First Impressions

Fuji X-T1 First Impressions | Zack Arias

Best parts of the new X-T1

  • The EVF. You have to see it to believe it.
  • Focus is the fastest of any X camera I’ve worked with.
  • Dedicated ISO dial. It’s not just a retro design. It’s a fantastic addition.
  • The front function button. I have mine set up to select AF points.
  • Weather sealing.
  • Built in intervalometer.
  • Wifi tethering and camera control to an iOS device is great. (Android available as well)

Worst parts of the new X-T1

  • We’ve lost the threaded cable release on the shutter button.
  • The USB port is not standard thus the off brand electronic shutter release I used on the X-E1 can’t be used.
  • I wish the 4 buttons on the d-pad in the back were larger or more pronounced. I’d like them to be identical to the ones on the X-Pro1.

I know I could show a few shots of Carl and some kitschy crap from the thrift store but I’m just not interested in doing that. I want to put this camera through real world use. I have shot it on one job but I can’t release those images yet. I really can’t wait to take this to Cuba when I head down there with Santa Fe Workshops in April. (By the way, if you are interested in joining me in Cuba you need to sign up sooner rather than later so the paperwork is in order.) First impression? The X-T1 is the new king of the hill for the Fuji X lineup. Well done Fuji. Well done. I still want my X-Pro2 though so don’t forget about that!
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Fuji X-T1

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First Impressions Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS Lens | Bert Stephani

When I was in Japan, I had the opportunity to have a couple of hours with a prototype of the new Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS lens. I don’t shoot a lot with wide angle lenses, so I’m definitely not an expert. But I’ll share my first impressions with you anyway. It wasn’t a surprise but the 10-24 is a pretty big and heavy lens (if you compare it to the other X-lenses that is). However in practical use, it wasn’t an issue at all. As we’ve come to expect the lens is really well made and has a nice quality no-nonsense feel to it. I really love the fact that it has internal zooming, meaning that it doesn’t extend when zooming in (like the 18-55 and 55-200). The constant F/4 aperture is also nice…….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF10-24mm F4.0

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X-T1- how do I love thee? Let me count five ways… | Tony Bridge

After less than 48 hours with Fujifilm New Zealand’s pre-production X-T1 DSLR, I am excited and, given the emails and phone calls I have been receiving, I have decided to put up a super-first look. I have it for another few days, until Fuji send the Big Guy to break my fingers and take it back. Rather than do a full review which I am beginning to write for f11 magazine, to be published in the March issue, I thought I would share five things I love as a photographer.  After all, we buy cameras to help us express ourselves photographically (well, most of us do), and having a tool we can attune to is part of the joy and an important part of our process. So, in no particular order………

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Fujifilm X-T1 – Preview (English Version) | Ralf Spoerer

Preview of the Fujifilm X-T1 ….. KLICK – FOR MORE INFORMATION
The Fujifilm X-T1 has a 16 Megapixel APS-C-Sensor, electronic Viewfinder, turnable Monitor, WiFi.
Read the full Preview – in German:…

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My new toy | Fuji X100s | Gabor Nagy

I surprised myself with a Fuji X100s before christmas. Like probably many of you I was thinking long enough whether to get the camera or a 23mm f1.4 lens for my X-Pro, it wasn’t an easy decision, but I’m happy with the outcome. My wife reaction was ‘Oh, an other camera again, but it’s cute…’ Probably my first digital camera where she showed some interest and wanted to give it a try too. Here is one of the photos she took of me.But I don’t want you to get bored(or scared) while watching images of me, so that’s enough. The following shots are the result of the first couple of weeks with the camera which pretty much became my go to camera during this period…….

