I have been grabbing the X100 and taking it everywhere for some time over the summer and its been great. So I felt as I am traveling off in the camper again next weekend I thought I should give the Fuji X-E1 a little airing. The controls and buttons have a different layout and I find it a little annoying swapping one to the other but after a few hours I soon get back into to it. However just how good this Fujinon 35mm f/14 and X-E1 is staggering …..WOW….
I wanted to get back into the “feel” of my favourite combination. I decided to stretch both ends of the lens narrow and shallow. The bokeh this Lens body combination produces it so wonderful and a Joy to play with. Using the fluid soft click of the aperture ring to fine tune the depth of field is most enjoyable. The results are wonderful. I had to crop a few of these images to help show the details and crisp sharpness even wide open.
In the hands using the Fuji X-E1 and 35mm for me is a more photographic experience. I engage far more in the moment. I take more care before squeezing the shutter release and hearing the shutter control the light momentarily to the sensor creating the image. I love the detail with the narrow apertures too, street and landscape provide good opportunities to work at this end if the lens range.
Off to the cost this weekend and up to the gorgeous Derbyshire Dales for a week next weekend. I am determined to take the opportunity to re visit long exposure, take my 10 stop filter, spare batteries, trigger cable and of course my trusty old Silk tripod and the little gorilla pod too. I would like to work on shots at the beach and rivers in Derbyshire when out walking weather permitting. I’m going hopefully get some long exposure results I would be happy with. Wish me luck. :-)
Oh and if you have not used a Fuji X-E1 and 35mm f/1.4 lens.
Beg to borrow one, rent one , steel one or just buy one and be gobsmacked with how in its use will change you and your photographic enjoyment.