It has been forever since I have posted anything new to my blog, well over a year. However, that doesn't mean I have been inactive! I spent most of 2015 trying to pass all seven of my architecture licensing exams which I successfully finished in November. It was a very stressful year plus of studying all the time while working. During that time I have continued to work on my Ponce City Market Project. I'll share more info on that in another post.
A big change I have been slowly making has been switching from DSLR to mirrorless gear. I have many reasons but the biggest has been the size & weight. Carrying around a big DSLR with a heavy lens has gotten less and less desirable for me. I have left my camera at home simply because I didn't want to carry it. I have read a bunch of blogs where people have described a similar mindset, and have looked for a lighter option. My first leap into the mirrorless world came with the purchase of a used Fuji X-E2 on ebay. The first lens I attached to it was an old Topcon 58mm F/1.4 with the help of an adapter. I was immediately impressed by the image quality and ease of use. It took a little adjustment to figure the camera out and its features, but after that I was off and running. Soon after, I purchased a 27mm pancake lens, giving me the ultimate small camera/big punch combo. Now I had a powerful camera that would fit in my everyday work bag. Lastly, I purchased another adapter for an older Minolta 58mm F/1.4 lens that just came in today. So far, I have only been shooting jpegs and I have no complaints so far. The sharpness is great, the electronic viewfinder is amazing, and wifi connectivity certainly helps for those instagram worthy moments. Below is a collection of images from the past couple of weeks with the Fuji X-E2 and the three lenses listed above. Most of them are from Lake Allatoona with the 27mm pancake lens.
So what's next? Well, the recently launched Fuji X-T2 certainly looks tempting. I have not completely made the switch, but it is now possible to have multiple cameras and lenses that weigh less than the DSLR gear that I currently have.