Today I arranged some time in the studio to really put the X-T1 and the Fujinon XF 56mm f1.2 through it’s paces. I wanted to try using the various Fuji colour profiles the camera has as well as use it with different types of studio lights and wireless triggers to see what worked and what didn’t. Well as normal the X-T1 just blew me away with it’s ease of use. By using the preview exposure in manual mode all of my images were perfectly exposed and the highlights were as wanted. The 56mm performed flawlessly as always, such an amazingly sharp lens!
For those that know me i have always previously been a Canon shooter, starting with the 5D, then moving up to the 5DMKII and finally onto the 1DX. I had a array of “L” lenses as I openly admit to having what they call “gear acquisition syndrome” or GAS for short. basically I can’t stop buying camera equipment. Not a bad thing really as I could be wasting my money on drinking, smoking, gambling etc. All things I don’t do (well the odd football bet doesn’t count does it??). Well anyway I made the switch over to Fuji and the X-T1 and X-Pro1 bodies, much to the aghast of some and haven’t looked back. I am so happy I made the change. Not only is all my kit lighter to carry but I’m achieving far better results than I was previously, anyway I digress so back to the day.
The model for the day was Amber Tutton, you can view here website here and you can also see her Facebook page and Purple Port page here and here. I’d wanted to work with Amber for a long time and the wait was well worth it. Such a talented, friendly and knowledgeable model. You can see the results below for yourself. Thanks to James Ward of Space Studio