My Photography Gear

My first in which I started my photography journey was a Nikon D5200. After 2 years I moved to a Nikon D7200 which gave me easier and precise manual control over the shooting settings. When I took my decision to travel to Australia and having owned a mirrorless as a travel camera (Olympus E-M10 mkII), e decided I want to move 100% to mirrorless. I tested and enjoyed a X-T20, but it seemed to lack something, so I ended up selling all Nikon and Olympus gear (except for my Nikon AF 50mm f1.8 D) and bought a Panasonic G80 and some m43 lenses. I loved he camera, the best grip I have ever used, but coming from the D7200 I noticed more noise and was not happy with it… The Fujifilm X-T3 was announced and had fantastic reviews and it had what the X-T20/X-T2 lacked so again I sold all my camera gear and moved ship.

Camera - Fujifilm X-T3 Silver

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In every forum or Facebook group I see people with a lot of free time discussing what is the best camera (brand). I believe these places are amazing to meet new people and exchange ideas, and I do love gear and reading specs, but I think some people should go out and shoot more instead of debating which camera is the best.

Still, when I am making a purchase (even if it is something cheap), I like to do my research and get the best bang for my buck. When I bought it, I was also looking at the Nikon Z6 and Sony A7III, both full frame. These were more expensive, but the main reason I choose the Fuji was size and weight, as I was going to travel. The Z6 and A7III are not big and heave, but full frame lenses are, and there is no avoid physics. I would love to own a full frame, and since I am not attached to brands I will probably move after I settle down. Other reason why I choose the X-T3 were the manual controls (it will be very difficult to go back to a PASM dial), the in camera JPG’s and the film simulations.

Defects? Shame it does not have sensor stabilization (my old E-M10 mkII was amazing) and the grip could be bigger. The battery (compared with the D7200) is terrible, but this is not a X-T3 issue, but rather a mirrorless issue.