Greetings from the Southeast!

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by markitos, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. markitos

    markitos FujiXspot Regular

    Jan 16, 2014
    Durham, NC
    Hi! I haven't had much opportunity to browse the forum yet, but figured I should go ahead and say hello and see what I can dig up. I found this forum by way of BobbyT, who is also a newish member. We are both longtime members of and New School of Photography.

    I have been shooting recreationally and semi-professionally since about 2006, which is when I really got serious with a Nikon D70. I then ventured over to Canon DSLRs, shooting mainly various flavors of 5D over the years and up until a few months ago. On the small camera front, I took a Panasonic GF1 with me to Spain in 2010, and then had a stint with an Olympus EM-5. Both cameras were great, but left me wanting in one way or another. In the meantime, Fuji announced the X-Pro 1, and then the X-E1, and then everything else. From what I heard and read, even though the IQ was great, the Fuji X-series wouldn't work for me for wedding and other event work.

    Fast forward to late last year, and Fuji had upped their game with a slew of firmware updates, and the X-E2 promised to move things even further forward. I started with an X-E1 and the first three primes (18/35/60) and shot with it alongside my 5Ds II and III at a couple of weddings. The experience was enough to convince me that Fuji was the way forward for me, and the Great Canon Sell-Off commenced.

    I still have a Canon 7D that I am trying to sell, but am wholly converted to Fuji for all intents and purposes.

    Loving these cameras!
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale FujiXspot Veteran

    Feb 3, 2013
    Perth, Western Australia
    Hello Mark and welcome to the forum.
  3. migs

    migs FujiXspot Regular

    Mar 26, 2013
    I was wondering when you guys would start filtering in.
  4. markitos

    markitos FujiXspot Regular

    Jan 16, 2014
    Durham, NC
    Oh hai!!! :lol:
  5. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    Hi there :cool:
  6. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Welcome! When I read the title I expected to see that you were writing from Kent... ;)

    Sent from another Galaxy
  7. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    Mark - greetings from the northeast, of the USA.:biggrin_old: I spotted your beautiful fog photos and thought - he must live near me, because we've been fog bound quite a bit of late...but I'm up here in Connecticut.

    Welcome to the xspot!
  8. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Feb 13, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    Welcome! I'd love to see some of your wedding work with the X-series cameras provided you're able to share it.
  9. markitos

    markitos FujiXspot Regular

    Jan 16, 2014
    Durham, NC
    You'll have to stay tuned for more, as this will be the first year shooting weddings with the Fujis as my primary (only!) bodies. I did shoot one wedding with them, so I'll make a thread in the appropriate place and link to it here. :)