X-Rated

X-Rated

“Upgrading” from a 21 megapixel Full-frame DSLR to a 16 megapixel APS-C mirrorless.

In my last post I mentioned I sold off my Canon DSLR gear and was left with only the Canon EOS M. I was freeing up funds, and diving head first into the Fuji X series platform. I’ve read review upon review of their system, and felt like it would be a better fit for me.

My favorite go-to combo was always the Canon 5D Mark II and the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 lens. At one time I did own several lenses, but slowly started selling them off because I got tired of hauling all of it around. It’s kind of like the picture I snagged off of the Fuji website…


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I wasn’t necessarily the guy on the far left. I was more like the middle guy. Doesn’t seem like a whole lot, but when I’ve got a rambunctious 2 year old (well, almost 3 now), it does tend to weigh me down. The less I had to carry, the happier I was, (and the faster I was able to keep up with my son).

So I traded my Canon gear in for a nice, new, shiny Fujifilm X-T1, and a gorgeous, amazing Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R Lens.

I’m not going into any reviews over the Fuji X-T1 or the lens, as you can find more in-depth reviews scattered across the internet. I’m merely documenting my switch, and my reasons for doing so on my blog.

As mentioned, I loved the small, unobtrusive size. The quiet shutter was a bonus as well. It’s like a finely built machine. I originally wanted the  Fuji 35mm f/1.4 lens since the 35mm equivalent on a crop sensor ends up being about 53mm, so it would have been what I was used to with the Canon 50L. Anyway, I tried ordering it at the beginning of the month, only to have it STILL on backorder. I cancelled it and ordered the  23mm f/1.4 instead….and glad I did. For the last 3 years I’ve seen nothing but the 50mm focal length, and I felt like switching to a somewhat wider 35mm field of view would be a good change.

Seriously need to cut my lawn…

 

Since I only got the lens this past weekend, I don’t really have anything to post other than my test shot of some dandelions in  my back yard taken at f/1.4. I think it’s safe to say this lens and camera body are both keepers….and I need to get off my ass and cut the grass…

Update:

I have a confession…

No sooner did I get this lens, did I find out that Zeiss had a sale going on. I packed up the Fuji 23mm lens, and bought the Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 lens, as well as the 12mm f/2.8 lens. The 12mm lens went up for sale immediately as I’m not a wide angle person (and coincidentally sold almost immediately). Now I hear that combo is sold out at Zeiss USA, so lucky me ;-). It seems to still show as available at Amazon
, but you’d better hurry. It doesn’t seem like U.S. retailers are going to get replenished.

 

Since I named this post “X-Rated”, it’s only fair I show you some Camera P0rn with the lovely (and talented), Fuji X-T1 with her Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 lens.

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Considering one of the only downsides is the rather short battery life…

DOH!

 

 

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