FUJI XT1 REVIEW | 4 REASONS I AM NOT PURCHASING | ALAN MATTHEWS

By | May 8, 2015

Yeah, it looks sexy and all that jazz.  Sure, Zack Arias has sold all his Canon gear for only Fuji bodies and lenses. And, yes everyone is trumpeting on and on about how LIGHTWEIGHT the Fuji is and how tired they (Fuji fans) are of carrying 50lbs of camera gear everywhere they go. And yes, I’ve heard some photographers claim it reignited their passion for photography which makes me scratch my head. My question is this: are you a photographer because you have a passion for making images or because of the gear? If you pay attention to any social media or podcasts targeted toward photographers in the last year or two, you hear so much from everyone (seemingly) how amazing and transformative the Fuji X system has been for them.  I have been sucked into all the talk (and its sexiness) about how the Fuji is the Holy Grail of…..well I’m not quite sure what I was hoping for but after my recent rental of the Fuji XT1 with the 35mm 1.4 lens and the 18mm 1.4 I am no longer interested in the camera for myself……….

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