If you’ve been holding off on buying a Fujifilm X-series mirrorless camera because you weren’t a fan of the rangefinder-like form factor, it may be time to reevaluate your decision. The 16.3-megapixel Fuji X-T1 compact system camera takes the X-series in a brand-new direction, ergonomically speaking, and it’s aimed at SLR shooters who’ve so far not made the jump to mirrorless. Until now, whether they’ve been based around a hybrid viewfinder, an electronic viewfinder, or no viewfinder at all, Fuji’s X-series cameras have all shared a fairly similar, street shooter-friendly form factor and ergonomics. The Fuji T1 takes a different tack, aiming to bring SLR fans into the mirrorless fold with styling that makes them feel more at home — right down to the pentaprism-esque hump on the top deck. Look inside the X-T1, though, and you won’t find a pentaprism. This is a mirrorless camera through and through; your framing will be done either on the LCD monitor, or on the built-in electronic viewfinder. And oh, what an EVF it is! …..
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The Fujifilm X-T1 is said to have improved AF performance and operation speed – Fujifilm are claiming the World’s fastest with 0.08s focus. The camera promises a 0.5 second startup time, 0.05s shutter response, and 0.5 second shooting interval. In addition it offers 8fps continuous shooting with AF, and has phase-detection focus built in to the sensor. The X-T1 is the first digital camera compatible with SDXC UHS-II format memory cards which promises write times twice as fast as existing models. There is an optional vertical battery grip (VG-XT1), which is also weather sealed that has been designed for the correct balance when attaching telephoto and large diameter lenses. The battery grip includes a shutter release button, twin command dials, AE-L, AF-L and focus assist buttons. Another accessory is the assist grip (MHG-XT) that lets you replace the battery and memory card when using a tripod. A new XF 18-135mm WR zoom lens will be introduced and is also weather sealed. The camera features five mechanical dials on the top-plate, aluminium dials on the top for shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO, metering and drive modes. Four customisable function buttons are available as well as two command-dials. An updated “Fujifilm Camera Remote” Wi-Fi app allows users to remotely shoot images from smartphones and tablets, including touch AF, shutter release, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, ISO, Film simulation modes, timer and flash……
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After holding my breath for a week, finally I am able to speak out loud ! X-T1 is the new FujiFilm flagship model pitting against the most popular available DSLR styled mirrorless camera system such as the Olympus E-M1 and the Sony A7/R. How does it perform? Pretty darn good, from initial handling. Focusing hesitate lesser and seems improved on accuracy as well, still the same Fuji colors and black and white, really can’t tell at this point of time as I was told my is a pre production set. Hardware wise , the EVF is really impressive ! Huge and clear with dual screen manual focusing with peaking !( And now in select-able colors, blue, red, white) After a few days of use I am clearly getting more excited on this camera, however the X-T1 I am holding on to is still a pre production set. So take the following sample pictures as a pinch of salt, but no harm to share a few JPEG OOC from the camera for fellow Fujifilm lovers ! Enjoy and more pictures will be available soon. X-T1 with 56mm f1.2 and 10-24mm F4. Going out for more pictures now! Full resolution pictures at http://pictorial.smugmug.com/SamplePictures/FujiFilm-XT1-Gallery/ ……
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With the addition of possibly the most impressive electronic viewfinder I’ve ever seen on a digital camera, fast AF, weather sealing and intuitively placed manual controls, it’s hard to be anything other than positive about the new Fujifilm X-T1. Traditional design and handling will make this a very attractive camera to anyone who appreciates the manual control of a film camera, it almost feels like the camera the Nikon Df should have been. Its sturdy but compact build also makes it a great prospect for travel and street photography. Joining the X-E2 and the X-Pro1, the X-T1 fills a gap in Fuji’s already strong line-up, and rather than replacing either of its existing cameras, it’s a decent potential option as a second body, even if you already own a DSLR. If it delivers what it promises in speed, build and image quality, the Fujifilm X-T1 will warrant serious interest from enthusiast and pro-photographers alike who are looking for a high-quality all-weather CSC…..
