Will Cheung FRPS | About my gear

Camera kit

My kit bag has changed in recent times. I'm still a huge fan of 35mm full-frame so my Nikons continue to get plenty of use, but I have decided to lighten my load so have also got a Fujifilm X-series outfit too. This kit comprises the X-T1 and X-T2 with a collection of zoom and fast prime lenses including the 10-24mm, 18-55mm, 50-140mm, 16mm, 35mm and 56mm. The X-T2 was an early Christmas present to myself and thanks to Park Cameras for getting me one so quickly. The high ISO performance, overall responsiveness and image quality of the X-T2 is excellent and a significant step up from the X-T1, so very happy with it especially with the first firmware update that gives the lock menu item.

Couple of things though. Battery life is okay but not exceptional. Got some cheap non-Fuji batteries off Amazon to help - these work fine, but do expire very quickly. Two bars one instant, red flashing battery icon and dead camera the next. But they were cheap so not a surprise and I just remember to swap over earlier than usual. The other minor inconvenience is filter use.  I have the Lee Seven5 and 100 systems. The Seven5 system is fine unless I want to use the 10-24mm at its widest settings (which I do a lot) where the 100mm system is needed to avoid vignetting. It just means having both systems in the car so easily sorted once on location. 

I have bought a Lomography Belair X 6-12 film camera too - it needs rubber bands to hold it in its folded position but it's fun and has got me developing my own mono films again.