Fujifilm X-T1 Review | Zach Wheeler

Fuji contacted me several weeks ago asking if I’d be interested in test out their new X-T1 camera, along with the 14mm 2.8 and 56mm 1.2 lenses. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the company over the past few years and it seems they’ve rebranded themselves as a serious contender in the enthusiast photo market. I’m not overly demanding on my equipment. There’s only three things that really interest me in moving to a few camera or brand; accurate low light focus, a lot of “give” in the RAW files (not only lifting the shadows, but also recovering highlight detail) and price. Sure, there are some elements like a 1/8000 shutter, a fast flash sync speed, or niche lenses that can give you some cool tricks, but that’s really the pepper on the steak and not the steak itself. This review isn’t about endless sensor comparisons or shooting test charts in a lab – there are lots of reviews that cover that and do a better job than I ever could. If you’re a pixel peeper and want to read more, check out from DP Review, FujivsFuji, or DxOMark. The review I’m going to present is more of a commentary on how the camera and lenses performed in everyday settings that I find myself in, and settings other photographers, professional or hobbyists, may encounter. Let’s start with this camera’s real strength – it’s small(er) form factor. The Fuji X-T1 is nimble, unobtrusive and pocketable in a windbreaker or jacket. I could easily carry this in my hand during a 1.5h walk around some of St. John’s famous trails, whereas, you really notice a full frame camera within minutes into a walk. And the kicker? The images look as good as anything my full frame cameras produce……

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