The Fujifilm X-T3 // My brand new wedding photography camera

The new Fujifilm X-T3 camera

Ladies and gentlemen, I present my new wedding photography camera for the 2019 wedding season and beyond. The brand new Fujifilm X-T3!

My back story with Fujifilm Camera’s

I have been a Fujifilm user since March 2016, starting out with the gorgeous little Fujifilm X100T and shooting a wedding with it only a couple of weeks later.

Before then, I had been a Nikon photographer way back since 2002. But the Fujifilm X100T had turned my head towards their mirrorless range and I was completely in love. It made me start thinking of an alternative.

I used the little X100T mixed with my Nikon equipment in the 2016 wedding season and I felt that little camera helped me shoot differently. I loved the ergonomics, the way it helped me see into a wedding and the colours it was putting out were just gorgeous.

So at the end of the 2016 season, I sold all my Nikon equipment and fully invested into the Fujifilm ecosystem.

Since then, I haven’t looked back.

In 2017 and 2018, I was photographing with two fantastic Fujifilm X-Pro 2’s with an X-T2 as a backup in the bag.

The X-Pro 2 was an amazing camera. It helped me photograph guests at weddings in a way that was natural and unobtrusive. It helped me blend in as a guest. There were images I photographed, which would not have been possible with the bulky Nikon’s. To be alble to almost silently walk around and snap a frame, with guests pretty much unaware is a game changer. If you’re a photographer and sitting on the fence with whether to migrate over to Fujifilm, I say do it! You will love the results.

Fujifilm as a system makes you want to go out and shoot. It has a soul about it. It’s something I feel Nikon, Canon and Sony don’t have. There is a little bit of a computer box in plastic about those other brands, whereas I feel like these are cameras of old.

Here are some examples of my wedding work photographed with my beloved Fujifilm X-Pro 2 in 2018.

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 wedding photography by Kent wedding photographer Ross Hurley

Wedding photography on the Fujifilm X-Pro 2

As with all things in the tech industry, 2 years is quite a while and technology has a tendency to improve somewhat. In 2019, a couple of months after its release, I have moved the X-Pro 2’s to the role of backup and personal camera, and invested in the new Fujifilm X-T3.

Fujifilm X-T3

My initial thoughts are to say – “what a camera!” Having been using it to photograph my little family, to get to grips with some of its new features, I can clearly see an improvement. The AF is extremly quick, giving old lenses new life and the new algorithms that go into the face/eye focus detection system are truly awesome!

I love the way it feels, keeping most of the main elements of the X-T2, but this Fujifilm X-T3 has so much more going for it under the hood.

The Fujifilm X-T3 brings with it a brand new sensor, improved autofocus and video performance that makes it competitive with Panasonic’s GH5, taking the X-T series from being a very good stills camera to one of the best stills/video hybrids on the market.

However, as much as the video side of things has really upped this little camera’s capability, it’s the stills upgrades that really interested me.

The Fujifilm X-T3 Specifications.

  • 26MP BSI ‘X-Trans CMOS 4’ sensor
  • 425-point hybrid AF system
  • Improved AF Tracking and Face/Eye Detection AF
  • 20 fps shooting with AF (11 fps with mechanical shutter)
  • 30 fps shooting in 1.25x crop with electronic shutter
  • Sports Finder’ mode gives preview of area around a 1.25x crop
  • 3.69M-dot electronic viewfinder
  • Three-axis tilting touchscreen
  • 10 bit 4:2:0 H.265 internal video capture (4:2:2 over HDMI)
  • UHD/DCI 4K/60p from 1.18x crop region
  • UHD/DCI 4K/30p using full width of sensor
  • Internal F-Log capture (HLG coming by end of 2018)
  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots
  • USB C-type connector can be used for charging battery
  • Headphone and Mic Sockets

With its classic looks, attractive photos and superb video, plus improvements clearly felt and seen while shooting, it’s the APS-C camera to beat. This was definitely worth the upgrade.

These Fujifilm X-T3’s will be thrown into action for their first wedding in February 2019 and will be my main camera’s for the rest of the 2019 season.

I’ll update this post with any further findings as the year progresses.

I’ve included some cool shots of my two-year-old twins Chloe & George – these were my first frames with the new Fujifilm X-T3.

Fujifilm X-T3 Sample Images

Fujifilm X-T3 Sample Images of Chloe and George

The new Fujifilm X-T3 camera

Two Fujifilm X-T3 cameras

 

Are you looking for a wedding photographer? Would you like someone who photographs it in an alternative, fun and natural way? Fancy seeing your wedding pictures on my Instagram and on other cool wedding blogs? Get in touch and let me know all about your day! I need to know the date, ceremony and reception details and most importantly all the ideas you have! 

 

Let’s chat about your day!

 

Ross Hurley Photography Regional Finalist At The 2016 National Wedding AwardsI am a Kent wedding photographer who has been featured within Your Kent Wedding Magazine, Rock n Roll Bride and Your Sussex Wedding Magazine, with images also published in the The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Independent, The News Of The World and many other large newspapers and magazines.

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