I am often asked about the photography gear I use to capture my family and clients.  I have recently switched over to using a Fuji XT-2, almost exclusively, and I have to honestly say that I am in LOVE.  It is small, compact, and gets the job done every single time.

Biggest perks:

  • I have to say it again, the Fuji XT-2 is SMALL!  I can easily carry it around daily and while vacationing and my shoulder and back do not want to give out.  This is a huge change from my full frame photography gear, I would normally keep it in a bag instead of out to capture those fleeting magical moments
  • The screen is “what you see, is what you get” therefore you can see on the fly if your settings are accurate
  • Great for all skill levels, and not intimidating to pass off to a stranger or a spouse  (this is amazing as it lets everyone get in the frame!)
  • Amazing video capabilities, this is a new area for me and finding a camera that could handle video was critical for me
  • I love, love, love the fuji colors!  Even straight out of the camera the tones and colors just sing to my heart! I would be happy traveling with the camera in a .jpg setting and not feel compelled to shoot raw and edit each image

 

Things I wish it would have… but then it wouldn’t be as small:

  • A larger sensor… the camera is a mirrorless camera and has a smaller sensor than that of a full frame camera
  • A broader assortment of lenses- Fuji has all the critical lenses, but they are lacking some of the novelty lenses out there.  What is great is that Fuji is transparent with their lens road map, and they are constantly producing new lenses.

 

my lenses:

My Fuji Gear (Fuji xt-2, 23mm | 56mm 1.2 | 16-55m, 2.8)

My Fuji Gear (Fuji xt-2, 23mm | 56mm 1.2 | 16-55m, 2.8)

  • Fujinon XF 23mm 1.4 R
    • This is my STAPLE and was my first lens purchase, it is the equivalent of a 35mm lens for a DSLR.  It is sharp, precise, and gorgeous and rivals my Sigma 35mm art every day of the week and probably wins each time.

 

  • Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR
    • My go to zoom lens!  This is equivalent to a 24-70mm lens for a DSLR.  It is sharp and the perfect travel lens. Most importantly it is SMALL and compact and doesn’t require a workout to use!

 

  • Fujinon XF56mmF1.2 R
    • This lens is roughly equivalent to an 85mm lens for a DSLR, it is a beauty.  I normally don’t shoot with longer lengths, but this lens has made me change that.  I honestly can’t get enough.

 

overview of my photography gear (affiliate links):

 

comparing a Canon 5dmiii to the Fuji Xt-2 (with a 35mm/23mm):

So if you want to see side by side how small the Fuji is versus a full frame DSLR here is a picture of them, small right!?!

Fuji XT-2 vs Canon 5dmiii Head On

Fuji XT-2 vs Canon 5dmiii Head On

 

 

Aerial view Fuji xt-2 vs Canon 5dmiii

Aerial view Fuji xt-2 vs Canon 5dmiii

 

Can you believe the difference?!  It is so nice to be able to throw it in my travel bag and carry it around with me!

 

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