Carrying my Fujifilm X-E2 every where I go–for a good reason

Fujifilm X-E2 with 55-200mm, ISO 2500, ƒ/5.6 & 1/125 with OS turned on and hand held

This is why it is important to take photos all the time. I was able to test my new FUJINON LENS XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS on Sunday.

Cropped to about 100% from the photo above

My daughter’s choir was singing as well as the kindergarten class singing “Deep and Wide.” I was sitting in the balcony. You can get an idea how far back I was with the photo below I took last year with my Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Here is that photo above cropped at 100% approximately.

By shooting when I can for myself and not a client I am building experience with the camera and this results in my knowing what I can and cannot expect from the camera.

Fujifilm X-E2 with 55-200mm, ISO 2500, ƒ/5.6 & 1/125 with OS turned on and hand held

The reason I love the Fujifilm X-E2 is from tests like this that I am doing. Here I am comparing it to the Nikon P7000 that I was carrying all the time until I got the Fuji X-E2.

100% size cropped from the photo above.

I attribute the photo above blur to hand motion. I now know to be very sure I have the shutter speed up to 1/250 or faster when zoomed all the way out.  Better to know this now than with a job.

You really need to know your camera like you would know your stick shift car. You have to know when to make those adjustments so they are second nature or just like a car you could stall out and be caught in a dangerous situation.

I continue to play everyday with the camera. I just went out one afternoon and played around near City Hall for Roswell, GA near my house. Here are those photos for you to see as well. Can you tell I am having fun with this camera?

Fujifilm X-E2 with 18-55mm, ISO 640, ƒ/16 & 1/125 with OS turned on and hand held
Fujifilm X-E2 with 18-55mm, ISO 1250, ƒ/16 & 1/125 with OS turned on and hand held
Fujifilm X-E2 with 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/16 & 1/40 with OS turned on and hand held
Fujifilm X-E2 with 18-55mm, ISO 800, ƒ/11 & 1/125 with OS turned on and hand held
Fujifilm X-E2 with 18-55mm, ISO 1250, ƒ/11 & 1/125 with OS turned on and hand held, Macro mode
Fujifilm X-E2 with 18-55mm, ISO 400, ƒ/11 & 1/420 with OS turned on and hand held