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Date: 28/04/2014 | By: Mathieu

Three days walking through the Cinque Terre with the Fuji X-T1 & XF 10-24mm f/4

E-M1, 1/250, f/ 8/1, ISO 200

Three days walking through the Cinque Terre with the Fuji X-T1 & XF 10-24mm f/4

Note: in December 2014, Fujifilm released the firmware version 3.00 that adds several new features to the camera including electronic shutter, Classic Chrome picture profile and many other things.

Despite living only three hours away from the Cinque Terre National Park, I had never set foot there before. There isn’t any particular reason except that I was probably waiting for a good excuse to go there, and that happened exactly last week when Heather and I took advantage of the long Easter weekend. Fresh air, long walks and a new camera/lens to accompany us: the perfect combination to escape work and enjoy one of the most unique and beautiful places in Italy.

X-T1, 1/450, f/ 8, ISO 200 - Velvia (LR 5.4)
X-T1, 1/450, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 19mm – Velvia (LR 5.4)

A unique location, one camera and one lens

The Cinque Terre (literally the “five lands” in Italian) are five small sea villages located along the Italian Riviera in the Liguria region. The coastline and hills that link them are part of the Cinque Terre National Park and the park itself is a UNESCO world heritage site.

 

The hills are full of vineyards and paths that take you not only to the most well-known villages but also to secondary ones huddled in the hills. One of the characteristics you will appreciate the most is the almost total absence of cars. You have the option of travelling across the lands by train, boat or foot. We chose the latter as we love to walk and it is indeed the best way to discover the area and take photographs. In a matter of minutes, you travel from small colourful villages to massive green hills where you can hear the sound of the sea far away while breathing the fresh air that it brings.

E-M1, 1/400, f/ 63/10, ISO 200

This trip was the perfect opportunity to test the new XF 10-24mm f/4 lens from Fuji. It is actually the only lens I brought with me and I was confident that its focal length range would be enough for most compositions (15-36mm equivalent on 35mm format). I occasionally missed having a longer focal length for certain kinds of landscape shots but overall I can say that this lens is a wonderful companion for travel and landscape photography.



I also brought the Fujifilm X-T1 which is probably the most popular mirrorless camera on the web right now. So many reviews have been written about it. We had the pleasure to try it the day of the official release back in January but we didn’t have the opportunity to take it out on a proper shoot until now.

Note: unless you see OOC JPG, all the pictures were processed in Lightroom 5.4 using the Fuji Camera profiles or the Rebecca Lily Pro Set II.

Riomaggiore, Manarola and Corniglia

Amazing scenery through an amazing viewfinder

X-T1, 1/500, f/ 8/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/500, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 13mm – Velvia (LR 5.4)
X-T1, 1/500, f/ 8/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/500, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 22mm – Astia (OOC JPG)

Riomaggiore is the village where our hotel was located. It is the last village of the park if you travel north to south. It is one of the most interesting to visit, not only for its main descending street Via Colombo but also for its many secondary small streets that wind up and down the hills.

X-T1, 1/180, f/ 56/10, ISO 250
X-T1, 1/180, f/ 5.6, ISO 250 – 19mm – Astia (LR 5.4)
X-T1, 1/800, f/ 8/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/800, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 16mm – Astia (LR 5.4)
X-T1, 1/60, f/ 8/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/60, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 10mm – HDR – RL Rosewood III

There is also a small wharf that is framed by coloured tower houses and filled with coloured boats. This spot is certainly one of the most photographed of the entire park.

X-T1, 1/1000, f/ 8/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/1000, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 10mm – HDR – RL Honeycomb I
X-T1, 1/500, f/ 8/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/500, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 24mm – RL Honeycomb I

From Riomaggiore we then decided to walk to Manarola, the nearest town. The most known and easiest path called “Via dell’amore” (Love path) that goes along the cost was closed due to floods, landslides and bad weather. Instead we took an alternative path that goes up through the hills and gives you a better chance to see breathtaking views from above. The path is difficult because it goes straight up at almost a 90 degree angle, but it is worth every step.

