These times are a changing, they really are. With an iPhone being the camera of choice by the millions, and viewer attention and interest down to a mere second.
So why even bother talking about the latest breakthroughs in real cameras? Well some of us professionals still need and want the image quality and diversity that a phone cannot supply, yet!
Mirrorless cameras have been around for a while, but they are now just breaking out of their childhood and finally becoming real serious contenders.
I have been using Fuji mirrorless cameras since the first ones came out. Fuji X100, X-Pro 1 and the X-E 1 were great and I could see the possibilities, but they were just not quite there for me. The X-T10 was the first one that I started to take seriously and seeing results that got me believing.
On a trip to Iceland this year, I took only Fuji equipment, including the latest X-Pro 2 camera. This trip convinced me that I could really work with the Fuji system now. Still a few things needed to be improved on, but I could work around these minor concerns and easily achieve the images I was seeing. In whatever conditions I was thrown into.
Image quality and lens selection have never been a concern with Fuji, they are great and are only getting better.
The operation and use of mirrorless cameras are just different, very different. Especially for someone who has been using, SLR and DSLR film cameras since forever.
The EVF (electronic viewfinder), is the part that takes some real getting use to. Once you have adjusted to these differences, the possibilities just open up in front of you.
I was recently given the opportunity to try out the new Fuji X-T2 camera. I used this opportunity to really prove to myself that the mirrorless system can finally be taken seriously. But what surprised me is how excited I was by using this camera.
I challenged it in whatever situation I could come up with, and it shined all the way through.
With the X-T2 there is a long list of improvements, that seemed so minor, until I worked with the camera, and realize just how much they have helped streamline my handling and use of the camera. Working so much faster and more efficient, so I can concentrate on finding images and trust that I am getting the results I want, instantly.
My SLR cameras are now collecting dust and there’s no going back.
The Fuji X-T2 mirrorless camera has made photography fun again….
Here is some of the proof.