Back in 2019 I had an extremely bad case of GAS. I was getting a little tired of shooting with my Fujifilm XT2 and wanted something new. Before I made the switch to Fujifilm back in 2016 I was an avid Nikon shooter, starting out on smaller D300 models and settling on one of my favourite cameras, the Nikon D750.
When the Nikon Z6 was announced my ears pinned up like that of my dog when I shout out “walkies”. I read reviews, watched YouTube videos about it and even went window shopping to see if it was for me. After much deliberation and toying with the idea, I sold all of my XT2 and lenses and jumped into the Nikon Z6 with kit lens (24-70f4) and a 50 1.8s lens. One year on and I just sold it.
Yes, I know. I changed my mind again but the reason I went to Fuji in the first place was to lighten my gear and make myself more stealthy on the street. The Nikon Z6 body is not particularly big, but once you put a lens on it, it’s a noticeable difference. The lenses are fantastic however, the kit lens is one of the best I’ve ever used and the 50 1.8 is extremely sharp wide open. So why am I toying with the idea of going back to Fuji? It’s simple, I ENJOY taking photos with my Fujifilm cameras. The shooting experience for me is 10 times better than that of the Nikon, even to the point that my Z6 is now being used as a heavy paper weight and my X100F is my primary camera right now.
What I have learnt from this bad case of GAS is simple. Shoot with a camera that you enjoy using. It does not matter about the specs or having the latest and greatest, it’s what makes you take more photos. What will I get next? An X-Pro3, what else.
Have you moved away from the Nikon Z6? In the same position? I’d love to hear in the comments below.