For those of you wondering what my kit bag looks like and what kind of gear I'm using for work then you are in the right place. This setup is my usual Fuji Gear for weddings and almost anything else I do, there are links to blogs about individual pieces of gear and a bit of why I've chosen this setup, enjoy.
This kit is what I started using in the middle of my 2018 season, before that I was on XT2's < Check out my old gear. The XT-2 setup was awesome and a real step up from the XE-2 setup from a couple of year ago, but I'm finding myself doing more and more video work the XH-1 seemed the right way to go, I'm loving the IBIS and larger grip.
Read on to find out more...
2 XH-1 Bodies - XH-1 Review. Fantastic, fast cameras, duel SD card slots is a must for me now, I'll shoot any event on two 64gb Lexar UHS-ii cards on backup mode and compressed RAW [which gets about 2400 frames]. Flip out screen is incredibly useful, focus is fast. IBIS is just incredible, for both video and low light stills, the grip makes holding the cameras all day much more comfortable and the leaf spring shutter is just a delight. I've moved to only using genuine Fuji batteries [NP-W126S] of which I have 9, this can get me through a full wedding but I also have a bunch of third party batteries as backup.
16mm 1.4 - 16mm 1.4 Review. Just a stunning lens, great out of focus backgrounds, wide enough for my needs. Weather sealing is great with the XH-1's and that clutch focus is fantastic. Good for busy receptions, also useful for busy dance floor shots.
23mm 1.4 - 23mm 1.4 Review. A solid all round lens, my go to focal length for most things. I'd be happy to shoot a full day on just this lens.
56mm 1.2 - 56mm 1.2 Review. When I do need a bit of reach this lens is just great, fantastic in low light, great subject separation, again an all round fantastic lens, sometimes a little slow to focus in low light, but then it's a massive bit of glass.
Nissin i40 Flash - Nissin i40 Flash Review. Small flash unit, great for me as I don't use flash much at all, only for dancing. It's nice and quick to cycle and the size/weight fits well with the fuji form factor. It would be nice if it didn't bend in half so it could slide into a pocket a bit easier, so I may upgrade to the Godox system in the future.
Spider Holster - Slight upgrade from the Black Widow Holster, this one clips to the belt without having to tread it through, and has a lock function so I can get the camera without having to hold the lever down. Great accessory for having two cameras. It's also metal and metal is better than plastic.
Peak Design strap - [Not in the photo] Strap for my main camera [usually the 23mm] it's super comfy, doesn't cut into my neck and adjusts very quickly. It is however bright and super obvious.
Some sort of bag - I keep changing my mind with bags, I mostly rock this setup and leave the bag behind as I can shoot everything I need with this, but if I do need a bag its either the Peak design sling bag, or a Manfrotto MB which is a bit more comfortable as it's a backpack.
OTHER BITS - Other bits include the Fuji 50-140mm lens, a Fuji XF10, an Instax share printer and an iPad pro. I don't use this stuff much but the telephoto is a good option if I really can't get close, the XF10 is a great backup camera, the Instax is good for getting people talking about my work and the iPad is great for on the go editing or writing blog posts while the wedding party eat.
I hope you found that Fun? Useful? Expensive? Below are all my past gear reviews of stuff that has come and gone so feel free to take a look.