Fuji X-E1 and new XF lenses pre-order options

Fuji X-E1 (black): Adorama | AmazonB&H

 

Fuji X-E1 (black) with 18-55 lens: Adorama | Amazon | B&H

Fuji X-E1 (silver): Adorama | AmazonB&H

Fuji X-E1 (silver) with 18-55 lens: Adorama | AmazonB&H

Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 lens: Adorama | B&H | Amazon

Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens: Adorama | B&HAmazon

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  • juicebox81

    LET THE GAMES BEGINNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BP2012

    I have nothing against Fuji (actualy owned Fuji p&s and x100). I like Fuji X100 very much, but simply don’t understand the mirrorless concept of any camera manufacturer “small body with a big lens”. For me that is useless.
    Also for 999$ I could buy a DSLR (introduced 2 months ago) and very good lens (much better than kit lenses).
    DSLRs should be used with big zoom/prime lenses and mirrorless should be used with pancake primes only.
    A lot of people are using NEX7 with adapters and big lenses. I’ll be glad to hear from somebody what’s the point, or what is the benefit of that kind of usage?
    And what are the real benefits of mirrorless cameras?
    Size? Not with the big lenses.
    Quietness? Maybe but only in some very silent environments which usually needs optical viewfinder.
    Sensor? No.
    Noise? No.
    Weight? My DSLR body is only 20-25% weight of my camera bag.

    Except that mirrorless cameras are more fancy than DSLRs (but only with pancakes), I don’t see any other benefits.

    They are not small enough and they are not good enough for commercial usage. And they won’t be smaller in the future because better lenses could be only bigger not smaller or their prices will be extremly higher.

    • http://haroldellis4444@gmail.com Harold Ellis

      do not try to be logical on the Internet.

      you asked why?

      here is your answer:

      world crisis does not exist, too many people waste too much moneys on useless toys. that’s why. dumb kids and their gadgets.

      usually it is bought by people who replace it next year for next big thing, not by those who actually use it for anything creative.

    • Mike

      There are none. It’s technology and the marketing machine saying we don’t need a flip up mirror. And nostalgia. Olympus and Fuji have struck a styling chord with anyone who has an interest in photography and/or anyone who has used a rangefinder or and/or shot film. Let’s face it, if the Fuji sensor was in a D300 body, everyone would be ho hum about it. But wrap that sensor around a retro styled body and a hybrid EVF/OVF or a super high-res EVF and suddenly the user experience gets more interesting.

      I use two DSLR’s in my business and no way ever will an EVF replace an OVF. No matter how good they get there is simply an extra step for the light entering the lens to be seen by my eye with EVF’s. What you see, technically, already happened. With OVF you’re seeing it very real time. That being said the X-pro and x-E1 are very very attractive. As a non-critical camera they, on paper anyway, are truly amazing and hit every box on the list of things that would make me buy it. But, alas, it doesn’t make sense for me to do it. My iPhone fits in my pocket, the X-E1 would not. And the X-E1 would go in the same bag as my D800 with a 50mm lens on it. And the D800 being more flexible makes more sense. If I was a pure hobbiest, I’d likely have Fuji only.

    • http://amri-mlee.com amri-mlee

      I agree with you on NEX, m4/3 and the likes, but not on the Fuji ones.

      These Fuji mirror less seem to have the correct balance between design and functionality.

      Image quality of Xpro1 is comparable the mid end DSLR
      About size, the 18-55 is relatively small considering the fast aperture. And the body is about the same size as Nikon FM2 which is ergonomically superb to me.

      We should try one before making judgement i guess.

    • Lightmare

      Benefits of EVIL system:
      1. It is actually significantly smaller and lighter, having the lens being closer to the sensor(shorter flange back distance) allows them to design high quality, smaller, and cheaper lenses, especially wide angle lenses. Look at slr lenses compared to rangefinder lenses.
      2. Having electric viewfinder gives you the ability to shoot video while looking through viewfinder.
      3. 100% frame coverage on a small body.
      4. Cameras like the NEX7 feature ‘Focus Peaking’ which I think is extremely useful for manual focus.
      5. The ability to compose with LCD monitor while maintaining fast AF speed.
      6. Having the viewfinder on the side means that your nose isn’t always pressing against the monitor.
      7. Various extra information can be displayed in EVF.
      8. The lighter weight is more suited for people with weaker hands, and some female photographers. when shooting stills or video with liveview, I found that the little difference in weight does make quite a difference.

      I wasn’t convinced until I tried one. Although I still prefer optical viewfinders, I firmly believe that mirrorless will dominate the future. EVF technology will just keep improving, and more people will start to accept it.

  • Zeus

    Bp2012, I think you bring a lot of good questions to the ‘table’! I think m4/3rd has finally started to figure that out with some of the more recent lens introductions and now that their sensors have finally reached a level of good quality and dynamic range. Their mirrorless cameras have really been adopted by many more users. Granted it’s not going to take down a FF DSLR, it is good for many user’s needs. Not everything needs to be billboard quality ready and far fewer folks make large prints than ‘they’ would have you believe.

    The NEX system bodies are really tiny, and I agree with you that using a large lens on them is a bit self defeating. But it is still smaller than a DSLR with a comparable lens. But Sony too now seems ready to bring some pancake optics to compliment their terrific NEX bodies.

    This new Fuji has a terrific sensor, capable of IQ comparable to just about anything out there and it is smaller, lighter and less bulky than most DSLRs out there and Fuji cameras have terrific build quality. Don’t forget that their 18-55 kit lens is an f2.8-4 lens. That’s definitely a notch above everyone else’s kit lens, plus it’s stabilized. So a pretty nice option for someone looking at DSLR at that price point with a kit lens of f3.5-5.6.

    So I think it’s a fun time for us consumers! We have more choices and this new emerging segment will force camera makers heavily invested in DSLR to make those camera better as well, just as the compact cameras have had to step up due to camera phones.

    It’s all good!

  • E

    When did they go up on amazon? Just put my order in at 850 EST and Im wondering what time they started preorders??

    I was lucky with the x100 and xpro getting the order in under an hour from when it was put up but I dont know about this time…:(

  • art

    So strange. All that XXI century high tech – and the design goes back to the film days classic style. I had a very similar looking Yashica camera, made in the 70’s. Not that I mind – love it actually. But weird nonetheless. Never liked the design of those “areodynamic” cameras from most of the makers. It’s a camera not a supersonic jet!

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