I recently added the Fuji X-T1 to my addition of cameras to cherish and love. I’m a camera whore I know, but I really wanted to get into Fuji lenses to see what they’re like. And there are a ton of sales going on with lenses and bodies so I made the leap with the plan that I’ll sell it when the next X-Pro comes out.
For an APS-C interchangeable this X-T1 is pretty awesome. Reminds me a lot of my Sony A7r as far as size and the way it fits in the hand. Actually the Sony is a little nicer to hold because of the bigger grip, but the Fuji X-T1 nailed it with the dial and button configuration. Plus it feels like a tank.
I’ll be doing a full detailed review of the X-T1 pretty soon. I still need to learn the camera lot more before going into it so not to write a review that sucks.
One thing I’ve noticed that I’ve not seen mention anywhere is, the X-T1 produces significantly smaller JPEG files than the X100T. 4-7MB compared to 7-11MB (unless I’m doing something wrong). So that X100T is doing something new to its JPEGs that not even the X-T1 is doing. Makes me excited to see what the next generation X-Pro will give us.
Fuji X-T1 – Redondo Sunset
My first landscape with the X-T1. I shot it with the Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 lens which is awesome by the way. I’m really impressed. Review coming soon on that as well.
Processed with Iridient for maximum sharpness. I can’t mention enough how awesome Iridient is. It blows Lightroom out of the water when it comes to doing that first sharpness and color pass on your RAF files.
This is also a single RAW exposure. I did bracket, but ended up not needing it. The Fuji X-T1 like the X100T also only brackets +-1EV which sucks and is annoying, but I’ve yet to really need more so I’m not too worried about it.
Skies were blown out in the JPEG but I was able to recover them in the RAW. Most color I did in Iridient, then used Color Efex Pro with the Polerization Filter and some Pro Contrast. Final tweaks and meta in Lightroom.
Camera: Fuji X-T1
Lens: Fujinon XF 10-24mm f4. @10mm
ISO 200, f/16, 0.6sec, RAW