Damien’s thoughts on the Fujifilm X-T1 camera
The X system came of age when the X-T1 was released. Aimed squarely at SLR users, the X-T1 was the best featured camera in the Fujifilm X lineup. The large magnification viewfinder centrally placed high on the camera and the tilting LCD were the main obvious user advantages. It’s hard to explain just how much of a difference these made to the shooting experience, but when I was leading a workshop and decided to capture a top shot with the camera held way over my head, or a shot with the camera on the ground looking up at the scene, delegates without tilting screens were completely lost. The X-T2 goes one stage further with it’s bi-directonal tilting screen. It’s the screen and viewfinder combination that made the original X-T1 the champion X camera for creative portraiture. Other key features in the X-T1 such as a fast SD card reader and optional battery grip were interesting, but really not necessary for portrait shooting. I have a black X-T1 and a Graphite Silver body, and I’d say the Graphite Silver version has a better overall build quality and finish. Apart from the colour, the specifications they have are identical.
Learn about my X-T1 settings here.