Don’t worry, i’am keeping the best pieces 🙂
So, the Pentax gear is being sold at the moment, and a new main camera, the Fujifilm X-H1 has taken the place of the Pentax K-3, but that changes a lot for me in how the new equipment is being used.
Going back a bit – I had two Pentax DSLRs, one of which was my main camera, the Fuji X100 had been collecting dust for several years, and I bought another Fuji X camera because I wanted to work more with vintage lenses – specifically Olympus OM Zuiko. The first camera specifically purchased for manual lenses was the Fuji X-E1, a great camera, but soon it became clear that the newer models were even more interesting. Before I knew it, my Fuji collection had grown to seven cameras.
And the eighth ended the Pentax chapter.
Obviously something had to be done here, I can’t keep all cameras – well, I can actually do that, but what’s the point ? So, I had to revise everything and put together a new gear set.
The X100 original remains anyway, there is also the X-T1, this was the first Fuji camera that I really liked – large EVF, weather sealed and no PASM dial but a real shutter and ISO dial. This was the camera that probably initiated the decisions (the purchase of the X-H1) that led to the switch from Pentax to Fujifilm.
What are we looking for then ?
The X100 has became my “compact go to” camera.
Then there is the X-T1 with its 16mp and big EVF, the perfect camera for use with manual lenses – it feels like an analog camera to, size wise and the sensor …
And the X-H1 as my main camera,
but I also want kind of a backup camera for the X-H1,
basically, another 24/26 mp camera.
The X-T20 ? an X-T2, X-T3 or second X-H1 ? That is the question that is currently open. No, not an X-T4, it has a different battery set, and I definitely don’t like and/or want that.
For sale is : the X-E1, X-T10 and maybe the X-T20, and then also the X-A2 and X-A3.
Lenses ? Kind of the same problem – all bought in ever-changing phases. I currently have the following lenses: Fujifilm XC 15-45mm – Fujifilm XC 16-50mm – Fujifilm XC 50-230mm – Fujinon XF 23mm f2.0 WR – Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8 – Fujinon XF 18-135mm WR – Fujinon XF 70- 300mm WR – Fujifilm XF 1.4 TC WR, the last five of which are sure to remain.
The XC 50-230 is becoming a bit redundant, although this is a great, light and super sharp lens. And as a standard lens I have the XC 15-45 and XC 16-50, neither are weather sealed. But unfortunately, the alternative, the kit lens XF 18-55 isn’t either.
What it all comes down to:
I need one new camera, and one standard zoom,
preferably both weather sealed.
I’m curious what I’ll end up with !