X-T1, 1/500, f/ 11/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/500, f/ 11, ISO 200 – 24mm – RL Ebony I
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X-T1, 1/480, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 10mm – Astia (LR 5.4)
X-T1, 1/320, f/ 11, ISO 200 – 11.5mm – Velvia (LR 5.4)

X-T1 thought: EVF

After my first look at the Fuji X-T1 in January, I clearly remembered the camera for one thing: its electronic viewfinder. Now that I had the chance to use it again, that feeling was confirmed. The X-T1 does possesses the best EVF to date and it is simply a joy to use. It is even better than the OM-D E-M1 EVF that I use all the time for work and find excellent for most situations.

E-M1, 1/160, f/ 28/10, ISO 200
The best EVF to date!

The X-T1 EVF is very sharp (2,360k) but more importantly, it is big (0,77x magnification). To me this aspect is even more important as I always shoot with my glasses. The X-T1 EVF makes things easier for me when it comes to creating a precise composition. In low light there is some noise but the EVF doesn’t reduce the frame rate, another good characteristic. In some situations, I find it lacks a little bit of brightness, so I increased it by two notches in the menu.

To me, the EVF is certainly one of the major selling points of the X-T1, especially for someone coming from DSLRs and optical viewfinders.

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X-T1, 1/75, f/ 5.6, ISO 200 – 14.5mm – Astia (LR 5.4)
X-T1, 1/210, f/ 5.6, ISO 200 – 11.5mm – Velvia (LR 5.4)
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X-T1, 1/1100, f/ 5.6, ISO 200 – 17mm – Astia (LR 5.4)
X-T1, 1/150, f/ 5, ISO 200 – 12.6mm – Astia (LR 5.4)

After spending some time in Manarola, the oldest town of the Cinque Terre, and refreshing ourselves, we took the second path to Corniglia, which is a little bit longer than the first but offers an amazing view of Manarola from above.

X-T1, 1/600, f/ 8/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/600, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 14.5mm – Astia (LR 5.4)

Once again, vineyards were the main characteristic of the scenery up until we passed through the small secondary village of Volastra and entered the woods.

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X-T1, 1/500, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 11.5mm – RL Russet III
X-T1, 1/1000, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 17.5mm – RL Russet III
X-T1, 1/2000, f/ 11/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/2000, f/ 11/1, ISO 200 – 10mm – HDR – RL Russet III

We arrived in Corniglia at around 7pm. We stopped there for dinner before gathering some additional blue hour shots and then took the train back to Riomaggiore.

X-T1, 1/60, f/ 56/10, ISO 800
X-T1, 1/60, f/ 56/10, ISO 800 – 15mm – HDR – RL Scout III
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X-T1, 1/60, f/ 5.6, ISO 200 – 24mm – HDR RL Wintermint III
X-T1, 1/30, f/ 4, ISO 800 – 16mm – Astia (LR 5.4)

X-T1 thought: ergonomics

While walking, I was also gaining confidence with the X-T1 ergonomics and its dials/button layout. The grip of the camera is very good, probably the best X camera for this. I particularly like the thumb grip on the back as it gives you a very sturdy hold on the camera.

There are plenty of customisable buttons including the arrow pad, which is a good thing. It is true that some of them are small and more difficult to access during shooting operations, but overall I didn’t find this irritating. I also like the custom button on the front, where I set the Auto ISO option. Finally, a nice tip was suggested by Dpreview and that is to assign the focus area to each of the 4 arrow pad buttons. That way, when you want to move the AF point, you just press the button according to the direction you want it to move. Smart and very simple. You won’t need it for landscape shots but for portraits or action shots it could be very effective.

The X-T1 is a very comfortable camera to hold and use for several consecutive days.

Before going back to the hotel, we spent a few moments taking night shots in Riomaggiore. I used my Cosyspeed Camslinger 160 bag as a support for the camera since I didn’t have a tripod with me. I also tried the Fujifilm Cam Remote app with my iPhone to control the camera over wifi. It is probably the most straight forward app I’ve seen for this kind of function. The only thing it’s missing is the ability for it to take Bulb Time shots. Instead of keeping the finger on the shutter button, it would be great to open and close the shutter via the app on the smartphone.

