Thinking of switching: what is BAD about the XE1?

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Christof21
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Re: Thinking of switching: what is BAD about the XE1?
In reply to WT21, 8 months ago

WT21 wrote:

I'm thinking of consolidating to Fuji.

I have today the 6D, NEX6 and Canon M1. With the X-T1, that looks like a body I'd love, but down the road. I can't afford it just yet, as I need both a larger body for flash, and a compact body.

So I'm thinking of the XE1 + XM1 (or maybe an XA1) to start. I'd get the 2.8-4 kit lens, the 35/1.4 and the 55-200 zoom, and would like to use some legacy lenses (I have an FD 50mm macro and a Rokkor 45/2 which I like a lot. I might also possibly get the 23 pancake.

Besides the development issues of XTran RAW on lightroom, what are the negatives of the XE1?

Does it do focus peaking? In the viewfinder? to use with my legacy lenses?

Does the XE1 simulate exposure in the viewfinder? Does the XM1 or XA1 simulate it on the LCD?

I understand the AF has improved. But could I use the 50-200 for some kids events? Horse riding in a ring? School spirit days?

Are there any flash issues with the Fuji system?

Any other issues/thoughts??

Thanks for any help.

First of all, I would like to say that I love my x-e1. That said, I have many regrets:

- AF works differently with the Fuji lenses. The pancake has no aperture ring, and the 23mm f1. 4, 35mm do not display the dof scale in manual focus ( you have to look at the dof scale engraved on the lens). You can not use the AF-L button in manual to quickly focus, I love using it with the other lenses. The way it behaves varies with the lenses, this choice is not really consistent and a bit irritating.  This is my first complain.

- The speed selector becomes useless because now you can select a minimum shutter speed in the menu, which is better for most photographers.

- the focus peaking is not stunning. But this is a nice improvement.

- you have no software to process the raw exactly the same way as the in body raw converter

- the screw tripod mount is not centered in the axis of the lens. This is better if you want to shoot piano. You can add the grip if you want to have it centered.

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