For the last couple of months, I've been spending a lot of time with someone new. Her name is the Fujifilm X100s and I think it might be true love.
Ever since I rented the Fujifilm X100s, my shooting habits have not been the same. It's so easy to carry, shoot with, and process from, that I find that even with a wide fixed focal length, it's my go-to camera for both personal and professional work. I've been carrying it everywhere I go, which is not something I have done with a DSLR in some time. The weight, bulk, and conspicuousness of the system is just more than I want to deal with 90% of the time.
The tech and features of the X100s and other X series Fujifilm cameras have been explained and re-hashed all over the internet, so I won't do that here. Suffice it to say that the quality I get and the control I have are more than enough to satisfy me in both personal and professional work.
What I do want to say about these cameras is this: I haven't felt this way about taking pictures in a long time. The Fuji X100s has been a pure joy to use. Maybe I'm still in the honeymoon phase, but it has been so long since I've felt this way about a piece of gear. I honestly love to take pictures with it.
This got me thinking: Should I ditch Canon and go all Fuji for my kit?
I haven't sold anything yet, don't worry. I am going to ease into it. The camera I am looking at to replace my DSLR is the Fujifilm XT1, and a handful of lenses. My plan is to rent it, shoot with it for a week or so, and then make a decision, but I think I already know what it's going to be. I am going to become one of those crazy photographers who shoots a brand other than Canon or Nikon.
Please, weigh in by commenting your thoughts. I'd like to know if I'm crazy.
Here is a sampling of some of my recent tabletop shots with the Fuji. This series is all about summer stuff.