There are a lot of people switching from DSLR to mirrorless these days. But while Sony has the full frame side of things pretty much locked down, a ton of people, including Fujifilm X Photographer and Fstoppers tutorial maker, Elia Locardi, are recognizing the great, more compact, systems that Fuji is producing. In this video, Photographer and YouTuber Mark Duffy explains why he moved from Canon to Fuji.
While most of the talk these days is around Sony and all its innovations, there’s also Panasonic’s GH5 range and Olympus’ OM-D E-M1 Mark II. OK, so the last two are Micro Four Thirds, but unless your shooting high-end commercial or fashion, do you really need a full frame? Last March, Eric Brushett wrote an article detailing why he made the giant leap from a 10-year love affair with Nikon to a new whirlwind romance with the Fujifilm X-T1.
Later, in December 2017, Duffy made a video of a shootout between his 6D and a borrowed X-T2. In that video, you can see his mind changing, and in this video, Duffy, after probably the most satisfying unboxing I’ve ever seen, details his experience about his big switch from a Canon 6D to a Fujifilm X-T2. He gives great kudos to Fuji for their UX and UI design as well as their super aesthetics. He also shows us a behind-the-scenes shot from his Instagram feed taken with the Fujifilm X-T20 and a kit lens. It looks great and I honestly don’t know if I would be able to tell the difference between that shot, handheld at 1/10 of a second at ISO 3,200, and a similar shot with a full-frame DSLR, unless I was really pixel peeping. But, a point that he makes a couple of times is that he loves the focus peaking feature that was included in Fuji’s latest firmware update. And this, at least to me anyway, highlights the big issue for Canon and Nikon: they’re moving too slowly. They’re not reacting as fast as their competitors and if they don’t cop on they’re going to left in the dust by all these (kinda) new innovators.
[via Mark Duffy]