I came from shooting Cannon for years. I switched to Fuji a few years back and never looked back. I've had the T3/T4 and 100V. I recently purchased the H2s, and I love the camera. I shoot a lot of wildlife and sports and use the EL shutter at 40fps. It's the camera I've wanted Fuji to make, with an animal focus.
What camera do you use, and why do you like shooting Fuji cameras?
Mark Casebeer Photography
After using a couple of digital compact / point-and-shoot camera's I wanted to step up so I went into the Panasonic GH m4/3, but after that I foolishly thought I "needed" full-frame so I purchased a Nikon D750. But quite early on I realized this wasn't for me. No bad thing about the camera or lens (Sigma 24-120 I think it was) - it was great gear - but I just couldn't really get comfortable with the Nikon for some reason.
Needless to say I got frustrated and I decided to sell the camera and lens and after few quick tries in a camera store I really liked the handling and tactile feel of the Fuji system. Traded in the Nikon and Sigma gear for the X-T2 with 18-55 'kitlens' and the 55-200.
This was around 2017 and still using the X-T2 :)
@ronaldsmeets thanks for commenting, you have a nice lightweight setup.
Mark Casebeer Photography
I rent Fuji GFX's a few times a year when I need a 100MP file. Nice lenses, I love the removable viewfinders, IQ is super.
Only reasons I don't own one is:
-The Camera often locks up or crashes
-If you're shooting tethered and change out lenses while connected to the computer, aperture control disappears out of Capture One and requires a camera reboot.
-Fuji's professional service dept leaves much to be expected compared to NPS or CPS.
But boy is it a great rental item!
Last Fuji APS-C camera I used was an X-E2, and I absolutely hated it. I really don't like the X-Trans chip, and I know I'm a minority in that.
Switched from Nikon full frame DSLR to Fuji x in 2017 as I prefer Fuji SOOC jpeg colors. Shooting xt20.
I bought into Fuji years ago because I wanted a smaller, lighter kit. I'm staying with Fuji because of the image quality (and the aperture rings, which I really appreciate).
I'm in the process of selling off most of my Nikon gear now.
Currently shooting an X-H1 with a variety of lenses, mostly the 10-24, 55-200, and f/2 primes. Next purchase will likely be an X-T4.
This is why Fuji:
While in San Diego one day about 10 years ago I found myself at Point Loma State Park south of town with my then fairly new X100s. A major storm was brewing and the light was amazing.
The contrast was spectacular, and I was trepidatious about getting the right exposure. So the camera was set to bracketing and I went blazing away. Getting home, I picked out a good sequence, did a quick combination in NIK hdr efex and this is what emerged:
<a href=" removed link " target="_blank" rel="noopener">Point Lomo State Park
Sorry for the link, but I've evidently not had enough coffee this morning to figure out how to insert images here.
That was a long time ago, and now the stable includes a X-Pro2, X-T2, X100f, and a plethora of lenses.
Combined with Capture One this all makes for a very satisfying solution.
@doobs I would love to see the photos that you got! For whatever reason, the link didn't work - just paste it as a normal URL and see if it works this time.
After shooting Canon - last body 5D Mk IV - I was ready to upgrade my L-lenses, couple of which were 20-years old designs. Also at the time, in 2000, I gave up hope that Canon was going to come out with a mirrorless platform. I wanted this in anticipation of lower weight of body and lenses. I had been reading and hearing about the quality of Fujinon XF lenses so I decided to sell out Canon and buy X-H1 and a few XFs.
Now Canon has a mirrorless platform quite worthy of its reputation in the market. However they lost me as a customer and I am very happy about the FUJI IQ and feature/function list of the X-H1. My minor beef with the X-H2/2s is that they don't have the dials I have on the H1 which I use constantly and enjoy them. Still I will likely go to H2s eventually since 26MP is more than enough for the sizes I print and would like to take advantage of the technical superiority of stacked sensor tech.
My minor beef with the X-H2/2s is that they don't have the dials I have on the H1 which I use constantly and enjoy them. Still I will likely go to H2s eventually since 26MP is more than enough for the sizes I print and would like to take advantage of the technical superiority of stacked sensor tech.
I'd say not to get hung up on the dials. I love the dials. I went from 5D MkI to an X-Pro1 for the size and user interface. Since that time, I've owned Nikons, Sonys and Olympus but keep coming back to the Fujis. Mostly because of the user interface.
Those other cameras had custom setting that could be saved. The problem was you could never save everything and you couldn't save enough setting configurations. Even with my GFX, I can save everything except the focus mode.
With my X-H2, I can save everything I need. And I can save seven different custom setting configurations. When I go from my standard shooting setup to my tripod setup, I need to change about six different settings. I can now do that with one click. Then to go to my tracking setup with again five or six setting changes, again, one click.
I do love the dials and depending on specifics, I'll probably end up getting a X-Pro4 when it comes out. But IMHO, Fujifilm got it right as far as the user interface with the X-H2(S).
Why Fuji (coming from Pentax)
the preference towards Fuji startet with the XPRO1, the nostalgic use of ISO / Shutterspeed dial and aperture ring, being able to set them in anticipation of teh situation without turning the cam on was just intriguing, as well the optical rangefinder, with the option to fall back on an electronic one.
Bodies of the XT3, andXT4 followed,and finally getting rid of all struggels focusing birds i decided for the XH2s and i´m happy with this, although the original brilliant handling of the dials was given up and "back to PASM dial. But i do love the c1-c7 option, along with the quick and easy switch to video and the dedicated saved settings for video.
Hope my career as "early adopter" has now come to an end ;-)
I do like the vintage look of many Fuji cameras. I owned the X-T1, which had a lot of issues, and many years later an X-T30. These are very capable cameras that put out great image quality. But somehow Fuji and I don't get along. I just don't get along with the ergonomics of their cameras. The manual dials on top of the camera are not my thing. Two years ago I sold my X-T30 and bought a Z50 instead. I didn't expect this but I absolutly adore the Z50. It is small, light and produces amazing IQ and with ergonomics that suit me very well.
I still like the look of the Fuji's though and they are very capable. We are so lucky that there are plenty of quaity camera manfuctures around. There's something that works for everyone out there!