Fuji X-T1 Review | Richard Wood

To cut a long story short, I never thought that mirrorless cameras would be up to much after years of being conditioned to use and live with massive DSLR’s that only seemed to get bigger and heavier with lenses to match, as that’s what ‘Professional Photographers’ use isn’t it? Well stuff that and with good reason – if you think back at what cameras were used by photojournalists over the years they were things like Rolleiflex TLR’s for sports and that includes Formula 1, Leica’s for news work and SLR’s in the real sense such as Don McCullin and his famous yet diminutive Nikon F. A couple of shoots around Silverstone for the Formula 1 and Touring cars last year, taught me that after getting together a fine array of L lenses and a 5DMK3, all I had really gotten myself was a very real pain in the neck. My 5DMK3’s were about as reliable as a chocolate teapot and I was already on my third body in twelve months (and yes I do look after my kit.) perhaps I was just really unlucky, but it was getting to the point that I couldn’t go to a shoot with the confidence in my gear that I needed. Time for a major change then as after fifteen years of being a Canon user the poor run of luck with the kit coupled with the stellar UK service gave me the kick in the behind that I needed to start looking around for an alternative. Followers of my blog and work will know that I have a soft spot for the Fuji X100, so when I found out about and read up on the X-T1 I got very excited indeed……….

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Fuji X-T1

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