Saturday, July 02, 2016

A New Photographic Journey with Fujifilm X-T1

After eight years of being a proud owner of a Nikon and a loyal fan of it, I finally decided to get a new camera. Not only that, I'm also switching camp to Fujifilm. That's right, no more Nikon for me. I had many fond memories with my good old Nikon D40. It's accompanied me to a lot of places in Asia, to Italy...

Starting a new photographic journey with me is the Fujifilm X-T1. I decided on this mirrorless camera model because of mobility, innovation and the quality of images. It's small in size and light weight at about 440g only (including battery and memory card). Check out what Matt Brandon and Ken Rockwell said about this camera.

My baby...
I bought only the camera body, so for the lens I decided on the Fujinon XF18mm F2 R. It's a wide angle prime lens perfect for landscapes, general snapshots and close-ups. I'm going to be doing a lot of street photography, so I hope to get many good shots with this lens. It's also known as a pancake lens because of its small size.

Here's what Ken Rockwell said about the lens: "While this fast all-metal lens isn't quite as optically spectacular as the extraordinary Fuji 35mm f/1.4, it's very sharp, has far less distortion than SLR lenses, focuses super-close, and has no visible light falloff."

I'll be sharing my photography projects at my Facebook page so please be sure to "Like" my page at The Weekend Traveler. See you there!