16 Jan Why I switched BACK to the Fujifilm system

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By Scott Johnson

I first dabbled with Fujifilm WAY back in 2003 while working on a cruise ship.  In an all-film world, we were the first team to go digital with the Fujifilm S2 Pro, and I was really impressed with the quality, so much so, that when I started shooting weddings, I brought an S3 and for the first few years, this was the main camera I used at all of my weddings, but then I went full-frame and moved over to Nikon, and stayed there until the spring of 2016, and the arrival of the X-Pro2.

I’d been lugging around my D4s’ and a handful of prime lenses at weddings for a few years, and it was doing my back no good at all, but it wasn’t until I booked a wedding in the United States that I looked at changing my equipment. “Why change your entire wedding set-up mid way through a season for just one wedding” I hear you shout.  Well, the wedding was on top of a 5267ft mountain in the heart of Baxter State Park in Maine.

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In fact, it’s the highest point in the entire state and voted by National Geographic as one of the world’s top ten summit hikes in 2015!  There was no way I was lugging my old system, lenses plus clothes, sleeping equipment, food and water in a single pack… and the option of a Sherpa wasn’t available!

I needed lighter gear.

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I hired an X-Pro2 with a XF56mm 1.2 lens (as I heard from various photographers this was the best combination) for three weddings, as my original plan was to just hire a camera out there, then once I was back, carry on using the Nikon, but what happened took be by total surprise.  I shot the first wedding with the odd shot here and there with the X-Pro2, the second wedding I shot about half and half, and by the third, over 75% of the images I took were with the X-Pro-2 (I’d also hired a few other lenses by this point).

I was completely sold.  So much so, that four months after buying two new D4s’, I sold them, along with my entire lens collection and brought two X-Pro2 bodies,

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