Choosing Fujifilm is not evident for wildlife photography, most photographers prefer Canon, Nikon or Sony equipment, mainly because those brands have a wider choice in telephoto lenses in their line-up.
Fujifilm X-T3 with VG-XT3 vertical battery grip
You can have a silver or black finish, for my kind of photography the choice is obvious, the less shiny, the better, so I bought the black version. You can also buy the VG-XT3 battery grip, it makes taking portrait-oriented photos with the shutter-release button on the grip a lot easier, and I have big hands!
The top 3 reasons why I chose Fujifilm:
- I can operate the camera without digging into the menus. All essential camera functions available from the outside.
- The colour rendering of Fujifilm is superb, for me the best in the industry!
- You keep getting updates and improvements even after 2-3 years. It’s Fujifilm’s philosophy called “Kaizen“, a Japanese term meaning “change for the better” or “continuous improvement.”
Fujinon XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
At the moment (2019), Fujifilm doesn’t produce lenses for the x-series with a focal length of more than 400mm. This is almost a deal-breaker for me, but their Fujinon XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is impressive! This is by far the sharpest lens I have ever owned! This duo is perfectly compact without sacrificing picture quality, now I can walk all day long without worrying about the weight.
(Update 2021: There are rumours that Fujifilm will produce a 200-600mm lens soon. Wait and see).
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