Fuji X-T1 First Impressions + Why I Switched from the Sony a7s | Devin James

By | June 20, 2015

Just received the Fuji X-T1 about a week ago and so far I’m loving it. Prior to the X-T1 I was shooting mostly with the Sony a7s. It’s an amazing camera technically speaking, but has really started bugging me lately. It’s great for serious landscape or portrait work, but something about the way it processes images makes colors and tones look a off to my eye. Too vibrant. It doesn’t really work for street photography or family/travel stuff. The tones/colors tend to be really technical looking. Also the ergonomics are just plain awful. If you’re going for an intense, poppy, eye-catching look, the a7s is great. E.g. the photo below. But if you like more subdued tones and accurate colors, it doesn’t really fit the bill. Come to think of it, the photos of the X-T1 at the top of this review were shot with the Sony a7s and Minolta 85mm f/1.4. The images don’t look bad, but there’s something about Sony’s tones that have a very distinct look to me. If you check out any of Asilda Photography’s reviews, you’ll see what I mean (she shoots with an a7r)…….

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