X-E1: Viewfinder is horrible and kit zoom is heavy, but then ...

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mngsmt Regular Member • Posts: 303
X-E1: Viewfinder is horrible and kit zoom is heavy, but then ...

Hi all,

FWIW, I was able to try out an X-E1 today at two shops and these are my 2 cent (may be useful for those who consider buying online without previously trying out the camera):

  • Built quality not as sturdy as i would like but certainly nice enough.
  • The kit zoom is very heavy and does not balance well with the body. Two-handed operation is mandatory.
  • Coming from an APS-C pentaprism viewfinder (and previously film SLR), I found the EVF, although state of the art, to be horrible. Very contrasty and ugly picture. I guess, however, that you may just get used to it and hope there's a way of adjusting its contrast.

My conclusion: I'll probably go for the 35/1.4 kit, skip the zoom and hope I'll get used to the EVF. Let's see what others think.

Fujifilm X-E1
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