I hope to add a few images at a later date, but I can’t use any of my commercial work for these articles (at the present time), unfortunately. Hopefully these thoughts will still be useful to you!
I recently adopted the Fujifilm X-System for my commercial photography, hoping that it would also become a mainstay for most of my other work. When I wrote my articles on the Fujifilm X100F and X-T2, I could not be 100% sure how I would feel several months down the road. At the beginning, I feared that my optimism might be dashed by the discovery of an annoying Achilles’ Heel. That would have left the X-system as ‘just another one of my (too many) systems’. However, this is not what has happened. In fact, it has been the opposite: other cameras and lenses have gone to new owners and I’m so happy with the system that I have gone a bit a bit nuts. My new X-System is the most extensive of any brand that I have ever owned, which says a lot. I’m here to write my last overview piece before I delve into specific X issues in more detail. I figured that anyone considering the X system might appreciate a bit of an updated overview, now that I have shot with the cameras for a while; cameras that I bought with my own money for my own work.
My Fujifilm X system has received a baptism of fire since my first articles. I am not a particularly heavy shooter, but 10,000 real and informative frames has given me some good insight into how well it is working out for me. I have worked at a leisurely pace. I have worked while ‘flapping like a good’un’ and I have made tonnes of mistakes. I have also started to scope out some of the real world limitations of the cameras and lenses, as well as getting to grips with how it feels to really get into a groove with the system. So far, so very good. My system has also expanded and now consists of: [Continue reading]