Thought id share a couple of notes regarding the new family / day to day camera set up.
Like most in the new year i thought that it was time to clear out some of the old equipment no longer in use, and so i hit eBay with a ton of gear.
One item was the fuji X-pro1. This was an item that did get a lot of use, but something with the files i just thought needed to be better. The fuji X-T1 has amazing write ups and at present is fuji's mirror-less flagship camera. This camera has been out for a little while now and so i thought was time to upgrade. I bought this little beauty off eBay and if you shop around and don't get carried away with the bidding there are some good deals to be had.
Why the upgrade? I originally bought the X-pro1 to use as a day to day camera, as with now having a family its near on impossible to lug around a Nikon D800, couple of lenses, a nappy bag, buggies, a wriggling child and all the other child related paraphernalia.
so it was time to go mirror-less.
( I kept the Nikon for my professional work and times where I'm child free)
After being with the Fuji for around 12 months i do love the system, but was always dispointed with the files when in RAW conversion software.
I know many will argue, and many have with me,
but in my opinion the fuji files are
to what the Nikon produces.
End of the day these are tools and are used for different purposes.
The fuji system even though is primarily used to document my family growing, the end product files end up in different formats. Some end up on a different website (for family and close friends to view) The little ones iPad, i print albums and make prints to hang around the house, so quality is important to me.
Last years albums were created by Loxley colour and wow! (blog post to follow on this)
Some images in the album are from our iPhone 4's, the Nikon DSLR and the X-pro1.
Could you tell the difference between them? Id recon that you would have a good stab at it.
My Fuji X-T1 setup,