Fujifilm X-T3

Fujifilm X-T3
From today, I'm the proud owner of the Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless camera together with the Fujinon XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens.

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.

The Camera

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:

  1. I can operate the camera without digging into the menus. All essential camera functions available from the outside.
  2. The colour rendering of Fujifilm is superb, for me the best in the industry!
  3. 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.”
Fujifilm X-T3 Front
Fujifilm X-T3 Front

The Lens

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).

Fujifilm X-T3 Lens
Fujifilm X-T3 Lens

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Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.

Marc Riboud