Shooting Ultra High Shutter Speeds with the Fuji X-T1 | Dan Bailey

Last month, Fujifilm released a major firmware update for the X-T1 camera, which added 27 new features. One of the coolest additions is an electronic shutter (ES) option that lets you shoot at ultra high shutter speeds. If you enable the ES, the camera will switch over when you pass 1/4,000 sec, and allow speeds of up to 1/32,000 second. That’s “one thirty-two thousandth of a second.” Kind of hard is that to say, isn’t it? Ultra high shutter speeds offer great flexibility in a variety of situations. They allow capture incredibly fast action and freeze the quickest subjects, providing you can trigger the shutter at the right time. In addition, you can shoot at wide open apertures in extremely high lighting conditions. Imagine shooting portraits in glaring sunshine or creating creamy bokeh with razor thin depth of field in the brightest of light. Or creating relatively dark exposures when shooting directly into the sun. Doing a quick field test of the new ES on the X-T1, I shot a couple landscapes to test out these awesome new capabilites. The first example above was shot with the ultra fast Fuji XF 56mm f/1.2 lens, in an environment of sunshine and highly reflective snow and ice…….


Fuji X-T1

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