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Moving from Nikon to Fujifilm

 Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

I've been using a Nikon system for more than 16 years. I was always loyal and trusted my Nikon with conviction as it has stood with me through my photography journey. My last Nikon camera was a D800 and it was probably my favourite camera of all my NIkons I have had over the years. However, in 2016 I decided to step into the unknown and sold off all my Nikon gear and move on to the Fujifilm X system. It was a hard decision to make partly due my loyalty to Nikon and also because of the vast array of lens and other equipment purchased as part of my Nikon system.

 Kelpies  

Kelpies  

My last Nikon dslr was the D800, 36.3 million pixels monster of a camera, released in 2012. I did enjoy the camera very much but what I soon came to realise was that I was utilising the camera less and less due to the weight and large volume of gear for day to day shooting. I was also finding it difficult to justify taking a large amount of gear for travels around Scotland and overseas. After reflecting of my own photography, I knew I had to make a change to rekindle my passion for photography. I decided that I needed a lighter system where I was able to have a camera wherever I went. To start off I got myself a Fujifilm X100t as a go to camera and I took it everywhere I went. With a fixed focal lens, it really help me experiment and changed my photography.

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The x100t did help me rekindle my passion for photography however I needed a substantial kit as I planning to do more traveling in the coming year. I decided to purchase a Fujifilm X-T1 as the system was compact enough to meet my photography needs without compromising on the quality. To accompany the Fujifilm X-T1 for my travels, I also got myself the Fujifilm 16-55mm f2.8, 35mm f1.4 and 56mm f1.2 lenses. 

 Glenn Coe, Scottish Highlands

Glenn Coe, Scottish Highlands

Do keep an eye out on my photography journey with Fujifilm on my website.