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is fuji x-e1 still relevant?
Old 04-09-2014   #1
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is fuji x-e1 still relevant?

given now we have x-e2 and x-t1, is x-e1 still relevant? how far is it behind after its latest fw update?
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Old 04-09-2014   #2
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Why? Are you going to buy one?
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Old 04-09-2014   #3
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Basic sensor is the same.. So basic iq is equal..

As w/ any such question.. It depends on how u plan to use it and what type of photographs u take.

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I can't answer this question. I'm walking around with a 62 year old Leica today. To each his own.
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Consumerism is thinking everything before the current model is "irrelevant."
Smart buyers quietly buy anything before the current model from Consumers.
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yes im thinking to buy one, originally plan for x-e2, but the price is still a little to steep at the moment, let alone x-t1. x-e1 can be had for fairly low price, but im afraid of being disappointed with the af speed.

im a casual shooter n plan to dump my canon gear for something lighter, thus fuji x system. but since it will be used sparingly, im looking for something not costing me too much but with decent enough (doesnt need state of the art tech/feature of today). i tried x100 before n found sometimes the af speed is a little slow to my liking, thus the question.
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Consumerism is thinking everything before the current model is "irrelevant."
Smart buyers quietly buy anything before the current model from Consumers.
I were going to say that some cameras become relevant exactly when new model(-s) is launched.
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I wish I could answer for you but you seem to be in favour of saving money so you'll have to learn to live with the AF speed. It can't be as bad as my old film SLR's, even the AF ones, can it?

I'll wish you the best of luck with the choice.

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Only the pictures you take with it might be relevant.
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I can't answer for you, but I'm happily using two X-E1s for personal and professional gigs today.
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X100 w/ latest fw update maybe better than what u tried before. The xe1 will be pretty close, maybe a hair faster. The xe2 is next fastest and the xt1 is supposed to be best in terms of af speed.

If dslr af speed is your guideline, nothing beats a dslr made in last 2-3 years in terms of af speed. The m43 cameras like the Panasonic gx7 or Olympus omd series can come close. Depending on the lens that u put on the Fuji, it will come close to the m43 in af speed for xp1/xe1.

I have never had or played w/ either the xe2 or xt1 so I cannot say how much they have in improved.

Rough estimate style measure. Remember counting seconds by going one thousand one, one thousand two, etc.

The Nikon d7100, u can't finish the first one of one thousand one before af lock. The m43 cameras, u can just about finish the one.. The Fuji x mount xp1 and xe1 depending on lens can be a hair slower than the m43 or as bad as middle of the thousand. My 18-55 is the best af speed for me and my 60 is so far the worst.

The xt1 is supposed to be much better across the board w/ all the Fuji lenses.

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Get it , enjoy it. There is always something new coming out. My old M8 still takes great photos, the XE-1 is miles ahead of that in most areas.
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given now we have x-e2 and x-t1, is x-e1 still relevant? how far is it behind after its latest fw update?
It would be a big help if everyone took the time to post in the sub forum about their subject matter. Moving posts for members who are not taking the time to think about where their own thread belongs is not the best use of mod's time.

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given now we have x-e2 and x-t1, is x-e1 still relevant? how far is it behind after its latest fw update?
Relevant? Let's put it this way - I still trot my Nikon D1 out for occasional use. An X-E1 is a mere youngster in comparison.
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A camera doesn't get any worse just because newer models are marketed.
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Old 04-09-2014   #17
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I just bought one recently. The image quality is great, the focus speed is a little worse than I would hope for ideally. I'm happy with it until the new sensors come out. It's great at anything no moving much. You can get one for about £300 and the lenses are excellent, if not super cheap.

tl;dr - yes.
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Old 04-09-2014   #18
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relavent?
do you mean can it still take a picture, create an image?

really?
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Old 04-09-2014   #19
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With the most recent firmware installed, the XE-1 performs well. AF speed is dependent on the lens, the contrast of the focus region and several other menu parameter settings.

The camera is still relevant because it is an excellent tool for many usage scenarios.
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I think just about all digital cameras are relevant now. All cameras have limitations. Shoot within those limitations and be happy.
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Old 04-09-2014   #21
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That is probably the best way to put it... Cosmonaut..

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If it meets your needs and you like the image quality, then it is relavent. If you are using it for work and it doesn't meet your client's demands or can't handle the type of work required then that qaulifies as irrelavent.
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Old 04-09-2014   #23
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Like the others I think the title question is ridiculous.

