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Fuji X-E1 review - a photographer camera | Andrei Nicoara

Fuji X-E1 review - a photographer camera | Andrei Nicoara | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

I bought the Fuji X-E1 in January, and I am very satisfied with it. I really think that it is  ’best digital camera of 2012′ as I do not know which other camera should receive that award. I find it that good! Previously I used the very good  Fujifilm X10, about which I wrote a few times. However I wanted a camera that provides me with better image quality and more varied tools. Is the Fujifilm X-E1 the right choice? In this review – which will be split in several parts – I hope to answer this.

Update: Adobe has released the Adobe Camera Raw 7.4 which greatly improves the support for Fuji X-E1 Raw files. Until now I think it was better to shoot Jpegs (gorgeous) than to struggle with Raw files. However, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom have now improved support.
You can jump straight to my comparison of before and after Raw processing in Photoshop Lightroom.

 

My Fujifilm X-E1 kit consists of: X-E1 + XF 18-55mm ($1399 on Amazon) and the XF 35mm lens (for $599). The Fuji X-E1 is the second interchangeable body in Fujifilm mirroless system, and keeps most features of it’s more expensive predecessor – the X-PRO1. A camera system, as opposed to compact digital cameras, is only as good as the lenses available for it. Fujifilm X interchangeable lens system is pretty young and has only a small number of lenses compared to Canon or Nikon. However the lenses launched until now are very good.

update: to see a photo gallery with photos shot with the Fujifilm X-E1 and the XF 18-55 you can view my photo gallery from Rome. I also added a new pictures gallery, this time from Pompeii. I took all the photos with the Fujifilm XF 18-55 which I like more and more......

Conclusions


This is an ongoing review, so i will expand on different points. For me using the Fujifilm X-E1 is a new experience and a learning process. I really hope to understand all the quirks, and put to use all the best features.

I bought the X-E1 as a travel camera. My main usage for the camera – I thought – was going to be travel photography. However, the more I shoot with the new Fuji I realize what a well-rounded camera it is. I have shot the Fuji at a press conference recently and I am very happy with the results. The biggest quality of life improvement for me was the quality of the camera output. I have to edit the files in Lightroom far less than before.

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Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.05 | Apple

Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.05 | Apple | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:

 

Fujifilm X20

Fujifilm X100S

Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-Pro1

 

For more information on supported RAW formats, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5371.

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Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Preview | Digital Photography Review

Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Preview |  Digital Photography Review | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Over the past few years, the digital camera market has been transformed by the arrival of mirrorless system cameras. Freed from film-era design constraints, these can provide image quality to match SLRs in a much more portable form factor. Entry-level models provide compact-camera like handling and simplicity, while high-end cameras such as the Sony NEX-7, Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Fujifilm X-E1 are able to offer a full set of enthusiast-friendly manual controls in smaller, more discreet systems, and with relatively few compromises. However to persuade buyers to forsake their SLRs, the camera companies also need to offer lens lines that will cover their needs. While most manufacturers have attacked the mirrorless market from the bottom up, Fujifilm's approach has been the opposite, starting with unashamedly top-end X-Pro1 followed up by the more enthusiast-oriented X-E1. The company's lens line reflects this - instead of starting out with entry-level kit zooms, it took the decidedly unusual step of launching with three fixed-focal length primes. The first zoom appeared with the X-E1, but the XF 18-55mm F2.8-4.5 R LM OIS is no ordinary 'kit' lens, offering premium optics and a faster maximum aperture.

The XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS telephoto zoom follows in the same vein - according to Fujifilm the aim is to provide premium optical quality and construction alongside class-leading image stabilization. Like the 18-55mm it features a relatively fast maximum aperture, gathering half a stop more light than most similar zooms for SLRs, and it uses a pair of linear stepper motors for near-silent autofocus. As with the other XF lenses, it also offers all-metal barrel construction and an on-lens aperture control ring. The overall picture is of a decidedly premium lens, that's quite unlike the inexpensive 55-200mm F4-5.6 telezooms for APS-C SLRs.

Headline features55-200mm focal length (83-300mm equivalent)Relatively fast F3.5-4.8 maximum apertureOptical image stabilization; 4.5 stops claimed benefitAperture ring on lensX mount for Fujifilm X system mirrorless cameras

 

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Accessories: the Swiss Army bag for my XE-1 | Carlo Di Giusto

Accessories: the Swiss Army bag for my XE-1 | Carlo Di Giusto | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Sono – ma forse dovrei dire siamo – sempre alla ricerca dell’accessorio giusto per le nostre fotocamere: c’è sempre un tappetino di feticismo nel modo in cui viviamo la nostra passione. Ebbene, oggi vi racconto la storia di questa borsetta. Una ex borsa dell’esercito svizzero trovata per caso in un mercatino e trasformata in una vera borsa per attrezzatura fotografica. Nel mio caso, perfetta per le piccole Fuji XE-1. Stiamo parlando di una robustissima borsa di tela e cuoio di 29 cm di larghezza, 24 di altezza e 10 centimetri di spessore, corredata di cinghia a tracolla di cuoio, maniglia estraibile superiore e chiusura di sicurezza, anch’essa di cuoio. L’ho acquistata a Novegro (un polo fieristico alle porte di Milano), durante uno dei tanti mercatini di cose vecchie in calendario, per 27 euro (trattare con gli svizzeri non è divertente…). Lì per lì non potevo immaginare che l’inserto Domke che avevo acquistato molti mesi prima potesse essere calzato a perfezione. E invece sembra fatto apposta. Guardate qui sotto. E questo è l’inserto. L’avevo comperato on line nel noto negozio di New York, B&H, per circa una ventina di euro. Non saprei dove trovarlo in Italia, anche se sono sicuro che qualsiasi sarto sia in grado di realizzarne uno identico. Quant’è capiente? Beh, io riesco a farci stare due Fuji XE-1 (una con il 18mm montato), tre obiettivi – il 35/1.4, il 14/2.8 e il fisheye Samyang – più qualche batteria, le schede di memoria, un filtro… Resta un po’ di spazio per qualche altro piccolo accessorio. Da sola, la borsa completa di imbottitura pesa 1.160 grammi, neppure molto se pensiamo che è praticamente indistruttibile. Per avere un riferimento, una Billingham Hadley Small – che ha pressoché la stessa capienza – pesa 782 grammi.

