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07.07.2017 Felipe Garcia Segovia

Impression on X-T20 by Felipe Garcia-Segovia

Felipe García-Segovia

Since 2000: EFTI – Present.
Professor at the EFTI School of Photography and Image Center.
Conducting exclusive photography workshops and courses of lighting for photography foundations and associations in various Spanish cities.
2009 – Present
Durán Group: Production of the monthly catalog, reproduction of works of art and advertising photography.
Advertising photography for different media.
2013 – Present
Fujifilm Ambassador, testing X Series equipment provided by Fujifilm, as well as giving lighting workshops with X Series equipment.

Other photographic works:
2007 – Media Planning
Studio photography of the management committee in different locations.
2006 – Provincial Council of Zaragoza
Reproductions of works of art.
2006 – Instructor, Círculo de Bellas Artes
Chemical laboratory classes, Círculo de Bellas Artes.
2005 – 2007 Media Contacts, S.A.
Studio photography for webpage.
2005 – Compañía Española de Sistemas Aeronáuticos, S.A. (CESA)
Industrial photography.
2003 – 2009 Royal Tapestry Factory Foundation
Shooting works of art for Spain’s National Heritage organization.

Analog photography (large and medium format).
2002 – 2007 Eurocopter
Industrial and air (civil and military) photography, helicopters.
2002 – 2006 EADS Casa
Industrial and military air photography. Complete project: Eurofighter, F18, Orion, etc., including the assembly chain, engineering, flights, etc.
2001 – 2007 Nota Bene (public relations agency)
Interior design and catalog photography.
1997 – 2000 Photographer, Canal + television network
Photographing various renowned personalities on different programs (Lo + Plus, Epílogo, El Guiñol) and shoots for media publications.
1997 – Present
Fotografía e Imagen, S.A.
Sporting events photography.
Advertising photography and interior design for companies such as Bulgari, Christies, Nine West, Superga, Zun Zu Accesorios, S.L., ASCOLOR (photomontages), Vía Serrano (watches and jewelry), Col y Col, Blundell Retail, S.A., Comptoir Des Cotonniers, The Northface, Sisley, Safilo, Etam, Caramelo, Sugar, Veuve Clicquot, SK II, etc.
Press releases and events coverage for businesses including Yahoo, Tinkle, Brugal, Philip Morris, Suárez, Synergie Consultores, the French Embassy, ARCO, the Spanish Federation of Environmental Associations, etc.

Training in photography
Most of my training was completed at the EFTI School of Photography, where I attended numerous workshops and seminars in different fields of photography. I continue to update my knowledge on a regular basis.
1996 – Master’s degree in Photography, EFTI School of Photography and Image Center.
1995 – Professional course, EFTI School of Photography and Image Center.

My impressions on the X-T20 after two weeks of using it are very positive. I really like how easy it is to handle and am particularly impressed with the result of the photos I took with it.

In principle, what I would emphasize most is the great picture quality thanks to the X-Trans III sensor. The image is sharp and the camera makes less noise at a higher resolution than its predecessor, the X-T10. You can tell they’re using a latest-generation sensor.

The size makes it a perfect camera to keep in hand to capture any moment. It was very comfortable even on trips. At any rate, the quality it delivers would make it a good choice for any specialty in the field of photography. In my case, over the four weeks I used it in the studio and also for flash photos combined with natural light outdoors and the results were excellent in all cases.

Another area where I noticed a vast improvement with respect to the X-T10 is the autofocus. I felt really comfortable with it in different light situations. It focuses better and faster than the X-T10.

However, I would say that one thing I miss on the X-T20 is the focus lever to change the focal point that the X-T2 and the X-Pro2 have. That could do with improving, maybe for a new version or for the X-T30.

I adapted to the camera very quickly right from the start in terms of ergonomics, even though I’m used to working with camera bodies with a grip or handle. The grip was good, as was the position of the dials.

As a photography teacher, I think it would be a hit with students looking to change their reflex system for a mirrorless one, with the better features (in most cases) and added functions of mirrorless cameras and at a more affordable price. I think it would be a good investment for students.

In short, I think the X-T20 gives very good results for professionals and amateurs alike (although the amateurs would need some knowledge about photography). It’s discreet, practical and lightweight. It looks good and the price is more than acceptable given the features it includes.

It was an honor to work with it and try it out before it hits the market.