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Fuji X-T10 and Fujinon XF56mm f/1.2 on vacation in the Aegean islands

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For the past month or so I’ve been trying out the new Fuji X-T10 and am now working on a short review. It’s an X-T1 with fewer knobs. The X-T10 give up nothing much to the more expensive and heavier X-T1 other than its lack of weather proofing and its slightly less belly-and-whistly but nonetheless wonderful viewfinder.

But at £499 in the UK, around half the price of the X-T1, it offers excellent value for money. Image quality is identical to that of big brother and, although smaller, the camera is really comfortable to hold. It plays quite well with larger lenses, too.  In the main I’ve used the camera with the excellent 56mm f/1.2, the original, not the latest APD model. This lens, equivalent to a full-frame focal length of 85mm, is definitely one of my favourite optics. It has great bokeh and makes a tempting street lens for when you feel in need of a bit of distance between subject and camera. Nifty fifty, hocus pocus, sometimes a longer lens works wonders.

I’ll be reporting more on the X-T1 in the next few weeks. 

 A touch of the rolling shutter at 1/22000s with the clever (mostly) new electronics. At least you can shoot wide open in strong sunshine without needing an ND filter
A touch of the rolling shutter at 1/22000s with the clever (mostly) new electronics. At least you can shoot wide open in strong sunshine without needing an ND filter
 Mikri Venetia, Little Venice, in Mykonos: There
Mikri Venetia, Little Venice, in Mykonos: There’s one in London, too, but it doesn’t look like this
 1/17000s at Little Venice
1/17000s at Little Venice
 Posing at Paraportiani, Mykonos
Posing at Paraportiani, Mykonos
 Traditional Mykonos bagpipes made from sheep
Traditional Mykonos bagpipes made from sheep’s unmentionables. Dreadful noise, wouldn’t go down well at Burns’ Night. But it’s ok for the windmills of Mykonos. This old Myconian lives in Ano Mera, in the centre of the island, and keeps sheep (which is nothing unusual on this island). Every Easter he herds his flock from Agios Giannis all the way to the slaughter house beyond Ano Mera with total disruption of traffic on the island. The Greek Easter table demands copious quantities of lamb.

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