I've had a couple people ask what camera I use for my watch shots. While that doesn't seem like enough to warrant a dedicated write up on the topic, it doesn't take much to get me excited to share photos or talk about photography gear.
The Fujifilm X100T is the camera I use for ALL of my wrist shots and the majority of "off the wrist" shots as well. It's an integrated lens camera, meaning that you can't changes lenses. The 23mm f/2 lens happens to be the perfect "all around" lens for me. The lens quality as well as focal length makes it extremely versatile. This camera is my "desert island" camera. I take it and only it on any trips we go on, I use it the majority of the time when taking photos of my kids and it gets used for every single wrist shot I take and many other "off the wrist" shots like I mentioned before.
As a photographer, I've used a lot of cameras from full frame Canon and Nikon to medium format Fujifilm to Fujifilm APS-C (like this X100T) and the Fujifilm APS-C system has been my favorite camera system I've ever used. And the sensor in the X100T is my favorite sensor out of the bunch.
The sensor and lens combo makes this a joy to use. From f/2.8-f/8 you get incredibly sharp images and the sensor renders those details beautifully. The close focusing distance of the lens can even let you get pseudo-macro images.
The X100T is arguable my favorite camera of all time and for many reasons (most of which I won't get into here as it would start to sound like a photography/camera blog), but suffice it to say that it fits the roll of "watch photography camera" perfectly for me.
Now, there are times where I want to get much closer in on a dial OR I simple want a lens with more compression. For that, I turn to my trusty (and beloved) Fujifilm X-T1 and the 60mm f/2.4 macro lens. The X-T1 shares the same sensor as the X100T, but I have the versatility of being able to changes lenses. While the 60mm lens I use isn't a true 1:1 macro lens, it does let me get in much closer than a conventional lens (and I can always crop a bit in post if I want to get even closer).
But using the X-T1 is definitely the vast minority of the time. Still, 100% of wrist shots and about 90% of off the wrist shots are being taken with the X100T. That makes it the perfect watch photography camera for me!
Now, obviously more goes into a watch shot or any genre of photography that the gear used. It's just one element or variable of it all. Lighting, composition, knowledge of how to get the desired exposure from the camera, depth of field desired, editing, etc. all come into play. I spend more time editing than I do taking the actual photos. It's probably the thing I enjoy most when it comes to the photography process. Bringing a "vision" to life by starting with the a raw file and getting the "best" out of it is something I love.
If you're in to photography and especially watch photography, let me know what camera gear you enjoy using! Also, if you're interested in checking out all of my photography (nature, landscapes, portraits, travel, etc) you can check out my website: https://www.kentuckyman30.com/
Feel free to share yours as well if you have one!