Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fujifilm X-E2 and Fujinon XF 55-200mm for vacation pictures at the North Carolina Beach

Fujifilm X-E2, FUJINON XF 55-200mm, ISO 250, ƒ/9, 1/500
This morning on the news they announced some of the schools starting back next week in our area. My daughter will start her Junior year of high school in a couple of weeks. The beginning of the summer we were at the beach and now wishing I were still there for some more summer before it disappears.

Fujifilm X-E2, FUJINON XF 55-200mm, ISO 200, ƒ/4.8, 1/2400
We were at Emerald Isle, North Carolina beach the week of the first shark attacks. We enjoyed our time there on the beach but as you might have heard they did ban fishing along the coast during certain hours since this entices the shark in to shore.

Fujifilm X-E2, FUJINON XF 55-200mm, ISO 640, ƒ/18, 1/500
While there I was using my Fujifilm X-E2 since it is small and easy to carry to and from the beach each day.

I really loved shooting with the Fujinon XF 55-200mm.

Fujifilm X-E2, FUJINON XF 55-200mm, ISO 2500, ƒ/18, 1/500
Built with optical design that offers a large maximum aperture, and a linear motor that delivers high-speed AF performance, while featuring the image stabilization function that allows the use of shutter speeds 4.5 stops slower. Using high-performance glass lens elements throughout. Containing two ED lens elements, including one Super ED lens element that boasts performance equivalent to that of fluorite lens, to control chromatic aberration, which typically occurs in long focal lengths.

Fujifilm X-E2, FUJINON XF 55-200mm, ISO 200, ƒ/8, 1/800
The Fujinon 55-200mm has the 35mm format equivalent of 84-305mm.  It is about a 1/2 stop brighter than my Nikon 28-300mm which at 300mm is ƒ/5.6 versus the Fujinon 55-200mm is ƒ/4.8. It is also a lot smaller and lighter.

I think the Fujifilm X-E2 is a great travel camera for many reasons, but two stand out the most. First the size is small and people don't think you are a professional and therefore I think relax more. Second I believe that the image quality is excellent and I don't feel like I am compromising by using this camera when it comes to the final image.

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