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 * 17 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 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.