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I bought the X-E2 and took it out to my favorite auto graveyard to play with it this afternoon. All shots are JPG as Lightroom does not recognize the RAF files from the X-E2 as being legit.
During the few hours I was out this afternoon the camera performed perfectly. No lockups, glitches of any kind. Battery life was good as well and the EVF is soo much better than the one in my X-Pro 1.
Speaking of which, it is boxed up and ready for Craig's List.
You can see about 29 shots here: Untitled Document
Here are few you can view in the forum.
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Damn Jim…..you took photos of some of my favorite stuff……old cars and rust.
these images are looking very good...
Do you like the IQ better than your Pentax?
Looks great. I'm (im)patiently waiting for my X-E2 body to be delivered.
How do you like the new layout and AF?
Remember: adventure before dementia!
As Oscar Wilde said, "my tastes are simple, I only like the best"
Jim: marvelous images...great eye...it ain't the new camera, it's the eye and mind of a first rate photographer...pictures in the "untitled document" are even better than those presented in the forum...broken glass image is fantastic!
The slowest lens is the 60mm but then look at what has to be moved to achieve focus. I'm not being an apologist for this.. it should be faster but for what and how I shoot, it's just not an issue.
If I know I may be dealing with moving targets, I will use the Pentax K5 IIs.
Here's a two more using the 35mm. I've debated the DP Merrill vs the Fuji Xpro, but I really like the lens assortment of the Fuji and the beauty of metal.
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Gorgeous images John.
I've added a few more photos taken in Dallas this afternoon. I was amazed by the X-Pro 1 when I bought it and did not think that the X-E2 would generate as much enthusiasm as that camera did but I was wrong.. this little guy rocks.
Here's the link to the Day 2 photos:
And a couple for you to view here..
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Great shots showing what the X-E2 can do in capable hands. Which raw converter are you using.
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thanks for posting these Jim, they all look great...did you do much to the jpegs in LR?
I'd also like your take on all the hoopla about problems, smearing, etc. when using raw files with certain raw developers, if you don't mind. I've just read so many conflicting 'opinions'.
I played with an x-m1 a couple weeks ago, images in the photo store on my own card, and the images look pretty fine. I developed with LR, Photo Ninja, and Iridient. They all looked slightly different, but all looked good. Used the kit lens and the 18mm.
Personally more interested in the xm1 for the tilt lcd, but wish it also had an evf or ovf.
Jim, I just love the detail and color you show here. I've also seen some of your pentax night shots lately. Excellent.
An articulated LCD on the X-E2 would truly be icing on the cake.. so many times I need to shoot high or low and that tilt screen would really help in those situations.
Next time I head out to do some night work I am taking the X-E2. There is really no reason it should not perform well. I've just not done it.
Thank you Lloyd!
Using the 18-55/XE-1: experimenting with the macro option. I'll tell you right up front that this lens does not compare with the up close marvels of the 14mm and the 35/1.4 (see earlier posts)...but...nice and sharp nonetheless.
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Am I the only one with this camera? If you've got the X-E2, let's see your photos.. post them here.
Here's a couple I took on my long lunch break in a western furniture and decor store in Fort Worth, Texas today.
Last edited by Jim Radcliffe; 20th November 2013 at 20:27. Reason: added a few photos.
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I had a play with the XE2 and while it is an improvement over the XE1, I still find AF much slower as on the Olympus EM1.
Not even to speak about the quality of the EVF, which IMHO is to date by far the best in the EM1 - there are light-years between!
Finally for me all the IQ talks and advertisements about Fuji's advantage turned out to dissolve completely - at least what I could see and judge from my own experiences. Both are great systems, but with the current generation of sensors available in the Olympus m43 cameras I do not see real differences - at least not up to ISO3200. Maybe above Fuji has a slight edge, but even in these areas the new EM1 is a masterpiece.
PLUS - m43 is finally much smaller if one compares a reasonable system.
I assume you picked up the X-E2 at Arlington Camera/DFW Expo?
