Back to Fuji / by Will Tung

After about a year long stint with Sony (NEX-6), I've finally jumped back onto the Fuji camp. Mainly because I was having some quality control issues with Sony, and I miss the awesome attention to detail and constant firmware updates that Fuji always embodied. Ironically, with all their retro style and back to basics manual control dials, they are the most modern of all the camera companies in the way they run their business. They listen to what photographers want and need, and they make changes, without purposefully neutering their own products. I mean, c'mon, they released a firmware update for the X100, a discontinued product.

Anyway, I got the X-E2 with the 35mm f/1.4 and the 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 lenses. I struggled long and hard between the X-E2 and the X-T1, and, after handling both in the store, decided I preferred the rangefinder style, the silver body, and the $500 savings (probably the biggest factor). The X-T1's EVF wasn't as much of an upgrade as I thought, and frankly, I'd rather use the saved money for possibly getting the 14mm f/2.8 or the 56mm f/1.2 further down the line (or for lighting equipment). Speaking of lighting equipment, I'm finally starting to dabble with off camera flash, so I got a Yongnuo 560 III with wireless trigger. Should be an exciting year ahead!

Some notes so far. The 35mm seems to focus quite a bit slower than the 18-55mm, and is a little louder while focusing (a slight whining sound). 

Here's some of the first shots I've taken so far. Check out the bokeh (on the 35mm)! Check out the noise performance! Beautiful, just beautiful: