Seeing Wide with the Fuji X-T1 & XF 10-24 F4 OIS

What a productive and exciting two weeks it has been! Not only have we been shooting with the brand new Fuji X-T1 but pairing this camera with the XF 10-24 F OIS and XF 56 F1.2.

The wide-angle perspective is our favourite way of seeing the world. However, shooting with wide-angle lenses is extremely difficult and challenging. This type of lens doesn’t leave any margin for mistakes.

First, the subject has to be prominent and distinctive. Second, the entire real estate of the frame must be used for maximum impact. Third, a change in perspective has a much bigger impact than with other lenses. Finally, the corners of the frame have to undergo careful examination.

Keeping all these things in mind, we had an opportunity to capture some images with the Fuji X-T1 and XF 10-24 F4 OIS lens. We are really glad we could test this lens paired with the X-T1. While it’s easy to get excited about all sorts of technical data, let’s not forget that photography is the art of seeing. Indeed, the X-T1’s viewfinder offers headway for those who pay most attention to visual artistry. Stay tuned for a full-fledged review of the camera (of course, there are many other reasons this camera has been talked about by professional photographers for the last few weeks; more about them in our future posts).

But enough of this writing craze; here are the images.

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(all colour train images below JPEGs straight from the camera, Velvia film simulation)

Fuji X-T1 & XF 10-24mm F4 OIS (top) vs. Fuji X-Pro1 & XF 14mm F2.8 (bottom)

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As always, some B&Ws

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The last and favourite image was taken with the Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2.

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