I have been shooting with Fuji's mirror less cameras for one year now and I must say, I love it. I must also confess, I will not be giving up my love affair with Nikon Cameras any time soon. Like any love interest, there is faithfulness and integrity that makes the relationship special and long lasting - that's how I feel about my Nikon bodies and lens.
My relationship with the Fuji's brand of X-based cameras began out of curiosity with the X-100T. Having shot with this camera over the last year, it has transformed my photography. The reason for this simple - the fact there is no mirror in the small body means the image I see before shooting is exactly what will be recorded by the sensor.
Being able to see the image before recording it means that I have been able to make adjustments to the exposure either during manual shooting or when in Aperture Priority mode, using the Exposure Compensation dial. This simple visual confirmation in camera has given me an even grater appreciation for the relationship between "Aperture", "Shutter Speed" and "ISO Values".
I have been able to transfer this knowledge over to my Nikon D7100 and D750 with AMAZING results.
I loved the experience of shooting with the X-100t so much, I treated myself to the amazing X-T1 for Christmas. This came with the 18-135 3.5-5.6mm Lens and it is simply fantastic.
I felt very comfortable operating this camera as the menu system is almost identical to the X-100T. There are a few variations in terms of how I access the ISO etc - nevertheless, this is a wonderful piece of engineering.
This particular body is an Interchangeable Lens system, so like a DSLR, I now have the options of adding further Lens variations. I think I will enjoy this for now with the kit lens. It is compact enough for my needs and will feature a lot on my travels.
The image quality is first class, the form factor makes it almost invisible - it will be more so with a smaller Prime Lens like the 23mm or 35mm.
I am still learning about this camera and will document my experiences and images as I go along throughout 2016. For now it is welcome addition to my profession arsenal.
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