I’ve been receiving loads of of requests for a assessment on my Fujifilm X-T2. As a few of it’s possible you’ll know, I’ve had progressively nicer Canon SLR cameras since I used to be converted from movie (augh! yes- I used to shoot movie completely as a necessity and never a novelty). I went by three or 4 (can’t bear in mind for certain) fashions in over the previous decade and I completely love these cameras! So, you’re in all probability considering, why did you turn to a smaller, much less highly effective digicam?
Effectively, just a few months again I received confronted in a retailer for taking images for the weblog. I gained’t go into an excessive amount of element, however simply know that I had requested permission and that the confrontation was SUPER EMBARRASSING. I left the shop in tears. It was simply so bizarre.
As I used to be recapping to Jeremy what had occurred, I mentioned that I felt like possibly our massive cameras made us appear extra suspicious or one thing. I imply, at the moment, everybody takes 95% of images with their telephone. It’s much less and fewer frequent to see folks out and about with loads of digicam gear. Or possibly the store proprietor was simply having a tense day. However both approach, I felt that transferring ahead I wished to have an OPTION to get images higher than an iPhone, however with out a big DSLR.
I had been taking a look at Fuji and Leica cameras, however was hesitant to buy one as a result of I felt like I solely wished it as a result of it was cute. I used to be afraid I wouldn’t actually use it, so I held off. These cameras are very cute, and appear to be classic movie cameras. I adore it as a result of my hero in images is my late grandfather, who carried a really related trying digicam. And relying on the lens you will have on, they are often tremendous small … purse dimension.
A pair hours after that loopy embarrassing expertise within the native retailer, we met up with Jeremy’s label proprietor for dinner and drinks. He had a tiny Fujifilm digicam with him, the Fujifilm X100F. I requested him a bunch of questions, he gave me slightly gross sales pitch (he’s SUPER into his digicam) and I used to be completely offered. DESTINY!
I did a little bit of analysis and determined to go for a mannequin with the choice to alter lenses. I wasn’t able to have a digicam with no lens altering, as I wished one thing extra in between my massive Canon and my telephone. So I selected the Fujifilm X-T2.
I bought lenses with household holidays and images at house in thoughts. I wished a large angle lens (for vast room images and surroundings)
OK, so first slightly images present and inform after which I’ll share my assessment of the digicam and the three lenses I’ve been utilizing.
I’m nonetheless getting the grasp of it, however completely impressed with the standard up to now.
Lenses I take advantage of:
Pancake Lens (FujinonXF27mmF2.8)
That is the smallest and lightest choice. I hold this on loads of the time, particularly for journey or if I’m taking my digicam out in my purse. A few of the different lenses I selected are slightly on the big dimension, which is ok at house or if I deliver a full digicam bag. However that is the essential lens I might suggest in case you solely need to purchase one!
Extensive Lens (Fujinon XF14mmF2.8 R)
This lens is my most used lens at house as a result of it’s excellent for inside images, and I prefer to take loads of snapshots that present a wider view of our house. I additionally used it (completely) on a visit to New York for Jeremy’s CD launch. I’ll present a photograph of that beneath. I assumed it dealt with a various lineup of images very well. The one draw back to this lens is that it’s not tiny, but it surely’s undoubtedly extra highly effective and will get a wider view than the pancake lens.
Portrait Lens (Fujinon XF56mmF1.2 R)
I added this lens as a result of it will probably create stunning portraits, and with a kiddo on the way in which, it appeared like an apparent selection. I simply used it lately to snap just a few images of Laura’s little Lola and it felt fairly magical. My first lens (ever) once I purchased my first DSLR was a portrait lens, so this gave me some nostalgia.
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In abstract, listed here are my execs and cons of this digicam …
Professionals: It’s tiny, it’s lovely, and it has a novelty component to it that make it actually *enjoyable* to shoot. It has in-built movie simulation filters (I used the black and white within the live performance and rain photograph above, however for coloration I depart it turned off). It has choices for including grain, which I like as a result of it feels extra like movie.
Cons: It is a mirrorless digicam, so while you look by the viewfinder you’re seeing a video display, not actual life. I’ve discovered that the images take a look at lot higher as soon as I get them on my pc than they do on the playback display. Total, it feels extra like a toy than the larger SLRs I’m used to capturing.
I’m having a lot enjoyable with this digicam. I’ll undoubtedly take it with me on our subsequent trip! It’s filling a necessity I had in my life for a much less critical, much less cumbersome and extra enjoyable digicam. It’s introduced me loads of inspiration to simply shoot random images once more.
When you’ve got any questions, I’ll do my finest to reply within the feedback! xx. Elsie