X-E1: “the closest thing to perfection”… stevehuffphoto review

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It’s time for X-E1 reviews. This camera attracts the interest of many, and I found an interesting review on stevehuffphoto.

Excellent image quality, sharp and natural pictures, amazing ISO and low light performance, beautiful color rendition and the JPEG are “just that good“. Maybe you have to get used to the EVF, but the EVF is, according to this review, one of the best in color, contrast and clarity. The camera feels solid and well built. And even if there is no focus-peaking feature, there where no problems to get the shots in good focus with the CV 21mm f/4, the 40mm f/1.4 Nokton and the 50mm f/1.5 Nokton.

I enjoyed the big amount of lenses testet in combination with the X-E1. You can find pictures shot with the Fuji 18mm and 35mm lens, the The Voigtlander 21mm f/4 Skopar, 40mm and 50mm f/1.4 Nokton, Zeiss 35mm f/2 Biogon and at least the Leica 50mm f/2 Summitar.

The conclusions are that “the XE1 feels mature. I think Fuji has learned a lot over the last year from the release of the x100 and XPro1, and they’ve done a good job listening to feedback from the photographers out there using their cameras. Overall operational speed on the XE1 is good; not blazing fast like a high-end DSLR, but certainly fast enough for many of us” and although the autofocus speed is drastically improved with the last firmware and is fast enough “on some occasions with the 35mm lens, it had a little trouble locking on exactly what you want it to“.

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bye by Patrick

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Full Fuji X-E1 review at Luminous Landscape!

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Image courtesy: luminous landscape

The autumn is here, and luminous landscape took some nice pictures with the X-E1 and posted a clear review about this camera (now available also in Germany).

The X-E1 has many Pros. For example the tester defines the Fuji X-Trans sensor as superb. As he already noticed for the X-Pro1, also the X-E1 image quality is competitive to what came out of his Leica M9. If you doubt the X-system image quality is up to pro-standards, he suggest to check out Zack Arias’ review (you can see pictures of the X-Pro1 compared with Leica M9). The high ISO performance is also exceptional. Just take a look at Roels‘ pictures taken from ISO 200 up to ISO 25600. The X-E1 produces professional-grade jpegs and has a good auto-focus

What irritates the tester is the absence of user-controllable minimum ISO settings in the auto-ISO mode. Let’s hope for a firmware upgrade that will fix this. The second thing that irritates the tester is a problem that’s harder to fix: the placement of the AF button: “One of the pleasures of working with an EVF is the ability to focus pretty much anywhere in the field of view.  The catch is that to change the focus-point, one has to press the AF button. With the camera to one’s face, this is hard to do” (same problem of the X-Pro1).

All in all a really serious mirrorless system camera from Fuji. “Fuji is, undoubtedly, one of the most creative players in this field, and their offerings are getting ever richer.”

In stock status check:
Black Fuji X-E1 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here), Amazon DE (Click here).
Silver Fuji X-E1 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Black Fuji X-E1 with 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Silver Fuji X-E1 with 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Fuji 14mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Fuji 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 OIS lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

 

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