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First Wedding with the Fuji X-T3 | Ninety Acres Wedding in New Jersey

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First Wedding with the Fuji X-T3 | Ninety Acres Wedding in New Jersey

I just picked up the new Fuji X-T3 at Unique Photo in New Jersey and I was anxious to get this bad boy to a wedding. At first I will admit I thought this camera was too small for my hands. It’s a significant difference coming from the Fuji X-H1. The second I got home I configured the camera settings for pro use. I made sure all the buttons and command dials were set to make quick changes to Auto Focus Modes and White Balance. I also configured the Command Dial to be my Exposure Compensation.

Friday had arrived and I finally got shoot my first wedding with this camera. I started with shots around the property. Shooting with this camera really makes me feel like an artist. I think of composition. I use the LCD screen to compose often. I find myself taking less shots

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Fast forward to the wedding ceremony I was shooting with the Fuji X-T3 primarily and my back up camera was a Nikon D850. This way if I had terrible pictures, I knew i’d have amazing shots with the D850. I set my Fuji X-T3 to Wide Tracking auto-focus and enabled Face and Eye Detect. Most people don’t do this, but to be honest, I want to think about getting the shot. I don’t want to miss a moment because I’m spending so much time focusing for the eyes. I want the camera to do all that work for me. With that said, it nailed every shot, especially when a bride walks fast.

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This camera has definitely proven itself as a camera I can use professionally. I know many folks have been using the Fuji X-T2 but I’ve never shot with it myself. I have to say I am very pleased with the results and I will definitely plan on getting another X-T3 before the year is over.

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First Portrait Session with the New Fuji X-T3

Taken with Fuji X-T3 with the Fujinon 50mm 2.0 Lens

Taken with Fuji X-T3 with the Fujinon 50mm 2.0 Lens

I’ve purchased the Fuji X-H1 about a month ago and to be honest it was not love at first site. Coming from the Nikon world, I was in the market for an amazing replacement camera that is light as well as professional. Rumors came out the Fuji X-T3 was about to be announced. The internets went wild speculating regarding specs and before you knew it, Fuji made an official announcement. I contemplated so much getting it that it game me extreme anxiety. I mean, how many cameras do I need?

Fast forward to present day and now this bad boy was in my hands. A client asked me to take pictures of her 17 year old daughter and I quickly grabbed my X-T3 and ran out the door. The first thing I noticed was the incredibly fast, lightening speed Auto Focus System. The face and eye detection was completely AMAZING!!! This is important for me as I’m always in suit shooting weddings and I’m laying on the ground to compose certain shots. Now with the flip screen and face detection I know my camera will get a sharp image on the face. Needless to say, the anxiety of this purchase quickly went away.

There is a caveat to this story however. Not knowing what I was going to get out of this camera so I re did the entire session with my Nikon D850. I have to tell you guys that both cameras are NIGHT & DAY. Two completely different style of shoots. I’d say the Fuji is for that Hipster look and the Nikon system is for those really punchy and high quality images. None the less, both are amazing.

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