Current Camera Gear

Following is the camera gear that I’m currently using but like other gadget this tend to change often so keep checking the space below for updates.

Camera:

  • Fuji X-T2
  • Olympus E-M1 Mark II


Lenses:
Zooms

  • Fuji XF 16-55mm f2.8
  • Fuji XF 10-24mm F4
  • Fuji XF 40-150mm f2.8
  • Olympus 12-100 F4 Pro

Primes

  • Fuji XF 35mm f2
  • Fuji XF 60mm f2.4 Macro
  • Panasonic 42.5 f1.7
  • Voigtlander 17.5 f0.95
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5 thoughts on “Current Camera Gear

  1. I am curious why you switch to Fuji XT2 from a Sony A7Rii. I am returning a A7Mk2 I purchased a few days ago as it was not weather sealed and I want a weather sealed camera. I am considering the Fuji XT2 but I don’t think it can compete with a full frame sensor like the Sony A7Rii which is on my list to purchase in the next few months but will wait and see if Sony improves on it or comes out with a A7Mk3. I would appreciate your thoughts.

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    • If weather sealing is what you are after, I don’t think that you will Sony A7rII either. Construction wise it is almost identical to A7Mk2 and I wouldn’t trust it in bad weather. As for switching from A7rII to Fuji, you are correct that strictly on picture quality A7rII is ahead but depending on your usage and end output size (online, print etc) you might find enough difference. Sony does have advantage in DR but Fuji isn’t too far behind either.

      For me the biggest issue with Sony was the overall usability. I never felt connected with the camera. It always felt like using a gadget/computer while Fuji X-Pro 2 or X-T2 are a joy to use. Output is great (enough for me), lenses are cheaper, smaller, of excellent quality and do not have as many QC issues as Sony lenses. I cannot even imaging lugging around (even if I can afford it) A7rII + 24-70 f2.8 GM lens as comfortably as I do X-T2 and 16-55 f2.8 lens.

      Overall, I just find Fuji system more suitable for my needs and I would suggest that unless you have any specific need for full frame sensor, give Fuji X-T2 / X-Pro2 a try.

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  2. I will wait to see what Sony does this year and if breaks new technology ground with the A7Mk3 rumored to be out this spring/summer. I am fascinated with Fuji and their X-T2 camera. It also appears that Fuji is quick to respond with firmware updates for their cameras and very customer service oriented. I also believe Fuji will be giving Sony, Nikon, Canon and others a run for their money. Fuji is raising the bar with their cameras and with their customer service.

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    • Christian, I have no doubt that Sony will bring cutting edge technology to new models but unfortunately that’s only one part of the puzzle. The problem with FE line up is not the bodies but the lenses. Most of their new lenses are not only larger and heavier than Caikon but also more expensive. Then there is the problem of Sony QC, it’s a luck of a draw to get a lens that’s without any problems. I had to go through 3 copies of 16-35 F4 to get one that was constantly sharp across the frame. If you check various forums, they are full of similar complains about most other FE lenses.

      Also, as a primary zoom shooter, I am very disappointed by Sony offering. Other than the uber expensive 24-70 f2.8 GM lens, all zoom are mediore at best. In contrast all Fuji zooms excellent even the “kit” zoom.

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  3. Ajamils, I agree with you on Sony’s QC on lenses and so far on my two primes I have been lucky. I am just waiting to see what the new A7 bodies will offer and if Sony will produce more lenses. I am on the fence right now so in a few months I will know if I will stay with Sony or jump to Fuji. I really like Fuji and everything I read about their cameras, lenses and customer service is top notch.

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