Hello From California!
Niteryder posted a topic in Newbie / Self IntroductionHello from sunny and still spring-like California. New to the Fujifilm system, recently acquired a beautiful black X-T3 with an 18-55mm "kit" lens. I've been a Nikon shooter since my first brand new Nikon FG way back in the dark ages. I was really looking into mirrorless for the past couple of years but just didn't have the motivation to switch until I picked up an X-T3 in Best Buy a couple of weeks ago. It was love at first sight, and when I discovered that the 18-55 was included I almost pulled out my credit then and there. But sanity took over and I went home and read everything I could find on the camera and lens. What I found was mostly rave reviews on this camera and "kit" lens, it was just a few days before I pulled the trigger and have really gone all in on this Fuji X system. I shoot mostly RAW and when I saw some of the SOOC JPEG film simulations I was got really excited. Fuji has really done a great job with these, I can see myself shooting a lot of JPEG going forward. I've also been to Ritchie Roesch's Fuji X Weekly site and tried many of his Film Sim Recipes, so much fun. Takes me back to an exciting time in photography experimenting with all the wonderful films we had. He's done a great job on these. Sorry to be so long winded, but before I finish up here I just wanted to mention how impressive the 18-55 "kit" lens is. So sharp, well built and the metal body are a far cry of some of the plastic Nikon kit lenses I've had in the past. This has the feel of a premium lens, I really like it a lot. This camera has really got me excited about photography again, Its a camera that I just enjoy holding and looking at.