Fujifilm – 7 Years in…..and counting!

2 years, 2 months ago 5
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I am celebrating 7 great years as a Fujifilm X Series shooter.  Before that I was a 40 year Nikon shooter.  I still love Nikon and my friends that work there, or did, and lots and lots of clients.  The short history of the change; I had shoulder surgery and was left with long two year recovery.  During that two years I found that I couldn’t carry the big full frame cameras and lenses anymore, comfortably.  I picked up a Fuji X-10 because it was a high quality, compact pocket camera and fell in love.  It was the perfect fit for a guy that couldn’t even consider carrying a camera bag.  I soon had the X-E1 and the race was off.  I currently use the X-H1, X-T2 and a X-Pro2 and a ton of lenses though they are not all on my person at any particular time.


I wouldn’t shoot anything else and here is why:



Fujifilm cameras have color like no other camera I’ve ever used or experienced.  Often called ” Fuji Color”, it is just something special, I can’t go back now!!!!



The lenses are among the very best glass I’ve ever used.  Most manufacturers will have a handful of truly spectacular, legendarily sharp lenses, virtually all of Fuji’s are!



My best friend shoots with them!  Jack and I both really love the gear and being X-Photographers!  ….and we’re not really this serious!  So does my other best friend, Jim Haverstock!



Even the 18-135 is superbly sharp, being a 28-200 supr zoomthat is really amazing!



I can now carry more gear in a smaller sapce and with about half the weight.  But in a Think Tank rolling bag!



The fast portrait lenses make even a hack like me a decent portrait guy!  60mm Macro f 2.4, 50mm f 2, 56mm f 1.2.



The system features two of the very best telephoto zoom lenses available today, the 50-140 f 2.8 and the 100-400 f 4.5-5.6.



The system has two spectacular Macro lenses the 60mm Macro  f 2.4 and the new 80mm Macro f 2,8.  Wish they had a 120mm, but hey, “You can’t always get what you want….”



The ACROS film simulation is incredible for Monochrome lovers!



The Fujifilm bodies play very nice with adapted lenses, (The Nikon 200mm Macro IF-ED.



Finally…it’s just so much fun to shoot with!!




the pilgrim



5 Responses

  1. Carl says:

    Seven years! Doesn’t seem that long! Well said!!

  2. admin says:

    How is your trip going, pray for you guys everyday!

  3. Ed Zoltay says:

    I love your enthusiasm! You make photography exciting.

  4. Surprisingly, the Fuji 100-400 is a bigger than my Canon 100-400!
    Bill, you came to mind a lot this weekend. In one instance, I was in a Best Buy in Portland which had an “extensive” camera section — including Nikon gear from the D. d850 on down and 70-200 and 100-400 lenses and comparables from Canon, Fuji, Sony, etc. Not a complete line but quite a bit and yet no real knowledge behind their full pricing. But they did have the D850 in stock. There was a gentleman and his wife looking for a new camera and they really couldn’t help them. I pitched in. And quietly I mentioned that the same prices and more complete service could be found at Pro Photo Supply. I’m sure Nikon is happy to have more places selling their gear but they also contribute in part, IMHO, to the death of local camera stores.

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