- If compression and subject isolation are an important part of your compositional needs, and you are invested in the Fuji X system, well…you need this lens. There really isn’t much in the way of alternatives.
- If you are looking to use this lens for action work at your local soccer game, well…you might need to rethink the X system in general. As I pointed out, it’s not the greatest system for moving subject that require fast focusing.
- If you are in love with the X system because of it’s convenient size, well….this lens is a bit of departure from the super compact form factor of the X bodies. It’s pretty big. It balances will with the Really Right Stuff grip, but not great without it.
- If you are looking for long lens with great image quality, a pro build, and very functional image stabilization…well, this is it!…..
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Upon its announcement, the Fuji X-T1 quickly became one of the most anticipated cameras of the year. With a camera so exciting, we had to turn to our good friend Nick Devlin to get his take on the flagship camera of the X series. See if this sexy little camera warrants all the hype!
Special thanks to Nick Devlin
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I originally purchased this camera because of the reasons mentioned in the introduction, namely that it is an elegant camera with a pleasing retro look which is practical, lightweight and able to create quality images handheld. However, as I worked with it something surprising happened. I started creating images I was excited about. I had ideas for images I did not have before. I started finding excitement in subjects I previously considered mundane, or for which I had no vision. The simplicity of the camera did that. The X100s is a simple camera with a fixed lens that makes me focus on taking photographs rather than on what gear I am going to use. It brings me back to thinking about photographs, instead of thinking about my equipment. It renews my vision and focuses my attention on the image rather than on the gear. Small and lightweight, I forget I am carrying it until I want to make a photograph. The camera is almost transparent. It lets the photograph come through and the vision free to express itself, renewed and fresh. As such it fosters a return to the fundamentals, to what photography is about……..
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With all the critiques, I might have given the impression that I’m not that happy with the camera. I am being very hard on Fuji with this review. One thing that is important to keep in mind is these critiques are made with pro DSLR bodies in mind that cost twice as much or more when they were released. Is this fair, and have Fujifilm even claimed the camera keeps pace with pro DSLRs? Heck no, but that is that bar mirrorless cameras are constantly going to be measured against. Make no mistake, unless budget is a concern, the X-T1 is the Fujifilm camera to get if you’re buying new. It might even be the camera to get if you already have an X-E2. I know of at least two people who are looking to trade up from X-E2’s. If I wasn’t running this site, my Fuji body lineup would be the X-T1 and a black X100S. I’ve been relishing these past few days having those bodies along with my “Ultimate Prime Kit” in my Billingham. Sadly I’ll have to wait a little while before I can pack that kit again. I can assure though, it will be packed as soon as possible…….
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It feels a bit like I am cheating on my much loved X-Pro1, but this camera is such a huge leap for Fujifilm. It has so much aesthetic value in its appearance and usability. It looks just like a baby SLR with all the controls out of the golden era of photography. Following in the footsteps of all the other Fujifilm models, the X-T1 has the emotion and nostalgia, adding on the extra dial for ISO and the more modern switches right under the shutter speed and ISO dial. They have now added the Fujifilm text on the front of the camera, so it is made very clear that this is a Fujifilm camera. The camera certainly is beautiful, being weather-sealed and with the ability to add the optional battery pack……..
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All of us have certain joys in life. I’m a fan of the coveted coke float….sure it’s a ton of pointless calories…but man oh man…it’s so delicious…especially following something spicy. Always brings a smile to my face. When Fuji first announced the X-T1 last month just as I was reviewing the X-E2, yet another smile slowly crept up. I was pretty impressed with the X-E2 and have simply been floored with the products Fuji has been putting out over the past year. The X-series cameras have changed digital photography. Their products aren’t revolutionary from a technology sense. Sure the cameras are pretty small and packed with WiFi’s, knobs and top of the line auto-focus systems. Great glass, stunning build quality, and all the features you expect these days in a camera. All from a company that not only has a long history in the realm of photography, but while on a massive upswing the past year is making a lot of people very happy. And I for one have not been disappointed. And most importantly, Fuji has become very relevant in digital photography……
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I’ve had my Fujifilm X-T1for over a week now, and during that time, I’ve shot over 1,200 frames with it, covering a variety of subject matter, including landscapes, people, action, travel and the Northern Lights. I’m incredibly impressed with this new camera in so many ways, but perhaps the most significant advancement over the other Fuji X cameras is that the X-T1 was designed with 9 phase detect AF points on the sensor and a new predictive autofocus algorithm that locks on and tracks moving subjects at up to 8 frames per second. This is HUGE, especially for an outdoor action shooter like myself. However, since the X-T1 has only been in the hands of few people, (I’m the first person to own one in the US), there have not been very many image examples of how well this camera’s AF system really performs. As I read some of the other blogs and forums, this seems to be the biggest concern and question for people who are otherwise interested in the X-T1, or who question whether it’s really that much better than the X-E2……
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Maybe you have noticed on Facebook or elsewhere that I have sold my complete Nikon photo equipment and switched to mirrorless Fuji X in November 2013. I promised to write this article, explain the reasons that led me to the change and share my first impressions with the new camera. I know, there are tons of articles about Fuji X around the internet, but I hope also this information may help someone in his/her decision making…….
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I can be a mighty stubborn guy. You see, I have this very clear conception of the X Series cameras, one that’s severely tainted by my initial experiences with the original X100 and the reasons why I first became interested. Sometimes when I’m in a rut or feel myself wavering creatively, I’ll go back and watch the insane japanese commercial I’ve embedded next to this paragraph. Yes it’s raw and yes, it’s dark and mildly disturbing… But it encapsulates a certain ethos I’ve come to associate with these cameras: a grittiness of spirit, a spy’s point of view, lurking in the shadows, watching the drama of life unfold. The first schematics I saw for what was to become the X-T1 challenged this conception: a pentaprism-like hump? An SLR design? Stacked dials and buttons galore? Where was the innocuous rangefinder footprint, the misleading simplicity of the X Series? Well, not to worry young Jedis: the Force is still strong with this one…..
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In summary, the image quality afforded by the X-T1 is the same as the X-Pro1/E1/E2. Even if there is, it is pretty minute. The reason why people would buy the E2 then is the improved AF performance due to the phase detection diodes in the sensor to aid faster focusing. So the X-T1 has the same sensor and along with it, the same speed in focusing. What’s the main thing I would get it over the E2 would be the huge EVF and with it, a fast refresh rate while doing continuous shots such as for sports or nature shooting is certainly a boon. Coupled this with the Ultra High Speed UHS-II SD cards and this camera do perform really snappily. But would I buy one over my X-E1 which is a generation older? In short I won’t. I don’t need the weather sealing and with it, all the changes to the size of the buttons and the removal of the shutter screw thread. I am still ok with the EVF size on the X-E1 and the focusing speed without the Phase Detection but I do feel that the buttons on the old camera are that much more comfortable to use……
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