Fuji X-E2 helped me to capture memories in Hawaii

Fuji X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 1600, ƒ/3.2, 1/500

Back in June this year, I was in Hawaii teaching 30+ students who were going to travel the world using photography as a way to engage with people.

I had my Fuji X-E2 on me at all times. The Fuji X-E2 helped me to capture moments like this when, on the last night of the classes before they departed for Panama, Turkey, and Thailand, they captured moments with each other.

Fuji X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/4, 1/500

While I also own the Fuji XF 55-200mm, I found many times that the 18-55mm inside was a long enough lens for many situations.

Fuji X-E2, 55-200mm, ISO 3200, ƒ/4.4, 1/500

I used the Fuji XF 55-200mm when I needed the longer lens as here with the people on the stage.

Fuji X-E2, 55-200mm, ISO 200, ƒ/5.6, 1/500

I also used it to compress the scene here in Kona, Hawaii. I love using the lenses with the OIS turned on because I usually hand-held these when making most photos.

Fuji X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/3.6, 1/210

The dynamic range of the sensor is also excellent. Here you can see that the people are well exposed, but the curtains and the TV are good exposure. I was able to hold the details from the highlights to the shadows.

Fuji X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/2.8, 1/6

This moment was my favorite photo from my entire trip. Getting this photo is just not going to happen with your smartphone. Again I am holding together from the exceptionally bright screens of the computers to the shadows of the chairs where they are sitting.

I love the Fuji X-E2 because it is small enough, yet I am not giving up the ability in low light that many other cameras do that are this small.