Field test FujiFilm X-E2

IMPORTANT Note: Just keep actual with those firmware. I was a couple versions behind. So new dance performance to test.

This must be said. Fujifilm is doing a great job on developing mirror less camera’s. But it feels like spam, with al those X-series. In less than 3 years, you have: X-Pro1, X-10, X20, X100, X100s, X-A1, X-M1, X-E1, X-E2, X-T1.
I have to buy camera’s, so I can’t test them all. On Facebook and blogs your mind will explode reading experience of photographers, who can test all those different x-types. They are all very pleased with the X-Pro1. When the X100s, is on the market, everybody loves that one. When the X-E2 is on the market  everybody loves that one, after that, they are very happy with the X-M1 and the latest hype is the Fujifilm X-T1.. It’s pretty frustrated.


So I’m a bit old fashioned, and I’ve the X-E2. And I still discover the power of this camera. It gives me more joy on photographing than my Nikon D800. On my blog article (Dutch) I mention an important advance, shooting mirror less. There is no loud sound of a slapping mirror. That’s very pleasant when shooting concerts or dance performance where this sound is very disturbing.

I’m very pleased with the autofocus at low light. Almost the same as Nikon.
Other pro:

  • high ISO
  • All settings easy so set, like White balance, Aperture, shutter speed,  focus point, ISO


  • Not easy to select LCD, EVF  views
  • Slow startup reviewing image.

I was at a Flamenco concert and dance is a new challenge for me as a concert photographer.
This concert was ideal to test continue shooting. I’ve used Fujinon 18-55mm F2.8-4 and Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8.

I was pretty impressed with this drive mode. Just hold the shutter down and follow the dancer. Non was out of focus!
There was enough light to shoot in jpg. The examples are jpg straight out of the camera. (only adjustment:  White balance) Field test FujiFilm X-E2

flamenco dance

Singers flamenco