So its been a while writing any blog post here. Our last posts were all about our tests of the Fuji X-H1 and its abilities over the Fuji X-T2, well a lots happened since then, let me walk you through this.
Fuji related blogs/facebook pages had been alight with conversations around Fuji’s run of firmware updates on both the XT2 and XH1, both suffering some pretty major faults. We didn’t have the XT2 when these issues had arose, we had fully moved to the XH1 upon release. But reading about people suffering full factory resets and their cameras locking up made us worry. Initially we didn’t have anything to worry about, it was lovely, no faults.
Then after the recent firmware releases we started to notice some issues with focussing, especially linked with the Fuji XF56mm f/1.2 lens. It was almost like the IBIS was ‘throwing’ the focus off when the shutter went, and upon releasing a video about this we realised it wasn’t just us. This was something we could cope with, but did mean that we were missing images, and couldn’t work out why considering the body and lens combination had been awesome prior?!
Then it happened…… I (Ben) suffered a full factory reset halfway through a wedding, this was with the latest Fuji firmware which had been released to fix any of this. This was to me and Nathan the last straw, we suddenly lost confidence and had reliability issues with cameras we had grown to love. A friend of ours had the same experiences with more than one X-H1 body and had already moved to Sony.
So this is where we currently are, all Fuji related gear has been sold and we have invested in the Sony system, to be precise the Sony A73 or A7iii or if you like the A7mk3.
We have made a few videos about this move over on our YouTube channel, with the latest video here:
So far we are loving it, the Auto Focus is just incredible, Eye AF is a thing, if you have not looked into Sony Eye AF is incredible, for us as Wedding Photographers its just immense. The range of lens is great, some incredible third party lenses, of which I have picked up the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, this is sharp as and AF is on point.
We are putting together some thoughts and will start blogging and doing more videos on our Sony journey, we hope you stick with us.
Nathan & Ben