With all the buzz around the big three brands — Canon, Nikon, and Sony — it’s easy to forget the smaller players out there. Despite the hype around Canon’s latest amazing, yet flawed offerings, the Fuji system is still a great system, so if you have big-three fatigue and want a different perspective, watch this video.
Professional landscape and commercial photographer, Mark Duffy, gives us a deep-dive into the his camera bag, showing what specific investments he has made to get the most out of the Fuji system. With his workhorses, the Fuji X-T3 and X-T2, he has built a kit that suits his work and his style — something that anyone who’s thinking of upgrading should do. One thing that always stops me from even thinking about investing in a Micro Four Thirds system is the sensor size. I just can’t imagine that I could get as much shadow or highlight recovery as I could from a full frame camera. However, there are plenty of amazing shooters on the Fuji system and there’s no way I would be able to tell that they were using a small sensor. For instance, have a look at Duffy’s Instagram page to see how clean and crisp his images are.
It’s easy to get sucked into the vortex of crazy specs so it’s worth stepping back and taking note of what value you could actually get from e.g. 8K video. Do I want it? Yes. Do I need it? No. Especially not as a professional. For the time being, at least, video does not bring in any money for me, so in my mind it would be a foolish investment. I’m still not sure if the Fuji system is for me, but it’s still worth considering in the future.
Have any of our readers migrated from one of the big three to Fuji or Olympus?