X-E2/X-T1 functionality

Discussion in 'Coffee with Rico Pfirstinger, Fuji X-Pert' started by Davoe, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Davoe

    Davoe FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 14, 2014
    NorCal
    I understand the ergonomic advantages of the T-1, with the 2.00 firmware release, what remaining performance advantages does the T have over the E?
     
  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Fair to say that the ergonomic "advantages" are personal; I for one prefer the form factor of the X-E series. I have an X-T1 for long lens and macro work (and bad weather once the weathersealed lenses are released) but otherwise the X-E1 that I have is preferable for most applications due to its ergonomics.
     
  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs FujiXspot Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Near Philadephila
    I don't perceive any difference in performance. I don't know if the AF tracking for action is at the same level, but I never use that so I'm a poor judge anyway. Face detection seems similar to me, pretty decent but not up to Olympus. I'm personally very happy with the EVF of the XE2 unless I'm using it back to back with the XT1 (which I do sometimes) and then I'm VERY aware of the difference, which favors the XT1 by quite a bit. And I really like the flip up screen. But I prefer the EVF location on the XE2, so if I'm going out with one body and don't take an ultra-wide lens (which is when I usually us the flip up screen), I'm more apt to take the XE2... I also like being able to save ISO configurations in the custom settings on the XE2, which you can't do on the XT1...

    -Ray
     
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  4. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    I prefer the X-E2 ergonomics (buttons, dials), too.
    The X-T1 offers the better EVF UI, though.

    As for performance, the differences aren't really big.
     
  5. Pixl10

    Pixl10 FujiXspot Regular

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    May 24, 2013
    I'm also deciding between the two, mainly for travel and for pictures of my kids who rarely hold still. Is the continuous autofocus good enough for tracking kids?
    Thanks
     
  6. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    As long as the kids don't bend spacetime, yes.
     
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  7. Davoe

    Davoe FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 14, 2014
    NorCal
    Rico, would the tracking capability of the xe2 be the same as the t1 with the updated refresh rate?
    There seems to be a selection of "focus priority/release priority" that the e2 doesn't have.

    Also, I prepurchased you rebook on amazon, any guess as to when the English version will be acpvailable?
     
  8. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    Probably June or early July.

    There's little difference regarding predictive PDAF. With the hidden AF-C bug removed, results should improve for those who reported issues with the X-E2.

    There is a difference wrt CDAF tracking, but since everybody would use a PDAF frame, anyway, the relevance of tis is limited.
     
  9. Gumbee

    Gumbee New to FujiXspot

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    Feb 2, 2013
    Is the predictive PDAF only @3fps on the X-E2? Or is it in effect also at the higher fps?

    thx
     
  10. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
  11. Jman13

    Jman13 FujiXspot Regular

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    Mar 7, 2013
    Columbus, OH
    I've had really good success with tracking on the X-E2. It had a pretty high (though not perfect) hit rate even when shooting my son rushing towards me pushing a bin, while indoors using the 56/1.2 wide open. He was moving quite steadily at me in both these shots.

    xander_bin1.

    xander_bin2.

    He was crawling towards me on this one:
    xander_crawl_56.
     
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  12. Davoe

    Davoe FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 14, 2014
    NorCal
    Juan, what were your settings in terms of focus?
     
  13. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    Nice. Tracking works great as long as people don't forget that it's for moving objects, not stationary ones.