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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