My long term relationship and why it came to a crushing end

September 24, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

"I can't do this any more", "I've fallen out of love", "I still love you I'm just not in love with you", "it's not you, it's me".

Well ok the last one is crap, it is you!

So I haven't lost my mind, I'm just as in love with my fiancé as I have ever been. I have however fallen completely out of love with Canon.

This is not my standard blog, I don't own a journal or diary because...well frankly I'm not a teenage girl. If you are a bride or groom reading this I highly recommend you stop now. Its going to be a waste of your time, the only people I'm willing to subject this written verbal diarrhoea to is other photographers, because frankly, they deserve it!

My love of canon cameras came from my father, I have inherited many things from him, some good and some Canon. I used his 35mm years ago, then bought my own. When I started taking pictures professionally over ten (long) years ago it was Canon I held up to my eye, but no more. Canon have always produced beautifully perfect(ish) cameras, but they just aren't innovating. They are making cameras better and better but without actually making them better. Their new mirrorless cameras...are bigger! Ok this is incorrect, the lenses are bigger....bigger! Mirrorless brings us smaller cameras, what are you doing Canon? You have produced a larger (than needed) camera, gigantic lenses and back ache.

I had to leave, what choice did I have? I tried to make it work, we tried new things, the M5. Using the beautiful L glass, but it wasn't to be,

So where do you go? Well after every bad break up you have two options...have some time to yourself, find yourself again. This is the advice I've always been given. Obviously the other answer is jump into bed with the first good looking "camera" that looks your way. For me this was Fujifilm's X100F!

Wow what a camera, why do other companies bother when this is being made? It really sung to me on a level that nothing else ever had, I had loved Canon but already they were a distant memory. I was in Wex before I could even think about it, suddenly I had sold or part exchanged all canon equipment and purchased my shiny new Fujifilm cameras. The X-T2 and X-pro2. After a year of wedding photography I couldn't be happier, I have forgotten the name Canon. Fujifilm is passionate about its cameras and the professionals using them, so its time to get passionate about a manufacturer.

No I'm not a fan boy, frankly if someone made something better in a year I'd jump ship, but I don't see it....all I see now is a medium format camera, this relationship just keeps getting better and better. I love you Fujifilm!

If you made it to the end of this rant, congratulations, here is a cat....

 

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