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Fujifilm X-E2 & XC 50-230mm First Test - English

Testo e foto di Donato Chirulli

We don't know why, and  we don't know if this type of policy is really useful for the manufacturers , but we have to take note of a fact: The rumors about the new models of many of the most famous photographic brands on the market. actually come many months before the respective official presentation and, even more , before the real marketing of those items . The fever of news, data , specifications and technical practice tests affects so more and more fans, in constant search of the " Philosopher's Stone" which allows , with minimal effort , to transform the " lead" into " gold." Improve ie , the level of the photographs taken by the ever-increasing technical capabilities of the devices. At riflessifotografici .com, we have particular philosophical approach : we appreciate the technological improvements only when these are , really , satisfying the need for daily practice in the field. A technical improvement, in fact , has a real reason to be, when a photographer (amateur or professional ) can get a tangible benefit in his daily practice. Let us not be charmed by " glitter and sequins ," or " bait and switch " that serve only to attract the potential customer , and then not really giving anything really useful to the latter, but the knowledge that you have bought .. . the last, glittering model ..... And it is for this reason that, generally , we take it easy when we do our tests. Even with the risk of publishing them when they seem almost obsolete .... ....

 

We can not , however, prevent us from publishing our " First Impressions " , when we have the chance to try out a preview of a new camera and / or new lenses. In this case, we could handle for a couple of days ( exclusive  in Italy) the new Fujifilm XE -2, accompanied by a number of different lenses , including (also in preview ) the Fujinon XC 50 - 230 mm , on the occasion of the National Day of the amateur photographer , worthily organized by the tireless members of the Cultural Photosintesi of Casarano (LE) .

 

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf 60 mm  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 400, f/2,4 - 1/550 sec - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std - Post Production Photoshop

We want to emphasize that , in both cases , it was a pre-series sample , different from the final models that will be actually marketed ... sooner or later .... It is therefore not possible for us , but we believe for anyone in the world, to pass definitive and in deep judgments  . Neither we'll be here to list all the new minor features of the new model , widely known and available to anyone on the corporate website . For now we can safely say that the XE -2 , even if not in the final version ... seems to respond to the expectations, with regard to the overall responsiveness and the speed / accuracy of focusing in critical situations . It seems remarkable the quality of the EVF and quite useful the bigger rear display . The quality of the images ( taken mainly @ full aperture and with many different lenses ) appears to be up to the previous model. Not bad seems to be the new zoom too , which by the way , is in the budget series (XC) of the excellent Fuji lenses . So, we'll let the pictures speak for now... and wait before posting a more comprehensive and thorough review that , just hours and hours of work in various conditions can make significant ....

Generic/Street

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf 18-55 mm @ 18  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 200, f/3,2 - 1/2000 sec - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PROVIA - No Post Production

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf 18-55 mm @ 18  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 200, f/11 - 1/210 sec - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PROVIA

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf 14 mm  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 640, f/8,0 - 1/125 sec - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf 18-55 mm @ 18  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 400, f/6,4 - 1/3500 sec - EV - 1,33 - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf 18-55 mm @ 55  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 500, f/4,0 - 1/60 sec - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf 18-55 mm @ 55  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 1600, f/5,0 - 1/480 sec - EV + 0,33 - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PROVIA - No Post Production

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf 18-55 mm @ 55  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 4000, f/7,1 - 1/160 sec - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std - No Post Production

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf  35mm  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 1250, f/1,4 - 1/125 sec - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf  35mm  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 1250, f/1,4 - 1/125 sec - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std - No Post Production

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf 18-55 mm @ 34,3  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 400, f/4,0 - 1/125 sec - EV + 0.67 - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PROVIA - No Post Production

Fujifilm XE-2 & XC 50-230 mm @ 161,8  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 4000, f/76,2 - 1/125 sec - EV  +0,66 - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PROVIA

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf  35mm  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 400, f/1,4 - 1/3000 sec - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std

Fujifilm XE-2 & XC 50-230 mm @ 50  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 200, f/7,1 - 1/280 sec - EV  +1 - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PROVIA

Fujifilm XE-2 & XC 50-230 mm @ 113,8  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 200, f/7,1 - 1/480 sec - EV  +1 - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PROVIA

Fujifilm XE-2 & XC 50-230 mm @ 230  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 200, f/7,1 - 1/350 sec - EV  +1 - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PROVIA

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf  35mm  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 640, f/1,4 - 1/125 sec - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf 18-55 mm @ 48,4  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 800, f/5,6 - 1/160 sec - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std

Portrait/Posed

Fujifilm XE-2 & XC 50-230 mm @ 152,6  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 2500, f/6,2 - 1/125 sec - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PROVIA - No Post Production

Fujifilm XE-2 & XC 50-230 mm @ 152,6  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 4000, f/6,2 - 1/125 sec  - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PROVIA

100% Crop of previous image

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf 60 mm  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 640, f/3,6 - 1/125 sec - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std

100% Crop of previous image

High Iso

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf  35mm  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 2500, f/1,4 - 1/125 sec - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf 18-55 mm @ 32,9  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 4000, f/3,6 - 1/125 sec - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std - No Post Production

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf 18-55 mm @ 22,3  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 6400, f/3,2 - 1/28 sec - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf  35mm  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 6400, f/1,4 - 1/75 sec - EV - 0.33 - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std - No Post production

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf  35mm  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 4000, f/1,4 - 1/125 sec - EV -0,33 -  Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf  35mm  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 5000, f/1,4 - 1/125 sec - EV - 0,33 - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf  35mm  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 5000, f/1,4 - 1/125 sec - EV - 0,33 - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf  35mm  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 6400, f/2,8 - 1/42 sec - EV - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std

Photoshop Jpeg's B/N conversion

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf  35mm  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 6400, f/1,4 - 1/120 sec - EV - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std - B/N Conversion: Photoshop

Fujifilm XE-2 & XC 50-230 mm @ 84,8  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 2000, f/5,2 - 1/125 sec - EV - 0,33 - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PROVIA - B/N Conversion: Photoshop

The End

Fujifilm XE-2 & Xf 18-55 mm @ 55  - Jpeg OOC, ISO 400, f/4,0 - 1/420 sec - Settings: Standard - Film simulation: PRO Neg Std

 

Note: All images, unless otherwise specified, were treated exclusively for adjusting the brightness levels.


We thank the 'Cultural Association Photosintesi for their kind cooperation.