E-M1, 1/4, f/ 28/10, ISO 800

X-T1, 30/1, f/ 56/10, ISO 200
X-T1, 30s, f/ 5.6, ISO 200 – 10mm – Astia (LR 5.4)

Monterosso and Vernazza

The pleasure to shoot in full manual mode

The second day, we decided to go by train to Monterosso, which is the farthest village from our Hotel, and then walk back to Corniglia again (the middle village). Monterosso is the least interesting of the five towns. It is more touristic, your classic beach town.

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X-T1, 1/320, f/ 10, ISO 200 – 23mm – Velvia (LR 5.4)
X-T1, 1/500, f/ 10, ISO 200 – 21mm – Velvia (LR 5.4)
X-T1, 1/250, f/ 8/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/250, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 24mm – Astia (LR 5.4)
X-T1, 1/500, f/ 9/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/500, f/ 9, ISO 200 – 10mm – Astia (LR 5.4)
X-T1, 1/320, f/ 8/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/320, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 10mm – HDR – RL Storybook III

After a delicious fish lunch, we started the first walk of the day to Vernazza, one of the most enchanting towns. During the walk some clouds moved in, making the light less intense but not less interesting as it created a more dramatic effect.

X-T1, 1/1000, f/ 71/10, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/1000, f/ 7.1, ISO 200 – 24mm – Astia (LR 5.4)
X-T1, 1/400, f/ 8/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/400, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 24mm – Astia (LR 5.4)

X-T1 thought: Dials

Honestly I didn’t find all the dials on the X-T1 essential. I guess it depends on how a photographer works.

Me, I mainly shoot in aperture priority mode, keeping the ISO to 200 or setting it to auto with a highest value limit and working with the exposure compensation. As such I could easily work without the ISO or shutter speed dial.

Also, I like to compose and adjust the settings while looking at my composition through the viewfinder, but I actually find some of these dials not as comfortable as they could be, especially concerning their smoothness. I guess it is a question of adaptation and time as with every camera.

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Manual dials on the X-T1

To really explore all the benefits of the X-T1, I decided to shoot full manual only. The dials are great when you preset the values before taking the shot because you are looking at the dials, or if you remember which settings you have, you can even turn the dials without looking at them and concentrate on your scene. Then once you find the decisive moment, you just have to aim and take the shot.

One of the most useful dials I found is the shooting mode subdial: I can very easily and quickly change to bracketing mode for HDR. This action is definitely quicker on the X-T1 than with any other camera.

The camera’s retro SLR look is certainly pleasant to the eye but all these dials are truly functional only if you shoot in full manual mode. And from a certain point of view, this totally makes sense.

X-T1, 1/320, f/ 11/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/320, f/ 11, ISO 200 – 15mm – Astia (LR 5.4)

Vernazza is Heather’s and my favourite place. The view of the town is amazing from the final part of the walk. It also appears to be the most colourful village of them all.

X-T1, 1/400, f/ 11/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/400, f/ 11/, ISO 200 – 17mm – Astia (LR 5.4)
X-T1, 1/400, f/ 11/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/400, f/ 11, ISO 200 – 24mm – Velvia (LR 5.4)

It is also the most crowded of the five as tourists seems to flock here more than other places. We stopped for a “granita” (Italian slushy), some water and went down to the bay on front. Then we decided to leave the busy streets and look for smaller and more intriguing alleyways.

X-T1, 1/1000, f/ 56/10, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/1000, f/ 5.6, ISO 200 – 24mm – RL Farewell to Summer I
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X-T1, 1/30, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 10mm – Velvia (LR 5.4)
X-T1, 1/60, f/ 11, ISO 200 – 10mm – Astia (LR 5.4)

XF 10-24mm thought

Wide-angle lenses are fascinating but also difficult to use, as you really need to find an interesting composition to make that short focal length worth. My first impressions of the new 10-24mm are very positive and I think that the pictures speak for themselves.

X-T1, 1/1000, f/ 11/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/1000, f/ 11, ISO 200 – HDR – RL Raincloud I

It covers an interesting focal length, distortion is very good considering the extreme wide angle, and it is very sharp throughout all the apertures, even at the corners which makes it interesting not only for landscapes but also architectural shots.

