I spent the first week becoming familiar with the menus integrated into camera since I had no lens. Like most cameras, the menus are extensive and it will take some time to become comfortable with them after shooting Nikon for 27 years. By the end of the Memorial Day holiday, I had customized the camera to some extent and felt as though I had a basic understanding of the camera's functions/menus. The 18-135mm lens is still on back order after 2.5 months and there is no end in sight. Fortunately, I was able to purchase a used 10-24mm lens which I received on May 31st. I did some shooting this past weekend where I used a lot of AE and film simulation bracketing. As expected, the batteries will not last as long and I will always be sure to have a least spare on hand. The AE bracketing worked like a charm which will come in handy for HDR images. I've never had the opportunity to shoot images using a specific film simulation which I think will be nice in some circumstances, especially the black and white film simulations. The image stabilization integrated into the 10-24mm works great. So far I like the smaller and lighter package, and the fact that the body is weather sealed. Ever since I received the camera it has been raining here in Florida. That said, not all of Fuji's lenses are weathered sealed including the 10-24mm. On the other hand, the 18-135mm lens is weather sealed which will be nice since I suspect it will be my go to lens. The only con so far is the button that I reset as my back focus button. The button is not as pronounced compared to my Nikons, so I find myself feeling around for it. I suspect with more time it will become second nature.
That's it for now. I'll continue to keep you posted as I continue to play with the camera. Next time I'll try to post an image.