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Anyone that knows me, will know – I’m not much of a consistent blogger.  It’s not that I don’t have much to say, but I never really think that anyone would want to read it.   My musings are hardly Pulitzer-winning, witty or groundbreaking.  But every now and then, I do get the urge to write about some of my personal photography-related stuff.

2018 has been for me, so far (it’s 7 September as I write this), a year full of change for me – both in terms of my day job, my home, but also in my photography… which I am guessing is the only bit you’re interested in if you are reading this – so rest assured, that’s where we are heading.

This time, I wanted to write up some articles on that change, which for me – is pretty fundamental.

In the summer of this year, I made the decision to leave Canon behind, after 12 years as a consistent Canon shooter.

There’s no specific one reason for that decision, and there’s also no change in my love for Canon cameras and glass.  The decision was a long time coming, but after picking up the X-E3 in September ’17, it had become an inevitable path I was going to take – it was very much a matter of time before I took the plunge.

I thought it might be a bit of fun to document that journey, step by step, and write a bit about why I have picked the specific bits of kit, share some of my images taken with each of the lenses and cameras, where I might go next.

It’s a new world to explore – and although it’s not something I often advocate – sometimes new kit, brings new inspiration, new ideas and new views on the world.

Feel free to let me know in the comments if there’s anything you’d like me to share specifically – though I will say, none of this will be any kind of technical review – and will all be purely subjective.   Opinions are like, well, y’know.  We all have them, and these will just be mine.  I’m not going to commit to a full schedule of posts here but I’ll try and get at least one a week up – depending on travel and work.

Upcoming posts (will also be linked from here when live)

Fujifilm X-E3:  Little, yet large.
Fujifilm XF23mm f/2
Fujifilm XF56mm f/1.2
Fujifilm X-H1
Fujifilm XF80mm f/2.8 Macro OIS
Fujifilm XF35mm f/1.4

Where next in my Fuji journey?  I’m all eyes (you don’t put a camera to your ears… do you?).

Maybe it’s back to the start – because, ultimately – my journey into photography really started in earnest way back in 2005 with the S9500.

(Spoiler:  It’s not back to the start!)


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