X-E1 Viewfinder and First Impressions

Started Apr 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
Desierto Junior Member • Posts: 26
Re: X-E1 Viewfinder and First Impressions

"Again, these are just my observations. Not meaning to offend anyone. So I've shot a lot more with the Fuji system. It takes beautiful photos. Lenses are very nice as well (albeit very heavy). But I just feel like I can't compose a photo when I don't know what the colors are going to look like. A sunset turns more golden when I drop the exposure a bit. Or, the colors in a flower look so much more vivid - or whatever. Probably isn't an issue for a more experienced photographer, but is a huge one for me. I love pretty much everything else about the camera. I think unfortunately, the Fuji is going back to it's home. And the worst thing is, there isn't another option I've found for mirrorless when the screens/viewfinders are any better in terms of color reproduction. I am just confused honestly. It seems odd to me to sell a $20 screen with a $1000 camera. The "wow" factor of your average Joe at a camera shop would go up by 10x it seems if the screen looked really and indicated what absolutely stunning photos the Fuji can take. But, it's likely just me depending on the wrong things when I take pictures. Again, just my observations - which are worth exactly what you're paying for them - ahem, nothing."

Stick with it, man! You note that you're not an experienced photographer (bravely, I might add), if you "switch" you'll merely move on to difficulties with the new system you choose. I've been shooting for 30 years and really believe the X-E1 (my first Fuji) to be an excellent piece of workmanship.
Pulling or dropping your exposure is an old trick that you'll find with any system you use and is something we all did with film (esp Velvia) for years! You're already learning a thing or two without trying. If you've got you meter set to "MULTI", switch it "AVERAGE". I too have found that the meter especially at "MULTI" tends to overexpose by up to a stop, especially when shooting outside with a big bright sky.
I've come to like mine after a couple of weeks so much that, even though I don't know you, I'd hate to see you give up so easily. If you've got questions, post them here. Dig through the post archive. You'll learn more than you can ever imagine.

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