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What I Miss About the Fuji X100T

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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.

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  1. Easy solution… You get the very few lenses that don’t have f-stop numbers printed on the body. Pick a 23, 35, 14 16 or 56mm …. and you will solventhe problem. Also the x-T1 extended eyecup is a must imho for a daylight shooting.

    Good luck!

  2. I have the xe2 with the 18-55, 23, 35 but all i really want is the x100t, perhaps with the teleconverter for 35. That optical viewfinder is really a nice thing, with the evf option plus the lens size is just sooo much better than lugging the 23 1.4 around

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