Spain 2014 and some thoughts on the Fujifilm X-T1

Here are the 5 sets of images I made in Gran Canaria, Valencia and Barcelona this summer. All images were made with a Fujifilm X-T1 and mainly with the 18-55mm lens. I've been very, very pleased with the camera, it does everything I want with the minimum of fuss. It lets me get on with photography. It just works! Jpegs straight out the camera are first rate and RAW files have a lot of latitude for processing. I had some slight worries before about digital viewfinders, the X-E1 felt a bit like peering at a TV in someone else's house from across the street. Not that I've ever done But the X-T1 viewfinder is massive - very bright and clear with very little lag . I was shooting in very bright sunlight and didn't have any problems with either the viewfinder, or the screen. 

My last camera was a Canon 5Dmk2 and lugging it around for a day in the city (with associated lenses) was a pain in the arse. With the X-T1, the 18-55mm lens plus a spare battery (or three) I am set for a days shooting in the city. 

It took me a long time to decide to sell my 5D and I worried about moving back to a crop sensor - I shouldn't have. The images I produce with the X-T1 plus the brilliantly sharp Fuji lenses have been equal to, if not superior to those I was getting from my 5D but at a fraction of the weight. Some people get hung up on the number of megapixels the X-T1 has, but I can genuinely say it's not an issue for me...because I always get everything exactly right in camera and never have to crop (joke). 

Seriously though, if you are looking for a light weight alternative to your DSLR (or a complete replacement in my case), I have no hesitation in recommending the X-T1. 


Gran Canaria


The City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia

The Barcelona Pavilion, Barcelona