Posts Tagged ‘x-e2’

More Thoughts on the Fuji X-E1

June 27, 2014 | 11 comments

A little while ago, I spent some quality time comparing the Fuji X-E1 to the newer X-E2. I tried to give an honest appraisal of both cameras, pointing out where the X-E2 had leapt forward, and where it still fell short. In that comparison, I praised the X-E1 for its excellent value, image quality, and […]

Oh Snap! Technology in Fast Forward!

January 29, 2014 | No comments yet

The other day, I was talking with someone much younger than myself about the movement of technology. I told them about my life before cell phones, the internet, and color computer monitors. I reminisced about taking a huge sleeve of cassettes with me on field trips, enough music to fill maybe 2% of my iPhone […]

X-E1 vs. X-E2… since you asked

January 10, 2014 | 22 comments

Yeah, this is a gear post. Some folks have asked me recently about the Fujifilm X-E1 vs. the X-E2, and so here’s my way of responding. I was going to just move past talking about the gear for awhile since it is only contributing to an unhealthy fixation on the parts of photography that don’t […]

Winter Doldrums – Keeping on When There’s No Color & No Snow

December 30, 2013 | No comments yet

This blog is dedicated to my wife Hanna, who has to put up with my complaining and frustration every winter as I pass through these winter doldrums. It is also dedicated to Isaac, my intrepid companion on many of my excursions. He puts up with cold, rain, and boredom in exchange for the occasional ice […]

Fujinon XF 18mm f/2.0 Firmware Update

December 20, 2013 | No comments yet

Fuji shooters, I somehow missed the announcement of this lens firmware update, so presumably others did, too. Yesterday I updated both my X-E1 and X-E2 with the recently released firmware, and upon mounting my 18mm f/2 to the X-E2, found that it had firmware available also. This update follows the others from a few months […]

Appalachian Holiday

December 17, 2013 | 2 comments

 “The old hunger for voyages fed at his heart….To go alone…into strange cities; to meet strange people and to pass again before they could know him; to wander, like his own legend, across the earth–it seemed to him there could be no better thing than that.” –Thomas Wolfe As I prepare a ‘Year in Review’ […]


December 11, 2013 | 3 comments

Dawn and Robert have been married for ten years, and finally had the wedding they’d always wanted. Durham fixtures who I have had the good fortune to get to know over the past few years, Dawn and Robert are incredibly kind, thoughtful, and charismatic people that have assembled a fascinating crowd of friends and family […]

Decking the Halls: Holidays, American Tobacco, and Nouveau Velvia

December 1, 2013 | No comments yet

Okay, okay… all you folks have been champing at the bit since what seems like the beginning of September to get your holiday spirit on and put up the lights, wreaths, and Christmas trees, and it’s finally time. Let loose the caroling crooners over the airwaves, bring on the gingerbread, stockings, elves, menorahs, and dreidels. […]

Exploring the Zoo with the Fuji X-E2 and XF 55-200 f/3.5-4.8

November 22, 2013 | One comment

My annual trip to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro represents my first opportunity to shoot the Fujifilm X-E2 since it came recently. I had used it some before today, but not extensively, and not handling it in more “real world” scenarios. I had a day off with my son, the weather looked promisingly mild […]

Wherefore, Fuji? Ch-ch-ch-changes with the X-E2

November 15, 2013 | 4 comments

My dad’s expression here pretty much sums up my feelings about the new Fuji X-E2, which I just got in my hands today. I am being hyperbolic, but I’ll explain myself. And no, I am not unhappy with the camera–in fact, I love it, and it fixes so many of the little niggles that I […]