There is NO reason not to get X-E1 for $719

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mistermejia
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There is NO reason not to get X-E1 for $719
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I am officially a former nikon shooter and I am NEVER looking back

Guys, for this type of caliber that you are getting, there is no reason to be crying for the performance of AF of the XE1 after the firmware update.  Yes, i can see what some of you are saying, i can see that now, it is not super snappy and it takes a couple of "milliseconds" until it locks on focus, but it is nothing to cry about unless you shoot in darkness.

I bought the silver version this afternoon after work, i have loaded the latest firmware and i am ALREADY enjoying the thing.  I personally wouldn't be surprised if later on fuji does another touch up on the AF part.  One thing for sure, the AF on my camera does lock AF a little faster in AF-Continuous, and i am not complaining, not for this price sir!  No way Jose!

But let me tell you this, would i pay $1400 for this camera now?  No.  But it doesn't cost that anymore

I bought the camera with a 90mb/sec memory card and i am VERY satisfied.  This camera probably works perfect under plenty of light.  I have taken some simple photos from my house under crappy lighting, and i like the camera very much.  I think this camera and I are going to become very good friends.  Im tired, is been a long day, and i'm going to sleep.

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I had no problem, buying a second X-E1 body. The price was good, & now, I don't have to change lenses.

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Congrats to the purchase. I hope you are not going to miss the response and handling of the D7000. The X-E1 is a nice camera. Did you get a lens included in that price?

By the way, I thought you were getting a Pentax K-3. Whatever happened to that?

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mistermejia wrote:

I am officially a former nikon shooter and I am NEVER looking back

Guys, for this type of caliber that you are getting, there is no reason to be crying for the performance of AF of the XE1 after the firmware update. Yes, i can see what some of you are saying, i can see that now, it is not super snappy and it takes a couple of "milliseconds" until it locks on focus, but it is nothing to cry about unless you shoot in darkness.

I bought the silver version this afternoon after work, i have loaded the latest firmware and i am ALREADY enjoying the thing. I personally wouldn't be surprised if later on fuji does another touch up on the AF part. One thing for sure, the AF on my camera does lock AF a little faster in AF-Continuous, and i am not complaining, not for this price sir! No way Jose!

But let me tell you this, would i pay $1400 for this camera now? No. But it doesn't cost that anymore

I bought the camera with a 90mb/sec memory card and i am VERY satisfied. This camera probably works perfect under plenty of light. I have taken some simple photos from my house under crappy lighting, and i like the camera very much. I think this camera and I are going to become very good friends. Im tired, is been a long day, and i'm going to sleep.

AF doesn't matter when you shoot things that don't move.

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Well done on your new X-E1. I reckon the X-E1 churns out better quality images than the X-E2 anyway so you are going to have some serious fun with it.

And I see you've got an S5 Pro ... there's a legendary gem right there!!

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Reason #1 not to get X-E1: It does not have a CCD sensor.

Reason #2 not to get X-E1: X cameras have "stinking skin tones"

Now, if I could only remember who said such things.  Enjoy your new camera.

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AF doesn't matter when you shoot things that don't move.

Anybody that bought the X-E1 to capture fast moving subjects clearly possesses a great amount of skill or is not capable of understanding the strengths and weaknesses of a much written about camera.

Having said that, the current firmware autofocus is fast enough and where real speed is involved I simply go back to basics, the way it was done before AF existed.

There are those that dwell on the autofocus of the X-E1, possibly because there are very few negatives to owning such a great value camera right now. Many convince themselves of this "huge" autofocus issue to help justify to themselves (or partner) that more expense is required, to get the desired performance.

For me, photography is all about image quality. Years ago when I spent £1000's on Canon L glass, I did so purely for the image quality and the 2.8 constant. In those days, it was never about autofocus. Today, with me, nothing has changed.

The X-E1 is an outstanding photographic tool for the price point, with superb looks and fine handling.

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The problem is that you can't get a body only version of the XE-1 in the UK at that price ....

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Keit ll wrote:

The problem is that you can't get a body only version of the XE-1 in the UK at that price ....

Just about for that price. However, right now, we get the XC 50-230mm thrown in, with the X-E1 and 18-55 bundle for £700. Great value.

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enjoy.  $729, where?

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Andy G wrote:

Keit ll wrote:

The problem is that you can't get a body only version of the XE-1 in the UK at that price ....

Just about for that price. However, right now, we get the XC 50-230mm thrown in, with the X-E1 and 18-55 bundle for £700. Great value.

Where is this offer available ?

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My best reason for not buying an XE-1 is that I just purchased an X100s and I am loving it,maybe nexe year I will go for an XE2 but will never sell the X100s.

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I'm very tempted to get one as a second body to my X-E2.  $549 is a great price, and it has the same IQ as Fuji's latest/greatest.  But I'm going to wait until the X-T1 is in good supply.  At that point the X-E2 will probably drop more in price which will push the X-E1 even lower.

I still plan on getting the 56mm 1.2.  But I could almost get two X-E1s for the same price as that one lens!

Sal

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Keit ll wrote:

Andy G wrote:

Keit ll wrote:

The problem is that you can't get a body only version of the XE-1 in the UK at that price ....

Just about for that price. However, right now, we get the XC 50-230mm thrown in, with the X-E1 and 18-55 bundle for £700. Great value.

Where is this offer available ?

http://www.cameraworld.co.uk/fujifilm-x-e1-18-55mm-f2-8-4-r-xf.html    £699

or any UK Fuji dealer.