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FUJINON XF 56mm ƒ/1.2 Review | Fuji vs. Fuji

If you’ve visited this site before, you might already know that this lens is part of my “Ultimate Prime Kit,” which consists of the 14mm ƒ/2.8, the 23mm ƒ/1.4, and the 56mm ƒ/1.2. These lenses all have excellent handling traits with one potential exception being the 14mm ƒ/2.8. Some people were finding the aperture ring a little loose on the 14mm. In fact, the first one I got was a little loose. Fortunately, I was able to exchange for one that is nice and tight. From my sample size of three 23mm ƒ/1.4’s, there have been no issues with aperture rings and happily, even the pre-production unit of the 56mm ƒ/1.2 has an excellent aperture ring. The way it gracefully slides into automatic aperture mode is just like my 23mm ƒ/1.4. Though I don’t think you’ll want to use this lens like that too often. Switching between apertures has just the right amount give. I don’t find it moves out of my chosen aperture too easily. The focus ring on the 56mm ƒ/1.2 is a different story. It might be my favourite focus ring of any lens I’ve ever used. Ever. This includes a bunch of Nikon AIS lenses which are regarded by many as the gold standard of focus ring dampening. The 56mm ƒ/1.2 has a gloriously “heavy” feel and weight to the ring. It’s yearning for you to flick the switch to MF……

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Fuji X-T1 hands-on preview | Digital Camera World

The Fuji X-T1 is the latest compact system camera release from Fujifilm and while the specifications are similar to the recent X-E2 the design of the cameras body, increase speed and weather resistance make this latest X-Series release and interesting option for both high end enthusiasts and professionals. Here Angela Nicholson takes a look at what the Fuji X-T1 has to offer……

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Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens | Othman Kammah

I will keep this article short and sweet. For one simple reason, to me, this lens is perfect. I’ve only had it for a few hours and already, I have fallen in love. Like many others, I have been waiting for an 85mm equivalent on Fuji’s X System and just couldn’t wait to get my hands on this highly anticipated XF 56mm f/1.2 lens. What Fuji delivered however, is beyond what I could have asked for. I am in awe of this lens and I urge everyone to go out and try it when it’s available. From Street and Weddings to Visual Essays, and everything in between, I truly believe that everyone will get fantastic results from this lens. If you haven’t already, you need to see Patrick Laroque’s work with this lens. Truly exceptional. I leave you with just a few samples shots for now… Plenty more to come….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2

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Fujifilm X-T1. It’s here. | Othman Kammah

Leading up to yesterday’s announcement, I had seen the various photos and spec lists that were being throw around on the web and creating such an incredible buzz. Everyone wanted Fuji to succeed where Nikon failed. Bringing not only a “retro-styled” DSLR to market but really taking advantage of all of today’s Mirrorless technologies to make it a substantial release. Here’s a sneak peak: they passed with flying colors ! While I am always excited about Fuji’s announcements and releases, this seemed like it wouldn’t be for me. I love rangefinder bodies and this looked like a DSLR. It seemed like it would be bigger than my X-E2. I couldn’t really wrap my head around why I’d be interested in another body when the X-E2 was just right. Yesterday, I was lucky enough (Thanks Jerry and the FujiGuys) to get my hands on a review sample of this hotly anticipated new camera… color me impressed……

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Fujifilm X-T1 . Initial Impressions & Comparisons | Michael R. Cruz

I have been an X-Series user since X100 and I have been lucky enough to have used pretty much the entire X-Series cameras and lenses; looking at the X-T1 I can say that Fuji made a big leap with this camera.  They made a new category with probably the best usable features that you need in a camera. There’s a lot of photographers and photo enthusiast waiting for a new camera that will define a new category for the X-Series cameras, since the previous cameras that was released are more of updates of the existing models.  The X-T1 a bold statement from Fujifilm that they can compete among the best in the mirrorless industry. I currently have 3 camera system that I personally use.  A DSLR which is my Canon 5D Mark III and 2 mirrorless systems; namely Olympus OM-D EM-5 and my X-Series cameras.  I mainly shoot with the X-Series cameras right now but I am still holding on with my OM-D EM-5 since I feel that I still need it and it comes with useful features that is not on the X-Series cameras yet, but if I’m being honest right now, after 2 days with the X-T1, I’m starting to think that I might have no use for my OM-D anymore……

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