This will be somewhat different from my usual “reviews”. Well, they aren’t really reviews per se. Much more like me praising the hell out of glorious lenses and cameras. (I’m overly positive, I know!)
So, on May 27th, I caved, and bought the X-T1. I had shown some latency, since I really disliked the way the camera looked as compared to my X-Pro1. Looks???? you ask. “Why on earth is that important, Jonas?” Well for starters, it probably doesn’t matter to a lot of people, but to me it does. How a camera feels to me, makes me relate to it, and actually makes my pictures look better! Dunno why. It just does.
I like aestetics. I like design. I like order. I like simple. I like my X-Pro1… ALOT! Why did the X-T1 need more dials? Why did it need a EVF hump? Why did it need that big FUJIFILM logo screaming on the front? Why did it need a tilt screen?
These are the things that went through my mind when I first saw the X-T1. Sure, all these features got praised like there was no tomorrow, but still…. I did not like it…. at all. That was…. until I handled one. This “review” is very late to the party. So I will not be the repeater of written gold. I will say this though.
THE EVF IS SO AMAZINGLY GOOD IT MAKES ME WANT TO SHED A TEAR SOMETIMES!
Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, let me say that this camera is so good in so many ways, it’s not even funny. It’s fast, it’s accurate, it has all the right dials in the right places, it handles like a boss, and oh, did I mention the EVF…. 😛
This part 1 of (hopefully) 4 parts will show you my street photography pictures taken with the X-T1 and various lenses. One thing I noticed is that with the XT-1 I use my AF lenses much more than on the X-Pro1. I love the legacy lens look, and the X-Pro1 is not the fastest focusmachine in the kitchen. The X-T1 changed that. Now AF is fast and accurate, and I can rely on it to deliver in those fast paced street scenes with “now or never” moments.
Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I will let the pictures speak… this is, after all, a Photography site.
The XT-1 on the streets – X-StreeT1