BDG in #XT10: My Impression of Fujifilm X-T10 and XF 35mm F2 R WR

X-T10 & I. Photo credit to @aberanardo using Sony Alpha 7

It has been almost a month of experiencing Fujifilm X-T10 with my hands. Going directly to the street to capture BDG citizens’ activities was the best way to know more about what X-T10 could offer me.

The X-T10 itself is…marvelous! I have been so crazy in love with how sharp the pictures turned out to be on my retina display, even when I printed those unedited pictures. Furthermore, the vivid color Fujifilm has been known for was what my eyes wanted to see. While the original pictures from my X-T10 had been that pleasing, I barely edited my pictures using some extreme filters. What I mainly did was adjusting its contrast, saturation, and brightness.

I am not a technical expert in talking about X-T10 technical specification. You better read it here on DPReview. What I could conclude is it uses the same sensor with X-T1 only that Fujifilm downgraded its hardware and made X-T10 body not a weather-sealing one like X-T1. I have no problem with its lacking on weather-sealing body because I am not that adventurous-and-adrenaline-junkie person and I think it is still OK to use X-T10 during a light rain (For me it is best to stay under my blanket during a heavy rain).

The camera itself is designed as a semi-professional camera. It has three main dials on top for shutter speed, aperture, and exposure on top of its body. I used Canon EOS 60D previously where it has a dial to choose which mode to work on. Nevertheless, I figured out that X-T10 didn’t have that mode option except for Automatic mode. I had to set the dials manually to choose whether I wanted to use it on Manual (M), Shutter Priority (S), Aperture Priority (A), or any other modes.

 

Before I decided to buy X-T10, I recalled what type of objects I would love to capture. I love street photography, I like candidly taking human’s expression in doing their daily activity, and I love seeing a smile on someone’s face while his/her face is captured on my camera. Therefore, I decided to buy a body only X-T10 and a separated lens. I had been looking for lens with a shallow depth-of-field and for sure, fast focus on low-light condition. The Fujinon XF 35mm F2 R WR was on the top of the list from wirecutter when I looked for which Fujinon lens I had to buy. I looked on its image samples and IT WAS WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! Yeay! Its price kindly suits my budget so without further ado, I bought it. Surprisingly, this lens is weather resistant! 

X-T10 and XF 35mm F2 R WR fast autofocus during a low light condition is the mere reason why I am loving this pair. Then I got a bonus as well when I saw how it captured the sunlight. My picture’s color looked so crisp and warm.

This pair is for sure my day-to-day camera pairing. X-T10 is lightweight that I could bring everywhere inside my small handbag, and, furthermore, I am so happy for choosing XF 35mm F2 R WR as my first lens into the X-system. 

So are you interested in joining the X Series experience?

Kiss,

nabilaasad

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