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« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2013, 01:01:58 PM »
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I will also miss the view button, not sure why that had to go.  Fuji claims the original Q button was in the way, I never found it to be a problem.    However the low light FPS of the EVF improving from 20 to 50 will be a big improvement.  Hoping that the new LCD will be improved enough that I won't need to use the view button and or preview the work from the EVF anymore unless in very bright light.

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« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2013, 01:04:52 PM »
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I switched off the LCD to be an even less intrusive appearance when I was under way on the christmas market.
No problem at all.
When you are used to film, things get much easier.
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« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2013, 11:37:05 PM »
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How did you get on with the EVF?
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« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2013, 01:39:09 AM »
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How did you get on with the EVF?

Pretty much a non-issue.
Not comparable with the E1.
But its a "must test for yourself" thing too.
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« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2013, 07:34:11 AM »
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I'm really tempted by an X-E2 for my trip to San Francisco area in January (I already have the X-E1) as my main camera for this updates and the supposedly slightly better high ISO performance but I can't get past the rumors of a weather sealed camera coming in January. We still don't have the weatherproofed lenses though.
The other option would be to get an EM-1 with the 12-40 as my bad weather camera but that's another system to deal with.
These shots make me want to press a certain buy button so hard ...
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« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2013, 04:52:32 PM »
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I can't judge the E2 against the E1.
But speed and AF are just great, IMO.
Maybe wait a little until the upgraded Pro 1 comes out.
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« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2013, 08:28:25 PM »
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A pretty good write-up of the X-E2:
http://edwardphotos.blogspot.hk/2013/12/fuji-x-e2-for-streetphotography-review.html#.UqUpWqWXRFx
Very practical, no pixel peeping, and damned good street photography!
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« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2013, 08:34:57 PM »
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I'm not worrying about weather proofing. For the extra cost of weather proofing I can buy a couple of extra bodies, and some rain jackets and/or pay someone to hold an umbrella. You pay so much for weather proofing you end up being overprotective and don't really use the camera.
One main reason to go with the X-E2 is the improved viewfinder, but if I already had an X-E1 I'd just get an X-A1 or X-M1 as a back up instead. These are fantastic street cameras. You stand looking down at the flip out screen and nobody notices you. The shutter is very quiet, great autofocus.
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« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2013, 01:21:09 PM »
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Another thing to think about is even if Fuji releases a weatherproof body, none of their lenses have weather sealing. That is one of the reasons I have held onto my Canon gear.

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« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2013, 01:29:25 PM »
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Another thing to think about is even if Fuji releases a weatherproof body, none of their lenses have weather sealing. That is one of the reasons I have held onto my Canon gear.

Jim

We had rain when I was out on the christmas market and the Fuji is so small, I simply kept it under my Goretex jacket and only took it out for shooting.
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« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2013, 03:43:44 PM »
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With availability of bags and with a small camera you can improvise, having weather sealing is really not an issue, at least for me. As I get older getting wet, cold and miserable has lost a lot of its appeal.  Grin That being said, many high end lenses are not weather sealed, like Zeiss, so having weather sealing on my Canon bodies and using a Zeiss it is not really water sealed. And I know a lot of people who would use a Canon 17-40 stating that is is weather sealed, but it is only sealed when you have a front filter screwed on, per the manual. So weather sealing is not that critical for light rain and it is easy enough to deal with when and if it is needed without having them redesign all the lenses. I guess it is more a marketing choice, we shall see so far it is all rumors.....  Huh

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« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2013, 03:52:15 PM »
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I just came back from several weeks in India shooting with the X-E1 and almost exclusively with the 14mm. It's really an extraordinary travel camera and I anticipate the improvements on X-E2, while evolutionary, will be very welcome. I'm especially looking forward to a quicker refresh on the EVF and less lag between shots. One suggestion I would make is to get a couple extra batteries. It depends a bit on how you use it, but I found i pretty easy to eat through two batteries in a day.

If you're interested there's a selection of shots here: http://www.photo-mark.com/photographs/india-travel-photography/
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« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2013, 08:36:41 AM »
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Mark,

Really nice set of shots, you said almost exclusively with the 14mm, did you take other primes? Was that you just like the wider view? Great set of shots. Thanks for sharing them.

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« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2013, 08:59:35 AM »
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Here's what the X-E2 gave me in its first 2 days in my possession:
Christmas Market Hamburg 2013
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« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2013, 12:17:59 PM »
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Mark,

Really nice set of shots, you said almost exclusively with the 14mm, did you take other primes? Was that you just like the wider view? Great set of shots. Thanks for sharing them.

Alan

Thanks Alan. I also brought the 27mm, which is a great little package for traveling, but it didn't see much use. I prefer the wider lenses because I like working close to the subjects. I also like the challenge of bringing more elements into the shot rather than trying to isolate a single subject with a long lens or shallow depth of field, especially when the environment is interesting.
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« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2013, 02:00:32 PM »
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Here's what the X-E2 gave me in its first 2 days in my possession:
Christmas Market Hamburg 2013

Well done Christoph,
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« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2013, 03:29:32 PM »
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Well done Christoph,
Alan

Thanks! This little camera is making me really happy and is a game changer for me after years of film only (apart from a compact).
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« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2013, 05:49:04 PM »
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Here's what the X-E2 gave me in its first 2 days in my possession:
Christmas Market Hamburg 2013

Really fantastic Christoph. Maybe you mentioned it in this thread, but I couldn't find it: are these jpegs from the camera or your own processing from raw files?

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« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2013, 12:03:31 AM »
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Really fantastic Christoph. Maybe you mentioned it in this thread, but I couldn't find it: are these jpegs from the camera or your own processing from raw files?



They are processed from RAW.
All work was done in LR 5.3 RC, only the frames added in PS.
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« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2013, 02:39:27 PM »
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I wanted to try what detail I could get from the moon with the 55-200, handheld.

So here is a 1:1 crop from the 55-200@200mm (see EXIF data)

1/1000 sec, f 5.6, ISO 800, handheld, OIS on.
Cooked in LR 5.3.
Some tones adjustments, bit of denoise and sharpen (not much), b/w conversion.
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