Fujifilm X-E2

Oct 11, 2016

After the death of my Nikon D80, I started searching for a suitable replacement that is not a Nikon. I’ve been following with interest what Sony has been doing lately, and one of the options was the A6000 series. I’ve also been interested in Fujifilm’s X series, I always liked the X100 series of cameras, and if the Nikon was still operational, I would definitely consider a X100 as a second, more portable camera, but since this will be my only camera, I need something a bit more versatile than a camera with a fixed lens.

Just as Fujifilm launched the new X-E2S, a local retail store dropped the price of a X-E2 kit to about half. I don’t care about having the latest and the greatest, I find value more important, so I couldn’t pass on the opportunity. The choice was made.

Fuji X-E2 The Fujifilm X-E2 with the XF 18-55mm lens.

The kit came with Fujifilm’s XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 lens. This lens alone costs more than discounted price of both the camera and lens so I am pretty happy about the deal.

First impressions on the camera: I love the look of the camera, it doesn’t have the most ergonomical design ever, but the manual controls for exposure, compensation and aperture (on the lens) are very useful. The lens is really great, built of metal and feels sturdy. More about the camera soon.