Here I am - new to Fuji

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by elandel, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. elandel

    elandel FujiXspot Regular

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    Hello all. Here I am. New to Fuji but really can't wait to get my first Fuji X-series.
    I have a complete m4/3 setup with pro 4/3 lenses but did not bond with M1 so I'm selling or trading it for a X-T1, maybe. In the meanwhile my dilemma is: E1 or E2?
    I'm a jpg shooter even if I always shhot jpg+raw but never process it, only 3 or 4 times a year.

    I'm from Milan, Italy and love shooting landscapes and architecture. Also holiday photos. Sometimes a little bit of macro.

    Willing to learn about these cameras and system.
     
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  2. Armanius

    Armanius FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Hey Elandel! Good seeing you here!

    By E1 or E2, or are you talking about XE1 vs. XE2? If you are waiting for the XT1, I wouldn't spend too much money on your future "backup" camera. So for now, go for the XE1. You can probably find used body only XE1 for ~$400. Used XE2's are $800-900. IMO, the image quality between the XP1, XE1/2 and XM1 (and even the XA1 with a conventional sensor) are more or less the same. The XT1 will likely be about the same as well. The main differences are the operational speed, viewfinder quality, LCD, and buttons/dials. The XE2 does have face detection and better manual focus aids.

    Look forward to seeing you around here!
     
  3. elandel

    elandel FujiXspot Regular

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    Thanks. Yes X-E1 and X-E2. My dilemma is get the X-E2 and live happy for a while or get a X-E1 and then the XT1 when it comes out? But then I'm not sure I want to get a new released camera which is not thourghly tested. Dont want to be the company's beta tester. Just happened with the Nikon D600 and sold al my Nikon gear. Decisions - decisions....
     
  4. Armanius

    Armanius FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Or just get the XE1, be happy with it for a few months while you wait for others to beta test the XT1!

    If there are a lot of complaints about the XT1, then you can wait for the fixes. Or get the XE2 instead. :)
     
  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale FujiXspot Veteran

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    Hello and welcome elandel. I agree with Armando - there are some great deals on X-E1's at the moment. I recently upgraded to the X-E2 but am thinking of hanging on to my X-E1 as a second body rather than sell it for $400. While you wait for the X-T1 to mature (eg firmware updates) start buying some of that amazing Fuji glass.
     
  6. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Elandel - it's good to see you here!

    So many decisions...but it seems to me that you're getting some very good advice. Looking forward to your involvement!
     
  7. Armanius

    Armanius FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Here's an article from an interesting site called Fuji vs Fuji

    http://www.fujivsfuji.com/x-e1-vs-x-e2/

    It has a bunch of interesting articles like 23/1.4 vs X100s. Or black X100s vs silver X100s! LOL!
     
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  8. elandel

    elandel FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 4, 2014
    Thanks to you all. My X-E2 should come next week and 'm really anxious to try it. I went for a X-E2 because I think its the best buy if you're not thinking about the X-T1, and I made the decision to skip the X-T1 because, for what I understand, overall IQ is basically the same and also handling. The viewfinder should be the big improvement for xt1 but I think the one on the x-e2 is no slouch at all.