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Guest Feature: Why I Made The Switch From Canon to Fuji Then Back to Canon.

Guest Feature: Why I Made The Switch From Canon to Fuji Then Back to Canon.

Hello, my name is Chris Mollon and I am a photographer dealing with a constant struggle for more gear. Okay, let's be honest, that last sentence could have been about almost every photographer, simply take out my name, implement theres and the statement would still true. This is going to be my story about how I found the greatest camera system ever made and why I left it to use something else.

When I started taking photos, I never thought it would be something I would end up so passionate about, let alone something that would become so crucial to be a part of my day that when I don't shoot, I feel as if I didn't make the most of my day. I got my first camera in December of 2013. I realized I was able to sign up for a credit line on Amazon.com and when they gave me the credit limit they did and it was enough to fund a camera with a kit lens and also a second lens, I just went for it. My first camera was the Canon EOS Rebel T3i and to this day, I still think it is one of the best cameras for people to start off using. I recommend it quite often when, especially when I'm contacted from aspiring shooters about which camera gear they should get. I learned all the basics on that camera. As we all do, I started off taking photos of everything I could, experimenting with depth of field, learning what the hell an F stop was and wondering why I couldn't get any motion to freeze with a shutter speed of 1/20th. For a very long time I did things on my own, playing with settings and having no clue what anything did, using the different automatic setting modes and trying to get things right. Then the YouTube research happened. I can honestly say, even now, if it wasn't for YouTube, I wouldn't have grown as fast as I did, it's still a platform I use today.

Around the time of July of 2014 I discovered a guy named Andy Eclov and his work astounded me. The colors and tones and just overall feel of his photos I saw online had me immediately wondering what type of camera he used. After 6 months of intense research and learning I had a good understanding of how to use a camera, but I still was nowhere close to achieving that look. I contacted him and asked him what camera he used, he said a Fujifilm X-E1.

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