Farewell, Nikon!

And this is this day: after 20 years I finally abandoned the Nikon ship. Since April I was using in parallel D810 and X-Pro2 and I have noticed two things:

  1. Nikon was laying on the shelve, while Fuji was used frequently.
  2. When I was using D810 and X-Pro2 at the same time, often pictures coming from X-Pro2 were better. – even when using the same lens (AF Micro Nikkor 200mm f/4) with both bodies.

What has convinced me to change the system?

  1. Lenses. Fujinons are designed for DX sensor – small, light, easy to use and very good optically. Nikon offers reasonable lenses designed for FX sensor only – big heavy, not so easy to use. Of course, there are some DX lenses, but no the ones I need.
  2. Features in the body. Nikon clearly goes for sport: fast AF, high fps, mirror-based finder. Fuji has more features I need: depth of field scale, mirrorless design (no mirror-generated vibrations, no issue with AF detectors alignment).

Is this parting final? I don’t know – time will show. But as long as Nikon has no reasonable mirrorless system (Nikon 1 isn’t reasonable by any mean) probability of my comeback is marginal.