Fuji XT1 visits a french coastal town
Fuji XT1 visits a French coastal town
The Fuji XT1 is my favourite Fujifilm camera. It has a very decent dynamic range, and everything already works excellent right out of the box. The auto-focus system is basic but works well. I often use the focus-and-recompose technique: with AF set to center spot, I focus on my subject and then reframe the shot while keeping the shutter button half-pressed. There is a wide AF function available but never seem to use it with this camera.
It’s also worth noting that the Fuji XT-1 is fully weather sealed (80 points!). As I travel much, it’s important that I can use my gear in all circumstances. I never have to worry about increased humidity or a drop of rain; it will continue to operate as expected.
I often shoot landscapes and have found the color palette excellent and the lenses on par with anything produced by Nikon. Thanks to the excellent color registration of the Fuji XT1 16 megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor, there is plenty of information in the RAW files for you to play around with afterwards. You’ll be able to pull lots of shadow detail out too as long as you stay under ISO 1600.
The electronic viewfinder is as bright as those on FF DSLR, and live view is very fast. The oval eyecup helps block out sunlight; I wish other manufacturers would go the same way instead of the square ones.
If I had to point out any negatives on the Fuji XT1, I would say battery life, and that the data port has a flimsy cover. You can read more on the XT1 here.