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White water canoeing, Fuji X-T2 - PJ020028

Slow start with the Fuji X-T2, first impressions

I picked up my pre-ordered Fuji X-T2 the morning they went on sale. Unfortunately I put my back out the same day; no the X-T2 is not that heavy! But the back problem meant I struggled to walk, sit or even drive for nearly a month so I was largely limited to snapshot mode with my new toy.

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Fuji X-T1, wear and tear - PH010002

Launch of the Fuji X-T2, timely, patience needed

I am very happy with the Fuji X-T1, it does almost everything I need from a camera. So it works hard and I could really do with a second body for some jobs and as a backup. So I keep hanging my nose over an X-Pro2 even though I have an X-T2 on order

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Wholeheartedly Fuji X

I am now purely a Fuji photographer. Everything else is gone.

All my none-Fuji cameras, lenses and accessories have gone; I have acted on my decision of a few weeks ago. It has all been packed up and sent for sale on commission. All 40kg (90lb)of it!

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Canon 1Ds3 and Fuji X-T1 basic outfit

No going back. Switching to Fuji X.

I have taken the decision; I am about to commit to the Fuji X system. I am going to sell my comprehensive Canon kit and use the proceeds to complete my Fuji outfit. As regular readers will know I have been grappling with this decision for more than a year.

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Winter racing, River Trent

Experimenting with Fuji X autofocus

I finally got the chance to try out the X-T1 autofocus with the new capabilities provided by firmware v4.0. I took the opportunity to try it out with my new 50-140mm f2.8 zoom lens. After all this is the lens I would most often use for sport and action subjects.

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Fuji X-T1 with 50-140mm f2.8 zoom lens

Pros and cons of the Fuji X system

Or why do I still keep my Canon equipment? I have been using the Fuji X system for over two years now and have hardly used my Canon system in that time. So why am I still hanging on to it?

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The Journey

Getting Serious with Fuji

I established that the Fuji X series would meet most of my photography needs in my last post on the subject. I was at the point where I needed to start using it seriously to understand what the Fuji system could do.

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USS Constellation

The sailing ship effect and DSLRS

The times they are a'changing. The dominant camera technology of the last fifty or more years is being challenged. Digital photography means the single lens reflex (SLR) camera is facing the prospect of being replaced by mirrorless system cameras or even, for many users, by the smartphone.

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Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm zoom lens

First year with Fuji X system

It was late spring 2013, I had made my decision and bought a Fuji X-E1 with 18-55mm kit lens. I would now start on a long term evaluation to establish whether the Fuji system could replace my excellent, but too heavy, professional Canon outfit.

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Canon 1Ds3 and Fuji X-T1 basic outfit

Changing systems: a big decision

I have only changed camera systems twice in my 45 years in photography and one of those was from Canon FD mount to the Canon EOS system with autofocus. I share the reason behind my current change and the decision making process.

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