 more for my landscapes. I knew that the new X-T2 would be released this year and I had already made the decision that I would purchase it when it was available. This would mean that I would be selling all my Canon gear and going totally with the Fujifilm X-series.

After selling off all my Canon gear I had a hard time finding the X-T2 online or in camera stores. I couldn’t pre-order one as I didn’t know where I would be in 2-3 weeks when the camera would ship since I travel full-time. I decided to call Pro Photo Supply in Portland, Oregon and just get on their pre-order list. They had assured me they could ship it to me where ever I was at the time. I certainly couldn’t do this with an online retailer. I was surprised that within a day of calling them, they had a new X-T2 body ready to ship to me!

Now that I have used the X-T2 for just a couple of weeks, I am really enjoying it even better than the X-T1. I haven’t had a chance to use it for landscapes yet. I plan to purchase an L plate that fits my quick release set up on my tripod’s ball head just as soon as I can get my hands on one. They are hard to get at the moment.

I have added a collection of my favorite images to this post, taken with the X-T1.

White Sands National Monument at sunset.


Light shaft and canyon walls photographed within Lower Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona.

Rhododendron blooms in the morning light and fog in the Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, California


Colorful slot canyon ceiling at Lower Antelope Canyon in Page, AZ.