Due to age and infirmity, I can no longer carry my big heavy cameras, so am moving to the Fuji X system, the mirror less camera. I chose Fuji because I liked the feel of it and the layout, and I got my first one at half price from a FB contact.
So I now have the Fuji X-T1 and X-M1, with Fujinon XF 18-55 mm, XC 16-50 and 50-230mm, and a Samyang 12mm f2 for astrophotography and wide landscape shots.
It’s been a steep learning curve but I’m pretty happy with the gear so far.
A few shots from a peregrination round the Derwent Valley with a friend, taking in the Salmon Ponds at Plenty and the Text Kiln complex at Bushy Park.
All with Fuji X-T1 and X-M1, with Fujinon XF 18-55 mm unless stated.
We then went off through the beautiful Derwent Valley to Bushy park, down the 10 acre lane to the Text Kiln complex, one of my favourite places in all Tasmania. There are platypus here too, but they are shyer than the Salmon Ponds ones. My friend Karen caught a quick glimpse of one rootling about in the reeds but it disappeared after that. There is a lot more growth in the water and it is easy for them to remain unseen.
Then we came home via the Lyell Hwy, stopping for sunset at my favourite lookout on the Gordon River Rd at Macquarie Fields. This shot with X-M1 and Samyang 12mm f2