“Go slow, my life, go slow. Let me enjoy the beauty of silence, serenity, and solitude.”
I’ve been a Nikon shooter since my first FM film camera longer ago than I care to admit. I’ve invested in some amazing lenses and loved Nikon for as long as I can remember. This week I took what for me was a giant leap of faith and invested in a Fuji X-T2 mirrorless camera.
“Be serene in the oneness of things.”
Fuji’s forum calls it the “unboxing” – when one opens the package and first holds the new “baby”. And baby it is – small, lightweight and a pleasure to hold and get to know. Apparently, unbeknownst to me, there is a near-cult following for Fuji’s mirrorless offerings. Having spent just one day with it, I can see why. The good news/bad news is, it’s incredibly capable, customizable and flexible – which of course means it’s a bit complex for a new user. But with a fundamental understanding of photography and a few hours of reading and video-viewing, one can become at least minimally competent with this seriously lovable device.
“Acceptance is an important part of serenity.”
This afternoon, after a late-day meeting at one of Kiawah’s beautiful golf courses, I took the Fuji out for a test run. The sun had just about set so I had a very short window and very little light to work with. Happily, the Fuji did not disappoint. As promised it performed well in very low light and thanks to a bit of study was easy to handle and use.
“Draw clarity and strength from serenity and calm.”
I’m looking forward to learning more about the camera and it’s capabilities and to using it in many different settings. I must admit I was a tiny bit sad as I put the Fuji away next to my Nikons and their many lenses and accessories. I’m not ready to give up on them yet, but they did look a bit forlorn as I went out to play with the new kid in town.
All captures made with Fujifilm X-T2 with XF 18-55mm lens.