First 'non' positive first look at X-T1

Started Feb 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
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zilver Contributing Member • Posts: 874
First 'non' positive first look at X-T1

I'm one of the biggest mirrorless fans, constantly voting with my hard earned cash. Now I'm looking at X-T1 closely because I always loved Fuji image quality but not so much its usability.

Anyway, while we are all waiting to use the actual cam and with many positive first looks, now comes some non positive ones to balance our expectation.

"In terms of ergonomics, I also found that the buttons that were squeezed between the dials on the top plate are too close to the dials, and therefore they are hard to reach, especially when you have big fingers like me. You will still be able to get the button pressed. It’s probably psychological, but it feels weird to press a button almost from the side since you can’t do a big old nice press right into the middle of the button because the dials get in the way of your fat fingers.


For me the jury is still out. The EVF makes a big impression, the camera is fast and responsive, but clearly I have been spooked by the lack of relief of the back buttons of the camera. So far it seems to me that If you already own an X-E2 (or were planning to buy it), don’t shoot action and don’t mind the big EVF, you don’t need to upgrade (or spend the extra money). Anyway, I will leave definitive conclusions for after a real test in real life...."

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