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My Fuji gear makes tack sharp prints up to 24x36 inches. Why would I need anything else?

(I do highly recommend DXO raw conversions or DXO Photolab for post processing with

the XTrans image files.)

Fujifilm X-T5 - My main photography camera. Size, weight, cost, user interface, lens selection, image quality, this is the total package and it excels in every category. Dual UHS II card slots, 3 way articulating 1.6 million dot LCD, big bright 3.6 million dot EVF, and the stunning 40mp sensor that delivers outstanding image quality competing with 45mp full frame cameras on their own turf. Add 422 Flog2 10 bit 4K video for the total package, at under $1700 USD. The processor is fast and the camera is a pleasure to use. I have no complaints and nothing I wish were different or implemented poorly. A fantastic camera that gets better the more I use it.

Fujifilm X-H2 - My main video/vlogging camera. If this camera had the 4D articulated and flip screen of the Sony A7RV I would have 2 of them and not have the X-T5. But as it is it is more suited for solo video creation for me as the fully articulated and non flip screens don't play nice with L brackets so it's not ideal for still photography for me. But I actually prefer the user interface over the retro dials on the X-T5 for a hybrid camera. Again all the positive things about the X-T5 are the same here. I like the CFExpress type B card slot, and the EVF is the best on any APS-C camera ever. 

Fuji XF 10-24mm WR - My copy is sharp on the 40mp sensor. I think there may be some sample variation as the reviews are mixed. (Wide angle lenses usually have sample variation, they're harder to make I guess.) Weather resistant, small, compact and very wide, a great lens choice if you get a good copy.

Fuji XF 16-80mm - Not on Fuji's "approved" list for the 40mp sensors, yet they sell it as a kit with the X-H2? Every one of these lenses I've used has been just fine on the 40mp sensor, so not sure why that is. A great landscape/travel normal zoom.

Fuji XF 70-300mm - A super sharp lens that is a pleasure to use. For under $800 USD, it competes with full frame 100-400 lenses that weigh 3 times as much and cost >$2500. Fantastic lens.


Chamonix 45N-2  My workhorse 4x5 Large Format film camera. It's exquisite, lightweight, fast to use, solid, and a pleasure to use. 4x5 film is so much easier to shoot and process than 8x10 and the results are quite similar. Digital photography is CGI in comparison. I will continue to shoot film for as long as I can, there is no modern technological replacement.

Intrepid 4x5 Gen 4 and 5 Great value for money. The Gen 5 is very nice to use, and if I didn't have the Chamonix, I would use this as my main camera with no issues. The lens boards are interchangeable with the Chamonix. I use my Intrepid Gen 4 4x5 as a dedicated enlarger with the Intrepid enlarger kit. Works great.

Caltar II 90mm f6.8 Very sharp Calumet rebranding of a Rodenstock lens. Great lens, very sharp. My 4x5 wide angle.

Nikkor 135mm F5.6  A wide normal lens for 4x5.

Calumet II 210mm f6.8  A longish normal for 4x5.

Nikkor 300mm F9 M Telephoto on on 4x5, normal lens on my Intrepid 8x10.

Intrepid 8x10 - I'm glad they made this camera, if it were not so affordable I'd never have had the opportunity to shoot an 8x10. It's a very serviceable and competent camera for the money. There are better out there, but they are over 10x the price. My Nikkor 300mm covers 8x10 and I also have a Fuji 240mm lens for it.

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