After starting at the top-end with its X-Pro1, Fujifilm has been steadily expanding its X-series mirrorless camera to appeal to a broader audience. With its X-T1, Fujifilm has moved back toward high-end, offering a fully-loaded mirrorless camera in a weather-resistant, SLR-style body. There’s plenty more where that came from – the X-T1 has one of the largest EVFs we’ve ever seen, numerous manual control dials and, for the first time on an X-series camera, an optional battery grip. The ‘guts’ of the X-T1 are very much like those found on the recently announced X-E2. This includes the 16 megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor (with on-chip phase detection), EXR Processor II, built-in Wi-Fi, and full HD video recording. The main differences between the X-T1 and X-E2 are the LCD (tilting vs fixed) and EVF (in terms of magnification), the maximum burst rate (8 vs 7 fps), a flash sync port and, of course, the design. But more on that later…….
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Fujifilm is delighted to announce the X-T1, the latest addition to the award-winning X-Series range. A premium interchangeable lens camera, the X-T1 features evolved SLR-style handling, mechanical dials and weather-resistance (when paired with a weather resistant X mount lens), together with all the benefits of an X-Series camera, such as compact size, excellent mobility and high-speed performance. What’s more, its newly developed electronic viewfinder is almost indistinguishable from an optical viewfinder thanks to its ultra fast display speed.
The Real Time Viewfinder revolution
Combining a unique wide-angle view, along with the world’s highest magnification (0.77x) for a digital camera*, the X-T1′s electronic viewfinder provides a truly immersive shooting experience. But it’s the viewfinder’s display speed that really sets it apart; with a lag-time of just 0.005sec** — that’s one tenth the speed of conventional digital cameras*** — you’ll feel a total connection to the subjects you’re shooting………
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My new camera! It is here. After not many days at all of waiting (but after a great deal of deliberation about wants vs. needs, eating vs. starving and so on) I ordered a Fujifilm X100s . Ken Rockwell, that master of hyperbole and audience-directed sabre-rattling (seriously, the guy can’t write three lines without flashing his cutlass), called it the world’s best digital camera. While that’s almost certainly not true, it’s a hell of a machine. The rings and dials cry out to be fiddled with. The optical viewfinder features framing lines and parallax-corrected autofocus. My god, this thing has an actual optical viewfinder…..
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The mouse that roared in the photo world of gear is certainly Fujifilm’s X system. Not sitting on the laurels of thier acclaimed XE and XPro cameras the short giants have released a sneak peak of their new flagship camera, the XT-1. Several websites have released info and speculated such as Petapixel, Fuji Rumors, and the great Fujix Forum regarding the new camera. The date that an official announcement from Fujifilm will be is January 28th it seems. Lets look at this dream camera a little further based on what we know now. First off, head over to Fuji Rumors and look at the post. Andrej was first to break the story. I have included some leaked pics that I can only imagine how they were obtained. Looked like a dude had a about 3o seconds with the camera and shot some iphone images. But what a tease ….
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This is not really a “review” of the X-E2 and 23 1.4 but more of a report on using the camera for 24 hours. The X-E2 is VERY similar to the X-E1 and there is not much more to say about the X-E2 besides talk about the AF speed improvement and the overall response time. Has it improved from the X-E1? Read on to find out as I write about my 24 hours with the X-E2 and 23 14! Here we are in 2014 and Fuji is still continuing to pump out X body after X body with another new one supposedly on the way at the end of Jan 2014. For now I will be talking a bit about the Fuji X-E2 which is the replacement and update to the X-E1, which I found to be a good camera but a little slow to focus.. With that said, the X-E1 had the IQ behind it even if I have not been a fan of the X-Trans sensor for various reasons (I am in the minority here, I admit). Nope, I have always preferred the X100 sensor above all of the Fuji cameras as it just a had a tad of magic behind it that I preferred. The X-E2 continues with the X-Trans sensor but these days the support for processing these X-Trans files has finally grown and one can now use Adobe products to process the RAW files without any issues……
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I’m really happy I followed my heart, sold my Canon 6d and got myself the Fujifilm X-E2 camera. It just feels like coming home.. I just got it with the two lenses I had with my X-Pro1 setup: the 14mm f/2.8 and the 35mm f/1.4. I will do a write-up about this lovely camera soon, after I have used it a bit more. I have only taken it out on a single photowalk .. but I already can say I won’t miss my Canon fullframe or my beloved X-Pro1 camera with this small and light monster with me…..
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