A good friend of mine recently purchased the Fujifilm X-T20 mirrorless camera. I did help her work out what to get and she is happy with it. Lucky for me, I also get to borrow it. So I took it to the zoo on the weekend and took photos of lots of thing, including the butterflies.
Butterflies with the Fujifilm X-T20
Maybe the butterfly house at the zoo wasn’t a great idea in the middle of summer. It was so hot and humid, though walking outside was fantastic. I know it has to be like that, but still, it is stiffling when you are already really hot.
We are having a very hot summer this year, seems to be constant with not a lot of relief. We haven’t had a day under 20, well, I don’t know for how long. It is getting hotter again this week, as it was last week. Bring on winter.
Still, there were so many butterflies and it wasn’t hard to photograph them. I didn’t see my favourite ones, but then again, perhaps I didn’t look very hard. There were also a lot of people in there. Weekends can be hard.
It always amazes me, as well, how it doesn’t matter how many times people are told not to touch them, they still do. They have an announcement now explaining why you shouldn’t, but people just don’t listen or don’t care.
The Fujifilm X-T20
Can I start by saying I love this camera. Well, really I love the size of it. It is so easy to walk around with. Yes, thoughts of selling all my Nikon gear and converting to mirrorless have crossed my mind. Several times.
It isn’t heavy to carry, and doesn’t take up as much space. I have a small camera bag to put it in that fits in my normal bag. It’s too hot to be using a backpack at the moment, so not having to use my normal camera bag is a massive bonus for me.
I have had a few problems working out how to use it. Though the manual is easy to understand. I have also worked out some stuff by accident. Gotta love it when that happens. So I am getting there.
I like the look of it, the same way as I liked the X-T2. The old fashioned retro look is great. They look like really solid cameras, which I know they are. I like it when things look solid, means you always take care. That could sound weird, but it is how I think.
Trip to New Zealand
While we are talking about the Fujifilm camera I thought it might be a good time to mention that I am going to New Zealand at the end of April. I will be going with a friend. It will be a photography trip and I can’t wait to take photos of the beautiful scenery there.
I have been talking to Fujifilm Australia and they are going to be loaning me the X-T3 for the trip, along with 3 lens. It is going to be good trying it out. I will also take the X-T20 with me as well. I am not going to take any of my Nikon gear, it can all stay home.
It should be a good test to test to see how I find the mirrorless system. There might be some Nikon gear up for sale when I get back.
I have a few photos for you to see. They were all taken with the X-T20 and the Fujifilm 55-200mm lens. These are all from the butterfly house at the Melbourne Zoo.