The Fujifilm X-T1 IR

The first inquire from a reader we received after starting the site was to ask about the Fujifilm X-T1 IR. Well now Fujifilm is beginning to market the Fujifilm X-T1 IR to law enforcement through the Fujiguys channel. The videos are kind of the dry stereo typical police training videos you might expect, but they explain to the rest of us why the product is being marketed to law enforcement. I’d be curious to know why Fujifilm isn’t also marketing this camera to general IR photographers, but if you want to give the camera a try B&H Photo has the Body and a Forensic Kit available. You can find subject mater specific explanations of how the Fujifilm X-T1 IR is beneficial below.

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  • Steve Matko

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but there is nothing special about this camera, except that Fuji has omitted the IR & Anti-Aliasing assembly, as IR-conversion services are doing? If that would be the case, I’d find it a bit funny that they are marketing the X-T1ir to law enforcement only, as if it were some restricted item.
    I would not have minded the markup over the regular X-T1, since with a factory conversion one does not run the risk of having dust between the sensor and protective glass [as happened to my Panasonic GX1 conversion, and it does not have to be taken apart after it leaves the factory, because a lot can go wrong in these conversion shops.
    I’m also wondering if they have made any adjustments to the focusing for the two specific lenses they supply with the kit and if all of the prime lenses would focus correctly. My understanding is that IR-conversion services calibrate the focus to the standard kit lenses the camera usually come with, and that any other lens may have issues with focusing.

    • Hard to tell, but conversion services wouldn’t be equal imo, plus no warranty or support from Fuji. It probably has a custom firmware too with some tweaks.