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.