Québec City, Québec (Canada) 2016
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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