X-E1 or X100s 18 or 27

Started Sep 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
britcam
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Re: X-E1 or X100s 18 or 27

SimonWilder wrote:

ryan2007 wrote:

SimonWilder wrote:

Hi,

I've never been 100% happy with my X100s image quality however my partner had an X-E1 and 18-55 lens some time ago and I thought that in many situations it produced more pleasing image quality.

Given the current price of the X-E1 I was thinking of getting one and a 27mm lens, I think that the 27mm FoV might suit me better for my street photography.

so my question is this, how does the 27mm compare to the 18mm lens (which I've used)

also how much slower if the AF of the X-E1 with the 27mm compared to the X100s

Thanks

If you can't get a good result with the X100s the XE-1 will not be any better. It is the user not the camera generally speaking.

The quality of a photograph as is down to the photographer but image quality is limited in most part by the sensor/lens.

I've read previous post from Fuji users who think that image quality is better from the X-E1 than even the X-E2 or X-T1, personal pattern noise seems to be less noticeable on the X-E1 than the X-T1 from OOC Jpegs.

To me when comparing images from the X-E1 to the X100s the images seem to have more clean whites in the X-E1 photos but those were only from the 18-55 lens

But this is all down to the parameters set before the image is taken, and the post processing that is done ...  The image quality from the X100s is quite superb, and the idea that cleaner whites can be obtained from the X-E1 is something I find very odd ... sounds more like a washing powder Ad ..

I have the X-E1 and X-E2, and had the X100s for a few months earlier this summer. The X100s SOOC images do differ from the X-E1, as they have different sensors. I finally sold the X100s & kept the X-E1 as I preferred to to have an interchangeable lens camera to use alongside the X-E2 - to avoid lens switching and to have one body with a prime mounted, and the other with the grip & the bigger 55-200. It had nothing to do with IQ.

In the end, all these cameras are perfectly capable, and its up to the user to put in the time and effort to work the images according to your own tastes.  Nothing more, nothing less.

I advise you manually set dynamic range to 100%, manually set ISO, manually set the autofocus point to the center. Be sure to get focus confirmation for an in focus image.

Do not use Velvia film simulation for skin tones.

Bracket exposure if you have to, which is not a bad thing to do all the time.

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Rich S (britcam)

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