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  1. Steve Vaughan
    March 23, 2016 @ 6:19 pm

    Really good article from a great photographer and nice bloke. I shoot weddings in almost exactly the same way, and agree with the comments about keeping the technical stuff out mind when looking for that special moment. Well done Paul.

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    • Paul Richards
      March 24, 2016 @ 2:48 pm

      Cheers mate! Hopefully at some point we’ll meet and have a beer!

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  2. Documentary Wedding Photography with Fuji XT-1 ...
    March 23, 2016 @ 8:52 pm

    […] Paul Richards, wedding photographer, shared with us some thoughts about using his X-T1's.https://t.co/S1qjOLu1qL https://t.co/6R9wtvTgS0  […]

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  3. nextimelah
    March 24, 2016 @ 3:07 am

    Hi Paul, greetings from joshuakhoo.com! Thank you for sharing your experiences with the X-T1. I love your style and photos and I too have an X-T1 (with an X-M1 combo) which I use for my event photography. And like you, I found primes the best coz they are just smaller and lighter. My regular event lenses are the Samyang 8mm, Fuji 18, 35 and 56. There was one evening event when my flash stopped working and all I had were my primes and ISO6400 but my client still loved the photos! I do wish Fuji will make a small light weight 70mm or 90mm (like the Pentax 70mm f2.4 limited) as the 90mm is really big. Anyway, keep up the great work, you inspire me! 🙂

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    • Paul Richards
      March 24, 2016 @ 2:48 pm

      Thanks for your kind words. I rarely use flash actually, so at most weddings I end up at 6400 at some point. The noise is not a problem if you process it correctly and get the exposure correct in camera. All the best.

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  4. Gonçalo Cavaleiro
    March 24, 2016 @ 8:15 pm

    Hi Paul! Great photos! I liked your article, and I agree with pretty much everything you wrote. And the settings you mention, I use them like that too. One thing you didn’t mention, and I would like to ask you, is the AF settings. Many modes and many settings associated… How do you use it? Thanks!

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    • Paul Richards
      March 26, 2016 @ 1:43 pm

      Hey thanks! I keep things simple with AF. I just use single-point AF and move it around where I need it. I have the camera in continuous-AF mode most of the time, but have it set to have single-AF on the back A-FL button. With this setup I have immediate access to tracking/single AF. I usually use either 3fps or 8fps drive mode as I like to shoot ‘through the moment’.

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  5. Rodrigo Pertoti Leoni
    May 2, 2016 @ 3:06 am

    Amazing, is very nice pictures

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  6. Monika Bauer
    May 7, 2016 @ 11:40 am

    Yes!! I can’t wait to use it in my Wedding photography and feel that finally I can concentrate on composition and light not technical stuff! Love your work… 🙂

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  7. Matthew McCord
    May 16, 2016 @ 11:03 pm

    I so agree with everything you’ve written here. Lovely work! I stupidly sold my X-T1 when I got the Pro 2, but missed it immediately. I’m waiting on the T2 so I can have the Pro 2 on one hip and the T2 on the other. Same sensor, same processor, etc. I really miss the flip screen, and find myself shooting with my X70 a lot because of that. Not to mention the EVF in the XT series blows the Pro’s away. Anyway, lovely images.

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  8. Shawn
    August 12, 2016 @ 11:02 pm

    I used it in a couple recent weddings and really enjoyed the experience. I think the shoot went amazingly well too!

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