Had to test out my new X-T1

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Mikey, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Mikey

    Mikey FujiXspot Veteran

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    May 15, 2013
    Louisville, KY
    Braved the winter-in-spring weather yesterday to venture into the city and deliver the X-T1 vertical grip to its new owner. My hands are small enough that my pinky doesn't hang out while holding the grip. I do find that I accidentally press the buttons on the back with my thenar eminence. I haven't purchased a strap yet so I wonder how much of that was my hand overcompensating to avoid dropping my newly purchased toy. I don't mind the ISO lock as I can adjust it with one hand but I agree that I don't see the need for it. I still wish the EVF was off to one side as my nose (and mind you that I have a flat Asian nose) still smudges on the back LCD. I still wish the EVF was off to one side as my nose (and mind you that I have a flat Asian nose) still smudges on the back LCD. The EVF provides an immersive experience. The camera's very responsive and predictive AF works (albeit maybe only 75-80% of the time at least based on my brief experience with it)

    There were Easter Eggs scattered throughout the city. One of the first few ones I saw was this humpty-dumpty-looking photographer fella. It was urging me on to take this street photo.
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    A few from central park...
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    As I left Central Park to head to Bryant Park where I was to meet with the buyer, tried out the XT-1's predictive AF on a subject that was moving towards me. This was at f/3.2 (mainly since I didn't want the dogs to be OOF)
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    Stumbled upon St. Vincent Ferrer. Gorgeous church! This is just a single exposure yet it's still impressive how the X Trans sensor's wide dynamic range can recover most (sadly not all) of the shadow/highlight detail.

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    Bryant Park -- the lawn was just newly sodded and was off limits for the time being.
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    A few other ones in and around 5th ave...
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    This was ever so slightly tilted even if I used the level indicator. Sadly I couldn't retake it as people were constantly going in and out.

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    I realize that last one's cliche but wanted a shot of my own before I leave New York.
     
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  2. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    Really good shots! Love the older guy on the street. Excellent framing... I love what you left out.
     
  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs FujiXspot Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Near Philadephila
    Very nice. Gotta love New York!

    -Ray
     
  4. the sardonic iconic

    the sardonic iconic FujiXspot Veteran

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    Feb 2, 2013
    NYC
    Thanks for meeting up! Love the grip! And that Terry Richardson egg is awesome haha!
     
  5. Mikey

    Mikey FujiXspot Veteran

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    May 15, 2013
    Louisville, KY
    Thanks! My timing was a little off. Before I could get close enough for the shot, he looked at his watch and that in my mind would've been the perfect shots. :p

    You are most welcome! Pleasure doing business with you. Just looked up who Terry Richardson is -- LOL, I knew there was something eerily creepy with how that egg looked. :p