posted Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 9:07 PM EDT


When the retro-styled Fujifilm X-T1 mirrorless camera landed in our offices -- and once the good folks in the lab had done their magic with it, of course -- we had something of a scrum to contend with. It's not just our readers whom the X-T1 has excited, you see -- there are several Imaging Resource staffers who've been vying to get their hands on it. But in the middle of last month, I trumped them all for a very good reason: A trip to my one-time home in Hong Kong.

With equal parts big city lights and traditional Eastern charm, Hong Kong makes for one heck of a photo opportunity, even if it can be a little hazy at this time of year. And there was little question that the Fuji X-T1 was the right call, given my desire to travel light and yet not skimp on image quality. (It didn't hurt that I have a penchant for retro ergonomics, either.)


Sadly for me, my trip -- like all good things -- had to come to an end. That's good news for you, though, because it means that I'm back in the office, with no excuse not to get to work on the first section of my Fuji X-T1 Shooter's Report. And having spent two full weeks shooting with the X-T1 almost every single day, I had plenty of experience from which to speak, as well.

So what's thrilling me about Fuji's retro-chic mirrorless camera, and what am I not so enamored with? Read the first installment of my Fuji X-T1 Shooter's Report now, and find out! (And if there's anything you want me to take a look at in the next installment, be sure and let me know in the comments thread below!)