• Jim says:

    I love it when someone tells me how great their sponsor is.

  • George says:

    i have both xt1 and Nikon d810.
    There is no way that the xt1 can match the continuous autofocus tracking of the Nikon. I tried using the xt1 for shooting birds in flight – it is a struggle; whereas the Nikon nails it every time.
    The xt1 is great for most things, especially travel. However for sports or wildlife, Fuji is not there yet.
    I have both because I choose the tool that is right for the job!

  • Dan Bailey says:

    George, you’re totally right. The continuous AF of the Nikon is still better than the X-T1. Mirrorless autofocus performance, especially with the Fuji, is largely dependent on which lens you’re using. Some lenses are faster than others, and the new 50-140 is very good. OF course, that’s the case with any system. I’m confident that within a few short years, we’ll see the performance close even more. If you find the Nikon better suited to certain subjects, then that’s the right tool for the job. I just found myself reaching for the Fuji every time and in every case during the past year, it did the job I needed it to do. Thanks for your comment!

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Thanks for your comment, Jim. I try to be clear about my affiliation with Fuji. Yes, I’m an official X Photographer, but I’ve bought nearly every single piece of Fuji gear that I ever used. The others have been to test or they’re on loan. I think you’ll see that’s the case with most of the other pro Fuji shooters. They don’t shower us with equipment; we still buy most of our own stuff because we love the gear. Our position as X Photographers is about recognition for showing what you can do with the X cameras, and if you look at the list of X Photographers around the world you’ll see that not all of them are full time pros. Also, as I stated near the end of the article, I did the trade at a local camera shop and actually owed them more cash for that second X-T1 body and the two lenses.

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  • Lewis says:

    I’m just discovering your blog after trading in all my Canon gear for an X-T2. It has certainly reinvigorated my love for photography!

  • Dan says:

    Cool! Thanks for reading, Lewis! I hope you’re enjoying your X-T2 and I’m glad you’re finding my blog to be a helpful resource.

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