X-T1, 1/400, f/ 11/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/400, f/ 11, ISO 200 – 10mm – Astia (LR 5.4)

It doesn’t seem to suffer from any particular lens flare and handles backlight like a pro! I will fully review the lens in the weeks to come but so far I am very impressed and feel that this might be one of the best lenses by Fuji, probably the best zoom lens. The optical stabilisation is also very effective – I could easily take picture at 1/4 of a second.

X-T1, 1/15, f/ 8/1, ISO 400
X-T1, 1/15, f/ 8, ISO 400 – 22mm – hand held HDR – RL Storybook II

The f/4 constant aperture could be the only small limit of this lens but I’ll be honest, during these three days I never felt the need to open up to f/2.8. Also, the lens has a certain volume, but isn’t heavy which makes the combo bigger but not heavier.

The quality of the XF 10-24mm was certainly the most positive surprise of our three-day trip with this Fuji combo.

From Vernazza, we walked back to Corniglia. Leaving the town, there was another interesting view where the backlight lent itself to some black and white photography.

X-T1, 1/500, f/ 11/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/500, f/ 11, ISO 200 – 20mm – Monochrome + R filter (LR 5.4)

The walk was pleasant, even though some clouds had drifted in once again, killing the light that would have bathed the village when I was close enough for a beautiful composition. I could have waited a little longer to see if the sky would clear but we also wanted to walk from Corniglia to Manarola and get there before dark.

X-T1, 1/500, f/ 8/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/500, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 14.5mm – Astia (LR 5.4)
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X-T1, 1/60, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 22mm – Velvia (LR 5.4)
X-T1, 1/180, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 24mm – Velvia (LR 5.4)
X-T1, 1/160, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 24mm – Astia (LR 5.4)
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X-T1, 1/60, f/ 5.6, ISO 200 – 14mm – Velvia (OOC JPG)
X-T1, 1/60, f/ 5.6, ISO 200 – 14mm – Astia (LR 5.4)
X-T1, 1/180, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 24mm – Velvia (LR 5.4)

In the end, we continued our walk, only to discover one kilometre later that the path to Manarola was closed. What a shame. Out of breath, we ran back to take the train and journeyed back to Riomaggiore.

X-T1, 1/1000, f/ 8/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/1000, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 17.5mm – HDR – RL Russet III
X-T1, 1/400, f/ 8/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/400, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 18mm – Astia (LR 5.4)

Back in Riomaggiore, I was able to catch the last rays of light at the wharf. Despite my exhaustion after such a long day, I wouldn’t have forgiven myself if I’d wasted the chance to capture such a beautiful sunset on our last night in the Cinque Terre.

X-T1, 1/25, f/ 8/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/25, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 10mm – Velvia (OOC JPG)

X-T1 thought: battery life

Before going to the Cinque Terre, I purchased a second battery. Not an original Fuji battery but a third party battery made by Patona, a German brand known to make batteries that are just as good as the original. I bought two for the Sony A7 and they last as long as the original Sony battery. The X-T1 version (NP-W126) lasts less than the original but for 20€, I’m glad I bought it because the original battery doesn’t last an entire day. So a second battery is strongly advised if you are out shooting all day. Not very surprising as it is the same story for most mirrorless cameras (with the exception of the Panasonic GH3).

Portovenere and back home

First impressions of the Fuji X-T1

X-T1, 1/800, f/ 8/1, ISO 200
X-T1, 1/800, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 21mm – Astia (LR 5.4)

On Friday, we stepped outside the Cinque Terre and went to Portovenere, which is a 30 minutes drive away. It is also part of the UNESCO world heritage site. The place is more touristic and in my opinion less fascinating. One of main characteristics is the Byron’s Grotto with St. Peter’s church on top. We stayed there for a little while, had a (very bad) lunch and then drove back home.

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X-T1, 1/640, f/ 11, ISO 250 – 18mm – RL Raincloud II
X-T1, 1/1000, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 10mm – RL Ebony I
X-T1, 1/250, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 10mm – RL Ebony II

Of course there are many more interesting things to cover regarding the X-T1 and 10-24mm but the good news is that I have both for an unlimited period of time (meaning we bought it, LOL) so I will try to test other aspects as soon as possible as well. Autofocus will be one of them along with continuos shooting capability. It worked fine during these three days with the 10-24mm, with almost no hesitation whatsoever. I really appreciate the progress that Fuji has made in this direction.

