Fujifilm Gear | Lightening the Load with the X-T1 Camera

by on October 16, 2014

I really enjoy the portability of the Fujifilm X-T1 and the accompanying Fujinon X mount lenses. When I made the switch to digital 8.5 years ago, I got used to toting around what I thought was a huge camera at the time, the Nikon D50 and whatever lenses I had attached. My cameras and lenses only grew in size as I moved over to Canon, so it was great when I was able to use the Fuji X-Pro 1, but our time together was short. 2 years later, I found myself downsizing by swapping out some Canon for the the X-T1 and 23mm ƒ1.4 to start with and snagging the 10-24mm ƒ4 a while later.


Scouting with the Fuji X-T1 and 23mm lens. A winter afternoon on the Alberta farmland.
Scouting with the Fuji X-T1 and 23mm lens. A winter afternoon on the Alberta farmland. Sidney Blake Photography No F0277.


On my way home one early afternoon, it was great to be able to stop off at one of the local farmlands in Parkland County, pull out the weather resistant Fuji X-T1 and the 23mm lens to bang off a couple of frames as snow was falling, adding very little weight to my Domke 832 bag. Let’s face it – I’m getting older, so those moments where I can lighten the load knowing I have a solid piece of equipment in tow, I’ll take them. I’ll save the shoulder / back breaking treks when photographing wildlife and other specific subjects needing my Canon bodies and lenses. It’s been great balancing Canon and Fuji for work. The Fuji X-T1 and X mount lenses make a great alternative to heavy gear and have become my perfect tools for daily use.

This photo is pretty much a snapshot, but I just wanted to see and feel this little beast in my hands to make sure we are a good fit. We just might be …

If you’re interested in the latest Fuji X Mount Lens roadmap, check it out!


See you in the field!




Photographer. Podcaster on hiatus. Edmonton Oilers lovah. Cinematic Star Wars fan. Fond of wildlife conservation, animal rescue orgs, and all things Johnny Cash. Gen X. 

Let’s connect via Twitter or Instagram.