From Nikon to Fuji, 20,000 pictures with the x-t1

From Nikon to Fuji, 20,000 pictures with the x-t1

In this video I give my experience on doing a full switch from Nikon to fuji system
Video Rating: 4 / 5

25 Comments

  1. TheDudeofDudes
    March 31, 2015 at 9:28 pm #

    What is that crazy creepy sound in the background around tge 1:00 mark?
    Sounded like something from jurassic park.

  2. Ken Bernock
    March 31, 2015 at 10:00 pm #

    Do you use face detection? Back button focusing??

  3. Ken Bernock
    March 31, 2015 at 10:49 pm #

    I would love to know the settings you use for focusing? Portraits? Kids
    running? 

  4. Christopher Dunn
    March 31, 2015 at 11:47 pm #

    Great information, however I don’t understand your comment on when using a
    Nikon you have to guess the exposure,
    You look through the viewfinder and all the info is there, so you just use
    the control rings to adjust aperture and speed just as you do with the fuji.
    It’s actually quicker to alter settings on a Nikon dslr using command
    dials, I,m using a d700 for weddings and occasionally a fuji x pro 1.
    I,’ll probably sell my fairly new pro 1 and get the xt
    But the fuji does look an amazing functional camera, and I will probably
    sell my fairly new pro 1

  5. Ray WU
    April 1, 2015 at 12:41 am #

    is that flash v860n?

  6. Farouk Cherchali
    April 1, 2015 at 12:53 am #

    Great video Lukas, I use both system and I agree with you, something about
    the image quality and the colors that come out of the XT1 are amazing plus
    everything fits in a small bag. what’s not to like? 

  7. Douglas Barrow
    April 1, 2015 at 1:40 am #

    Thank you for the video, very informative. I like the small size of these
    mirrorless cameras. One of the reasons I chose a Pentax K-5II is it’s small
    size. It is a bit heavier than the X-TI and thicker but it does have a
    better grip. (Vertical grip too, which I added) I do like the metal prime
    lenses Fujifilm is coming out with. I prefer primes which is another reason
    I like Pentax. Small all metal primes, vintage Takumars and their Limited
    line of lenses. Fujifilm seems focused on primes they are coming out with
    some really excellent ones.

  8. Isaac Medina
    April 1, 2015 at 2:24 am #

    Great video Lukas. I agree with you.
    That is A LOT of Fujifilm logos for somebody who isn’t sponsored by
    Fujifilm. 😉
    I guess you’re hoping they will sponsor you. Good luck with your
    photography.

  9. Lukas Gisbert-mora
    April 1, 2015 at 3:12 am #

  10. Thierry Roget
    April 1, 2015 at 3:41 am #

    tu m’as convaincu! 

  11. John Miles
    April 1, 2015 at 4:36 am #

    Excellent video Lukas i have got the xt1 and agree it brings back a spark
    to ones photography i sold all my Canon 5ds and lenses over the last couple
    of weeks and look forward to using the Fujis more and more. thank you and
    nice shots at the end ,

  12. Talia Liber
    April 1, 2015 at 5:04 am #

    Hi Lukas. Another reviewer out there claims that the Fuji X-Trans sensor
    files give flat images, compared to other CMOS cameras, even smaller
    sensors like Olympus. What do you think? Thnaks!

  13. Javier Arenas Valladares
    April 1, 2015 at 5:30 am #

    I just put on sale my D600, 24-70 2.8G and SB-910 and made the full switch
    to Fuji with the X-T1 Silver edition!

  14. Rytis K.
    April 1, 2015 at 5:48 am #

    After 3 weeks running around with a X-T1 today i sold all my nikon gear..
    for the photography i do and for the future i see in Fuji i couldnt justify
    having all that FF gear..its like a driving old deasel car ,when you can
    drive Tesla ,sorry Nikon..

  15. drishtipat
    April 1, 2015 at 5:51 am #

    Nice review. I have been on the fence for almost a year now. My D700 is
    getting old and finicky. Have had the X-T1 on my mind as the replacement.
    This video sealed the deal for me. I’ll wait for the Dec release and jump
    on it. I have just one question for you Lucas: what is your digital
    workflow for the X-T1?

  16. Nelson Santos
    April 1, 2015 at 6:40 am #

    Question: have you figured a way of using high speed sync?
    Im a wedding photographer myself and this wedding season I decided to use
    the Olympus EM1 as my second camera. After shooting about 8 weddings with
    it (and I used it more than my Nikons) I bought the XT1 to see how it
    compares. Don’t take me wrong, I LOVE the EM1 autofocus, ergonomics (with
    the grip), the touch screen and the lenses… but I own and Fuji X100s and
    X-M1 and I cant lie, I LOVE the X-Trans sensor files! I have had the X-T1
    for 1 week and I have only used it at an engagement session. I got to
    admit, the autofocus does not compare with the EM1. Actually the camera was
    aggravating me because specially on backlit scenarios it would just not
    focus fast. Also, the lenses are a bit noisy while the Olympus are just
    silent! I used the 56mm and the 23mm. I got another 2 engagements this
    weekend which I cant wait to test this camera again. I would love to enjoy
    using this camera as much as my Olympus, but I would love to enjoy the
    Olympus colors and dynamic range as much as the Fuji files. Hard decision!