The X-T1 seems to be the most mature camera Fujifilm has ever produced.

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X-T1, 1/640, f/ 11, ISO 250 – 24mm – Astia (LR 5.4)
X-T1, 1/500, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 24mm – Astia (LR 5.4)

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About the author: Mathieu Gasquet

Mathieu Gasquet is a professional photographer with French and Italian origins. Besides running his own video and photography studio 3Dit Lab, he is also the official photographer for the National Cinema Museum in Turin. You can follow him on Google+, Twitter or Facebook!

  • Steve McEnroe

    I shot the Cinque Terre last year with my X-E2. It provides endless photo opportunities and was a wonderful 4 days before heading off to Venice and the Veneto. Love my Fujis. Bought the X100, added the X-E2 and now have the X-T1. The lenses and image quality are fantastic. I used the X-T1 and 55-200 to shoot “Little League” teams commercially this summer and the results rival my Nikon D600 with the 70-200 f2.8.

  • Mathieu

    With the latest Lightroom version (5.4) you can now apply the Fuji colour profiles (film simulation) to the RAW files. It means better colour fidelity with the OOC Jpgs. But if you are referring to sharpness and watercolour issues with green colours, as far as I know that hasn’t been fixed. I think that Adobe is working with Fujifilm to update ACR in order to obtain a better rendering of Fuji RAF files. But as far as I am concerned, I never had problems with RAF files and Lightroom.

  • Ugo Michi

    I know well the places and I would say your shots reflect the spirit of those villages ! Compliments !
    Just a rather technical question: it is reported somewhere that development of x-.trans files was not satisfactory with previous versions of Lightroom . Can you say that now with version 5.xx Lightroom is able to manage raw x-trans files without problems ?
    Thank you !

  • Heather

    Sadly, the coastal paths between Riomaggiore and Corniglia really were closed due to landslides – with a physical lock, key and gate! The path between Corniglia and Vernazza still had signs up saying that it was too dangerous to walk but we went anyway after asking a few tourists about the condition of the path. :-)

  • http://www.snowhenge.net David Mantripp

    Some very nice photos here, regardless of the camera. It reminds me of my last visit, about 18 months ago. We stayed just above Vernazza. There’s a restaurant there, above the harbour, which is just heavenly. Especially the “fragole in padella” …yum :-) I also went mirror-less, Olympus E-P3 in my case. I cannot imagine dragging a huge DSLR around those paths. By the way, being part Italian, surely you realise that “path closed” is more of a mild suggestion than an instruction ? :-) Certainly we enjoyed the closed path between Vernazza and Corniglia…

  • Nigel Chapman

    Hi again,
    Nikon D70 & 18-70, D200 Sigma 10-20, 50mmD, & 600 flash, plus of course loads of other bits and pieces such as a few Lee filters I picked up second hand, plus a Sony Nex5n which although gets some nice results, is a pain to use due to touch screen, awkward position of buttons and every time I pick it up I set the video going! I have virtually stopped using the Nikons unless I go out in the car.

  • Mathieu

    Image quality is very similar on both cameras. The X-T1 is faster in operation and with AF, and the EVF is way better. So it depends what do you need exactly.
    Which Nikon equipment do you own?

  • Nigel Chapman

    Thanks for the review(s); I am so interested in this camera, but it means giving up a lot of old Nikon equipment that is now worthless and I simply cannot afford it right now. That said there are great offers on the XE-1 right now which appeal. Is the XT-1 so much better and therefore worth waiting a while for prices to drop or offers to come available?

  • Mathieu

    Hi Chris, RL Russet III refers to a Rebecca Lily’s preset that I applied to that picture. Every photo that have RL followed by the preset name are Rebecca Lily’s presets.

