I’ve been a Canon photographer for a long time. My first camera was a Pentax ME and like most people my age I used a Pentax K1000 when I was on the yearbook staff in high school. Eventually, I switched to Canon back in the film days and then when I went digital I stayed with the brand. I started my professional career with a Canon 40D eventually moving to the Canon 5D Mark II and now the Canon 5D Mark III.
Then, a couple of years ago I wanted a small travel camera and I couldn’t help but be impressed by all of the people who seem to dearly love the Fuji X100 Series. So, I bought the x100s and quickly became a fanboy just like the rest of them. Last year I upgraded to the latest version, the x100f and I love it even more.
Now, the mirrorless revolution is upon us. There can be no doubt that at some point in the future I am going to have to switch to a completely mirrorless system. The question is, when will I make the switch and will I stay with Canon. For the first time in my career I am seriously considering jumping to another brand and that brand is Fuji.
What are the real reasons for switching? Surprisingly, my reasons have very little to do with the technology and more to do with practical matters of usage and support. As a wedding photographer, weight is a huge factor and mirrorless cameras way less. Also, there’s things that people don’t usually talk about like using an EVF when you wear reading glasses.
in the video below I’ll talk about what’s going through my head when I think I’ll make the switch and whether or not I stay with Canon. Enjoy!