Received My Fuji X-E2 Today: Review Coming Soon:
Hey everyone! I hope all of you are enjoying the holiday season. I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I was going to review the Fuji X-E2 but it took me a while…mainly because I wasn’t sure if I was going to buy it or borrow one. I love my X-E1, and I am very happy with the results from it, so I just wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend the extra money to buy a new body. Well, I finally decided to buy it :). It turns out that my good friend has been eyeing my X-E1 for a while, and offered to buy it from me, so it was pretty easy to sell it.
I ordered the X-E2 from Bergen County Camera yesterday and it arrived today! Unfortunately I don’t have any time to shoot with it until this weekend. But I did play around with it, and so far, here are just a few improvements that I noticed right away. First off, the exposure compensation dial is tighter, which is great because I’ve been complaining about how easy it was to accidentally move it since the X100. The new exposure compensation dial also has a range of ±3.0EV vs. the X-E1’s ±2.0EV.
Also, I realize that a lot of people are definitely excited for the autofocus improvements but it’s also worth mentioning that focusing manual lenses is quite easy on the X-E2. The focus peaking intensity can be adjusted (which has been added to the X-E1, thanks to the latest firmware), and there’s also the new digital split image to help with focus. In fact, ever since focus peaking was introduced to the X-E1, I’ve been experimenting with my Leica lenses, and I really like the results; both the image quality and the ease of use. With the ability to dial up the focus peaking intensity and the digital split image, I will definitely be using my Leica lenses a lot more with the Fuji, so expect a lot of that here in the coming weeks.
Then there are other little things like the bigger screen, etc. but I’ll talk more about the improvements later in my review of the Fuji X-E2, and in a comparison post I plan on writing between the X-E1 and the X-E2. I’ll also see if I can get my hands on the new Olympus OM-D E-M1, and maybe do some sort of comparison with the X-E2.
Have a great weekend, everyone! I’ll have more from the X-E2, and my review will be coming soon. Btw, if you haven’t seen it yet, I have a new Google+ account where you can join me if you don’t use Facebook or Twitter. Take care!