Documentary and Political Photojournalist Based in Washington DC
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Testing the New FujiFilm X-T1

I just bought a new toy to play with, the FujiFilm X-T1.

I am mainly interested in this camera so I can put together a more low-profile kit to shoot with while working on projects where it is best to blend in a bit and let people forget you are there with a camera. Even the smallish Nikon D700’s, which I use on a regular basis, can be a bit distracting. I wanted something smaller and quieter, but did not want to compromise on the ability to shoot in low light.

I bought the X-T1 with a 35mm 1.4 (135 equivalent: 53mm) and today I took it out for the first test run while shooting an assignment for Bloomberg News on Capitol Hill.

So far, I am really impressed.

I don’t have time right now to go into the details, but I wanted to post a few frames from today. All of these images were shot at ISO 3200.

If anyone has any questions about the camera or lens, feel free to ask and I will answer when I get a chance.

Otherwise stay tuned for more samples and updates.

MUSK SPACE  Pete Marovich
Elon Musk, CEO and chief designer of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), prepares to testify at a Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The hearing dealt with the National Security Space Launch Programs.
MUSK SPACE  Pete Marovich
Scott Pace, director of the Space Policy Institute in George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, testifies during a Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The hearing dealt with the National Security Space Launch Programs.
MUSK SPACE  Pete Marovich
Elon Musk, CEO and chief designer of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), arrives to testify at a Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The hearing dealt with the National Security Space Launch Programs.

4 Responses

  1. Read your short review on the new Fuji X-t1 and impressed. (I picked up a used Fuji X 10 and quite amazed.) I’ve been shopping for a 4/3 camera, and this review and your pix was helpful.

  2. Pete, I’ve been looking for photojournalists reactions to the fuji x series. You are one of the first I’ve seen. Keep posting your thoughts, I appreciate it.

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