OK. Some more delusional ramblings from a Fuji fanboy. Yesterday Fuji X was better than Leica, today better than DSLR's. I've lost the plot, right?
What's not good are these constant references to an SLR designed copy of a 35mm film camera with that size sensor as somehow being the 'base' design for a camera that everything else has to be compared to. I've written many times about how 'full-frame' is an arbitrary and inaccurate term. And constantly repeating it doesn't make it any more satisfactory. Amongst 'serious' cameras APS-C is by far the most popular sized sensor anyway. Just as 'full-frame' is meaningless in comparing sensor sizes, assuming a DSLR to be the camera design by which all other cameras are judged is also meaningless. I've bought and owned a lot of them and I consider them far from the 'work of the devil' but things have moved on and there are now other non-SLR derivatives that from market share alone deserve to be discussed for what they are, not what they they are supposed to aspire to.
And Fuji most definitely make cameras that certainly don't aspire to be DSLR's (and despite the SLR 'hump" the X-T1 really is a different animal) and even with the design similarities of many of them they don't aspire to be rangefinders either. It's still a question of picking one up, looking through the viewfinder and pressing the shutter and it's how well they take care of the process of producing a photograph that we should be concerned about, not whether they have an internal mirror or not.
So is the Fuji X-T1 better than a DSLR? Well it is for me, not for others. And we all make those decisions based on our choices, our preferences and our wallets and purses. And maybe some of these photographic internet pundits and 'reviewers' should be aware that there is now a huge % of the camera owning public that has never used film, that doesn't really understand the difference between an SLR and mirrorless design and most importantly couldn't care less. However the same can't be said to be true for many of those same pundits / 'reviewers' who as far as I'm concerned care about things like that far too much.
N.B. to see more on the cameras and lenses featured in this post click on the relevant labels (tags and keywords) at the bottom of this post.
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