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  1. Natan
    September 3, 2021 @ 7:38 am

    As a Sony shooter – I recently purchased a 2nd hand Mint condition X-T1 for peanuts and I was blown away by it’s SOOC colors, IQ and compactness. This camera is has some serious punch.
    Thanks for sharing and have a great day,
    Natan

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    • Marcelo de Coghlan
      September 3, 2021 @ 10:33 am

      You will use a lot! Thanks Natan!

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    • Gordon
      September 30, 2021 @ 5:06 pm

      Hi Natan, Your comment doesn’t surprise me. Back in 2016, I had a second shooter help me at a wedding. He was shooting with a Nikon D800 and I was shooting with my X-T1. When we returned to the studio and imported the RAW files into Lightroom, they were intermingled based upon the time they were taken, as we had synchronised the camera clocks for the purpose of keeping them in order taken. He was blown away by how the Fuji files popped compared to his very flat Nikon files. A week later, he came into the studio to show me his new X-T1……

      Best regards and welcome to the world of Fujifilm colour.

      Gordon

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  2. Mike
    September 3, 2021 @ 8:54 am

    These are gorgeous images. Are they shot with Pro Neg Hi?

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    • Marcelo de Coghlan
      September 3, 2021 @ 10:34 am

      Hi Mike! All images with classic chrome!

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      • Stian Hammervold
        September 3, 2021 @ 10:40 am

        Great article and great photos with amazing colors.. mind sharing the recipe??

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  3. Albert Smith
    September 3, 2021 @ 3:32 pm

    Always love looking at your motorcycle shots. Every time I do I have to fight the urge to buy that 56mm lens.

    Fujifilm is unique in that while other brand users all abandon cameras for each newer model, there is a subset of Fuji shooters that enjoy the rendering from older sensors. YouTube is full of “X-T(fill in the blank) or X-Pro(pick a number) in 2021” videos where conesers of fine images talk the virtues of the first generations of Fujifilm sensors.

    I thought it was hype, but after picking up my own early model, I too find it is the camera that has become my EDC for when I walk out the door with no intent. This early sensor gives me as close to a film like rendering as any digital camera has. On paper, it has been eclipsed but I just like the look for images that I take.

    Funny, but with the release of the new 23mm and 33mm lenses yesterday, supposedly able to resolve 40mp, the future Fujifilm cameras might have someone doing this type of article in a decade on the virtues of the ancient X-T3 with its pedestrian 26mm sensor.

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  4. Patrick
    September 5, 2021 @ 6:32 am

    I love your pictures! The style and look is just on point.
    I got myself a worn off X-T1 back in January and since then I tend to use it more and more even in my semi professional work. I actually have some quite good Sony Gear but there is something special about the T1… is it the manual feel, the SOOC colors after creating some recipes? I don’t know and I don’t care anymore, all I know is that this little camera which has cost me next to nothing (150 €) got me hooked on the Fuji X Series. Now I wanna go full Fuji in the upcoming months.
    Some X-T1 shots can be found on my website: https://weichmann.at/fuji-x-t1
    Next I wanna get some native lenses and maybe the X-Pro2/3 or X-E3/4 😀

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  5. Tobias
    September 6, 2021 @ 10:27 am

    Hi. I absolutely love your pictures of the bikers. May i ask what simulation you use in those pictures? If you want to share your settings. I also wonder what is your favorite simulation to work with? I use a X-T20 and i really like that camera. Again, great work!

    /Tobias

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  6. Tomas
    September 22, 2021 @ 2:18 pm

    having both, X-T1 and X-T2 I would not say that XT2 has more noise than XT1, maybe on ISO like 12600 🙂 But advantage of newer sensor is its dynamic range, which is better than XT1.

    XT1 is still an amazing camera, its size, image and build qualities are proving the fact, that this camera can last one more decedate. I have found autofocus very reliable even when catching my kids running around 🙂

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  7. Gordon
    September 30, 2021 @ 5:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing your shots Marcelo. I just LOVE the motorcycle shots, especially as they are classic bikes. My last pair of wheels (a Triumph Trident) went in 1977 when I changed to 4 wheels. I knew that the photos were Classic Chrome straight away, as it is one of my favourite film simulations. I have an X-T3 and an X-T1 and use them mostly for weddings/portraits. I never bothered with the X-T2, as I couldn’t see enough justification to spend the money. Like you, I love the lower noise in low light with the X-T1, but the X-T3 has a wider dynamic range. Love using both of them and for weddings, I usually have the X-T3 with the 16-55mm f2.8 and the X-T1 with either the 56mm f1/2 or 50mm f2 on it. I rarely use any other lenses, apart from sometimes using a TTArtisan 50mm f1.2 if I want a really shallow DoF using something a bit smaller and lighter than the 56mm f1.2.

    Keep shooting and enjoying. I’ve subscribed by the way,

    Gordon

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  8. Gord Barker
    November 8, 2021 @ 3:51 am

    I bought an X-T1 about 2 years ago from a friend who upgraded to an X-T3. Love the X-T1! Lately I’ve been thinking about getting an X-T3 but I’m finding it hard to justify the expense when the X-T1 delivers almost everything I need in my photography. Great article!

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