I December last year, I decided to try the new Fuji X-E2. I’m a sucker for new cameras and lenses and … !!! But, this camera began a tectonic shift. I’d always used Nikon DSLR equipment. But, the X-E1 was smaller and usually provided images that were just as satisfactory as those I got with the Nikons. When the X-T1 came out, I had to try it. And, it was even better than the X-E2. So much better! The X-T1 is now my main camera and the X-E2, my back up.
I started using the Nikon less and less. Eventually I decided to sell much of what I had. This decision came when I photographed a blue jay behind my hospital using the Fuji 55-200mm lens. I had the Nikon 300mmg f2.8 and knew what it could do. The photograph with the Fuji was “good enough.” That began my “great sell off.” I sold the 300mm and since then have sold about 10 other parts of my Nikon collection.
I’m still holding on to one Nikon body and some lenses. I don’t have to severe the connection entirely. I still enjoy the Nikon 70-180mm Micro zoom and the new 20mm f1.8. I still have some items to sell but only a few.
With the proceeds from my various sales, I’ve added several more pieces of Fuji equipment including the 100T. The newest item is the brand new Fuji extension tube I used on the X-T1 to shoot the 100T below. The 100T is just fun to use. I could even imagine using it every day to take a photograph. But, I’m not going to go there. Not yet!