How did you get here?

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stevo23 Forum Pro • Posts: 17,401
How did you get here?

More than a few threads start with, "I'm currently using xyz camera, thinking about getting into Fuji..." I was one of those not too long ago.

I'm curious what systems people were using before they got into Fuji and potentially why the switch.

I had a D600 but Nikon bought it back from me. I took the opportunity to downsize as I carry my camera in the backcountry on multiple night trips pretty often. So I got an A7 - was an early adopter. I didn't really hate it although the menus were a pain. Image quality was the same as D600, but it was compact. However, I was also looking at a lot of money for their new lenses that were coming out and some of them were not small. I was starting to feel that the Sony system was going to be out of my price range.

Fuji aesthetic/ergonomics had always attracted me starting with the Xpro1. I had always hoped for a 24Mp Xpro2 and when it arrived that's where I went. I plan to get a GFX in the next year or two for wedding work, but that's a way off for now.

Where did you come from? Trying to cover the bases below:

 stevo23's gear list:stevo23's gear list
Fujifilm X-Pro2 Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R +3 more
Canon or Nikon Full Frame DSLR
29.6% 55  votes
Canon or Nikon APSC DLSR
28.0% 52  votes
Sony Alpha 7X or APSC (a5xxx, a6xxx etc.)
10.2% 19  votes
1.6% 3  votes
10.8% 20  votes
Started with Fuji
3.8% 7  votes
Compact - multiple brands
1.6% 3  votes
Multiple including above, still own some and the Fuji
11.3% 21  votes
3.2% 6  votes
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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Nikon D600 Sony Alpha a7
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