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  1. Albert Smith
    January 23, 2021 @ 2:50 pm

    I have an X-T2, X-T3, X-Pro2 and an X-E3, with 8 lenses and I’m amazed how often the lowly X-E3 is the camera in my hand.

    I bought it on a whim when the price point dropped to a level that was hard to resist. Performance wise, it lacks nothing in comparison to the rest of the pack (same sensor and processor as two of the higher end models above), but the size and weight makes it hard to leave home when photography might not be primary on an outing. Teamed with any of the Fujicrons and it rocks.

    The rumors of an X-E4 and redesigned 27mm with aperture ring and weather resistance if actualized could be a dream kit for the minimalist photographer.


    • Todd
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:33 pm

      I got my first “real” camera last summer. An XE3 with 18-55. I still don’t know what most of the buttons do, but I’m glad to see so much love for my choice. I hope I will grow into it for many years of fun.


      • Thomas John
        January 26, 2021 @ 10:49 pm

        … it seems you have a lot of fun and get cool shots with your X-E3 😉


    • Thomas John
      January 26, 2021 @ 10:48 pm

      Hi Albert,

      The X-E4 pictures have been leaked now.

      First, I was a bit underwhelmed. Still no IBIS.

      Second, I see that it is even a much more “reduced” approach than the X-E3. On the back and top altogether 2 out of 8 buttons less, the “auto” lever gone, one command dial gone, AF switch on the front also gone!

      Either that is Fuji going cheapskate … or it is really cool, because it is “reduced to the max”. I think we have to really try out that camera. Maybe it still is a bit pricey overall. If it had IBIS it would be a no brainer for me. But without, I think I’ll just wait for a future bargain and be happy with the X-E3 for some time to come!

      And yes, I also love the new 27/2.8 II with aperture ring! This was the main reason I never bought the original one. But I used a friend’s 27/2.8 for some time and it was a brilliant lens!



      • Albert Smith
        January 27, 2021 @ 3:07 am

        Hello Thomas, I did see the photos of the X-E4, and besides the lack of buttons, there is another thing that is bothering me. For some reason, Fujifilm decided to replace the strap lugs with slots. I only use rope style straps on my Fujis, and those slots will only accept flat straps. I might just be using the X-E3 for a while longer.

        Today on the Fuji Rumors site, they had the prices for the new lenses. I will be ordering the 27mm upon release. It will probably live on my X-E3 solving the decision between the 23mm or 35mm for general shooting. My big f/1.4 lenses will be better on the bigger bodies.


  2. Mike
    January 25, 2021 @ 1:00 am

    Which sensor generations are in each recommended body?


    • Thomas John
      January 26, 2021 @ 10:43 pm

      Hello Mike,

      X-T4: the newest 26 MP sensor
      X-S10: same as X-T4
      X-T2: 24 MP, so second generation (or third because with 16 MP there actually were two sub generations; in my video I simplified that a bit)
      X-H1: same as X-T2
      X-E3: same as X-T2



  3. Hawk
    January 25, 2021 @ 4:59 am

    I have had the X-E2 with XF18-55 that I received as a reviewer’s copy shortly before it was released. My family got together an bought me the XF55-200 a year or so later. The glass is fabulous but pricy. I know there’s newer, better cameras out there but I love the shots I get.


  4. Fernando Lyra
    January 25, 2021 @ 11:30 pm

    After going through nikon, cannon and olympus (by the way all great cameras ) i’ve found my “soul mate “: Fuji XE -3. Simply superb.


    • Johan
      January 30, 2021 @ 7:40 am

      Interesting read. I still use cameras with both the 16MP and 24MP sensors (and even the 24MP Bayer sensor). They’re all very capable, and performance wise I could recommend all of them (but I am not an action shooter). My only concern with the X-Trans I and II models is that they are getting older, so there’s an increasing risk of expensive repairs. Plus, for the X-Pro1, Fujifilm already run out of certain spare parts.


  5. Albert Smith
    January 31, 2021 @ 10:24 pm

    Well then, the specs and user reviews are in for the X-E4 (since this initial article), and it makes me very happy that I jumped on the greatly reduced price X-E3 when it was on sale for $499.

    I had such high hopes for the E4, but the reduction of control elements and tactile gripping surfaces make it a no-go for me.

    Hope the X-E3 lasts a long time. I have to take care to not abuse it.


    • Thomas John
      February 2, 2021 @ 8:33 am

      Yes, the X-E4 is a bit of a disappointment, I have to agree. It was to be expected when rumors said it won’t have IBIS … or any other significant features upgrade (other than the sensor, but that’s just the course of time …)

      But I also don’t want to dismiss the X-E4! It’s a great little camera but … just a bit on the expensive side for what it offers.

      Love the 27/2.8 II though! 🙂

      Actually some of my viewers had asked me about doing an X-E3 video, which I published now after the X-E4 specs were announced. So I was able to include some info and my thoughts on the X-E4 as well in that new video.


  6. Aaron Wigfall
    January 31, 2022 @ 4:42 pm

    I have the X-A1..X-E2..and X-T2
    Along with the F2 Fujicrons. Also the Viltrox 85 1.8 and Viltrox 56 1.4.
    I love my Fuji’s.


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