The X1 Comes Of Age

Since I received my demo X1D it has been a love hate relationship. The lenses and the image quality were offset by poor speed and buggy firmware. It improved gradually but the latest version has made a real difference.

The electronic shutter and the resizable focus points speed up the cameras operation considerably, not only has it become quicker to use I have recently discovered thats its tethered studio operation is amazing- go figure its actually a spectacular portrait camera.

The electronic shutter has a couple of drawbacks-

  • It will band badly under certain types of artificial light.
  • It won’t sync with flash because of the rolling shutter.
  • This same shutter can give some jello effects to moving objects.

As a professional working camera it is a real contender and works well with studio flash at 1/2000, the Profoto B1 is especially good. I have also shot it using Fiilex LED and the results are very good. I am finding I am shooting at 400, 800 and 1600 iso just because I can and the quality at high ISO is outstanding.

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