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The Fujifilm X-H1 + TTartisan 35mm f1.4

That is the combo that I used to walk around and take these shots. After I wax experimenting with a new recipe on the X-T4 I wanted to go out with the X-H1 with another recipe that was inspired by the X-T4 version. These are the shots I grabbed with it.

The TTartisan 35mm f1.4 is one of my favorite budget manual focus lenses. The 1.4 aperture allows for some solid shallow depth of field when you want it but then when you stop down you get excellent detail. As of this writing it’s only $66 on Amazon. But even if you pay the standard $83, it’s one of the best value lenses out there.

It took me a while to get used to the way the lens feels when changing the aperture and focusing but each time I go out with it I become more and more comfortable. I wish Fujifilm would make a manual focus version of their famous XF 35mm f1.4 (which I need to buy again soon) but that probably won’t happen so this TTartisan lens might the closest thing I’ve found to that look and vibe of the classic 35mm f1.4 from Fujifilm.

I know I’ve talked about my X-H1 plenty by now but I’m so happy I kept this camera. For the type of photography I like to shoot, including street photography, abstract city shots, landscape, etc; it does the job perfectly. The thing is there are other cameras I love too. So the reality is if I was left with only an X-T2, X-T3, X-T4 or an X-Pro camera I would be pretty happy.

But there’s something unique about the Fujifilm X-H1 that I enjoy.

Even though I wish the X-H2/X-H2s had the same top controls as the X-H1 I have a feeling I will enjoy shooting with those too.

This combo of the Fujifilm X-H1 and the TTartisan 35mm f1.4 is extremely fun to walk around with. Soon I will post the recipes I used for these shots as well as my recent X-T4 one.

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Thanks for reading!

-Craig