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Thinking of picking up an X-E1 or 2

Discussion in 'X-E1, X-E2, X-E2S, X-E3' started by kevistopheles, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. johant

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    I just sold my X-E1 to a young photography student for €100. It is still a very capable camera, once you understand the limitations.
     
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    Why? I've read a lot about folks saying they prefer the X-Trans 1. I get that the camera itself is functionally much better but what about the images did you prefer?
     
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    Most of my photos are of architecture, machinery and transport, don't do people, animals or plants.
    I felt that the newer sensor gave better fine detail, but can understand that for some genres others prefer a less clinical approach
    As I said its all very subjective, more resolution in X-Trans III suits me even better, again not for everyone though.

    My E2 was put up for sale on here yesterday, going with just the Pro2 and a m4/3 outfit for my drop in the rucksack camera
     
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    After much consideration and looking at the options and my budget (X-E1, X-P1, X-E2 and X-E2s) the X-E2/2s looks to have the best combination of price, performance and ease of use but I keep asking myself is it worth it to spend the money when I already have an X100? I also really like the color I get from the X100 (which is easily as good as the color from my old X-P1) plus it's small, has a great OVF and free. I don't love the focal length but it's not fatal.

    Also, picking up a nice clean X-E2/2s (or even a clean X-E1) plus a lens is just about the price of a ticket to Europe. Add a second lens and I'm three quarters the way to 2 tickets. I'd rather the pick door number 2.
     
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    The X100 is a great vacation camera, in my opinion. I just spent two weeks in Germany, Luxembourg, and northern France with just a X100T (which has the same lens as the X100, as you probably know).
     
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    I'm sure it will be. I like using it and it gives me nice results. Sure, I wish it were wider angle but that's pretty much the definition of a first world problem.
     

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