Nome: Borsa dell’esercito svizzero (se avete un’idea migliore, fatevi avanti)
Dimensioni: 29 x 24 x 10 cm
Peso: 1.160 g
Materiale: tela e cuoio
Accessori: inserto Domke FA-230 a tre scomparti

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Carlo Di Giusto's comment, April 11, 2013 8:50 AM
Thank you again, Thomas! ;-)
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Review Fujifilm X-E1 | CameraStuffReview

Review Fujifilm X-E1 | CameraStuffReview | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


We already published a few Fujinon XF lens reviews (Fujinon XF 60mm macro and the Fujifilm XF 18-55mm), but this Fujifilm X-E1 review is our first Fujifilm camera review. The Fujifilm X-E1 was announced in 2012, just before the Photokina. This camera is in many aspects very similar to the early 2012 Fujifilm X-PRO, but the X-E1 is more economically priced. This price advantage is due to the omission of the hybrid viewfinder, in favor of an electronic viewfinder with a higher resolution. Also, the screen on the back of the camera has a lower resolution. The Fujifilm X-E1 is, like the Fujifilm X-PRO, a high-end camera. The target audience for this camera consists of passionate amateur and professional photographers who want a handy camera, but with an exceptionally high quality.....

Conclusion Fujifilm X-E1 review

The Fujifilm X-E1 is a beautiful, solid and easy to use camera with high image quality. In terms of resolution, dynamic range and signal to noise ratio, this camera equals a professional SLR camera with a full frame sensor. It is an ideal camera for travel photography or street photography. Your presence will be much less obtrusive than with a professional SLR camera. But the image quality will be of the same high level. The image quality of the jpg files is so good, that for almost every photographer there's no real need to shoot in RAW. The Fujifilm X-E1 is a camera that gives you the fun in photography and lets you forget all the technology that comes with it. The measurement results for this Fujifilm X-E1 review are shown in the Fujifilm X-E1 test report.

 

   

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Fuji X100s vs Fuji X-E1 vs Canon 5DMK2 vs Nikon D800 | Jens Peter Randt

Fuji X100s vs Fuji X-E1 vs Canon 5DMK2 vs Nikon D800 | Jens Peter Randt | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Kein Labor! Kein Vakuum! Es war das echte Leben, das uns an diesem Tag in Erinnerung rief, dass eine Kamera sich ganz anders anfühlt, wenn sie aus Metall ist! Und da dieses echte Leben mit Schwung aus Nord-Nordost kam, brachte es verdammt wenig frühlingshaftes mit. Wir ersparten uns das Notieren von Messwerten. Unsere verfrorenen Nasen und die Bilder sollten beredt Auskunft über gefühlte  – 10° Celsius geben. Doch breiten wir den Mantel des Schweigens über unser Wehklagen, schließlich nehmen wir etwaige Vorzüge des Sommer ja auch in Kauf. Hoffentlich bald. Die nagelneue FUJI x100s war angekommen und bettelte förmlich darum getestet und verglichen zu werden. Natürlich draußen! In freier Wildbahn! Erwähnten wir die Temperaturen? Nun, es wundert Euch also nicht, dass sich niemand aufdrängte, um uns stundenlang für Vergleichsfotos Modell zu stehen. Niemand, außer dieser einen sexy Backsteinmauer. Für diese eine sexy Backsteinmauer ließen wir sämtliche digitale Kamerasysteme, mit denen wir aktuell fotografieren, antreten. Den ganzen Technik-Schnickschnack ersparen wir Euch und uns an dieser Stelle, da sämtliche Features der neuen x100s zur Genüge im Netz abgefeiert werden.

 

Es treten also an:

Canon 5DMK2  & EF 35mm 2.0  // 21 Megapixel

 

Nikon D800 & AF-G 24 @ DX-Mode  (36mm Brennweite am Kleinbild ) // 16 Megapixel

 

Fuji X100s & 23mm 2.0 (34,5mm Brennweite am Kleinbild)  //  16 Megapixel

 

Fuji X-E1 & 35mm 1,4 (52,5mm Brennweite am Kleinbild)  // 16 Megapixel

 

Leider lässt das für diesen Test passende Fuji XF 23mm f1.4 noch auf sich warten. Ein Blick auf die Fuji Lens-Roadmap verrät aber einen Erscheinungstermin 2013. Im nächsten Post gibt es dann Bilder aus der Werkstatt von Lutz Graichen von Windflüchter Boards. Lutz baut in Rostock „Custom Made Surfboards“, also ganz nach den Wünschen seiner Kunden und Timo war mit der Fuji x100s beim Shapen eines dieser „Bretter nach Maß“ dabei.....

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Johnny Klaus's comment, April 4, 2013 7:51 AM
Nice Sache Jens...