Often people ask me what gear I use. Choosing a camera (and system) is a very personal choice. What do you need, what do you like, how are the ergonomics? I’ll give you a quick overview of my gear in this post.
After being with Canon for a long time I stepped into the Fujifilm ecosystem in 2015. I was tired hauling around my hefty Canon DSLR and lenses. Choosing for Fuji APS-C system mend lighter body and lenses. I really like the body style and the image quality of the Fuji system.
Camera and lenses
Fujifilm X-T4 I really love this camera, especially the ability to set the shutter speed, aperture and ISO with physical dials. And I love it retro looks. I recently switched to the X-T4, after very satisfying use of the X-T1 for a couple of years.
Fujinon XF 10-24mm f4.0 R OIS This wide angle lens is the replacement for my Samyang 12 mm F2. I liked to have the ease of use of autofocus and a little bit wider view. It’s a couple of stops slower then the Samyang, but I love the images coming out of it.
Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS The standard “kit-lens”. Really known for its high build quality, image quality and versatility. Although I rather use the 23mm as a walk-a-round lens, I still use this one occasionally.
Fujinon XF 50-140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Great range. This longer focal range comes with a weight though, my heaviest lens.
Fujinon XF 56mm f1.2 R Another great prime build by Fuji. Ideal for portraits and street photography.
Bags and cases
My large back pack for longer walks and traveling is the Shimoda Design Action X30. A very high quality back pack. It’s a comfortable & spacious bag with room for the body and a couple of lenses. Small but expendable daypack on the top for a small rain jacket and some food & drinks.
Lowepro Nova 200 AW Main storage and transport bag for flashes, chargers, remote triggers and batteries.
B&W Outdoor Cases Type 4000 Acts as main storage for the camera body and lenses. It is my “throw it in the back of the car” case.
I’m a big fan on Peak Design products. I realIy like the quick anchors that come with their straps. This makes their system very versatile and it’s easily to switch the strap matching my needs. I use the slide, slide lite and the cuff.
When I switched to the Fuji X system there weren’t any flashes available, but soon Godox stept into this gap. With the X-Pro trigger and the affordable TT600 speedlites it’s a very easy to use off camera flash system. Beside the TT600’s I use a TT350F as on camera speedlight.
When we talk about filters is use a collection of circular polarizers from Hoya in different sizes and the Lee Big Stopper, a 10-stops ND filter. I don’t use them very often to be honest. Should use them more often thoug.
I use multiple smaller and larger non-branded tripods. They are on the list to be upgraded. I still have not found the ideal tripod. I often use a Manfrotto table top tripod on holiday travels