After my comparison of the Sony A7II with Fujifilm many of you pointed out that a better comparison would be that to Sony's a6xxx APS-C lineup. At first I dismissed it as my goal was to help choosing between A7 and Fuji systems focusing on those two as companies' flagship products, but then it got …
Fujifilm X-E3 is a compact rangefinder style member of the X-Trans III family. Together with X-T2, X-Pro2, X-T20 and X-H1 it shares the Fujifilm's own (although based on Sony architecture) 24mpix sensor. This is of course an X-Trans sensor with different (to industry standard) layout of color pixels and as such should not be bundled with new Fujifilm XA cameras which, although share the same mount and pixel count, have completely different sensors.
The lens is relatively light and small - compared to Fuji's older 23mm prime - the F1.4 it 1cm shorter and 120g lighter. Many shooters also report that the F2 lens focuses faster, although thgough my very short tests made on the F1.4 I have to say that I don't notice any large differences between the AF systems of the two lenses.
For a long time this was the only native macro option for the X Mount system. Of course, as will be pointed out by many it is not a "real" macro lens because it doesn't have 1:1 magnification, but rather is limited to 1:2. This however is plenty enough for most of people most of the time and unless you are a strictly macro photographer or are required to print large images of super tiny objects, you will be fine, with 24mpix you will have some space to crop.
Hello everyone and welcome to my next review. This time I'm tackling the better side of the Fujifilm kit lenses - Fujinon XF 18-55. You can really see the differences between this lens and its XC counterpart (16-50) right at a first glance - it is much sturdier, build out of metal and probably most important of all, it has an aperture ring . Overall, to be honest, there istn't really that much to say about the performance of the lens other than it is really great.
In this post I will not get into looking at photos and how they compare, I handled this subject in my previous posts. Here I am going to present an overall comparison with mostly subjective opinions about the two systems as a whole and the philosophy behind them.
In this last comparison of the two systems I will be focusing on 35mm primes and how the two cameras perform with them.