As much as I enjoyed the X100S, I decided to give the XT1 a chance.
I brought in my X100S and Xpro1 to Eight Elements Camera and put them up for sale. As those were set on the shelf, I jumped the gun and picked up the next body. The very next day I headed back to the store and had my friend, Natalie, unbox the fancy new camera for me. The Fuji XT1 was released in January 2014, decked out with a APS-C sized X-Trans Cmos II sensor and an electronic viewfinder that has a magnification of .77x. At the time of release it was highest magnification ratio available to a crop sensor camera.
The box was nowhere near as fancy as the Xpro1, so the whole fun of unboxing was a little let down. The camera on the other hand, is a very nice setup and I don’t regret picking this up at all.
Natalie played around with the camera for a few minutes and tested how close the minimal focus could go.
I took a hold of the camera and fiddled with the settings to get a better feel for how I like to shoot.
I’ll have more photos to sample as I find time to go back out and shoot. My horrible management of time has prevented me from having as much shoots as I want.