I was hesitant before buying this camera. I waiting for 12 months to see if all the hype and gusto was going to fade. But it didn’t. In fact it just amplified. Then only recently Fujifilm created a firmware update that made the camera even more useful. Well that was it, decision made. It’s now mine.
Having owned many Fuji bodies in the past, plus a number of Fuji and legacy glass, I was familiar and very happy with what Fuji provided. But I still kept my dslr kit. Not any longer. This camera has replaced the dslr for me, for now. Well done Fuji. Here are some images captured with the XT2 in recent weeks. Click for bigger view. Enjoy.
Can really old lenses work well on modern bodies. Yep – absolutely. This old Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar can produce beautiful images on the XT1, and you can sometimes find these lenses going for a song at a yard sale or in a thirft shop. Online the prices have risen significantly over the past few years as mirrorless cameras have grown in popularity. Click images for larger. Enjoy.
Remember the Fujifilm XT1 is only 16 megapixels but with the right lens and lighting you’d never know the difference between this and many other bodies with more megapixels and newer technology. Paired with the Voigtlander 58mm f1.4 manual focus lens attached via a K&F Concept adaptor, and with the aid of focus peaking, I decided to try out my new Magmod flash modifier mounted on an old Nikon SB800. Needless to say this is not a terribly practical setup as the SB800 is really too big and heavy for the XT1, however I wanted to see what the flash modifier could do paired with a great lens. Results were very impressive. Click pictures for larger view. Enjoy.
This lens is (1) very sharp (2) very well priced and (3) very adaptable to many bodies when used with an adaptor and manual focus. These images were taken on the Fujifilm XT1 with a K&F adaptor bought off ebay for $15. The colors stay true and the opportunity to manual focus with focus peaking aids on mirrorless cameras makes this a useable option. Enjoy. Click pictures for larger view.