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Fuji XT1

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by chilloutbuddy, Jan 21, 2014.

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    just make sure you are happy with the files, fuji does not seem very keen to refresh the 16m sensor, which is not even the best of APSC sensors any more.

    Also make sure you're happy using the top dials, they are not made for changes with the camera to your eye. FujiX works best by making exposure changes with the camera down, then bring to your eye only to frame and focus. Very old school :)

    The electronic shutter is nice to have some times but it is limited in practical use. Very easy to have distortions if your subject is moving, and it doesnt work with flash.
     
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    Is that the SP-1? Does it just take normal Instax mini instant film?

    Been thinking about getting one of those. They are expensive locally though around 290-300 from what I can tell. 220 from Amazon.

    Plus film is about a dollar a pop...

    I'm hesitant as the quality from the instax cameras is not that great, the instax doesn't have a 56mm f1.2 though:tongue:
     
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    yeah only credit-card size film... I wouldn't worry much about quality, even if it's lacking you can barely see it at that size. These are fun prints, just for the gesture of handing something to a friend, family etc
     
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    Yeah at this point the files and my post processing workflow are probably the biggest concerns (and maybe the stuttering EVF image). I'm going into it expecting to change the way I take photos (not adjusting while viewing like you mentioned).

    I'm not pro, but I like photographing people/family (Flickr Examples), and clear natural skin tones and details are really important to me. I love the images from the 5D mk II and thought I would never sell it.
     
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    lol if you're not happy with that EVF, then you're not going to like many..

    I'm not an EVF fan at all, but im happily living with this
     
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    The EVF view was fantastic, but I noticed a stutter and slow down as I focused which surprised me as I hadn't heard anyone speak of it in reviews/impressions. It could have easily been a once off?
     
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    It could be a combination of it lighting the screen + snapping in focus?
     
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    if your processing is generally light (some dodge and burn, some curves), do try the jpegs. Not sure why (I'm not very technical with compression technologies) but apparently not all jpegs are created equal, and the fuji ones SOOC are known to take a bit more beating than average (could be a myth, not sure, have a try for yourself). To me the fuji jpeg processing latitude is just enough and it has saved me a ton of trouble.
     
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    What are you using to edit? Lightroom/Photoshop was getting a bad wrap with the fuji files for a while there. Has that changed recently?
     
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    Ive been meaning to test out the latitude on the Fuji jpegs...

    RAW support isn't great on LR 5.6, not compared to Canon anyway.
     
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    The latest betas of Darktable have some xtrans RAF support.

    It only works on Linux or OSX though. I might crank an Ubuntu VM and try it out if I have some time.
     
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    ahh ok.. yes it does seem to "jump" when the AF happens ... but panning around in the EVF just composing the shot is brilliant.
     
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    so they say, with raw... I gave up on raw :cool:
     
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    Just upgraded to an XT-1, loving the camera. Reading this thread definitely moved me over the line.

    Couldn't resist....

    Now somebody buy my Xpro - 1 Pretty please XD
     
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    Where'd you buy from? Any hidden sales on that I don't know about :Paranoid:
     
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    Two X-T1's went for very cheap (imo) on the sale forum here in January.

    They don't seem to hold value well.
     
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    Bought off a forum member mysteriousjimmy, indeed was very cheap.

    I was only meant to buy an 18-55....... then the XT-1 happened :confused::lol::D
     
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    I'm thinking of possibly picking up a X-Pro1.

    How much better is the X-T1?
     
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    I have an X-E1 which is basically an X-Pro 1 minus the OVF.

    The autofocus on the XT-1 is significantly faster and more accurate thanks to phase detection. The EVF is also significantly better on the XT-1, bigger, brighter, faster. Better MF assist. The sensor is a bit better in terms of IQ.
     
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    What lionman Said, plus better video capability, built in intervalonmitor (for time lapse), easier ISO selection, Faster overall operation, more compact body, electronic shutter up to 1/32000, much better continuous shooting mode, and you don't get locked out of the camera for a sec after you shoot a burst.

    There are probably a few other things I am forgetting.
     

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