When I thought I had finally come to terms with my X-E1 + Kit-Zoom, my editor send me to a little Jazz Bar in a cellar to cover a Holmes Brothers Concert. My Fuji kit is up on ebay right now. Ordered a Sony yesterday. Never again will I let a camera do this to me: http://rum-diary.tumblr.com/post/68888065093/the-holmes-brothers
Zachery Jensen heroically documents the inferiority of the X-E2’s X-Trans sensor by comparing it to two full frame cameras:
This is a full resolution comparison of four different cameras shot at base ISO. These are out of camera JPEGs to give the best possible results for the Fuji X-E2. We have the 36mp [Sony] A7r, 24mp [Sony] A7, 16mp Pentax K-500 and 16mp Fuji X-E2.
There’s also this insightful observation:
And remember that Fuji’s “high end” X-Pro1 sold for $1700 when it launched, which is the US MSRP of the Sony Alpha 7.
Because it doesn’t matter that the X-E2 body lists for just over half the original list price of the now 20 month old X-Pro1 and the brand new Sony α7, or less than half the price of the Sony α7R, or that the X-Pro1 is currently being sold for $600 less than that MSRP. It’s math. You just can’t argue with math.
Thank God there are fearless people like Mr. Jensen who have the courage to speak the truth. If only he would publish these findings on a platform besides Google+, because then people would actually read it.
Jan Oscarsson thinks you can shoot racing cars, motorcycles, and dogs running at full speed towards you with an X-Pro 1. He’s obviously been smoking crack.