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May 19, 2014 03:52 |  #16

Now some semi-controlled environment tests between the two cameras with similar lenses. See previous post for sample X-T1 photos.

Fujifilm X-T1 w/ 56mm 1.2 @ 1.2 ISO 400 vs. Canon 5D III w/ 85mm 1.2 @ ISO 400

Apologize about the white balance differences. In any case, the full-frame of the 5DIII (right) gives has a shallower depth of field which causes the foreground and background to blur more.


Full crop noise comparison - not from the picture above.

Fujinon 56mm 1.2

Canon 85mm 1.2L II

Similar noise level; more CA from the 85mm. In my use of the 85mm, nothing really compares to its creamy bokeh and sharpness, but the 56mm fuji is damn sharp at 1/3 the weight and more than 50% the cost.

Here are some more 56mm 1.2 shots. Very creamy bokeh and good isolation from DOF.



Some samples from the 85mm 1.2:



In summary, the X-T1 is a prosumer worthy camera, one that I will keep as a lightweight interchangeable lens body. I don't think that the 5DIII has anything to worry about, but both Canon and Nikon need to worry about customers looking for an APS-C sensor. Based on its size, vintage looks, lens options, 8fps, weather sealing, and weight, I would not even look at any APS-C DSLR / mirror-less offerings from either Nikon or Canon. I walked around with this camera for 3 hours today and didn't even feel the weight.

This one is definitely a keeper and I already have a 35mm 1.4 (50mm equiv) on order and should ship tomorrow. I will stick to primes for this body for now and not worry about getting zooms. The only thing left to buy now is a small shoulder bag.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III & FUJIFILM X-T1 mirrorless

35mm f/1.4L | 85mm f/1.2L II |135mm f/2L | 16-35mm f/2.8L II | 24-70mm f/2.8L II | 70-200 f/4L IS | 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro
Benro C2691T Travel Angel | GP-E2 GPS | EF 1.4x III
FUJINON 23mm 1.4 | FUJINON 35mm 1.4 | FUJINON 56mm 1.2

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May 19, 2014 05:04 |  #17

You will like the way you can travel with this camera, my xe2 is great at this.
But for serious pics, I have my canon, serious in the way i prefer the grip, the speed, the mirror, the DR, the flash,video, and the lens choices, higher iso witouth plastic look.

Two great systems,have will take it with you most of the time, ans get a nice messanger bag.

There is one of the forum for the fuji-x and many more on the web for infos​m/forums/1020 (external link)

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May 19, 2014 20:37 |  #18

it look very nice, and the fringing more well controlled on the fujinon
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