I'm the proud owner of a Fujifilm X-T1 and its 56mm f1.2 lens. Yes, I own quite a few different cameras and lenses (it's an occupational hazzard), but I have to say this combination is a particular favourite.
And it seems I'm not alone! The X-T1 and the XF 56mm F1.2 R lens have each won a coveted accolade at the prestigious EISA Awards for 2014-2015.
The Fujifilm X-T1 received the European Advanced Compact System Camera of the Year 2014-2015. The Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 R X-Mount interchangeable lens won the European Compact System Lens of the Year 2014-2015.
EISA - the European Imaging and Sound Association - is the largest editorial multimedia organisation in Europe.
A statement from the judges said: "The X-T1 captures the spirit of 35mm SLR photography better than any other digital camera to date. Its retro styling, with its traditional array of dials and buttons, has wide-ranging appeal, but it's the camera's performance and image quality that make it an award winner. Its proven X-Trans CMOS II sensor delivers exceptional image quality even at high ISO settings. Its large high resolution electronic viewfinder is one of the best available, and the overall performance, from the speed of the focusing and shooting to its Wi-Fi functionality, is difficult to fault. All of this inside a light and compact yet rugged, weather-sealed magnesium alloy body makes for a deserving winner."
To read more about the Fujifilm X-series system, visit http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_t1/