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Why I Chose a Fuji Mirrorless Over a Full-Frame
Equipment
Why I Chose a Fuji Mirrorless Over a Full-Frame

Friends, I can’t believe I’m actually saying this, but I’ve fallen in love with a camera that is NOT a full frame camera!!!

I remember dreaming of that beautiful full frame camera, being overjoyed the day I finally could upgrade, and don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE that camera, but not all the time. Like the park, I would dread bringing my ‘big’ camera, I felt like I was drawing so much attention to myself with that giant thing in my hand.

I've actually never thought about getting a smaller camera, but her reasons for going with a mirrorless are perfect! Read - "Why I Chose a Fuji Mirrorless Over a Full Frame."

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The weight, oh the weight of that camera, not to mention the amount of space it took up, this momma still has kids in diapers, which means I also hold my kids a lot, a baby on one hip and a super heavy diaper bag on the other arm equals no fun at all!

And then there was this factor, something I never really expected. But once I pulled that full frame camera out, I held myself to this standard I didn’t always want to achieve. I never felt like I could just capture a snapshot moment, it had to be GOOD. Before, I would turn to my iphone to give me the freedom to not worry about all the technical aspects of a perfect image buuuut, it still has it’s limits.

I needed something in between those two options and I’m happy to say I’ve found it!

Fuji Mirrorless

I introduce, the Fuji X-T1!!!! This beauty has solved all the problems I mentioned above and even has a few extra bonuses!

The Fuji X-T1 is a mirrorless camera so it’s significantly smaller than my Canon Mark iii as you can see below (taken with iphone).

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It still has many of the manual adjustment capabilities as my full frame camera including a view finder! My biggest drawback to most all of the mirrorless cameras was that you looked at a screen instead of through a view finder. I didn’t want to loose that aspect of photography so I was thrilled when this camera also had one!

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The next thing that has been such a great added bonus for me is the ability to wirelessly connect to my iphone to download any of the photos I want to put on my phone! Again, this wasn’t a feature that my Canon had and let me tell you, I have LOOOOVED this feature! So many of my Instagram photos are taken with the Fuji. The ability to snag one photo quickly has been a game changer for me!

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And speaking of connecting to my iphone, I can also use my phone as a wireless remote! We all know how important it is to get in the frame with your family so I still get to with this bad boy.

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I even used the camera for a maternity session! If none of those other factors have convinced you of my love for this camera, I’m pretty sure saying that I trusted it for AN ACTUAL SESSION should prove that it really is a quality camera!

Now I wouldn’t recommend this camera for say a family photo shoot because you really can’t beat the fast shutter of a full frame camera but it does a pretty decent job when you’ve got two adults in front of you :)

So if you’re like me, and you want an option that still gives you quality images with a light weight camera then I will encourage you to take a look at the Fuji X-T1. And I’d love to hear if any of you have a mirrorless camera that you’ve fallen for as well, leave a comment here!