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.

Fuji XT1

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.

Fuji XT1

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.

Fuji XT1

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.

Fuji XT1

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.

Fuji XT1

Fuji XT1

Fuji XT1

wim arys

Wim Arys is a photographer from Belgium Europe with a passion for mirrorless cameras.

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5 Responses

  1. peter nadort says:


    Very nice pictures. I get them from one of mine RSS feeds an saw your name. The pictures were taken on a french coast and I thought immediately that it was on the coast by Wimereux.
    Been there a couple of times on the opal coast in France. Latest time last year with my X-E2. Now changed to a X-T1. It’s my little Nikon D3s.

    regards, peter

  2. Andy Johnson says:

    Great pictures! I just purchased the X-T1 a few weeks ago and have to agree, the colors are amazing and it is a fun camera to use!

    • wim arys says:

      Hi Andy, thanks! I really like your blog http://www.justandy.com/ I see you visit a lot of charity projects around the world? It breaks my heart when I see how some people have to live, just thinking about the fact that there are over 2 million orphans in Kenya alone… It’s great to see you’re trying to give something back. How do you connect with the right charities?

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