Fuji X-T1, XF 10-24mm F4 OIS & XF 56mm F1.2 reviews at work

The Fuji X-T1, XF 10-24mm F4 OIS & XF 56mm F1.2 are here. Thank you Fuji.

We have already started shooting with this gear. This weekend we are leaving for Vancouver Island, first on the list of great destinations planned for this month. Hopefully the weather will cooperate since many of you know March can be quite a wet month in Vancouver. Stay tuned for full reviews of the X-T1, XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS and bitingly sharp XF 56mm R F1.2.

In the meantime, here are our first images shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS.

All B&Ws, processed in Iridient Developer & NIK Silver Pro.









Here are some JPEGs straight from the camera, Velvia & B&W+R film simulations. Minor adjustments in Lightroom 5.

XF 10-24mm F4 OIS







XF 56mm F1.2 – look for portrait samples in our upcoming posts










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11 thoughts on “Fuji X-T1, XF 10-24mm F4 OIS & XF 56mm F1.2 reviews at work

  1. Hi Olaf! Nice pictures taken with Fuji gear! I bought earlier this week X-T1 and I’m super happy with it. So far I have been able to photograph only one afternoon with the camera. I’m sticking with my old 18-55mm kit lens but I would like to get some wide angle lens for landscape’s. Greetings from Finland!

  2. The images are good but the water looks like a pastel painting and I have this problem with the X100. Some blog somewhere said it is not Fuji but the software used to render the images. Does anyone else think it is a problem?

    1. Rob,

      I am sorry but I don’t know what you are referring to. Also, you mentioned the X100, which uses different sensor than the Fuji X100S.


      1. Hi Olaf. In your images of the sky reflected in the lake subtitled, (Here are some JPEGs straight from the camera, Velvia & B&W+R film simulations. Minor adjustments in Lightroom 5). The sky reflection colour is smeared across the water and takes on a quality of a watercolour painting. This happens with my X100 too. There are a few threads on the issue across the internet and the solution seems to be to use a better or should I say more sympathetic (!) RAW / JPEG processor. As I work on a PC the processors mentioned are on Macs so I have not been able to test it. Do you see what I mean?

      2. Rob,

        With all due respect, I have to disagree. You are referring to your X100, a camera that uses a regular CMOS sensor with known demosaic algorithm (like most Nikon or Canon cameras). I have never heard of or experienced the “watercolour effect” you observed with the X100.

        The latest Fuji X100S uses the X-Trans sensor, which is different. In the early days while using some converters, a type of “watercolour effect” was noticeable. Most converters improved quite dramatically and, for example, Iridient Developer is free of this problem.

        Finally, the photo you are referring to is a JPEG straight from the camera. I have never seen any problems with Fuji JPEGs, which are known to be the best in the industry.

        There is always a possibility that your particular model has some type of defect but it is impossible for me to evaluate.

        All the best,


  3. Great images, thanks for sharing. Both lenses look fantastic from what I’ve read. Your 10-24 samles reinforce that. I don’t know if I can justify either lens but I’ll be interested to see the reviews for 10-24 distorition. If its good, I may be able to justify that!

    Thanks again for your great blog.

  4. Hi Olaf
    I’m continually impressed by the jpegs from these cameras. Very impressive.

    The last one is very engaging. Really love the choice of composition.

    I look forward to your review of the new camera. Although it’s not for me (I don’t currently need more than my X-Pro 1 or 100s) it’s useful to know how things like the tilting screen work for you.

  5. I’ve had my X-T1 with the 18-55 kit lens for about a week now and it’s been a pleasure to use it. This post reinforces my impression that the new 10-24mm and 56mm lenses are superb. I’ll be watching for your Vancouver Island results and comments for further confirmation. In particular I’d like to know if the 10-24’s size and weight make it a good fit for the X-T1’s “smaller but better” ethos or if I’d be better off with the 14mm.

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