03 Feb Bird Photography with the Fujifilm XF 100-400mm

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When I switched from Nikon DSLR’s to my Fujifilm mirrorless cameras, I did it with gusto! I sold all my Nikon gear and never looked back! Well … sort of. To be honest, that statement isn’t entirely true and I feel the need to come clean now. As a new Fuji enthusiast, I am ashamed to say that I didn’t believe the Fujifilm XF 100-400mm would be good enough for bird photography. However, after some reflection, I now know that I was wrong!

First Love

A vacation to France in 2016 began my romance with Fuji. I picked up an X100T for the trip because I didn’t want to be weighed down with all my heavy DSLR gear. An X-T2 followed shortly after that, and then an upgrade to the X100F. With this new equipment, I felt inspired to shoot more, and I believe my skills as a photographer improved as a result.

The Affair

Although street photography is currently my genre of choice, nature photography is where I first got my feet wet. I am an avid birder and love the challenge of bird photography. For that reason, I secretly held onto two pieces of Nikon kit. I kept my D500. And to reach those birds, I held onto my 200-400 f/4 pro glass, all 7.4 pounds of it! I did not believe that this equipment could be replaced by any Fuji alternative. I kept my affair quiet, and the two cameras never knew about each other….

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