So I have to begin by saying that I'm a little disappointed that my previous post to this one regarding the Fuji X100T somehow lost all of its content. I had typed out a pretty good first impressions on the new camera and all the great things about it.
Here's a quick overview on what I had written:
I had the Fuji X100s for a couple weeks in 2014 and I really liked it. All the great things people like David Hobby, Zack Arias, Kevin Mullins and the list goes on... was so true. The camera had soul and was just a joy to use. Being an avid photographer I had used it for a variety of things, but what it excelled at mostly was being discrete. I liked how small it was and that I didn't have to worry about what lens to use with it as it had a fixed lens. It was so easy to fit in most pockets and bags. Its really well built and very well designed to attract viewers. It felt great in the hand and performed well.
But, I had a couple small issues with it. Nothing wrong with it, but to be able to run with my pack of XT1 cameras I felt like it was running a little behind. And I was so hopeful for the little camera.
With my other Fuji cameras I had gotten so used to the electronic viewfinder. The thing is just great! You can see everything and more and really helped to make photography fun every time I picked up the camera. Now, with the new X-T1 the refresh rate had improved to about 60 frames per second which meant almost no lag even in low light. The x100s being almost a generation old still had the much slower 40 frames per second and when I panned or happened to be in low light it had a tough time tracking what I was doing. So, given that I use the viewfinder to do everything I always wished that would be updated via a firmware update, or with the next camera generation.
Secondly was the autofocus speed and start up time of the camera. Both were clearly slower than my xT1 and yes I'm being picky, but it just didn't feel right.
So I had returned the x100s which I really enjoyed and felt that it wasn't quite there yet for me. I wanted to be able to trust it and use it as key component in my kit and to use at weddings where it would really shine.
Then, they announced and rolled out the x100t!
I was excited to know all about and to read as many reviews as I could. It sounded very promising keep the core about the same, but refining a lot of the functionality of the camera. After doing my research I decided that this was it for me. A few weeks later I picked mine up and found that I had made the right choice. The camera was perfect! No lag in the viewfinder, the AF is faster, the macro mode has improved, the exposure dial is better, the aperture controls have improved and more.
I had some time today to head out in the cold winter weather here in New England and take a few photos with it.
The Verdict! I love the X100T! Can't wait for wedding season to start!
If you're looking at this camera and have any questions about it, please leave a message in the comments.
The first few were taken in Harvard, MA. The photos of water/ice were in Clinton and the last ones were taken at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA.
It got really cold out there, but I got enough photos to say that I truly enjoy this camera. I wanted to make sure I had some wide shots as well as some more close up photos as well. Looking forward to using this camera more and more.