Switch to the X for weddings: “A full switch from Nikon? It’s something I wasn’t expecting, but the X-T1 is so enjoyable (and better)”


Lukas Gisbert-mora is a professional portrait and wedding photographer, who used the Nikon system for 15 years. Then, one day, he bought the Fujiflm X-T1 for his personal use… at least that was his intention. But after three months (and 20,000 shots) he made, to his own surprise, the full switch to Fuji:”this is something I wasn’t expecting! […] I’ve never experienced something so enjoyable.” He now shoots all his weddings exclusively with the Fujfilm X-T1, enjoying the smaller and discrete X-system:

At wedding, you have a camera smaller than some of the guests’ camera. […] That’s technology, things get smaller.”

Sure, the camera and the X-system have its quirks. Lukas talks about the lack of flash, video capability (improvements coming with the December firmware), the battery indicator is unreliable, it’s not a sport camera because the continuous autofocus is a little unreliable (50-50 to get the shot)…. but there is so much else that he loves on this camera, that he sold all his Nikon gear and didn’t regret it at all.

The single focussing is surprising fast, “one of the best I’ve used“. He keeps his camera in single focus mode because it is so quick to focus and take a picture, even with the XF 56mmf/1.2 wide open and a shallow DOF:

At the dancing floor at a wedding, when I compare my shots taken with the Nikon, and a Fuji, I could actually see that the Fuji was performing better“.

Another big PRO is the EVF and the ability to see, in real time, what you’ll get in your viewfinder while you change your settings:

You can be much quicker in taking the shot than using a DSLR which is great especially at weddings, when you can’t miss the moment.

He then talks about the Fujinon lenses, which he apparently prefers over all the Nikon lenses he used before. In fact, he says that:

The construction of the lens (the 56mmf/1.2) is simply the best I’ve used, superbly made. […] Between all my Nikon lenses, I can find differences in color and contrast, while with Fuji, between the €1,000 lens 56mm and the €400 lens 35mm, the color and the contrast are pretty much the same. This consistency in color and contrast between the Fuji lenses, which is really important for the workflow.”

The combination Fujfilm X-T1 + Fujinon glass delivers, according to Lukas,”a picture quality better than on my Nikon D3s […] I find the Fuji better handling the natural light, than my Nikon.”

So he ends up recommending the X-system especially to wedding and portrait photographers, and if you shoot a lot manually, because “working in manual, it’s probably the best experience I’ve ever had with a camera.”

Look at video here on youtube.

Oh, and Lukas specifies in the comments that he isn’t sponsored by Fuji and he doesn’t get anything from them… it’s just his personal opinion matured after 3 months of intense use of the Fujifilm X-T1. Do you agree (or not) with his conclusions? Share your experience with the Fuji’s at weddings/portrait in the comments down below.

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Sigma says: “Mirrorless will grow! We will expand lens offer for as many CSC systems as possible” (also for Fuji-X?)


One of their current lenses for mirrorless MFT and E-mount systems is the 19mm f/2.8.

CEO Kazuto Yamaki said at DSLRmagazine (google translation here) that the mirrorless system camera market will grow further. And he promised Sigma will expand their offer of lenses for those systems.

“[google translated] I’m pretty sure the market for CSC will grow in the future, do not know how, but we have the belief that we must support as many possible systems and already have a few goals for this segment and we would expand that product line. “

Will there also be some Fuji lenses? Officially Sigma is still denying upcoming X-mount lenses. Maybe they should take a look at the Fujifilm X-T1 sales figures and they would see that Fuji isn’t that super-small niche anymore.

New products are likely to be announced in February at the CP+ show. Fingers crossed to get some “cheap” but still good high quality lenses also for Fuji. Do not forget that Sigma can also make superb lenses like the 50mm ART which is almost as good as the 4 times as expensive Zeiss Otus. Just to say that, on paper, Sigma could match the Fuji X lens optical quality.


Official High-Res samples shot by Zack Arias with the Fujinon XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR online at Fuji’s website!


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I remember Fuji Guy Billy saying, at the launch of the Fujinon XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR lens, that this will be a “legendary” lens. First full size samples were already shared on Fujirumors here weeks ago, but now we have the first official Fujifilm high-resolution samples online. Check them out the three images here (shot by Zack Arias).

And also Rico Pfirstinger is testing the XF 50-140. He posted some samples at his Flickr page here.

Fujifilm XF 50-140F2.8 WR: USA: BHphotoAmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE:WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore


B&H should receive first batch of Fujifilm X100T cameras on November 18. AmazonUS expected release is NOV13


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A FR-reader got the following information from BHphoto: the store will get the first batch of Fujifilm X100T cameras on November 18th. On the other hand, AmazonUS expected availability for the Fujfilm X100T is the 13th of NovemberAdorama says on their page that the X100T will be available early November.

So time for shipping is near :)


dc.watch Interview: the 56mm F1.2 R APD, the XF35mm APD prototype and the super-telephoto prime


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XF 56mm f/1.2 APD
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The Japanese site dc.watch (translation) published an interview with a Fuji Manager mainly talking about the APD version of Fuji’s fastest lens, the XF56mm f/1.2… and the fist lens ever with apodization filter which still allows you to use AF.

If I understood correctly the cryptic google translated version, the Manager also talks about the quality and the concept behind the Fujinon lenses. He denies any FF camera, as Fuji’s priority is to complete the APS-C lineup. In this regard, they also talked about plans for a super-telephoto prime (google translated: “because you have to understand the needs of our customers have come a super-telephoto lens of a single focus, on the consideration of the future of the lineup“) and he revealed that there was a prototype of the XF35mm with APD filter. If you may remember, sources told me that the XF35mm could be updated, but the improvement won’t be the weather sealing. Maybe, at the time of the rumor, Fuji was testing the APD version of this lens. However, Fuji has dropped plans to release such a lens (if I interpreted correctly the google translated version).

If there is any Japanese FR-reader, who could make a more accurate summary of the most important parts of the interview, feel free to drop it in the comments down below.