Who would have ever believed it, if I had announced a year ago that I would buy a camera of another brand within the next year? – Well, I wouldn’t have believed it myself!
You can say I always have been a real Canon fan. And I stil am. So a few months ago I decided it was time for a new EF 24-70 F/2.8 (version II). A great lens and very good replacement for my EF 24-105 F/4. Strangely enough every time I wanted to go to a camerastore to pick it up, the lens was either out of stock or I had second thoughts about it. So I posponed buying one.
: the Fujifilm X-T2. My new workhorse?
One of my photographer friends is a true Nikonion. About half a year ago he decided to make the switch from Nikon to Sony. I read about it on Facebook just after the second time I had a doubt buying the EF 24-70 F/2.8. Was he really goiing to give up his Nikon gear? And why?
When I asked him he told me about mirrorless cameras, their advantages in size and weight and that he really was making the switch. He had bought a Sony A7R II and had started selling his Nikon gear.
I decided had to know more about mirrorless cameras, so I dove into the subject on the Internet and especially on Youtube. I found out that Sony wasn’t the lightest and cheapest brand on the mirrorless market. The other quality options where Olympus and Fujifilm. This last one got my attention, because I used to use fujifilm (slide film) in the analog ages.
: A testshot with the Fujifilm X-T2 in ‘Klein Bylaer’, a nature reserve in the middle of the Netherlands.
I did an indept research on the Fujifilm X-T2 and Fujifilm XF lenses. If the famous landscape photographers Elia Locardi and Andy Mumford used the cropsensor camera X-T2 for their professional work, wouldn’t it be possible that this camera was good enough for me? It took me a month of reading and wachting reviews to make a decision: I would buy a X-T2 with a XF 16-55 lens to try this camera The price of this set would be the same as en EF 24-70 (II). If I liked the X-T2, I would buy the XF 10-24 lens and later on the XF 55-200 lens as well.
That was eight weeks ago. In the meantime I have tested my new X-T2 and bought the other two lenses I had in mind as well. What a great camera and sharp lenses! And so light. Really amazing camera gear.
So now I have two camera sets: a Canon set and a Fujifilm set. And so far the last few months I have used the Fujifilm set the most. Mainly because I was testing it of course, but still. The next months I will find out which set I pick up the most to take with me on my landscape shoots. I am currious what will happen. Will I eventually fully switch from Canon to Fujifilm? Let’s find out this year…
: Another testshot with the Fujifilm X-T2 in ‘Klein Bylaer’, a nature reserve in the middle of the Netherlands.