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+00:00May 10th, 2018|Gear|14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Tom Gibson June 6, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    I also investigated the Sony and asked other pros why Fuji over Sony. The main reason was the cost of lens and WEIGHT of the Sony lens would put me back to the weight of my Canon 5D4 and L lens. Too I read the Sony’s customer care is not great unless you are a pro with several bodies and G-master lens.

    Love the Fuji system, the on-screen live histogram which makes nailing exposure easy, the sharp lens and customer care. I am not wild about the battery life so I carry extra. I have found that the Fuji batteries last longer than the 3rd party ones but that is only subjective. The lens I have are sharp…..16-55, 10-24, 50-140. I use these for portraits and landscape along with a 1.4 extender and Godox flash.

    Do I miss the Canon quality? Sometimes but not often as Fuji is equal. There are some quirks I do not like but that is with every system. I hope Fuji will come out with a fast wide angle lens for night images vs Rokinon.

    Very satisfied with the Fuji system.

    • Patricia June 6, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      Tom, thanks for sharing! I’m so glad you are enjoying your Fujifilm system.

  2. Danie Plumer May 22, 2018 at 5:57 am

    I use the XT 1 for travel photography. It takes fabulous photos. I just have a problem with the difficulty is seeing the image when compared to my dslr.

    • Patricia May 22, 2018 at 10:49 am

      Hi Daniel. Thanks for sharing! I saw a big difference in the X-T1 and X-T2. I can imagine your difference with the DSLR is due to the megapixel size?

  3. Jeff Sinon May 12, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    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

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

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

    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

      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 ;)

  5. Mark May 11, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    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

      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!

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

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

    • Patricia May 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm

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

  7. Darren White May 11, 2018 at 3:24 pm

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

    • Patricia May 11, 2018 at 3:32 pm

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

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