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Fujifilm X-T1 hands-on review

by | Oct 1, 2014 | Blog, MAARTECH

Fuji’s design, which evokes classic rangefinder cameras, combined with their emphasis on physical controls make this a very old-school photographer-centric camera.

Fuji loaned this to me for over a month, and I was able to take the camera to the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, where I played with time exposures, to the Grand Prix Cycliste in Montreal, where I played with burst mode and to an equestrian competition at Blue Star Farms in Mount Albert. Also spent some time wandering around Toronto.  I really felt like exploring and trying all the nuances of photography that manual control provides.

The images used in the video, and their EXIF data, are available on Flickr. I’ve tried to keep the Lightroom processing to a minimum, but. If you need more information, please comment. Images in the video have been scaled to fit the 1920×1080 output resolution of the video at 95%.

Camera menu screen captures have been edited, condensed and sometimes accelerated.

As always, my thanks to Fuji Canada and their very helpful staff. They loaned me the camera for this trip, but did not compensate me nor review the video before I posted it.

Images and video were recorded on the X-T1, including the backgrounds for the green screen scenes. My on-camera portion of the green screen and the camera menu scenes were recorded using a Sony NEX VG20 using the HDMI out into a elgato game capture HD. I really would appreciate a working HDMI out on cameras which provides a much nicer menu capture. The shots of the viewfinder were recorded on my iPhone 4S, with the lens held into the viewfinder. All edited in FCP 10.1.2.

As always, if there are any details I’ve overlooked, I welcome (and reply to) your comments and questions.

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