Friday, September 14, 2012

New Fujifilm X-E1 with Leica 90mm 2.0 Lens


 

I picked up a Leica 90mm lens to further explore the performance and operations of the new Fujifilm X-E1 which has the 16MP X-Trans sensor which has proven itself in the X-Pro1.

The camera works great with focus magnification at both 3x and 10x magnification.  (No focus peaking is possible - yes I was just peeking) The EVF is bright and sharp!

Of course as expected the bokeh is wonderful and the images are incredibly sharp.  No post processing was done.  Just import and the upload.
Here are some images from around the park.









































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31 comments:

  1. "The camera works great with focus peaking at both 3x and 10x magnification."

    Focus peaking???? I thought none of the Fuji cameras had this feature!

    Can you please confirm that the X-E1 has focus peaking in manual focus mode. I ask because it doesn't appear in any of publicity blurbs or spec lists, and DPReview specifically said the X-E1 didn't have focus peaking.

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    1. Focus peaking is in the latest firmware update for the X-e1.. to verify.. go to the fuji website and look at the update notes.

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  2. Anonymous2:07 PM

    Yes....I was thinking the same thing....none of the Fuji cameras have focus peaking, so did you mean that or did you misspeak?? For the record, there would be a tonne of happy customers if it DID have focus peaking...and especially if it was added to the XPro1.

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  3. Please confirm that X-E1 has FOCUS PEAKING...

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  4. Brandon - "focus peaking" generally refers to a specific capability like that on Sony Nex where the LCD or EVF highlights which areas of the frame are in focus. Many X-Pro1 users have been wishing for this focus peaking capability, have not seen it previously mentioned in any X-E1 or firmware 2.0 specs and are now in a tizzy on various discussion boards because you've indicated it has this feature. Please confirm or correct your statement so the Fuji community can be at peace once more.

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  5. Anonymous4:14 PM

    There is no way a Fujifilm camera has focus peaking. This author has no idea what he is talking about when he uses that term.

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  6. Brandon - it is focus peaking : http://vimeo.com/38328148 Are you sure, that X-E1 oraz X-Pro1 with firmware 2.0 has FocusPeaking ?

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  7. Anonymous5:47 PM

    Like most Fujifilm employees, this guy is clueless.

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    1. Anonymous5:03 AM

      Sorry, I was posting while drunk. Please ignore all anonymous remarks. I'm deeply sorry.

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  8. I know this is hard to believe but when I wrote the post up I just slipped and used the term since when I was shooting at effective 135mm (approx) I felt like I was peaking in on the scene at 3x and 10x. I was not relating my words to the actual function of focus peaking and I apologize for that poor oversight on my part.

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  9. ...I felt like I was peaking in on the scene at 3x and 10x...

    So you mean you were peeking? Careful with that spelling, dude, cos you just kicked up storm on the internet.

    On the bright side, maybe this will make Fuji realise how many more cameras they could sell if they really did implement 'focus peaking'.

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    1. Anonymous8:32 PM

      There has been a virtual non stop cry for focus peaking for a LONG time. If Fujifilm cannot understand how photographers crave this feature, then they are beyond help.

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    2. Anonymous6:35 PM

      I'm sorry, I was drunk again.

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  10. Anonymous9:26 PM

    I believe focus peaking as implemented on the Sony NEX cameras is copyrighted by Sony.

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    1. Anonymous10:12 PM

      Nope. Ricoh has focus peaking with their GXR.

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  11. Anonymous11:22 PM

    Okay, so I guess I'll ask a question that's actually about the main subject of the article. How did the 90mm feel on the body? I, for one, hope that Fuji will put a 135mm equivalent lens on their roadmap some day, which would be a lens that's about 90mm. But I've heard conjecture that the reason Fuji has topped out their primes at about 60mm is because longer lenses would make the camera too front heavy, given the size and weight of the body.

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    1. Even if it is front heavy, there should still be an 85-90mm f/2 or f/1.8 available for long portraiture. If Fuji don't release it, SLR Magic or someone else will (and take all the proceeds). It's bad marketing to expect users to make do with a 60mm f/2.8 for portraits.

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  12. Anonymous2:46 AM

    Wow....what a sh!tstorm. I knew Fujifilm had not much smarts but this really takes the cake.

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    1. Anonymous6:36 PM

      I'm sorry, I was drunk again...

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  13. Anonymous4:02 AM

    Read what the man says!

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  14. Lovely shots with the Fujiflim X-E1!

    Very nice bokeh!

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  15. If they add focus peaking, I will buy the X-E1 to add to my Fuji X-Camera collection, too :)

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  16. Beautiful images - thanks for sharing

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  17. He is peeking for focus, and said there is NO focus peaking. Read more carefully and STOP asking.

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    1. He has changed his writing.

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  18. Anonymous12:08 AM

    I think focus peaking is the most distracting and obtrusive piece of technology invented. I tried it for a little while with my sony but it stays off now. I have this great method of focusing-I use my eyes and don't rely on some algorithm to do it for me. Works 99% of the time, the other 1% I'm drunk and can't see so well.

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    1. Anonymous6:38 PM

      I'm sorry, I was drunk again...

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    2. Anonymous9:14 AM

      LOL..

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  19. Can someone tell me if i could use a 15mm voigtländer with the new evf on the lovely X-E1. With the adapter of course and i know it doesn't make really sense since fuji has they're own 14mmF2.8 R lens.

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  20. Was the lens Leica's APO-Summicron-M ASPH 90mm f/2?

    That was one of my favorite Leica lenses - sharp as a tack, great micro and macro contrast, great bokeh. Mine was lost in Santa Fe on a trip - police never recovered it.

    I'd also be curious how other Leica, Zeiss and Voigtlander/Cosina M-mount lenses fare with Fuji's adaptor on the X-E1. Anyone have any experiences?

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  21. Al Metz1:50 PM

    An article by Michael Evans in the UK reports that with Leica lenses 50mm and longer the image almost snaps into focus, obviating the need to use the image magnification feature. For 35mm and wider the image magnification feature was almost necessary to ensure a sharp image. Did you notice such a phenomenon yourself with the 90mm lens, Brandon?

    Also the entries by Anonymous are the funniest I've seen on any forum.

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