So Long Fuji

Started Mar 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
Peter Sills Senior Member • Posts: 2,291
Gone the Other Way...

Interesting post, especially as I've gone the other way.

I have a GREAT relationship with Sony.  In fact I had the NEX-7 prior to release and took it on an assignment to Cuba.  Sony wrote an article about it using my photos.  No doubt Sony makes good cameras.

Why switch to Fuji?

Sony doesn't understand photography, and I can tell you they probably never will.  Their saving grace is video and the focus in development is heavily in that direction.  Look at their camera designs.  Their color balance is favored towards video and their control scheme's are designed by the same people who design their camcorders.  While their lens selection and quality is poor, I don't ever expect it to reach Fuji levels.  Sony rely upon third-parties to fulfill ths for them.  Also, due to their camera design, while the camera may be smaller than a standard DSLR, their lenses will be quite similar in size, ergo very little benefit to the system overall.

In the end, for me, it comes down to image quality, and Sony just doesn't have it.  Look, if you want detail, buy a used Pentax 645D.  The prices are about to plummet as the new one comes out.  However, I lost faith in Sony's ability to compete in the future and to produce a quality product aimed at serious photographers.

I wish you well.  However, remember it is not the equipment that makes the photograph, it is the photographer!

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