Fuji X Switch Stories
FujiRumors is a 100% independent space.
I don’t get free or discounted gear from Fujifilm, I don’t get special customer service, I don’t get invitations and free flights/hotels to launch parties, I don’t get free t-shirts or hats… and that’s good so.
I wake up, I go to work, I come back home, I blog and I write whatever I want.
This independency allows me to write for example articles like the ones below, that Fujifilm surely did not appreciate:
- Are Fujinon lenses overpriced?
- Something wrong with Fujinon lens quality?
- Roundups dedicated to sh*tstorm on Fujifilm
- Question reliability of the Fujifilm X-T2
- Fujifilm is not ready for Photojournalism, switching Back To Canon DSLR
- I write about my main 2 complaints on the Fujifilm X-T1
- I launched polls investigating why people don’t buy Fujifilm (highlighting the weaknesses of the system)
- When we think Fujifilm is losing the path (and its “soul”), we report about it
- When reviewers give negative feedback about an important key feature of a new camera, we will report about it
- & much more
So actually I don’t think there is one brand out there, that we attacked more than Fujifilm ;).
But my job is not to make Fujifilm happy, but to be loyal to those of you, who decide to read this blog. And hence, I will report everything. Fujifilm does not pay me a penny, and if this blog runs at all, it’s only because you decide to support it.
On the other hand, I can’t hide that I simply fell in love with Fujifilm many years ago, and it’s a love that gets stronger as the years pass by.
So, while I will keep up delivering you everything, every now and then, I also feel like sharing some good switch stories of people, who talk so passionate about Fujifilm.
It’s the same enthusiasm that caught me many years ago, hence, I will share a few of these stories today.
Check them out or not, it’s up to you.
Enjoy your weekend, love you all (even if don’t shoot Fuji ;) )
Switch to Fuji X
Ian Worth – Full frame DSLR to FUJI-X – 2 years on, was it the right decision?
- professional full time photographer
- DSLRs were heavy for his weddings, and started with Fujifilm
- Initially he shoot weddings with Nikon D800 and Fuji X-T2 together
- He prefered the look of Fuji images
- Then he had to make a decision, Nikon or Fujifilm
- He compared the images, and saw that he was not going to lose any image quality. He does not print above A2, and Fuji’s 24 megapixel are more than enough
- He sold all his Nikon gear and went all in with Fujifilm
- Initially autofocus was his main concern. But the X-T2 got better with firmware updates. Now the X-T3 autofocus is lightning fast
- For studio work he misses the optical viewfinder, looking thorugh the EVF for long time makes his eyes a bit tired. But EVF in Fuji cameras is fantastic overall, and you always see your exposure, and he gets more keepers
- The Fujifilm system is also cheaper than a Nikon full frame system
- Looking back, he thinks it was completely right decision. And the X-T3 is also a good quality video camera.
John Branch IV Photography – Wedding Photography: 5 Reason I Switched to Fujifilm for Weddings
- Perfect color profiles, less editing
- Bokeh is overrated, and enough bokeh with some Fujinon lenses
- crazy low light performance and shadow recovery
- super fun to shoot with
KentuckyMan30 – Why I Shoot With Fujifilm
- Main reason is functionality and usability. it’s simpliefied and makes sense
- Inspiring camera and lens system
- Great design. Fun to use
- Image quality of sensor and lenses delivers what he needs for his professional work (weddings etc)
- Difference to full frame is negligable at best
- Has plenty of dynamic range and good ISO performance. Enough resolution. Fantastic image quality
- Fujifilm is a joy shooting and has the image quality he wants
- Lenses is also a reason to shoot Fujifilm. Small and fast primes. Lenses are on par if not better than Canon L lenses
- Firmware updates is another reason to shoot Fuji
- Fuji holds his heart and he does not have any desire to shoot anything else
Peter Barnes – Why I Almost Left Fujifilm for Canon
- lock-up issues with X-H1, but lots firmware updates fixed the issue
- The he got an X-T3 and it was rock-solid and worked perfect
- happy he sticked with Fujifilm