In My Bag

My camera gear has evolved a lot since I bought my first DSLR. In 2007, I bought a Nikon D40.  I had no idea how to use it, thanks to the internet, I slowly learned and continue to learn.  A year later, I moved into a Nikon D90 & D300 and some pro lenses. In 2009, I splurged and bought a Nikon D3, which I still own today.  I had the 'Holy Trinity' of pro Nikon lenses, the Nikon 14-24mm, 24-70mm and 70-200mm.  Those 3 lenses could capture just about anything and have traveled all over the world with me. I even found myself owning a huge Nikon 400mm f2.8 for a few years, which I used for wildlife and sports.  I have to say though, my favorite Nikon lens was the Nikon 85mm f1.4.  What an amazing portrait lens!

Sometime in 2010, the mirrorless camera fad was starting and I tried the Olympus EP-1.  It was a nice little camera, but it lacked a few things.  Fast forward to 2012, the Fuji X system caught my eye.  I started out with the Fuji XPro-1 and really liked it.  It produced really nice colors and tones, all in a small package. This would prompt me to start selling my Nikon gear to help fund me moving into Fuji.  A year later, I bought a Fuji X100 (since upgraded to the X100T) and then the Fuji XT-1. 

For the life I now lead, a smaller system just makes sense. I'm not really doing weddings anymore, but I am traveling a lot.  With that said, I am confident I could still shoot a wedding or event with my Fuji kit.  A small 10lbs camera bag vs a large 25-30lbs bag is a big difference, especially if you are lugging it around all day.  I think it is the perfect travel kit.  The ThinkTank Retrospective 10 and 30 are my go to bags.


*My current Fuji kit includes:

Fuji XT-1

Fuji X-Pro1

Fuji X100T

Fuji 14mm f2.8

Fuji 35mm f1.4

Fuji 90mm f2

Fuji 18mm-55mm f2.8-4

Fuji 55mm-200mm f3.5-4.8

Fuji EF-42 Flash


*My remaining Nikon kit:

Nikon D3

Nikon 35mm f2 D

Nikon 50mm f1.4 D

Nikon 85mm f1.8 D

Nikon 300mm f4 ED

Nikon SB-900 Flashes


...and I absolutely love my current point and shoot, amazing little camera:

Sony RX100m3