Hands-On and Images of the Fujifilm X-E1 & 35mm f/1.4R lens

Started Sep 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Hands-On and Images of the Fujifilm X-E1 & 35mm f/1.4R lens

Hi Elliot;

I shoot with the bigger Sony A77 as well as NEX-7 and really think the EVF is nice and quick. I successfully shoot many panning shots with great results even with fill-in flash while panning.

When I read the spec of the X-E1 EVF with OLED 2.3 megapixels I was happy because I really don't like the Hybrid Viewfinder implementation on the X-100. I am totally happy with just EVF only. However, after shooting with this camera, I always noticed the EVF lags and it happens in all situation, not just dark places. I notice it even in good day light shooting. So I think the processing power for the EVF refresh rate is still not quite good enough on Fujifilm X-E1.

This aspect really make for a not-so pleasing shooting experience. If this EVF is the same as the Sony NEX-7 and A77 then I have no hesitation to buy this camera at all.


Thanks for the great images. I too have concerns about the lag time. That is now and was before my only concern. I can make one note however. I just got back from doing a workshop in Cape Cod Ma which my company ran and I did some comparison shooting with my Olympus OMD bodies and the Fuji X pro 1 (prior to upgrade to 2.0 on Fuji.

I was surprised to suddenly find that the Olympus also had a shutter lag. The imaging from both cameras was superb. I have not shot with the Nex 7 so I cannot make a lag time comparison but for most of what I shoot from street to Landscape, the lag has not been a major problem. 95 percent of the time it does not cause me to lose a shot.

This seems to be an inherent problem with LCD finders, not only with Fuji but others as well.

Gear. 2 Omd, all the lenses, Ep3, Ep2, Ep1 infrared, Fuji X100, Fuji x pro 1, all the Fuji lenses, Voigtlander 15,21,28,50,75,90,180. Nikon 55 macro, 200 macro and Zeiss 100mm macro, Induro Tripods and heads, etc. Ricoh GXR and modules including Leica M

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