Switch Back?

A while back I had only Fujifilm gear for a short period; but, I decided that I needed a lighter weight, smaller system so that I could use longer focal length lenses for Homewood documentary pictures as well as wildlife.  I’m now rethinking that decision since I am enjoying my new Fujifilm X-E3 camera along with some other reasons that I will address in a future post.  The X-E3 didn’t exist when I decided to get the Olympus PEN-F and go with Olympus gear for my Homewood pictures.  The Olympus system works fine but I don’t like switching around between different systems and I prefer the better resolution and image quality of the larger Fujifilm sensor.  Today I’m selling my PEN-F camera, and further evaluating what I can do with a few Fujifilm prime lenses.  I haven’t yet decided to switch totally back to Fujifilm gear.

I used my most recent lens, the Fujifilm XF 35mm F2 (an effective 50mm focal length) to make the above images.  I made them at an aperture of F2 at the closest focusing distance.  I made them in square crop but have not crop-zoomed in closer.  The one issue I’m wondering about, other than loss of longer focal lengths, is macro images.  Can I get-by without my Olympus 60mm macro lens for my personal pictures?

A potential compromise might be to keep my Olympus E-M1 Mk II and use my zoom lenses for Homewood work as well as for wet weather and sell my Pentax gear.  If I stop using my TG-5, that would reduce my gear to two systems.  I’m proceeding cautiously since I’m trying to get to a final setup that will last me for a long time.

A more extreme change would be to sell all of the micro 4/3 gear as well as all of the Pentax gear and replace them with the Fujifilm X-T2 to use in conjunction with the X-E3 as an all Fujifilm system.  I’m evaluating all of these ideas in conjunction with other changes in what and how I photograph in the future.

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