I chose this one because of the 2 yr warranty that Clifton offer on all products. The SD card is a Samsung 48mb/s, certainly OK as a backup. £719

http://www.cliftoncameras.co.uk/Fujifilm_X-E1_18-55_XF_Lens_Kit_-_Silver

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Andy G wrote:

stimpy wrote:

AF doesn't matter when you shoot things that don't move.

Anybody that bought the X-E1 to capture fast moving subjects clearly possesses a great amount of skill or is not capable of understanding the strengths and weaknesses of a much written about camera.

I think there are more than a few people who would have purchased the X-E1 at launch, and expected more from a £1000 body.

Having said that, the current firmware autofocus is fast enough and where real speed is involved I simply go back to basics, the way it was done before AF existed.

Fast enough for you it seems (and for me 90% of the time) but that doesn't mean it's fast enough for everyone. Plenty of event & reportage photographers still struggle with the slow AF and lag.

There are those that dwell on the autofocus of the X-E1, possibly because there are very few negatives to owning such a great value camera right now. Many convince themselves of this "huge" autofocus issue to help justify to themselves (or partner) that more expense is required, to get the desired performance.

X series focus has always been poor compared to it's main competitor, m43. The reputation is justified.

For me, photography is all about image quality. Years ago when I spent £1000's on Canon L glass, I did so purely for the image quality and the 2.8 constant. In those days, it was never about autofocus. Today, with me, nothing has changed.

Why are you not shooting full frame then?

The X-E1 is an outstanding photographic tool for the price point, with superb looks and fine handling.

For some people, yes, others no.

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Andy G wrote:

Keit ll wrote:

Andy G wrote:

Keit ll wrote:

The problem is that you can't get a body only version of the XE-1 in the UK at that price ....

Just about for that price. However, right now, we get the XC 50-230mm thrown in, with the X-E1 and 18-55 bundle for £700. Great value.

Where is this offer available ?

http://www.cameraworld.co.uk/fujifilm-x-e1-18-55mm-f2-8-4-r-xf.html £699

or any UK Fuji dealer.

I chose this one because of the 2 yr warranty that Clifton offer on all products. The SD card is a Samsung 48mb/s, certainly OK as a backup. £719

http://www.cliftoncameras.co.uk/Fujifilm_X-E1_18-55_XF_Lens_Kit_-_Silver

You can also get a Fuji refurb with 12 months warranty + 18-55 for £550 (if you use a 10% discount code).

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Congratulations on finally making the move. It gets better once you master the little things, which many seem to neglect.

i was one of those people that paid $1,400 new in late December, well before the updates, and was very pleased then and expect to have mine for a while.

no that you have the XE1 and zoom, if you ever plan on more lenses, now is the time with huge sales. Just ordered the 35mm myself.

Have fun!

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jerrysdean43 wrote:

My best reason for not buying an XE-1 is that I just purchased an X100s and I am loving it,maybe nexe year I will go for an XE2 but will never sell the X100s.

The 100s is a truly great camera.  Enjoy

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Sal Baker wrote:

I'm very tempted to get one as a second body to my X-E2. $549 is a great price, and it has the same IQ as Fuji's latest/greatest. But I'm going to wait until the X-T1 is in good supply. At that point the X-E2 will probably drop more in price which will push the X-E1 even lower.

I still plan on getting the 56mm 1.2. But I could almost get two X-E1s for the same price as that one lens!

Sal

You can get the body here in the UD cheaper, $600US.

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stimpy wrote:

Andy G wrote:

stimpy wrote:

AF doesn't matter when you shoot things that don't move.

Anybody that bought the X-E1 to capture fast moving subjects clearly possesses a great amount of skill or is not capable of understanding the strengths and weaknesses of a much written about camera.

I think there are more than a few people who would have purchased the X-E1 at launch, and expected more from a £1000 body.

I can accept that, but hopefully the firmware improvements have consoled them somewhat.

Having said that, the current firmware autofocus is fast enough and where real speed is involved I simply go back to basics, the way it was done before AF existed.

Fast enough for you it seems (and for me 90% of the time) but that doesn't mean it's fast enough for everyone. Plenty of event & reportage photographers still struggle with the slow AF and lag.

This is the bit where I want to talk about my recent wedding photographs, where I was the victim of a "wedding photographer". But, I won't, as it only serves to wind me up in a real bad, unhealthy way. I was the victim of a Nikon DSLR in the wrong hands. This experience made me realise how many "professionals" are out there taking money for poor work and how they would never have survived on film or manual focus cameras.

There are those that dwell on the autofocus of the X-E1, possibly because there are very few negatives to owning such a great value camera right now. Many convince themselves of this "huge" autofocus issue to help justify to themselves (or partner) that more expense is required, to get the desired performance.

X series focus has always been poor compared to it's main competitor, m43. The reputation is justified.

A reputation of being slower than its competitor is hardly a suggestion that it is not very usable. It clearly is. Granted I have only recently acquired it and don't have the pre-firmware improvement experience.

For me, photography is all about image quality. Years ago when I spent £1000's on Canon L glass, I did so purely for the image quality and the 2.8 constant. In those days, it was never about autofocus. Today, with me, nothing has changed.

Why are you not shooting full frame then?

Far too heavy, all sold (2004)and they were stuck on the end of a couple of film bodies (EOS 1V HS).  I once carried an EOS 1V HS, a 70-200 2.8 L, 16-35 2.8L and a 28-70 2.8L up Beinn Alligin and wanted to throw it back down rather than carry it.

The X-E1 is an outstanding photographic tool for the price point, with superb looks and fine handling.

For some people, yes, others no.

Personal choice applies to just about anything, but it doesn't stop it being an outstanding photographer tool and deliverer of superb images. I hate Merc's, my Dad loves them, still excellent cars.

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