Very Nearly Hands On With the New Fuji X-T1 camera
Okay, we HAVE got our hands on the Fuji X-T1. As I type the staff are fighting tooth and nail to get a play with the new camera. I got two quick shots before it was whisked away, but at least I got to see some good bits.
One, the hand grip is perfect for the balance of the camera.
Two, the viewfinder is brilliant. Big.
Three, the classic front and back control wheels are exactly where your fingers need to find them for the operation of aperture or shutter speed.
Four, it looks as though the TTL control contacts in the hot shoe have been changed from those on previous Fuji cameras. There are four silver contacts plus a gold one as well as the central contact. This argues a new set of flashes coming. Hip. Hip. Hooray. Should this be the case, this camera will be the central pivot of a new professional system. I wait with bated breath.
Five, the inclusion of the tilting screen is welcome. Forget peering down through the gloom in the studio when you can pull the screen out and use it as a waist-level viewfinder.
Six, the focus assist button that boosts the center of the screen to allow you to focus is as precise as you could ask for. Beats the old microprism screen all hollow.
In short, an extremely desirable object. Watch out for our launch night when we get this baby in action!