One Year After Switching From Canon to Fujifilm

///One Year After Switching From Canon to Fujifilm

One Year After Switching From Canon to Fujifilm

It’s been a little over one year since I switched completely from Canon to Fujifilm. I meant to write this post back in February, but it’s better late than never!  

Now that Fujifilm has come out with the new X-H1, you may be wondering if I plan to upgrade to that one or stick with my X-T2. I currently have no plans to upgrade to the X-H1, but I would sure love to get my hands on one to try it out! Although it uses the same sensor as the X-T2, the new in-body image stabilization sounds amazing. I also am curious about the video capability, especially in low light. I’ve read numerous reviews on it and it definitely piqued my curiosity. It’s not currently in my budget but I could probably rent one for a particular photography trip in the future. However, with rumors of Fujifilm releasing the X-T3 possibly in September (2018), I’m more intrigued with looking at that one. The reason is that there is so much I still love about my X-T2. 

The Lenses On My Wishlist

Before I upgrade to another Fujifilm camera, I’d rather invest in a couple more high quality lenses for my kit. Though I have a plethora of lenses now, there are a couple on my wish list to pick up. I love shooting macros and I currently don’t have a lens that can handle macros well. The other day I was wandering around in the desert and saw some wonderful spring blooms and I just couldn’t get close enough for macros. Fujifilm has a few X series macro lenses, but I guess the one I see myself using the most would be the XF 60mmF2.4 R along with some extension tubes. On the X-T2 cropped sensor this would be equivalent to 90 mm on a full-frame DSLR. I would rather keep my kit lightweight with this little lens than the bigger ones that Fujifilm offers.  

The only other Fujifilm lens I really want is the XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR. I already know this is an amazing lens because one of my good friends let me try it out when I was back on the Oregon Coast last summer. Since I started traveling full-time in an RV in 2015, I have had many lost opportunities to capture some amazing wildlife without a proper long lens. My 55-200mm just doesn’t cut it for wildlife. 

The Reasons Why I Still Love Fujifilm X-T2

Lightweight – I love the fact that my kit is so lightweight compared to my old Canon kit. Because of that I have bought more lenses than I ever did when I had the DSLR. 

Great Lenses – I’ve said this before, but I absolutely love the Fujinon X lenses! They are just so sharp, even their low end lenses are pretty good. I would say that my favorite lens for landscapes is still the XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens. Though this lens is a bit hefty, the quality is really great. 

Weather Sealed – The X-T2 is weather sealed, which I really like. Since I am from the Pacific Northwest and I do shoot a lot in moist conditions, it’s held up well. I can remember a few times, shooting in rainy conditions with my Canon 6D and my camera quit working for me until it dried out. Many of the X series lenses are also weather sealed, which is so great for landscape photography.  

Firmware Updates – This is more of Fujifilm as a whole, but I love a company that will give you firmware updates on a regular basis. It’s like getting a new camera sometimes!  

I’m Sticking with Fujifilm 

This past year, I’ve been without a second back up camera, since I sold the X-T1. I was planning on picking up a second X-T2 but now I think I’ll wait and see how it plays out with the X-T3 or something else from Fujifilm. 

In summary, I’m sticking with Fujifilm into the future.

 

By | 2018-05-11T14:36:06+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Gear|10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Jeff Sinon May 12, 2018 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    I made the leap from Canon to Fuji about a year and a half ago. Not a day goes by that I’m not reminded of just how good a decision that was.

    • Patricia May 13, 2018 at 7:39 pm - Reply

      Jeff, thats great! Good to hear of another happy Fujifilm lover ;)

  2. Gary L. May 12, 2018 at 2:52 am - Reply

    I switched to a mirrorless a few years ago, after a particularly torturous Grand Canyon trip with seriously heavy Nikon gear, and it’s been one of the best decisions I ever made, for all the same reasons you mention…

    • Patricia May 12, 2018 at 11:35 am - Reply

      That’s so great to hear Gary! Yes, I went on The Subway hike back a couple of years ago and wished I had my mirrorless with me. It was a time I had the Fujifilm X-T1 and my Canon DSLR. I decided to bring the Canon and quickly regretted it! Oh well, things are better now ;)

  3. Mark May 11, 2018 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    I love my XT2, quite frankly one of the best cameras I have ever owned as a Nikon user. I still switch back and forth mainly because of lenses I have on one vs. the other.

    • Patricia May 11, 2018 at 5:03 pm - Reply

      I had never owned a Nikon but from what I’ve heard, they are quality cameras too. At least you have the option to change back and forth. Writing this post reminded me I have to do the latest firmware update!

  4. Phyllis Pietz May 11, 2018 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Also thinking about a camera switch. My Canon and gear are so darn heavy.

    • Patricia May 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      It sure makes a difference to have a lighter kit! Let me know if you have any questions about Fujifilm ;)

  5. Darren White May 11, 2018 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    I would love to take a crack at some landscapes with their medium format…

    • Patricia May 11, 2018 at 3:32 pm - Reply

      Oh yes, me too. The price just makes it out of my reach!

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