I think two or three years ago I wrote an article on Tumblr about what camera I'm using and what is my favourite accessories. Couple things had changed since then so here is an update on what's in my camera bag these days.
Some time after I've wrote that article, one my friend mentioned that he bought a new camera to play with, FujiFilm X-100, and he was very impressed. I went on Fuji online store to check X series cameras and decided to give it a try.
For start, I bought FujiFilm X-E1 as i wanted to be able to use different lenses and i have used that camera for a couple of months. It was really exciting and excellent little camera and lenses were great too. Surprisingly even the kit lens 18-55mm, I bought with the camera was very sharp and fast.
As i was very happy with Fuji's X- Trans CMOS II sensor I've decided to upgrade to FujiFilm X-T1.
I love this little camera even more, it's light, powerful, and much faster than X-E1 was plus as bonus it's weather/rain sealed. It has built in WiFi for Remote control and easy photo transfer, autofocus is fast and accurate. 3" tilting LCD screen is very handy feature if you shoot down at ground level or very high, but what is most important, X- Trans CMOS II produces images with stunning quality and sharpness even in low light conditions. If you shoot also to JPEG, you can apply straight in camera some of the Fuji's beautiful film simulations.
All lenses that I'm using are from FujiFilm,I love their superb quality and how fast they are. I love to shoot with primes, however lately i find myself quiet a lot shooting with "lazy" Fujifilm 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 OIS WR. It's great lens, sharp edge to edge, has built in stabilisation OIS and it's weather resistant too. Very handy in wet and rainy London. Also at full zoom offers great background compression.
Next lens always in my bag is small, very light and powerful prime FujiFilm 35mm f1.4 R. It's first version of this lens, Fuji released last year upgraded WR f2.0 version. I genuinely do love this fast lens, 35mm in APS-C is about 53mm in Full Frame with angle of view that is similar to human eye and it's great for street photography. At widest aperture f1.4 you'll get amazing creamy bokeh, :)
When I know I'm going to shot portraits, I'll add to my bag FujiFilm 56mm f1.2 R lens. It is a killer portrait lens, with great booked, super fast and sharp. Love how it does delivers stunning results outside or in studio.
My last lens is FujiFilm 16mm f1.4 WR, it's wide, weather sealed and fast too. I'm taking this lens with me to shoot landscapes or when i need to go slightly wider than 18mm while still being able to shoot in low light.
Another things that I can't miss in my bag are SD cards and batteries. I have two original Fuji batteries and i bought on Amazon another few third party ones and to be honest, i couldn't notice any different in performance yet. Also there is always battery pack for my iPhone and little SD Card to Lighting adapter for times when i can't use wifi.
So what's my bag that accommodate all that stuff? Lately I'm using ONA Brixton bag, it's reasonably sized, I can fit in easily camera and three lenses and it has slot for my iPad Pro/Macbook if needed. There are two massive front pockets that holds a lot of small stuff and two smaller pockets on the side. It's made from canvas and it's waterproof and very durable while still look very stylish. ONA has recently sent my a small Bowery bag to test and it's great bag for summer when you just need a camera and one extra lens.
Feel free to reach me with any questions here in comments or through my social media.