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First Fujifilm X-T1 photo leaked on the web ahead of launch

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First Fujifilm X-T1 photo leaked on the web ahead of launch

The first Fujifilm X-T1 photo has been leaked on the web by popular photographer Rei Ohara, who has uploaded a picture of himself holding the camera on his personal blog.

Accidental leaks are not very common, but they do occur once in a while in the digital imaging world. Here is another story that is based on something that should not have appeared on the internet so early.

Rei Ohara is known for capturing photos with his X-series cameras. The Japan-based photographer is very good at his job and his portfolio is a source of inspiration for many artists.

Thanks to his devotion to the X-mount, it appears that he has also developed a special relationship with Fujifilm. Ohara has uploaded an interesting selfie on his blog, showing him holding an unknown Fuji camera in his hands, but then proceeded to take it down.

First Fujifilm X-T1 photo accidentally leaked by popular photographer Rei Ohara

Rei Ohara
Photographer Rei Ohara’s selfie with the unannounced Fujifilm X-T1 weatherproof camera.

The unknown device appears to have an electronic viewfinder somewhere around its middle. This is not specific to a current X-series camera, but there is one which is rumored to have a design similar to the Olympus OM-D shooters: the weatherproof Fujifilm X-T1.

Sources have been speaking about an X-mount camera, that can be used in adverse weather conditions, for quite some time now. It is supposed to be announced on January 28 during a special event.

Until then, the first Fujifilm X-T1 photo has showed up online, making the company’s fans really happy in the process.

Weatherproof Fuji X-T1 camera to feature best EVF and fastest AF in its class

The lens that is attached to the weathersealed Fuji camera is the XF 35mm f/1.4 R. It is one of the three original X-mount optics alongside the 60mm f/2.4 R Macro and the 18mm f/2 R.

Coupled with the X-T1 camera, the 35mm f/1.4 lens will provide a 35mm equivalent of 52.5mm.

On the other hand, the X-T1 will feature a 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor, the “best” electronic viewfinder on the market, fastest autofocus speed in its class, two SD card slots, and an additional grip for an extra battery.

Fujifilm mentions unannounced X-T1 camera on its official website

In the meantime, the Fujifilm X-T1 name has also appeared on the company’s website at the FAQ section. Unfortunately, there are no features, specs, or photos there, but we will hear more about that at the end of the month.

The weatherproof camera is expected to be priced between the X-Pro and X-E series, so it will be more expensive than $1,000. Please take this with a pinch of salt as it is based on unofficial information, but remember to stay tuned in case it becomes official.

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