I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m in the market for a new camera, though I absolutely love my Fujifilm X100F. It’s a very light, mirrorless, fixed lens camera that takes beautiful images. It’s also all wrapped up in a gorgeous package, so much so that I’m stopped in the street quite often and asked about it (I’m wearing it in this post). And while I’ve used the X100F for nearly a year, and it’s traveled everywhere with me, I’ve honestly started to outgrow it.
There’s a lot I still don’t know about photography, but I’ve learned that while a fixed lens is little fuss, it’s restricting in its lack of options. I have shaky hands and am often constrained by the amount of light my camera lets in. The fixed focal length limits the variety of images I take, and I’m less able to get that delicious blur, or bokeh, in portraits. So I’ve decided to join Jon, and upgrade to a new camera with a changeable lens system.
Cue the Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop in New York City!
Next to the gorgeous Flatiron building, this little store lets you borrow ANY Fujifilm camera for the day, for FREE. Who knew?! They even provide you with a strap, lens hood, and battery (be sure to bring your own memory card). So, with that knowledge, I decided to try out two different Fuji cameras: the X-T20 and the X-E3. Both very light camera bodies, with the same battery and sensor, but small differences in size, weight, and ergonomics. The biggest change for me was trying out a stabilized zoom lens (XF18-55mm) which opened up a lot of new options for my photography!
We headed out to the High Line to test it out and despite the frigid cold, we had a blast. Check out some of the photos below!
Such a great opportunity to give both cameras a whirl! It was a tough choice, but after a few final minutes holding onto each one, I knew which was the right choice for me: the X-T20! There’s nothing like the excitement that comes with getting new equipment to further inspire your creativity. Thanks to Fujifilm for the opportunity to test-drive each camera!
Have you ever bought a camera? How did you decide which one was right for you? Share with me in the comments below! And I’ll be sharing details on my new camera soon, so stay tuned for a review!