Last week I had the opportunity to spend an evening in Turin which gave me the chance to try out my new Fuji X-E1 camera with 18-55mm kit lens. I’ve blogged before about how fantastic the X100 is in low light (see https://fotomind.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/eiffel-tower-meets-x100/ and https://fotomind.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/a-few-more-shots-of-paris-by-night/) so I was really interested to see if the X-E1 would be as good or perhaps even better.
I must confess that as I had people with me, I pretty much let the camera do its own thing. ISO was limited to 6400. The only thing I did try for some shots was the manual focus which compared to the X100, is way better to handle. This makes the future prospect of buying some old M-Mount lenses and an adapter really exciting (I just hope Fuji will introduce focus peaking in a coming FW update).
Typical for Fuji, the jpeg engine is awesome. To be honest I’m blown away and I’m so glad that I was able to resist the distraction of the new Sony Nex 6 which very nearly pulled me from going for the Fuji.
With auto focus the camera did hunt around a bit in really dimly lit situations but nothing that distracted from the pleasure of using this camera.
I’m no camera reviewer so I’m going to stop here. All I can say is that I am definitely not regretting making a further investment into the Fuji X series and I am really looking forward to getting more and more familiar with this camera.