08-28-2014, 12:46 PM
I just purchased a XT 1 with the kit lens and a 55-200mm. I have shot about 600 images with the 55-200. It seems to be sharp at f5.6, nothing to knock your socks off, but very good. The camera handles well, once you get use to all the crazy things the ELF does. I bought it because I shoot with a Nikon D7200 and D600 with a Nikon 70-20 f2.8 VR II. The Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR II is one of the sharpest zooms I've ever owned along with the Canon 70-200 F4, but carrying that combo around all day is a drag. The XT 1 and a 55-200mm weighs in at a bit over 2 lb. and is small and very quiet. It misses focus more often then the Nikons and the color rendition is not as pleasing, but as an all day camera I'm fairly happy with it. I think mirrorless has a way to go, but the XT 1 is a very good effort.