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Make the Switch ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Taking up PN’s offer of a free camera loan one year ago, Bob King loved the Fujifilm body, despite being committed to another system. Today, he’s crossed over to the FujifilmX Series and has never been happier

I WAS WEDDED to the Micro Four Thirds system – switching had never crossed my mind previously. Nonetheless, when Photography News offered the chance to loan a Fujifilm X Series camera for free, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to play with a new camera and lenses. I borrowed a Fujifilm X-T3 body, together with the XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR and XF16-55mm f/2.8 R LMWR. Wide-angle photography is a real passion of mine, so I couldn’t wait to see how the XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR performed. As soon as I put it on the X-T3, I fell in love – the look and feel immediately transporting me back to the days of film.

While I enjoyed experimenting with the loaned Fujifilm X-T3, Micro Four Thirds was all I’d ever known – plus, I had too much time and money invested in the system. Yet there was something about the X-T3 that drew me back. I realised that the hook had been well and truly set. When a popular photo retailer offered the X-T3 body at an amazing price, I took the plunge. In fact, I went overboard – I bought two! Anticipating a new model, the XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR was also discounted, so I bought the lens. Eventually, it was clear that running two totally different camera systems made little sense. I took the irrevocable

BOBKING Keen enthusiast photographer based in East Lothian

ABOVE Cove Harbour, Berwickshire. Fujifilm X-T3 with XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR at 10mm. Exposure 1/125sec at f/8, ISO 160

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