But if we talk about the camera comparatively, then the main differences are AF speed and the extra focus peaking option (only significant if you use legacy a lot). AF speed is still fine for me, AF-C is decent, AF-S is sluggish and occasionally frustrating.

If I were to buy a fuji again today I would still get the X-E1. The prices have come down a lot and I'd prefer to spend the price difference in lenses. I trust the X-E1 for professional applications and personal also, I'll be using the X-E1 for years to come - relevant or not.
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I exchanged my Canon 5D MK II for the X-E1. Yes the AF is a bit slower than the 5D, but at least it is precise every time (the 5D was hit and miss). I use it for pro work - but I don't do sports or other fast moving objects. The image quality of the X-E1 is outstanding. So it all depends on what you are photographing.

As for tweaking performance - take a look at my blog (sorry to be tooting my own horn):
http://konicaman.wordpress.com/fuji-...ps-and-tricks/
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the focus speed is a little worse than I would hope for ideally.
tl;dr - yes.
It has Slow focus and also processing raw can be problematic ...
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Why should it not be? It was for me about
Two weeks ago.
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Sorry to say that the moment the X-T1 came out all the X-E1's in the world stopped working!

I might be able to help you get rid of this useless thing..... let me think.... just send it to me, I'll dispose of it properly.

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...sometimes the af speed is a little slow to my liking, thus the question.
This is the reason why I'm not dumping my Canon gear...
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Horses for courses, dudes. Don't use a hammer to drill a hole. The XE1 is not a one size does it all camera. I tried shooting motorsports with an M6 and a 135 lens once and it didn't work out so well.
The XE1 is a great camera when used for what it's good at doing.
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In short for me the answer would be yes, my XE-1/18mm combo is a lovely set up
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I have had my X-E1 since mid-2014 along with a Fuji 1,4/35mm. To that I also use an old Nikkor 1,8/85mm for shooting my granddaughters' volleyball games as well as some local documentary photography work I am doing. Since I am from film days and before AF, I just shoot the sports the way I did for work - guess focus point and hope. It all depends on what your needs are. I have been very satisfied with the AF function of the X-E1 for my uses today. No, it doesn't have AF tracking like my Nikons did but it also doesn't weigh a ton!
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the xe1 and m8 are my main cameras now -- stop chasing pixels - the xe1 is awesome
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...but Fuji & the rest of the big camera makers want you to ask these questions. MOF they depend on it.

Since this question was asked in 2014 is it fair to ask is the xe2 relevant? I don't have one but I'd say the answer is yes, in which is what the manufacturers don't want you to say. Blake is right.
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The auto focus is still its biggest flaw. The XE-1 with the 18-55 kit lens is the only Fuji I own. It is my walk around system and I'm very happy with the results. Have not tried the XE-2, but the autofocus would have to be dslr good before I would upgrade. Bought the kit on sale over a year ago for $799. Money well spent IMHO.
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As relevant as a 5D classic ! If you can't afford a better model is as relevant as it gets !
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Still relevant IMO. Depending on how you shoot and the subjects you want to explore, it is a fine camera with many fine lenses. As other posters have mentioned, you can get a lightly used XE1 at good prices, which continue to drop. Then you can put the money saved towards lenses/adapters. It is my entry point into the Fuji X system.
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given now we have x-e2 and x-t1, is x-e1 still relevant? how far is it behind after its latest fw update?
I just compared the focusing speed of my X-E1 with a 1.4/35mm lens attached to that of a first generation AF film SLR (in this case a Yashica 230AF with 1.8/50). Result: No considerable difference in low light conditions. Maybe this helps to get an idea of the X-E1 autofocus speed.
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I think it is great with Manual lenses. I would use it with a 0.7 focal reducer and some old lenses through adaptors.

For me it is very close digital rangefinder experience. YMMV
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I have the X-E1 and still very very happy with it.
I guess I would enjoy the faster refresh rate on the viewfinder of the X-E2 but my viewfinder is good enough.
I use mainly M and LTM glass and sometimes the 18/2 or 35/1.4
I'm very satisfied with the X-E1, I don't think it has lost any value.

One thing I ask Fuji for all models is a more natural, OK non Fuji : ), film simulation.
Something more neutral. Otherwise, super happy
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