I bought their K-3 based on your K-5 IIS posts and your Boxed Light galleries...and am seriously thinking of adding an X-E2 after seeing these pics.
Yes, bought it at the DFW Expo... they had one black body only.
The K5 IIs is a keeper. I use it for different purposes.
The X-E2 has one thing the K5 IIs and the X-Pro 1 do not have... WYSIWYG in the viewfinder.. that makes a tremendous difference when you are shooting and that, to me, is reason alone to get the X-E2. No more guessing about - or + EV.. you see it, you shoot it, you get it.... Just the feature I wanted.
3 weeks and no additional posts!!
Let's unlock the gate....
Went around my house and neighborhood with the cam doing its thing. Just wanted to get to know what and how it does.
They are replacing our older fibre optic cable with a super duper one. Hence the diggings..
Around the public garden and playground..
Very low light...
All cams are much..much more capable than I am.
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Hestercombe Gardens, Somerset, UK. All with Fuji 60mm, most at ISO 800.
Minimal processing in Photo Ninja, most using 'Scenic' preset:
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Good stuff Lee!
Lovely images, Lee. Colorful foliage images are beautiful.
Very nice images. Looks like Photo Ninja is doing a good job for you.
Too many Jims. I am interested in your default jpg settings. Would you share that? Are you using a specific fuji film type and with what variations?
Defaults on the velvia, Povia? Color, Hilites, shadows etc. DR set or auto. Post process secret sauce?
First the Minolta Rokkor on the X-E2 with a cheap adapter from Rainbow Imaging.
The Minolta Rokkor 58mm f/1.2 is one of the great manual focus lenses. Made over 30 years ago it works well today on the Fuji X-E2 with an adapter and using focus peaking.
I've tried using this lens on other cameras with little success due to my old eyes but the focus peaking of the X-E2 lets me get the focus right. The lens produces a very shallow depth of field and dreamy bokeh. It's a tad soft wide open but stopped down it is razor sharp... this one is at f/1.2.
Next.. how about that cheap kit lens.. you know, the 18-55mm inside a shiny Corvette using available light at ISO 800, no noise reduction.
And last a very dirt Mercedes.. water spots everywhere.. how could they try to sell this filthy automobile?
All are JPG. Post in Lightroom.
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I think I should go to a workshop run by Jim to learn how to produce such smooth, yet sharp looking files with a pleasent rendering of details.
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Just got a call from the store. Mine shipped today and I should have it Monday
Had some sunny days recently, down in South Devon
All images X-E1 with 18-55
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While browsing in an antique store (created for men: Mantiques) I came across this old lantern. It is a Dietz Trafic Gard Lantern, made in the 1940s. It was in such good shape and looked so unique that I parted with $38 to add it to my collection of "Weird and Wonderful Stuff". The top hinge that allows access to the wick and globe was rusted tight and I could not remove it to clean it. I gave it a couple of shots of WD40 and let it sit overnight.
This morning it was beginning to loosen and a few more shots of WD40 did the trick. I decided to shoot it late on Thanksgiving Day just for the fun of it. It's a beautiful old lantern that brings back memories of my childhood when such things were used on road construction sites and railroads. Anything that brings back memories is worth holding on to.. even at today's prices.
Fuji X-E2 - 35mm
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Lovely photos - Always great work, it isn't the camera which counts!
Just this guy you know
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I love old things and have been looking for an interesting lantern for some time now. Many of them are way overpriced. A search on eBay showed this one, in good condition, going for $85 and up.. I got a good deal at the price I paid.
Good to hear from you.
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Brilliant start to the "Fun with X-E2" thread, Jim. Thank you.
I received my X-E2 on Nov. 15th, but have had little time to play with it. Your images are wonderful and inspiring here. As you've described, the X-E2 has a number of improvements that make it a pleasure to use (e.g. new EVF is very usable).
I"ve only played with the "kit" lens, but have the 35mm en route; and with adapter, a Canon 135 f/2.0 L is great fun on this camera.
There's always room for improvements with any kit, but Fuji gets a lot right with this one.