Convince me to jump from Nikon to Fuji

Started Feb 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
Chrisd999
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Re: Convince me to jump from Nikon to Fuji
In reply to Steve9, Feb 16, 2014

I'm not going to try to convince you, since I don't even know your photography style and subject matter, but I can relate my own experience. I sold my D800 and about 6 lenses and speedlights and picked up the Fuji X-E1 nearly a year ago.

My primary interest in photography is for travel and landscape, and since I do travel quite frequently, I found I was leaving the D800 and heavy 14-24 or others and the big Gitzo 3 series tripod at home too often.

So the main reason for me to switch was to trade to a lighter and smaller system, and I have no regrets. I fit my X-E2 and a couple of lenses in a small Domke bag, which nests perfectly inside my Thinktank Urban Disguise laptop bag, and my lighter Benro tripod stows perfectly inside my carry-on suitcase. So if I have travel where I might get some down time to shoot, I don't hesitate to pack the kit because it's so easy.

In terms of quality, yes the 36 MP D800 was a beast, and at times I do miss having all that resolution. But for my final output, which is mostly on-line portfolios or small prints you would never know the difference. In terms of AF, I find the X cameras actually focus more accurately than my D800 did, but not as quickly. Again, for my style of shooting, which includes MF, no issues for me.

I do miss the weather sealing, but the X-T1 will fix that, assuming I decide to make that upgrade at some point.

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