I started with an entry level DSLR and quickly moved into a full frame system. First the 5D, then the 5D Mark II, and Lastly the 5D Mark III. Initially I was a zoom shooter but with time turned into shooting exclusively primes. 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm. That said, outside of Canon’s super zooms, I owned pretty much every lens they have in their line up. The richness of colour, low light capabilities, and outstanding build quality are all things Canon knows how to do very well. Then in August of this year, Canon released the 5D Mark IV. A much anticipated camera many Canon photographers waited four years to come along. As soon as it was released I started looking into it and examining the specifications of what could potentially be my new primary work tool.
Long story short, it was a good run but it was time to move on. What to, though? Another DSLR system by a different manufacture? Well, the reality is that DSLR has become a bit of a burden for me physically. Shooting 40-50 weddings a year with two cameras bodies on, my back could use a break. I often found myself exhausted by reception time and could not let that affect my creative drive. So I looked into Fuji. I’ve actually been using Fuji for a few years now for personal work with my first camera being the X100S. Tiny little thing but offers everything a photographer like me needs and wants in a camera. More than that, the shooting experience is one that always makes you want to pick up the camera and go at it! I also owned an XT1 and currently have the X100T for everyday shooting. Thinking about it now, the first digital camera I owned and developed an initial understanding of the craft was also a Fuji! It was The Finepix s6500fd. A DSLR-like camera with a non changeable zoom lens. I’ll never forget my dad taking me to a camera store and buying this camera for me (but I’ll leave this to another post).