Friday, August 22, 2014

Fujifilm X-E2 Review Coming

Fujifilm X-E2 Review Coming
August 2014, Carl Garrard

Fujifilm X-E2 Review Coming: First off, I want to thank Fujifilm for providing this camera for review on a trial basis. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to evaluate this camera. So, thank you Fujifilm- you're nice people. Secondly, after unboxing this camera, the X-E2 in person is not quite what I expected. Looking at the camera on the shelf and the internet only- this is my first time handling one believe it or not,  I expected a much larger camera in person. It's definitely much smaller than I expected (as you can see in the image to the left compared to my GR)- it really did shock me when I saw it in its wrapper in the box. "Oh, you are so small aren't you?" I said aloud. "How ... um, .....cute!?" After holding it for a bit I realized the external controls that at first seemed a bit out of sorts to my personal liking (again never handled one), are not. After 10 minutes or so of handling it I realized -yep! I like it. Just goes to show you how valuable holding a camera in person is, and how doing so will give you a much more accurate impression. Thunk! That's the sound of my palm hitting my forehead. Why the heck did I not take a look at this camera before? Duh! I love rangefinder styled cameras, absolutely love them, so what gives? Don't ask me. More...

The Price Is Right- Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2 Review Coming: So yes, as stated, a full review is coming of this camera. But just to give you a bit to chew on... first know that I've handled or reviewed quite a few of the newer generation rangefinder styled system cameras from many makers. And just after a few minutes or so,  I do have to say that right off the bat- the X-E2 is my favorite in terms of its size, its external controls, and its external design overall. But before I get ahead of myself though, that's just the exterior impressions of the camera. This weekend I take it to Sedona Arizona to see how much I enjoy shooting with it in the world- and mostly how much I like the output of its images.



Tomorrow morning I take off early. Hopping into my trusty Subaru, my car and I are making the 500 mile trek to Arizona with the X-E2 as my sidekick/companion. I'm not bringing a manual of any kind, nor am I looking at it tonight before I leave. I want to evaluate it "blind", without help from a manual. I think you know why. This should be fun, or disastrous. Guess that just depends on how well this camera and I get along out there. We'll just have to see how it goes.

More to follow for interested readers. Bon voyage!

Happy and safe shooting everyone.

-Carl 

The Price Is Right- Fujifilm X-E2

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