Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens, ISO 25600, ƒ/4, 1/100
First of all, before you jump too sure, a $6,500 camera should be better than a $1,500 camera. It is more about the features than the prices.
You will not hear that I love it because it weighs so much. One of the reasons I own the Fuji X-E2 system is because it is light. Spending a week in London walking everywhere would have been a pain carrying my Nikon gear.
The bride and groom asked me to take a photo with the groom’s grandmother. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a shot list, so I had to prepare for every situation. Ready for any case is why the Nikon D5 is the go-to camera for almost all my client jobs. I quickly got a custom white balance and then clicked the photo at ISO 25600. The lens was wide open, and I was shooting at 1/100. The lens has image stabilization as well.
To do this with the Fuji with available light would have me shooting at ISO 6400 and 1/25. I wouldn’t say I like slow shutter speeds with people when I prefer a sharp photo.
As a family friend, I was also at the rehearsal, and thank goodness. I was then utterly aware of how dark the church would be for the wedding.
When they mentioned that they wanted to have everyone in attendance in a group photo, I wanted to be sure you could see everyone clearly, so I just used strobes for that photo.
Another thing is that the Nikon flash system is far superior to the Fuji. I used fill flash for some photos of the bride and groom outside due to the overcast.
Today I believe it is challenging to find the one camera system that does it all, but my Nikon D5 is that camera for me, and if it were light as my Fuji X-E2, then I would work only on it for all my work. However, for those times I need a camera but don’t want to lug my Nikons, I use the Fuji.