Steve Huff reviews X-T1, loves it (mostly)

Started Mar 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
D200_4me Veteran Member • Posts: 4,394
I wouldn't fret over it too much

Some seem to be pretty upset about his comments in the review, but everyone has their own opinion, so that's ok.   It's pretty clear to me though (as an owner of both the E-M1 and X-T1), the X-T1 has better image quality overall.  From a pure pixel peeping standpoint, the Fuji has cleaner images and are very sharp, even with the 18-55 zoom.  I see a little 'grain' even in my ISO 200 shots on the E-M1 sometimes, but let's be honest...nobody would ever see that, viewing photos at normal sizes. Even up to ISO 3200 or so, I seriously doubt anyone viewing the photos normally would ever notice grain in the photos from the E-M1.  But like I said, overall the X-T1 has better image quality and it's very impressive to me.  I looked closely at my own samples from the E-M1 and X-T1 (though I haven't been able to convert any raws from the X-T1 yet since I use Lightroom) and the X-T1 is the clear winner for pixel peeping.  And for 'real world' normal viewing, I guess it just depends on the scene and the individual photo, but I generally find myself more impressed with my Fuji files (X100S and X-T1).

Ultimately, any person's review is not something to get all worked up about...unless they're just totally uninformed or biased and telling a bunch of lies on purpose.   I think Steve's review is simply his own personal experience and opinion speaking.  And yes, indeed he does need to make a living so he does reviews and posts lots of stuff on his site and has plenty of advertising.  Gotta make a living, you know.  Nothing wrong with that.  Me on the other day job pays for my photography site and I usually don't make any money from photography.  I don't put much effort into it though.  It's just a hobby/fun, first and foremost.  I don't want to ruin my fun by having to pander to anyone or beg people to buy something from me.

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