As you may all be aware I used to shoot with a Canon 1DX and “L” lenses up until maybe feb/march this year. I then after reading many reviews and purchasing a Fuji X-T1 and a few lenses was so impressed with the smaller, lightweight system that I sold all of my DSLR gear and went purely Fuji X system.
Now what where my reasons for doing this? was it that I wanted a lighter system to carry around? was it the fact that I just wanted a new toy to play with?
To be honest I’m not sure, it might be that all of the above played some part in my thought process at the time and whilst the Fuji has been producing some stunning results both in the studio and out in the Landscape environment I have had a niggling in the back of my mind about missing the bulk and size of the DSLR, which is crazy as why would anyone want to carry more weight than necessary. Another reason that has made me think this way again is that for certain work I do clients need a larger file size than what the Fuji is capable of producing and whilst like I have said the Fuji X system takes a fantastic image sometimes that just isn’t enough for some people.
This by no means is the end for my Fuji set up though. It’s my go to set up for portraits and when I’m shooting in the studio and it comes out with me now in the field as my back up system and for setting up on its own tripod and shooting time-lapse photography.
So going back to the DSLR I had a good think what to return to as I had put some of the money aside from the canon sale and after a bit of debating I settled on the Nikon D810. This is Nikons newest release and is a slight upgrade to the D800 and the D800e. I would of liked to return to the Canon 1DX but the 2nd hand price of the camera body would of meant I could of then not afforded to add any new lenses as well so getting the D810 allowed me still to purchase 2 lenses as well. It means that I have had to learn the new menu system and button layout of the Nikon but that is half the fun of getting a new camera I think. So far I’ve been really impressed with the dynamic range the camera is capable of and the detail you see within the images it creates.