My Fujfilm X100F, the last piece to go© Chris Collins, 2023

As I sit here, staring at the cash I've received for my last piece of Fujifilm gear, I can't help but feel a sense of bittersweetness wash over me. After years of using Fujifilm gear, it was time to explore new possibilities and make the leap to another brand. I ultimately ended up with Sony's A7 range. While I am excited about the new opportunities that await me, I can't help but feel a sense of attachment to the Fujifilm gear that has been a part of my journey for so long.

Fujifilm cameras are renowned for their exceptional design and build quality, and I have always been a fan of their retro-inspired aesthetics. But as my photography style has pivoted and grown, I found myself needing something more versatile, and the Sony A7 range seemed like the perfect fit. The image quality and low-light performance are top-notch, and the full-frame sensor allows for greater creative flexibility.

Yet, despite all of the benefits of my new Sony camera, I will always have a soft spot for my Fujifilm gear. It's hard to let go of something that has been such a significant part of my photography journey.

Knowing when to let go of a product you love is never an easy decision, especially when it comes to something as personal and important as photography gear. It's important to remember that no product is perfect, and over time, our needs and preferences can change. When we feel like we've outgrown our gear, are no longer satisfied with its performance or simply fancy a change, it may be time to consider moving on.

As I begin this new chapter, I am excited about tinkering with my new camera. Photography is all about growth and evolution, and by embracing change and trying new things, I will continue to grow and change as a photographer. While I may miss the familiarity of my Fujifilm gear, I am looking forward to exploring the possibilities of my new camera and seeing where it takes me.

To wrap up, here's some of my favourite shots with my Fujifilm gear.