Camera

Fujifilm X-H1: Fujifilm’s best DSLR alternative

Fujifilm X-H1 is currently my primary camera. Although Fujifilm X-H1 and X-T2 share a lot of similarities, I much prefer the ergonomics on Fujifilm X-H1. Now you can get the camera body plus the batter grip plus two additional batteries for $1299, which I think is a very good deal.

Nikon Z6 with 24-70 f/4 lens

I had to admit, I don’t really need this camera for my current work, but I was hit by G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) and I bought the full frame mirrorless solution from Nikon. However I don’t use Nikon Z6 as much as Fujifilm X-H1, not because it is bad, but because I don’t have a telephone lens for either F mount or Z mount. Fujifilm 50-140mm f/2.8 is my go-to telephoto lens. I would be interested in Nikon Z 70-200 f/4 lens but I don’t know when it will come out.

Lenses

Fujifilm 10-24 f/4: Superb wide angle zoom

My most frequently used lens for landscape photography. 15-36 mm equivalent on full frame. Constant aperture f/4 throughout the focal range making it a very compact and lightweight lens. Good build quality and sharpness. Since I need depth of field, most of the time I use an aperture between f/5.6 - f/11, so I don’t have any problems with the largest aperture being f/4.

Fujifilm 35mm f/2

This is my go-to lens whenever I need to shoot between 24mm and 50mm. It is a very small and lightweight lens but the image quality out of this lens is superb. It can also focus faster than the f/1.4 counterpart. Most of the time I don’t need f/1.4 for shooting landscape photography anyway. So I am totally happy with f/2.

Fujifilm 50-140 F/2.8: Amazing Telephoto Zoom

I have upgraded to this F/2.8 telephoto lens for its sharpness throughout the focal range. The images out of this lens are beautiful and rich of details. The focusing is fast and accurate. I replaced my Fujifilm 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 lens with this lens.

Fujifilm 55-200 f/3.5-4.8: Affordable Telephoto zoom

This is the more affordable telephoto zoom lens I previously used for landscape photography. Equivalent to 83-300mm on full frame. This lens is much more compact and lightweight compared to 50-140mm f/2.8 lens. Overall it produces fine image quality but I have replaced this lens with 50-140mm f/2.8 for better sharpness throughout the focal range.

Rokinon 12mm f/2: Excellent wide angle prime for its price

Equivalent to 18mm on full frame, this is my go-to lens for shooting astrophotography. Large aperture at f/2 means I can use a lower ISO than I normally would. Great sharp lens but it is manual focus only. I have done a tutorial video on how to use focus peaking feature to help you focus with this lens. Check it out here.

Tripod

Induro GIT304 Grand Series Carbon Fiber Tripod

This is currently my primary tripod for landscape photography. Even though it is carbon fiber, it is still on the big and heavy side. However, it is incredibly stable. I bought this tripod because I wanted to improve stability when shooting with a telephoto lens in a windy condition. It has been doing very well in that circumstance.

Benro Mach3 2 Series Carbon Fiber tripod

Super lightweight with three-section legs. Very versatile.

  • Load capacity: 30 lb

  • Weight: 3.1 lb

  • Maximum height: 63.78 in

I use Benro B0 ball head with this tripod.

accessories

Fujifilm MCX-16 extension tube

The extension tube can shorten the minimum focusing distance to make the subject looks much larger. I don’t have a micro lens in my Fujifilm camera system. If I want to capture some close-up photos, I would use this extension tube with the 55-200mm lens.



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