Québec City, Québec (Canada) 2016

October 13, 2016

I was really fine. I finally got my full-frame system down: Canon 6D + Sigma Art lenses. I felt complete.

And then my good friend, Ryan James Savin, had taken me on a crazy detour! He asks, “Have you ever tried the Fuji line?”. Hogwash, I initially thought. How could that crop-sensor mirrorless camera compare to a full-frame dSLR system? Yet seeing his truly amazing images, as he toured around Germany (start here), having shot with Fujifilm’s X-Pro2, my interest was truly peaked. What intrigued me the most was the dynamic range in colour, the retention of details in the highlights and … ohh, the tones (albeit it could have been a personal preference made in post-editing, but still!).

Did curiosity kill the cat … or in this case, the Canon? Just about. To make a long story short, after having tested out the Fujifilm’s X-T10 (through a FREE 3-day trial period through Vistek), I was sold!!! Although a smaller version and lower megapixel count than the X-Pro2 (plus, that beast would’ve broken my bank because I like to work with two bodies during weddings), the X-T10 was a perfect fit for me and … oh, the dynamic colour and retention like the X-Pro2!!! It’s compact enough for travel, it’s fun to use, technically: it helps you build your photography skills and all this without compromising quality.

Although I had used them already for all the weddings this past summer, I brought it on our family trip to Québec City, just to see how it would fare as a more robust camera – rather than a prosumer point-and-shoot or a dSLR. Because of its compact size, it was truly easy to bring around; along with only two prime lenses (Fujinons – 18mm f/2 and 35mm f/1.4) which are small enough and lightweight to carry in a shoulder bag. Having two really mobile youngsters, as well, it was easy for me to handle and carry, without the bulkiness of a dSLR + lens choice for travel. And just like I had experienced working with these during weddings, it was such a weight lifted off (literally and metaphorically speaking).

With that said, I hope you enjoy these snappies from our trip! So as not to break up the viewing experience, here are the places we visited: Ste. Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine, St. Hubert Restaurant, Aquarium du Québec, Chez Ashton (best poutine!!!), Plains of Abraham, Musée de la civilisation, La Pizz Saint-Pierre restaurant, Notre-Dame-des-Victiores church, Quartier Petit-Champlain, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Montmorency Falls, l’Île d’Orléans, Resto Pub L’O2 l’île, Chocolaterie de l’Ile d’Orléans, Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral

And yes, I would totally recommend Fujifilm’s X-Series camera system to anyone!

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