Fujifilm X100T Field Test
Fujifilm X100T Field Test Part I
Old school, updated
Design & Handling. As I unboxed the Fujifilm X100T, I had a few immediate impressions. It is indeed a great-looking camera. It’s just a tad bigger than I was hoping, but it’s also lighter than I expected, a good thing in a camera that I intended to use as a carry-everywhere quality snapshooter. The camera body itself, as well as the control dials and buttons, generally have a high quality feel, but I was disappointed in the somewhat flimsy, light feel of the rear command dial, which is too easy to turn.
Fujifilm X100T Field Test Part II
View from a lens. One lens.
As I mentioned in part 1 of this report, my first time out with the Fujifilm X100T was to shoot the Thanksgiving Day parade, and my next two shoots after that were also outdoors during daylight. I shot most of my images on these walks using the camera’s Single AF (AF-S) autofocus setting, and it worked very well for me, focusing quickly and decisively. On one walk, I suddenly noticed a construction crew just as they were fastening cables to a crane hook, and I was able to focus and shoot in a second or less; the camera’s AF system was easily quick enough for this kind of street shooting. On later outings, I tried the X100T’s AF system on nighttime subjects in the East Village neighborhood, and here again the camera focused well on the high-contrast subjects I was shooting using the AF-S mode. With some later indoor shots in restaurants, the X100T’s AF-S system was somewhat slower but still worked reasonably well, focusing accurately in about a second or a little less.
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