  17. RemekTek
    April 1, 2015 at 7:04 am #

    Just to introduce myself: I have an X-T1 with battery grip, an X-PRO1 and
    until 1 week ago, an X100s. I have 8 Fuji lenses and 2 Fuji flashes. I also
    had a Nikon D4, which I just swapped for a D750, and have 6 Nikkor lenses
    plus a Sigma 35mm ART and a Tamron. So I think I have a reasonable
    cross-section of both brands.

    The video review took 16 minutes to basically say one sentence. That Lukas
    prefers the Fuji to the Nikon! Very little actual information given.

    Let me put in my own, “2 cents’ worth”:

    Fuji is quieter and lighter and the EVF allows the photographer to preview
    the shot exposure before taking it. The flash system is like going back to
    1970’s with no multi balanced off-camera flash control, just a single
    hotshoe flash with mediocre power. There is only a single memory card, and
    you HAVE to turn on the X-T1 camera to see anything, as it has no optical
    view finder!

    The Nikon (I am talking about the D750), now produces equally good jpegs,
    has MUCH better focus and I do not have to have it powered on to frame a
    shot. It has full “Creative Flash” system which will control multi flash
    guns that are off camera, either using IR control, or using a Pocket Wizard
    for radio control over long distances and bright sunlight. There is NO
    comparison here between the Nikon and the Fuji.

    Both systems have great lenses and can produce outstanding images, but are
    using different approach. Compare a Ducati race bike to a McLarren F1 race
    car. Both fast, but different experience.

    I love both systems, but would not be without either one. You make your own
    choice, but make it intelligently and with full understanding.

    Enjoy photography…

  18. Adam Woodhouse
    April 1, 2015 at 7:15 am #

    With the new 3.0 firmware and manual control when shooting video, you could
    use your 2nd body (assuming you have one) to do your videos now with
    greater control. I’ve played a little with video on my new X-T1 and with
    the manual video controls and an external mic hooked up, it ain’t half bad!

  19. ezlog49
    April 1, 2015 at 7:42 am #

    Any comments on the Dec v.3.0 firmware update? Curious to see what your
    experience has been with that. Thanks for the videos!

  20. hinokikuaimu
    April 1, 2015 at 8:05 am #

    This is one interesting talk, captivating to listen to I should say. Well
    said, informative and instructive. Will your 2nd XT-1 be the silver
    edition? Wondering if the xt-1 could be good for nature (macro) photo.
    Salut de Taiwan, je me rend à Ustaritz tous les étés :-)

  21. Leo Hoang
    April 1, 2015 at 8:18 am #

    Are you sponsored by Fuji? I only ask as your animated intro/outro has the
    Fuji logo in it…

    I also am a Nikon shooter who has the X-T1… not brave enough to come out
    of my comfort zone and not shoot my Nikon at a wedding, but when in my
    personal life, always with the Fuji for sure… 

  22. Fabian Ovidiu
    April 1, 2015 at 9:01 am #

    Poor Manuel … he was shot so many times, he must be a zombie by now 😛
    … nice review though, made me think of choosing between Sony FE and
    Fujifilm XF

  23. RossDuJour
    April 1, 2015 at 9:34 am #

    Thank you for doing this in depth honest review.

    I use the 70-200mm 2.8 a lot on my Nikon especially for runway and model
    shoots. Is there a Fuji X Mount replacement for this? Also how do you find
    shooting the camera in low light. Also without using the grip, how many
    photos do you get. I just feel that Mirrorless have a long way to go in
    terms of battery life as well as clean and proper focusing at night using
    the EVF. That and lenses. I feel a lot of systems don’t have sufficient
    lenses.

  24. Aline Kalleicher
    April 1, 2015 at 9:39 am #

    Thank you for this video. I also use the fuji x-t1 since april and I am
    fully surprised about the results I get. It´s really a great camera even
    for beginners like me, because it is so easy to switch the aperture,
    shutter, iso and the viewfinder is the best I ever saw. It´s learning by
    doing and my results are getting better and better. You really see exactly
    what you get and can switch anything easy without taking the camera off the
    eye, if you want an other result very simply. In my family all members use
    Nikon and they laughed when I got my fuji. Fuji – what ist Fuji? But now as
    they see my results, nobody ist laughing anymore. Sorry, my English is not
    so very good, but I wanted to say this.

  25. Blair Wright
    April 1, 2015 at 10:33 am #

    Do you find the risk of having a single card acceptable? I’ve lost a card
    (one Sandisk pro and one Lexar pro 400) while shooting a wedding twice now
    and I would personally be terrified with a single card system. What are
    your thoughts? Does the quality outweigh the risk?

    Thanks, I really liked the video and have been shooting the X-T1 since it
    came out but only for personal use.