I’ve been X-T1 Shooting for over a month now and I hadn’t really had much time to do any casual candid photography with it until very recently. I decided to take my new favourite camera with me to the Cheltenham Festival that I was attending with a group of friends. Now, you must understand that generally, a day at the races, with beer, and cigars and well, more beer and cigars is not somewhere I’m likely to spend a whole load of time concentrating on getting portfolio type pictures. So I cam up with a plan. In order to make sure I didn’t loose the camera, I strapped it firmly around my neck. I never wear cameras around my neck. Ever. But in this case, I thought it wise and it was probably the safest place for it. I also decided to go with my least used lens. That happened to be the kit lens that came with my X-T1; the XF18-55. I decided to shoot entirely from the hip, pretty much most of the time without the flip screen deployed either. I used a zone focusing technique and added a little bit of hope to the mix. You know what, it was a bit of fun but I’m happy with a selection of the images. All images shot on the X-T1 using the XF-18-55. All images shot as JPGs and processed very crudely in Phase One Capture One Pro 7 (the single most confusing name for a software package ever). Most of the images are shot manually with a couple of the later ones on aperture priority and Auto-ISO. 18mm ~ 1/125th ~ f/2.8 ~ ISO640 18mm ~ 1/125th ~ f/2.8 ~ ISO320 18mm ~ 1/340th ~ f/5.6 ~ ISO200 40mm ~ 1/450th ~ f/5.6 ~ ISO200 18mm ~ 1/450th ~ f/11 ~ ISO200 18mm ~ 1/420th ~ f/8 ~ ISO200 18mm ~ 1/400th ~ f/8 ~ ISO200 25mm ~ 1/450th ~ f/8 ~ ISO200 55mm ~ 1/420th ~ f/10 ~ ISO200 52mm ~ 1/450th ~ f/10 ~ ISO200 50mm ~ 1/1600th ~ f/7.1 ~ ISO200 55mm ~ 1/1400th ~ f/6.4 ~ ISO200 25mm ~ 1/125th ~ f/6.4 ~ ISO640 24mm ~ 1/125th ~ f/6.4 ~ ISO320 24mm ~ 1/900th ~ f/6.4 ~ ISO200 18mm ~ 1/2200th ~ f/2.8 ~ ISO200 18mm ~ 1/2000th ~ f/2.8 ~ ISO200 24mm ~ 1/4000th ~ f/5.6 ~ ISO2000 18mm ~ 1/4000th ~ f/2.8 ~ ISO640 18mm ~ 1/125th ~ f/3.6 ~ ISO200 Please feel free to share, Tweet and Like this post. Go on, you know you want to :) Subscribe to email updates - stay up to date with everything that happens on this site. Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required Email Address * 19 Responses Gary March 21, 2014 great set of pic’s Kevin and if i hadn’t already gone down the EM1 route this is the camera i would have gone for Reply Andrew Billington March 22, 2014 An evocative set of photos and great shooting from the hip. Reply JasonChart March 26, 2014 Some great pictures! 6+17 my favorites! Reply Dave March 26, 2014 Awesome images – I really like the emotion you’ve captured here and love the processing. I did notice some spotting in images 6, 9, 10, 12, 20 – is that on the sensor or the lens (maybe spilt beer?). I’m in the process of switching to an X-T1 and coming from a D600 I’m a little “spot sensitive.” Doesn’t seem to be in all of the images, and the ones where it is visible show a range of wide to small apertures. Thanks, Dave Reply Kevin March 27, 2014 My X-T1 has had it’s sensor cleaned since then I’d done some testing the day before at a beach which involved careless lens changing. I had some huge spots on the sensor during this shoot. Reply Mark Devereux March 26, 2014 Nicely done! Pretty funny that there isn't a single horse ('cept on the screen) in the shots… Reply Kevin March 27, 2014 Lo. I know. I didn’t actually get that close to the race track (it was too far away from the bar ) Reply Nick March 27, 2014 Hi Kevin, Only recently come across your work after catching your Fuji talk on Youtube. Have you done any guides / posts on your post processing techniques? I really dig your black and white treatments. Reply Kevin March 29, 2014 Coming soon to this site Nick. Reply Andy March 30, 2014 Really a great and funny set at the same time. Reply Huby Pan April 1, 2014 QQ: did you shoot in b/w or did you convert in post-processing? Reply Kevin April 1, 2014 All shot in B&W as Jpeg. Reply Kevin Mullins April 1, 2014 All shot in B&W as Jpeg. Reply Huby Pan April 1, 2014 Thanks! Reply Nicholaus Mueller April 10, 2014 Timeless photos Kevin! Did the XT-1 resolve the RAW issue in Lightroom? Also do you shoot weddings in B&W or color and convert to B&W? Thank you! Reply Kevin April 13, 2014 Hi Nicholaus – in this case I shot them in colour (Velvia) and converted later. Lightroom does indeed now support the X-T1 RAF files. Cheers Kevin Reply John August 28, 2014 I love these pics, but I’m wondering if the X-T1 with 55-200 zoom is capable of decent action shots? Reply Bill Thornhill January 6, 2015 Some great fun images there Kevin. Reply Bill Thornhill January 6, 2015 Some great fun images there Kevin. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.