Not long after buying the Fujifilm X-T1 in July I sold my beloved X100T. At the time, it didn’t make much economic sense to keep both. Some decisions, no matter their practically, we regret. I miss the X100T’s simplicity, portability, and manageability.
The X-T1’s appeal is full manual control, including ISO, and interchangeable lens. But for me, the fixed-lens camera’s aperture ring is a killer feature. In the bright San Diego, I often find even X-T1’s excellent electronic viewfinder is difficult to read. I typically shoot aperture priority, but consistently can’t read the setting. The X100T offers tactile clicks from a ring which numerals are clearly etched into the metal. Then there is benefit of the optical viewfinder, which works well for me outdoors.
In choosing between the two cameras, I picked the X100T—only to later grab the X-T1 when Best Buy offered a fantastic bundle price with XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens, along with the XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS kit lens. I regret not keeping both cameras, for there are many shooting situations where I would prefer the smaller digicam. But budget is tight,and sale of the one mostly paid for the other.
Mostly, I am hugely satisfied with the Fuji X-T1.