First Six Months as a Fuji Shooter

So it been six months now since I moved over from my Nikon pro gear to the Fuji X System namely The X-Pro1 and the X-T1

So here are a few thoughts on how I have coped with this new system and a few of the varied jobs I have done since last October.

The X-Pro 1 I really do love, It has its limitations as far as low light gig photography goes but it’s a lovely camera to to take anywhere. It also feels very well built indeed and I know Adam, my son has used this in a studio for his college and Uni work with some very good results. I won’t go on too much about the X-Pro1 here as now the X-Pro2 is out most people want to know about that and having seen one and used one a little it seems like a fantastic little camera one which I would love to own at some point.

As for my X-T1 I must admit at first I was a bit unsure. This camera takes a bit of getting used to but once you do get the hang of it you fall in love with it. I never was one (even when shooting sports) to burst shoot 5-15 images in one go so the fact that it may be a little slower has never bothered me one bit. I guess this is a throwback to my film days shooting Rugby and Cycling and knowing that once I had reached 36 exposures I had to change the film. One thing I really do love is the auto iso. This is great for my gig photography as I normally shoot on shutter speed priority for low light gigs and to not have to keep changing the iso is a real plus point for me. One other plus which I didn’t think would be is the tilting screen, great at gigs with the 18mm on and close to the edge of the stage. I have also found myself not taking as many images at any job I do and yet getting more “keepers” when I look over the raw files on my computer. I can’t really think of anything  negative about the X-T1, if anything it would be the slower focus than my last system but that’s only at low light gigs and more of a niggle that an all-out gripe. Maybe if and when the X-T2 comes out this will be improved on and if Fuji do introduce an X-T2 I would love to test one on Low light gigs and the American Football I cover.

One more thing about shooting Fuji is the social and friendly people who not only work for Fuji but who shoot with Fuji. I am very honoured to be doing workshops for Fujiholics  run by my very good friend and Official Fuji X photographer Matt Hart. It really is like being part of a big friendly family with photographers from beginners to every experienced pros all sharing and giving out the “Fuji Love”

Here’s a few images from my first six months as a Fuji Shooter

 

Happy Snapping

 

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X-T1 in the studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X-T1 in the studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X-Pro1 in the studio (Image by Adam Millar)

X-Pro1 in the studio (Image by Adam Millar)

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