The Fuji X-T1 and its Electronic Shutter

Quick update: When you have Mechanical Shutter + Electronic Shutter (MS+ES) activated you will lose access to ISO sensitivities above 6400. The same is true of you only have ES engaged, you’ll be limited to ISO 6400 or below.

f/1.4 @ 1/23,000

I never really thought much about the addition of an electronic shutter until I had a chance to use one on the Fujifilm X-T1 and now there’s no looking back.

f1.4 @ 1/20,000

I like to spend most of my time shooting lenses wide open and during the day that meant I needed to add a neutral density filter which isn’t difficult, but gets costly and inconvenient with a variety of lenses. The problem comes when you need to stop down or you move into a darker area and you need to take it off and then put it back on when the light dictates.

f1.4 @ 1/11,000

The Fuji X-T1’s ability to have the mechanical shutter (up to 1/4000) automatically switch over to the electronic shutter (up to 1/32,000) automatically is proving to be incredibly handy. I rarely shoot fast moving objects, so the effects of rolling shutter are not a concern for me.

f1.4 @ 1/20,000
f1.4 @ 1/10,000
f1.4 @ 1/11,000
f1.4 @ 1/23,000

All of the images above were taken at the Lin An Tai Ancestral House in Taipei, Taiwan.

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