Canon Shooter Thomas Heaton Got a Fujifilm X-T3 for his Trip to Nepal and Here is What he says

Popular youtube photographer Thomas Heaton is a Canon 5D MK IV shooter and hardcore Lightroom user.

And yet, it happens that he was attracted by the Fujifilm system, because:

I have purchased a new Fujifilm XT3 and I am changing the way I make videos and take photographs when hiking. My camera gear was always too heavy and in this video I test out a lightweight photography set up which should help me when putting in those long miles.

So he got himself a Fujifilm X-T3 and brought it with him on his trip to Nepal. How did it perform?

  • prior to the start, he had concerns with battery life, weather sealing, reliability…. turns out the X-T3 worked absolutely flawless!
  • batteries not even an issue. He filmed and photographed for a whole day with 1 battery
  • he hiked on very dusty mountains roads, also with non weather sealed lenses, but he never found dust on his sensor, even if he changed lenses on the field
  • however, the non weather sealed lenses got dust inside the lens elements, but that’s “kind of to be expected, but it never affected the images
  • very cold temperatures, but no problem, flawless. He is impressed
  • it’s the hardest trip he has ever done. Everything is a challenge. Also photography was very challenging

And now to the post processing part.

Thomas is an Adobe aficionado, and the last thing he wants, is to spend money and time on another software. However, upon recommendation, he downloaded a free Capture One trial.

And just as many of us, he experience his little wtf moment ;).

In fact, his landscape images look so much better in Capture One (he says about 30% better compared to Lightroom), and his Fujifilm APS-C files ended up looking like his Canon full frame files!

  • He downloaded Capture One to get better results
  • a photo he took of a monkey, he likes the results in LR more
  • then he compares a landscape image in LR and C1, and while he was slightly disappointed with the LR images, he starts laughing when he sees the C1 image and says “the image in Capture One is fantastic
  • images in Capture One are cleaner, sharper, and they look like better files… it looks like a Canon 5D MK IV file!
  • he is not paid by Capture One, he actually does not want to use Capture One, but it just looks so much better. He does not want to purchase Capture One, but he might to have to.

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DPReview and Lenstip Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 Reviews


DPReivew says about the Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4:

  • at 80mm corners are a little bit soft even at f/8
  • at 40mm corner performance improves
  • at 16mm corners fall apart again, even at f/8
  • center looks very sharp
  • minimal chromatic aberration. Incredibly well controlled
  • OIS works great, very impressive. It keeps what it promises
  • for video, corner sharpness is not so important if you shoot 16:9. OIS is impressive. Great manual focus ring and very minimal breathing
  • 16-80 has great OIS for low light
  • nice rounded bokeh, pretty impressive. Nice rounded. But quite some onion rights. So it’s a mixed bag. Good, but not the best they have seen on zooms
  • amazing close focus capabilities
  • AF is fast
  • F/4 is great choice length for such a lens
  • great for travels and video
  • overall a very convenient lens

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Fujifilm Colors are Amazing, Says This Guy After Switching from Canon to Fujifilm GFX100

Photographer Samuel Elkins runs a popular youtube channel, and he recently purchased the Fujifilm GFX100.

He comes from full frame Canon, so his expectations where high, especially in terms of colors.

In the video, he goes over 4 images that he imported in Lightroom.

First he noticed that, when he turns the exposure sliders, the images “react so well” and he has never seen his Canon files react that good. He concludes that this is probably because the “image quality is off the charts. I think a lot has to do with the 16bit color depth.” on the GFX100.

He edits his images for about 20 seconds, but then remarks:

I want you guys to notice, how good it looks, just right out of the camera. Great skin tones. Great dynamic range. Great colors.

Overall he seems to experience what many Fujifilm shooters are already familiar with: faster image editing thanks to the great Fuji files out of the box.

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This Photographer Left Fujifilm APS-C for Sony FF and then Switched Back Fujifilm APS-C… Here is Why!

From Sony to Fuji – Why?

Italian photographer Roberto owned Fujifilm X series gear, but at some point followed the siren songs of full frame Sony.

Now, after using Sony for a while, he switched back to Fujifilm.

In his (Italian) video he explains why.

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