Fuji X-T1 & 56mm f1.2 – Amber Tutton

Posted on June 29, 2014

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




9 Responses to Fuji X-T1 & 56mm f1.2 – Amber Tutton

Per Pettersson

June 29, 2014 at 8:50 pm

Love the landscape portraits next to the window. Very nice shots.


Simone Tineri

June 30, 2014 at 6:56 am

beautiful job.
great combination XT-1 and 56mm.

1 question… why did you cut the foot of the model? (picture 7)



June 30, 2014 at 7:17 am

Hi Simone
No particular reason. Sometimes I just go with what feels right at the time. I’m not one for the rules as I believe photography is a personal thing and no one thing is correct, If we bound ourselves by following strict rules like the rule of thirds etc then we are stifling our own creativity. Photography is to be enjoyed as you want it to be.



June 30, 2014 at 12:36 pm

gorgeous set…love the toning and the model too.make me want to buy this lens


Mark Dell

June 30, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Lovely set
It just shows what that combo can achieve !



June 30, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Beautiful pictures, really love the lens… and almost affordable for the specifications ! :)



July 1, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Funny didn’t notice the foot… Just a great image
Super photos



July 15, 2014 at 4:36 pm

I didn’t notice the foot issue either! Just goes to show the relevance of your explanation to Simone. (I’m not one for ‘rules’ either.)

Your work is truly amazing and extremely inspirational. Right up there with the very best I’ve seen.

I’m adding this lens to my shopping list.




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