It’s my birthday on Fuji X-E2 day……thoughts.
So October 18th was a special day. Firstly its my 45th birthday. Secondly Fujifilm announces launch of the X-E2. Do I want one?….. yep sure I do. Will I be getting one?…. Nope not unless Fuji kindly gives me one. Why. It’s simple. I cannot justify the upgrade. Reason. Well does it have better IQ than the X-e1. Nope not unless your a real pixel peeper. Is it more advanced, he’ll yes. Is it easier to take great pictures yep bet it is but at the end of the day I get paid providing great images for commercial use for web and media print so my clients will not notice the difference therefore for me to change is my own lust for new Fuji tech and since only owning the Xe1 for a year my cash will stay in my bank for a while paying bills not Fuji tech. However wow. Read the reviews if you don’t own a Fuji X-E1 and your thinking of switching from DSLR world this Fuji X-E2 simply must be put on your look list. I can tell you from the X-E1 that this camera body and the stunning 35mm F/1.4 produces fabulous quality images and I can’t imaging the X -E2 be in any way a less capable tool. Reading the early reviews myself the new X100s style sensors and contrast focus system will be stunning. I don’t like the idea of a change to the button layout I already find it frustrating swapping between my X100 and X-E1 so I would personally not welcome that change, However there is still no improvements to manual focus speed either, personally this for me is key as I like to shoot manual focus where possible. Other than that hey the Fuji X-E2 I am sure will be awesome.