For anyone who knows me personally, they know I bought into the Fuji X system last year and it was pretty much love at first sight!
As someone who has a bad back, I loathe having to lug around 2 heavy DSLR’s (Nikon D3s and D600) all day at a wedding. By the end of it I can barely move, and the next day would be a total write off as well.
This past winter I started to really explore the Fuji X series. I purchased a few new lenses (the 10-24, 23 1.4 and 56 1.2) and upgraded from the XE1 to the XE2.
After 5 weddings I have to admit it, I love using the Fuji X series to shoot weddings!
Are there faults? Sure. In a dimly lit reception hall I find the autofocus to hunt pretty badly. I’d love to have dual card slots as well, and just a bit better autofocus when it comes to moving subjects.
But besides that this system hits it out of the park. I love the ergonomics of the camera. The fact that it slows me down and makes me think is also giving me the unintended benefit of getting more creative with my photos because I’m taking a step back. The sharpness, colour rendition and skin tones are just out of this world. The EVF veiwfinder which is growing on me too, which says a lot because I didn’t like having one at first at all.
I have always shot weddings with a 2 body system. Im proud to say I haven’t taken 1 single photograph with my D600 this wedding season. The X series has completely replaced my need to use a DSLR as a 2nd body. And honestly, I enjoy the files out of the XE-2 more then what my Nikon D3s produces. When it comes to portraits I grab the Fuji and the XF56 lens now and leave the D3s in the bag. Just amazing!
I know a lot of people are using the XT1 for weddings and having great success. I decided to wait to see what Fuji comes out with next before upgrading my XE2. And knowing Fuji, whatever they produce next will be amazing!
Here are some photos from the past 5 weddings.