By June 20, 2013 3 Comments

The Big Reveal: What Mirrorless System Did I Choose?

I am a Portrait & Wedding photographer and wanted to choose a mirrorless system for my pro work, but what system was right for me?

Size, weight, lenses, price, quality and sharpness were all requirements that HAD to meet MY standards before I would change to a mirrorless sytem.

So…now the big reveal! Drum roll please…

About the Author:

I have known that I wanted to be a photographer since I was a 12-year-old boy on the prairies of Wisconsin. I grew up, headed off to college and upon graduation, started my amazing 19-year career in daily journalism. While working for two large newspapers I had the opportunity to photograph presidents, princesses & princes, heads of state, corporate titans, even Sir Charles Barkley and King Michael Jordan over the course of literally thousands of photographic assignments. It was also during this time that I had my work published in international magazines as a freelance photographer. It was photographing a wedding that I met my wife Nicki. She was a member of the wedding party and a current resident of South Africa, where she was born and raised. Before she left for home ten days later, we were engaged. Despite being separated by thousands of miles, nine time zones and an exceptionally thorough US Immigration agent, we were married a year later almost to the day. Nicki and I then moved to Southern California, following our dreams to create a new life in a place that was new for both of us. We launched Paul F. Gero Photography and began our journey together. Our lives changed big time in 2005 with the birth of our sassy little madam Kate and again in 2009 with our little guy Matthew, or Sparky as everyone but my Mom calls him. These two have given our life a richness of meaning that is hard to put into words. They are, without a doubt, our finest creations. I simply love photography. But the truth is if you are a working photographer you HAVE to love photography or frankly why do it? I consider it the highest honor to be invited into your life to document your wedding and to photograph your family.

3 Comments on "The Big Reveal: What Mirrorless System Did I Choose?"

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  1. davm7524 says:

    Paul, thanks for taking the time to research and share your ideas on this gear (and all the other bloggers as well). This summer I am moving away from my Canon DSLRs and into the Mirrorless products and I like my test files from this camera best too.

  2. Paul Gero says:

    Hi Dave…I’m happy to do this…I see the future of photography and I believe that mirrorless is that future….and having the Fuji system in my hands makes that future very very exciting.

    I’m loving the small size, the quality of the optics, the price but mostly I’m LOVING the quality of the files — I would say that they exhibit the best skin tone quality of any digital file I have ever seen.

    And I have no concerns whatsoever of taking these files up in size..16 x 24, 20 x 30, even 30 x 45 doesn’t faze me.

    AND, the ease of adding HD video in this tiny little camera is the next area of my exploration…

    Thanks so much for your comments and please keep us posted on your progress with mirrorless?

    Paul

  3. Mike says:

    Thanks for the great article. You sound just as excited as I did when I moved from my Nikon gear to Fuji this year. I wanted something I could use to carry all the time and to shoot professionally. The X-E1 was it. I’ve just finished three back to back to back jobs with it and it didn’t miss a beat. I got some interesting looks but the image quality proved my point when all was said and done. I hope they hurry up with the 54mm f1.2 because that will be an amazing addition to their line up.
    I’m six months in and I’m even more excited everytime I take out my Fuji. The X system is great and anytime I see an article like yours, it just justifies my choice even more.

    Thanks again.

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