X-citing times!

Posted on June 6, 2014

I’m now really pleased to say that I’m an official Fujifilm X-Photographer, and have joined the ranks of some great photographers from around the world. You can see my page on the official site here.

So what is an X-Photographer?, well it is a person who uses the Fuji X system of cameras and lenses and whose work has stood out to Fujifilm as showcasing what the system is capable of. I’ve not had to sign my life away and I’ve not got to constantly hype their products up but what I will do is be honest about their gear, whether it be a camera body or a lens and give honest feedback, good or bad back to Fujifilm. I may even at some stage be privileged enough to be sent a pre production lens or camera to try out and review, this will be helpful to both Fujifilm and myself.

I’ve been so impressed with the X system camera bodies and lenses that I sold all of my top of the range Canon gear and now solely use Fuji. I’ve had a lot of haters over this and people saying I must be crazy to dump a DSLR in favour of a compact mirrorless body but I can honestly say it’s been the most simplest and best decision I’ve made as a photographer. The fuji cameras and lenses produce stunning images, the RAW files look the same in camera as they do once I’ve transported them into LR or PS, I found that on my Canon 1DX the images on the back of the camera were far more saturated than what they were once imported and not a true representation as to what I’d captured. The Jpegs are sublime straight from camera. So far my Fav lens for Landscape is the 14mm prime and for the studio is has to be the 56mm, but the new 10-24mm is absolutely awesome lens and always with me.

So for all my social media friends out there that like to rib me non stop I’d like to clarify a few things:

  • No this does not mean I get super powers
  • No I cannot introduce you to Wolverine or any other of the make believe X-Men
  • No I can’t get you any free gear
  • No I won’t be judging on X-Factor

Really looking forward to where this relationship takes my photography and hope to meet a lot more Fuji users through it. And for those of you still with your hefty DSLR’s why don’t you take a look at the Fuji range of cameras in your local camera store and have a play with one. I think your be pleasantly surprised by it.



4 Responses to X-citing times!


June 7, 2014 at 4:41 am

Great news Rich. Really pleased for you and well deserved



June 9, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Thanks Andrew!



June 23, 2014 at 10:20 am

Well done Richard.
I’m still carrying a canon with a fuji x camera but hope to sell off the canon gear soon.



July 18, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Congratulations Richard!! Very deserving.

I like you have left the world of DSLR behind a few years ago. I can’t speak more highly about a camera system than that of the X. I love the versatility that it affords me as well as the unparalleled image quality!


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