For the few years that I’ve been writing on my blog, I’ve never written a post about the equipment I use or the camera that I love. If you’re a complete technical whiz then you’re at the wrong spot because I am not and this post will touch on nothing of the sort. If you’re a creative and love visuals – look no further. I’ve got you covered!
So, if you’ve been wondering – I started my photography business with a NikonD50, which by now, is pretty much old school news. I didn’t love it. It worked and everything but for some reason I didn’t consider it my “baby” 😉 That’s when I started doing a TON of research on different camera systems. Pretty much everyone was Canon – where’s the fun in that?! I’ve always been one to side with the lone black sheep.
I found the FujiXT-1 somehow. I don’t remember what website pointed me that way or which amazing photographer I stalked that used it (although I do know that James Day is fantastic and he uses the Fuji system). Anyways, this camera is small, lightweight, simple, and perfect (to me).
Enough with the blabbing, right? I’m going to share some recent images of my sister taken with the FujiXT-1. I have the 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm equivalent lenses (the XT-1 is mirrorless which means the light skips a mirror and passes directly to the image sensor which then displays onto your viewfinder so the lenses aren’t the typical measurements). That was my one bit of technical info 😉
These were all taken with the 50mm equivalent lens.
Meet the FujiXT-1.
What I love about the Fujixt-1:
One of the downfalls of the FujiXT-1:
The Fuji system has some downfalls – of course. But I think as long as my XT-1 holds up, it will be what I use for my digital work.
Now it’s time for me to challenge myself with medium format film – hello, Pentax645N!