X-E2 IQ downgrade?

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TThorne
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X-E2 IQ downgrade?
Dec 13, 2013

IQ has many factors, but with regards to sharpness, Is the X-E2 a downgrade from the X-E1? The following link would suggest it is.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52691118

I don't buy this for a second. What do you guys think?

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That's BS. I had the X-E1 and have the X-E2, and as far as IQ and sharpness goes, you couldn't tell them apart.

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That's BS. I had the X-E1 and have the X-E2, and as far as IQ and sharpness goes, you couldn't tell them apart.

I have to agree with you.

I commented in the other thread that I have an X-E1 but got the opportunity to use the X-E2 for a couple of hours.

I honestly couldn't tell a difference in image quality between the two cameras. Both looked excellent.

My shots were with the 35mm lens and mostly outdoors. Technically, there may be a difference, I don't know, but in real life images from both cameras looked the same to me.

I only took about 20 shots because the camera was borrowed from a brick & mortar store and I didn't want to take advantage of the fact that they let me use the camera.

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TThorne wrote:

IQ has many factors, but with regards to sharpness, Is the X-E2 a downgrade from the X-E1? The following link would suggest it is.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52691118

I don't buy this for a second. What do you guys think?

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Read the entire thread to see that no one buys it because it isn't true.  That one person claims it yet he doesn't have an X-E2 and refuses to post any sources other than his attempt at FUD.  I do have the X-E2 and it is stunningly sharp.

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Hundminen wrote:

That's BS. I had the X-E1 and have the X-E2, and as far as IQ and sharpness goes, you couldn't tell them apart.

I thought so. I have seen files from both and I get the impression that this is vaporware used by someone who is making excuses for not upgrading even though no excuse is needed as the X-E1 is still a high quality shooter.

Truth be told, if forum history tells us anything, that guy likely does not even own an X-E1 either.

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Hundminen wrote:

That's BS. I had the X-E1 and have the X-E2, and as far as IQ and sharpness goes, you couldn't tell them apart.

I have to agree with you.

I commented in the other thread that I have an X-E1 but got the opportunity to use the X-E2 for a couple of hours.

I honestly couldn't tell a difference in image quality between the two cameras. Both looked excellent.

My shots were with the 35mm lens and mostly outdoors. Technically, there may be a difference, I don't know, but in real life images from both cameras looked the same to me.

I only took about 20 shots because the camera was borrowed from a brick & mortar store and I didn't want to take advantage of the fact that they let me use the camera.

I think your findings are in line with reviews and the like. There is really very little difference, and what difference there is is in favor of the X-E2 by virtue of the new processor.

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Sal Baker wrote:

TThorne wrote:

IQ has many factors, but with regards to sharpness, Is the X-E2 a downgrade from the X-E1? The following link would suggest it is.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52691118

I don't buy this for a second. What do you guys think?

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Read the entire thread to see that no one buys it because it isn't true. That one person claims it yet he doesn't have an X-E2 and refuses to post any sources other than his attempt at FUD. I do have the X-E2 and it is stunningly sharp.

Sal

I saw your posts over there Sal, and I agree with you 100%. By the way, he can't post pictures because he does not own either camera. You'll never see anything of substance from him, let alone a photo. The X-E2 photos I have seen with multiple lenses, native and adapted, have all displayed a high level of sharpness.

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TThorne wrote:

IQ has many factors, but with regards to sharpness, Is the X-E2 a downgrade from the X-E1? The following link would suggest it is.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52691118

I don't buy this for a second. What do you guys think?

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After using a loaner X-E2 I purchased an X-E1, for me I prefer the X-E1 sensor, the X100s and X-E2 seems to cook the colors, that said I've seen many excellent images taken with the X-E2 so it might just come down to personal taste

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TThorne wrote:

Sal Baker wrote:

TThorne wrote:

IQ has many factors, but with regards to sharpness, Is the X-E2 a downgrade from the X-E1? The following link would suggest it is.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52691118

I don't buy this for a second. What do you guys think?

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Read the entire thread to see that no one buys it because it isn't true. That one person claims it yet he doesn't have an X-E2 and refuses to post any sources other than his attempt at FUD. I do have the X-E2 and it is stunningly sharp.

Sal

I saw your posts over there Sal, and I agree with you 100%. By the way, he can't post pictures because he does not own either camera. You'll never see anything of substance from him, let alone a photo. The X-E2 photos I have seen with multiple lenses, native and adapted, have all displayed a high level of sharpness.

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His apparent dislike of the X-E2 completely confuses my understanding of the universe. He keeps bashing it, although it is from Fuji, not from SONY and has an X-Trans sensor, not a Bayer CFA. I am throughly flummoxed.

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TThorne wrote:

IQ has many factors, but with regards to sharpness, Is the X-E2 a downgrade from the X-E1? The following link would suggest it is.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52691118

I don't buy this for a second. What do you guys think?

Why don't you do your own research to find out the answer for yourself. I have and so has this poor chap ....

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3591429#forum-post-52706449

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BillyInya wrote:

TThorne wrote:

IQ has many factors, but with regards to sharpness, Is the X-E2 a downgrade from the X-E1? The following link would suggest it is.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52691118

I don't buy this for a second. What do you guys think?

Why don't you do your own research to find out the answer for yourself. I have and so has this poor chap ....

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3591429#forum-post-52706449

I've found the X-E2 to be slightly sharper than the X-E1.  It must be the lens optimization.

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In reply to TThorne, Dec 14, 2013

I will regret what I say next but xtrans I and xtrans II rendering is different.

The difference is so small that real life pictures will look 150% identical

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vkphoto wrote:

I will regret what I say next but xtrans I and xtrans II rendering is different.

The difference is so small that real life pictures will look 150% identical

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Watch it vkphoto, you run the risk of the usual five slamming you for doing your own research and coming to your own conclusions. Don't you know you can't do that around here.

Give me the X-Trans I any day.

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BillyInya wrote:

TThorne wrote:

IQ has many factors, but with regards to sharpness, Is the X-E2 a downgrade from the X-E1? The following link would suggest it is.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52691118

I don't buy this for a second. What do you guys think?

Why don't you do your own research to find out the answer for yourself. I have and so has this poor chap ....

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3591429#forum-post-52706449

Come talk to me when you actually buy a camera and take a photo. Or actually, don't.

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