THE ELLINGSON FAMILY
I'll start this blog post talking a little bit about gear. I continue to grow into my Fuji camera system and am learning to love it more and more. I think it's been just over a year that I've been fully committed to the system. Just from a size perspective, I love taking my camera places and not looking like a total knob with a 5D Mark III slung around my neck. DSLR's have a place for professional work (and so do mirrorless cameras) but casually going out on a Saturday night, walking around with the fam or casual travel...I'll take a mirrorless camera all day, every day. Walking around with a full size DSLR just doesn't inspire me to take my camera places which means I'm not taking photos!
The biggest gripe that I read/hear about the Fuji system is the sensor size. This prompted me to score a good deal on a Sony A7 to test it out (maybe I'll do a comparison post one day if I get the time) but what I can say about the Sony A7 is that image quality is top notch. However, it's not very versatile, I'm sure it will improve over time but for me I'll be slinging my X-T1 for personal and professional work.
A photographer that I admire, Zack Arias, did a nice piece called crop or crap, discussing the merits of a 'Full Frame Sensor' vs a 'Crop Sensor', you can view that video/article here. As he states in the article/video, it's not the camera, it's the moron behind the camera that makes the images. I agree 100 percent with this premise. That being said, I don't think any camera manufacturer is making a bad camera now a days so whether it's mirrorless or DSLR, you're going to get fantastic images, IF you know what you're doing.
As for the shoot, I had a great time spending a couple of hours with the Ellingson's. They are a pretty rad family and Graham, their son, is full of life and energy! Cheers!
Now it's photo time...
GEAR USED: FUJI X-T1, FUJI X-E1, FUJI 56MM F1.2, FUJI 23MM F1.4, ZEISS TOUIT 12MM F2.8