Now an owner of the Fuji XT-1

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Razeus, May 22, 2015.

  1. Razeus macrumors 601

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    Well, I'm getting rid of my beloved X-E2 and X100S and opted for the sole X-T1 and I've also added the 23mm f/1.4 prime to go with it, making my lineup a little more complete with the 35mm f/1.4 and the 56mm f/1.2.

    It's clear that Fuji is no longer interested in updating older bodies with firmware so it's time for me to move on from my trusty X-E2/X100S combo.

    The X-T1 firmware 4.0 update looks very promising. I'm a huge fan of the Wi-Fi transfer that I'ved on the X-E2, but the X-T1 seems much for functional for my needs (on the iPad) as I can shoot with it tethered. Plus the X-T1 seems to have more speed when focusing, especially in low light.

    I think Fuji is release way too many camera bodies, but I guess they are trying to appeal to every type of user. As long as the keep the superb lens quality (I've also used the 60mm f/2.4 and that was great as a portrait lens as well), I don't mind too much.

    I haven't shot with it yet, but I'll give it a spin over the weekend to give me a few days before my Disneyland/California vacation trip next week. So far it feels great in the hands, which I found my X-E2/X100S a bit lacking in terms of the grip.
     
  2. Ish macrumors 68000

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    Congratulations on the X-T1! I got to handle one recently and it does feel good in the hands, though I prefer the rangefinder style for myself. Wouldn't you want to keep maybe the X100S in case your main camera has to go in for repair? Or when you just want to put a camera in your coat pocket?

    Those are great lenses too. Of those, I just have the 35mm f1.4 but it's a beautiful lens.
     
  3. MacRy macrumors 68040

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    Nice! I haven't seen one in the flesh but I sure like the look of them. Must admit to being tempted to replace my XE1 with the XT10 that has just been released.

    That's a nice lens lineup too. Like Ish said, the 35 is a beaut and I've heard good things about the 23 and 56 too.

    Looking forward to seeing some classic Razeus shots with it in the POTD thread.
     
  4. Ish macrumors 68000

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    John Lewis in Milton Keynes has one on display that you can handle, wouldn't be surprised if JL in Oxford Street has one too.

    Don't think I'd like to part with my X-E1 at the moment while the new sensor/processor produces such different results. Maybe you'll just have to sell a watch! :)
     
  5. MacRy macrumors 68040

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    *splutter* SELL A WATCH! Are you mad? ;)
     
  6. Ish macrumors 68000

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    Thought you'd say something like that! :D
     
  7. Miltz macrumors 6502

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    I borrowed this camera from a friend and used it for a week and I really loved it. Excellent Lens. I just found it hard to change focus points while shooting compared to my Canon 6D.
     
  8. throttlemeister macrumors 6502a

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    You do realize there is a firmware 4.0 type update coming for the X-E2 as well, right?

    Congrats on the new toy. I just got one too as my D800 is just too big and heavy for when I use it the most: motorcycle trips. So far, from what I've seen, I'm not going to miss the D800 a whole lot and end up selling it all.
     
  9. Razeus thread starter macrumors 601

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    This camera is EXCELLENT. Fuji really stepped up it's game. Continuous shots works like a charm, which was lacking in the X-E2 and the X100S. Though it's not suitable for full on sports (yet), but catching a bride walking down a aisle was great. It's like the X-E2 and X100S combined plus some extras.
     
  10. DucatiTerminator macrumors member

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    This is where I still find it lacking. Though I'm not a sports photographer, I get "volunteered" to shoot club and high school track and field. Continuous frame rate is nice, and focus tracking is actually better than I expected (DSLR still better), but I find the EVF blackout while shooting to be very distracting.
     

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