  • Mathieu

    Thanks for the comment Till. I used the bracketing function of the X-T1 and shot 3 pictures in a row. I found it to be enough for all the situations. I actually never missed a tripod except for the 30s exposure night shot, but that wasn’t an HDR anyway :)

  • http://www.weinblogger.de Chris

    Like the HDRs but have a question:
    E.g. X-T1, 1/1000, f/ 8, ISO 200 – 17.5mm – HDR – RL Russet III

    What is the meaning of “RL Russet III”, is this a processing software filter or an OOC preset?

    Thx, yours Chris

  • Till

    These are some fantastic pictures that make both the camera and lens combination, and the Cinque Terre look very appealing. I spent a week hiking through Sicily this winter, and although it performed well overall, in some scenes I felt the limits of the otherwise very decent Sony RX100, so this may be a combination to consider for the future. Of course, that doesn’t yet buy your photographic talent!

    I also think restricting yourself to one lens makes this collection of images work very well as a whole. True, there may be some moments where a telephoto would have added another opportunity, but the fact that all scenes have a fairly similar perspective actually means they go very well together. Especially since you are already varying colour rendering between different images, the fact that they all share the same perspective still holds them together nicely.

    What was your HDR workflow? Did you feel that you lost any HDR opportunities since you did not bring a tripod?

  • Mathieu

    True, that’s why I forced myself to work in full manual mode. It is a good exercise 😉

  • Mathieu

    They turn dark because of the particular light there was in that moment. Sun was hiding behind clouds then sun rays got through and illuminated the village only. The OOC JPG was actually darker :)

  • Stuart Meador

    Thanks for a very nice group of images…. the fuji quality compliments your photo compositions. I am ‘old’ school and appreciate the manual settings on the newer mirrorless cameras. It helps me think photography while I am working and avoids the impulse to just grab shots and edit later.

  • mma173

    I should have said to ‘my taste’. As an example, take the second picture in the article right after the picture of the camera. I think the shadows turned dark because of the harsh sunlight or because of post processing.

  • Mathieu

    Thanks. What pictures do you find too dark regarding shadows?

  • mma173

    I like the HDRs. They stand out from the other pictures. In some pictures, the shadows are too dark IMHO.
    Thanks

  • Mathieu

    Hi Ernesto and thanks for your comment. If you get the chance go to visit the place, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
    About the X-Pro1 successor, I think we will know something in september during photokina. It could be a new camera with a new sensor, I don’t think we will see an X-Pro1s kind of upgrade. Of course, I’m just guessing 😉

  • Ernesto

    Mathieu,
    very nice post. I was born and raised in Italy, now living in Canada and I can tell you that I miss those places tremendously. There’s so much to photograph there (Europe in general) because of the long history and of course the diversified landscape. I was leaving in Central Italy but never went to Cinque Terre, it seems absolutely gorgeous from your pictures. Next time, I will have to make sure to go visit that place. Thanks for your report on the Fuji XT-1, I did try it and it is a great camera even though I prefer something more on the Fuji X-Pro or XE-2 line. A new X Pro is probably in the works, I wonder if I should wait a bit longer before pulling the trigger on a new camera. Thanks

  • Mathieu

    Thanks Azmi. My legs are actually fine, walking isn’t a problem and the gear is light :)

  • Mathieu

    Great. Share some photos with us when you come back 😉

  • Mathieu

    It will be a good excuse to go back there 😉

  • http://www.francescorossi.com Franz Rossi

    If you would have said it before, I would have diverted you to buy the best chocolate cake ever: “Torta Monterossina”. :-)
    Great post!
    Cheers!
    F.

  • http://www.rachelrufferblog.com Rachel Ruffer

    I wish we had places like this in America! Beautiful! I’m headed to Texas with the X-T1 + 35mm this weekend and I’m excited to put it through its paces!

  • Azmi Archer

    Thank you Mathieu.. i very much enjoyed your rambles through gorgeous little villages.. woods & stunning shorelines.. you do have the most beautifull countryside arround you. I agree about all the dials.. would prefer a similar layout as xe2.. and i feel too that larger evf’s are the way to go.. i have not bought the gx7 due to that tiny evf.. i am screwing up my eyes before i reach the viewfinder.. shame, as i feel it is the near perfect camera. Lovely range of your fine images to illustrate the area and of course the camera & lens too…ps, looking at the terrain, you & Heather must have legs like tree trunks!.. Azmi.

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