Thinking about buying another camera body…

I’m looking into purchasing another camera body.  This would be my backup camera and/or alternate camera.

Let me start by saying “I love my Canon 5D Mark III!”  It’s a magnificent body and when I pair it with great glass, I can easily produces professional images.

However…

It (and quality lenses) can be heavy, loud, and at times screams ‘look at me’.  The weight issue can be a challenge sometimes. Especially after I finish photographing an 8 hour wedding.  Because of these issues, I explored the Fujifilm X-T1 mirrorless camera. It’s lightweight, quiet, and doesn’t draw attention.

I had the opportunity to demo this camera and various quality lenses.  There was a learning curve to this camera, as I am very family with canon and had to learn the intricacies of the X-T1.  After familiarizing myself with the controls, I started playing and took lots of pictures.

I was very impressed with all the lenses as pictures came out sharp.  I enjoyed the easy access to the control buttons and wheels on the body and really took a liking to the electronic viewfinder on this little camera.

I struggled with the lag time between pictures and the camera’s ability to tract subjects.  But honestly, these small issue would easily be resolved if I had more time to gain experience and thoroughly understand the cameras functions, controls, and customize it to my liking.

I am on the fence to whether I buy the Fujifilm X-T1 and lense OR another Canon 5D Mark III.

Here are some images from my time with the Fujifilm X-T1.

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