For the last several years, I’ve enjoyed photography using a lot of Canon gear – both the point and shoot PowerShot family as well as Canon’s “prosumer” line of digital SLR’s. My Canon 5D Mark II has served me very well – a great camera body and the Canon lenses are top notch in terms of optical quality. I’ve also experimented a bit with Nikon – acquiring a Nikon D600 DSLR for a trip to Havana earlier this year. Once again, a great camera – and lenses to match. I’m now looking to sell my Canon and Nikon gear – I’ve moved on.
To what? I’ve become interested in the next generation of so-called “mirrorless” cameras. Unlike the big “digital single lens reflex” (DSLR) cameras, this next generation is much small in physical size – because they shed the complex optical image path of traditional DSLRs. Instead, the mirrorless cameras use the combination of sensors and electronic viewfinders to deliver a more compact package – and, as it turns out, a more enjoyable shooting experience in the field.
Fujifilm is one of the leaders in this new mirrorless category – making a range of cameras that provide great ergonomics in terms of shooting performance along with beautiful optics and sensors. From the Fujifilm X20 “point and shoot” camera to the new Fujifilm X-E2, Fuji is earning accolades from photographers for the delight their cameras deliver. Fujifilm’s X100S rangefinder camera is yet another example – a beautiful camera with great styling and superb performance when shooting – especially for street photography.
I’ve had the Fujifilm X-E2 for just a couple of days – and am still learning the details of shooting with this new camera – but I’ve been having a lot of fun with it. I’ve included a few images here to give you a taste – to see a larger version, just click on the image. I’ll be posting more over the new few weeks in my Flickr Fujifilm X-E2 collection – as I learn and explore more with this delightful new camera.
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