I want to go back in time for the future. At one time I had Fujifilm cameras and lenses, both prime and zoom lenses. I sold them because I couldn’t afford to buy or hold or carry them with long focal lengths and I thought that I had to go longer in order to increase my opportunities to make images. I replaced my Fujifilm gear with micro 4/3 cameras and lenses so that I could obtain and use longer lenses. I found that helped, for a while, but not enough. In addition, I found that I liked the image quality of the Fujifilm images better.
For a while, I will have a foot in two systems, Fujifilm and Olympus. What I desire to do, for several reasons, is to move as much of my photography as possible to a few Fujifilm prime lenses. I don’t know how much I can do without long focal length zoom lenses, but I intend to find out.
I am going to sell all of my Pentax DSLR gear that I have been using with long focal length zoom lenses, and then, for a while, use my Olympus E-M1 Mark II camera with zoom lenses for the times when I need a longer focal length. If I am successful, I hope to not use the longer focal lengths very much. I will force myself to see how much I can accomplish with the Fujifilm 23, 35, and 50mm F2 prime lenses. The real change will be documenting activities here at Homewood without using longer zoom lenses, but I am going to try. Yes, there will be things I can’t photograph like distant wildlife, etc.; but, there isn’t as much of that around these years.
I’ll wait and see how it goes with not having longer focal lengths. If I find they are necessary I will have two options. Keep and use the Olympus system with longer focal length zoom lenses or acquire a longer Fujifilm focal length lens and not carry it far or often.
As I plan for the future I want to position myself with less gear. I prefer to go as small and light as I can but with as much image quality as I can manage. I think that will be with the Fujifilm system. For the initial period going forward, I will be using my Fujifilm X-E3 and the 23, 35, and 50mm F2 lenses. If this works I will acquire another, weather resistant, Fujifilm camera and work with two cameras and these three lenses and sell the micro 4/3 Olympus and Panasonic gear.