I love my Fuji X-E2 for my everyday camera with family

Fuji X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/3.6, 1/70

I really love shooting with my Fuji X-E2 for family events. I feel like I can shoot available light and the images look just fine at high ISO settings.

This Sunday I was invited with my wife to a wedding shower for a young couple. I just took the Fuji X-E2 and the kit lens 18-55mm.

Fuji X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/3.2, 1/110

One thing that surprises me the most about the Fuji X-E2 is the Auto White Balance. I am a stickler for getting skin tones just right and most of the time the Fuji system does a great job.

For this event I just left it on Auto White Balance, which I rarely do with my Nikon D4.

Fuji X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/4, 1/30

I used the OIS to be sure in the low light and slightly slower shutter speeds that the images were as sharp as I could get them in this environment.

I was pleased with the results.

Fuji X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/3.6, 1/70–with pop up fill flash set to -1 EV

Now in this group photo I added the fill flash and did have to adjust the color. In Lightroom I put the eyedropper on the lady’s color on the far right to get a better skin tones.

Fuji X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/4, 1/35

Most of the time I didn’t use the flash and just worked the room so I wasn’t backlighting a subject. This is very important to understand for the beginner. You will learn over time that having a large window behind a subject indoors will create poor light on people’s faces.

Fuji X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/3.2, 1/18

I don’t feel like I am giving up anything when I use the Fuji X-E2 in situations like this, so I am always carrying the Fuji camera wherever I go with my family.

My wife and daughter call it my compromise camera. It is small enough that I don’t have to worry about announcing that I am carrying a camera and I look more like everyone else at events.