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Fuji XT1

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

  1. FranchiseJuan

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    There are stores in Melbourne that you can try the camera our, turn it on and even put your SD card in there and take some photos. Not sure about Geelong.
     
  2. wiztek

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    So true.

    "Turn the dial until it looks right".
     
  3. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    Digi Direct
    Teds
    Michaels
    Camera House

    Stores that specialize in camera related things, rather then generic electrical.

    JB HIFI stores vary in terms of what stock they have
     
  4. wiztek

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    As far as i know, most of the x mount lenses are not weather sealed, so it's kind of pointless.
     
  5. lionman

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    Three are I think.

    The expensive, heavy ones, being the constant F2.8 zooms and the 18-135mm is too but that's not their best zoom lens (especially for the cost).

    Shame really.
     
  6. mrthong

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    thanks guys! happened to be near camera house and decided to go give a look, they didnt have the X-T1 unfortunately nor the sony a7 :( but i did walk out with a tripod and a lowepro bag bug.

    @ wow that is a bummer, maybe throughout the year, hitting japan around early next year so some snow-proof gear would be nice :thumbup:
     
  7. Eradicate'

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    curious, how does the 18-55 and 35mm 1.4 rate?
     
  8. DraGoN-BoY

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    The 18-55 is pretty amazing for what it is. Sharp images and compact enough that it stays on my camera all the time when travelling.
    Only downside for me is no weather sealing.
     
  9. lionman

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    Pretty much, the 18-55 is as good as kit lenses get I would say.

    The 35 is sharp in the centre wide open, and very sharp corner to corner by F4.

    Decent contrast, lovely bokeh. Its got a nice build quality, pretty much all metal construction but is nice and compact and lightweight.

    Biggest downside is the AF in my opinion. Its not quite as snappy as some of the other lenses, still fine for majority of uses though.
     
  10. wiztek

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    Picking up a 35 1.4 tomorrow.

    Going to use for portraits only, so dont expect the focus would be a huge issue. Corner sharpness not that critical either.

    Keen to see bokeh rendering compared to the 23mm.
     
  11. DraGoN-BoY

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    I've got a 35mm as well however that rarely gets used (for some reason I read 23mm in your question so didn't offer opinion).

    As mentioned the AF is slower than the 18-55mm, I find the bokeh produced is only slightly better than the 18-55mm so the only benefit is the extra light in low light situations. However the OIS 18-55mm is quite good.
     
  12. Photobounce

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    Screw it, gonna go pick the 50-140 up!
     
  13. wiztek

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    So im looking to buy some batteries for my X-T1.

    Ebay has a range of batteries from $10, $15, $20 and the $35 Wasabi batteries.

    They range from 1100mAh to 1400mAh. Are the Wasabi batteries worth it?
     
  14. 2SHY

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    I would go with Fuji batteries. You never want to risk it with unknown batteries.
     
  15. pinheadion

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    Damn you! I bought an Ebay one last night after a few people said they worked fine on page 12 of this thread

    Now every time I use it I'll be expecting it to blow up... thanks 2SHY :wired:
     
  16. DraGoN-BoY

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  17. pinheadion

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    I used E-battery, although I went through their Ebay store. It looks at least slightly more legit than the super cheap Ebay stores.
     
  18. lionman

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    I have a few super cheap ones and they seem fine. The don't last quite as long as the genuine ones but must have been about 1/10th the cost.

    They are a bit lighter than the genuine ones so probably just have a smaller cell in them. They haven't caused me any issues though.
     
  19. 5p1k3y

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    same here worked fine for both my XT-1 and Xpro-1 probably about 70% capacacity vs original but the price difference is worth it!
     
  20. pinheadion

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    Anyone know of a way to assign a button to enable / disable the LCD screen? I like the EVF + Eye Sensor option best, but I'd love to use the LCD with a single button press if I could.
     

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