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on 13 August 2014
I'm sorry to say that my X-T1 broke down after only about eight weeks. When i bought it, I thought it fantastic. So great that I also bought, within about three weeks, the 55-200 zoom, the 10-24 and the 60mm macro. I know, it's a lot, but being old told self, soon be dead, so why not? Loved it, but while trying out tele zoom it suddenly stopped working. Went to manual but refused manual instructions. Showed F0 in viewfinder. Spent couple of hours trying to sort it out as thought had pressed wrong buttons, but local shop told me it was bad connectors. Had bought it from Amazon and realised they had 30 day rule so sent it to Fuji. Then, as had so many lenses, bought X-E1 from local store for £299 with very good deal on recently bought Canon 100D. To my grateful surprise, the X-T1 came back from Fuji in a week, all postage etc paid. Hadn't even had time to try out E1. But, when I tried out 'repaired' X-T1 in garden, it did a few shots then showed just the same fault, ie couldn't take photos, not focus, not set apertures, hopeless. This time, i got in touch with Amazon, keep searching their sites and eventually, after sweat and tears, you'll find a surprisingly good help service. They immediately said they'd replace the camera, but there was a 3 month wait for a replacement, so I asked for a refund. Hurried to my local dealer and bought new X-T1 body + 35mm F1.4 instead of kit.
Got home and belatedly tried out tele and wide zoom on E1. Both were very slack, so much so that changing the zoom made a perceptible jerk in the mount. Thought it was the camera, but no, as also on new X-T1. Took lenses back to local dealer, who at first didn't want to change ithem, 'You can't expect a Fuji mount to be as good as a Canon or Nikon' said the assistant.
They did change them, but it's a sorry story as I've spent the better part of four grand on Fuji stuff and so far, all I've had is hassle. I do have a Fuji X-10 bought for about £350 and it's been brilliant. Needless to say, I wouldn't buy an X-T1 again, or the lenses. I'm hoping that all will settle down now and the camera plus lenses prove great, but every time I pick it up I expect it to go wrong.