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FUJIFILM X-E2

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Jonathan Irish

Photographer's Bio

Jonathan Irish is a professional outdoor, adventure and travel photographer based in Washington, DC. He specializes in shooting active lifestyles, landscapes, and cultures abroad. His work has been published by clients worldwide, including, National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Apple, Outside magazine, and many others. Jonathan is also a board member of the American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP), DC -South Chapter. As an "X-Series Photographer", Jonathan is honored to spread the word about the incredible line of cameras FUJIFILM is producing.

www.JonathanIrish.com

Photographer's Testimonial

The FUJIFILM X-E2 was my first foray into the mirrorless systems and I must say, I was, and continue to be, impressed. With the new X trans CMOS II sensor, built in wifi, and incredible electronic viewfinder, it is a serious tool for the serious professional. Yet, it retains its compact size and light weight. I love the exposure compensation dial, and make often use of the quick menu to make important function changes on the fly. The autofocus is really fast and accurate. I don’t feel the need to shoot RAW with this camera; the JPEGS are that good. Lastly, I love the look and feel of this camera. It is sleek, compact, and a lot of fun to shoot with. I love my X-E2….it has become an essential tool for my professional needs.

Photographer's Work

Horseshoe Bend, just outside of Page, Arizona, is a really amazing view. But it is also not for the faint of heart, as there are sheer cliffs down to the river. The X-E2 allowed me to get a great shot of this iconic view. ISO 200, f / 16 at 1/80, WB Auto. Exposure Mode: Manual, Metering Mode: Pattern

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This image was shot in the Bugaboos in Canada. When I opened this up on my computer, I was so surprised at the incredible detail that was preserved in the shadows. ISO 200, f / 3.6 at 1/250, WB Auto. Exposure Mode: Manual, Metering Mode: Pattern
 
 

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If you can’t tell from this image, I shot this on the side of a cliff after a really long hike up the mountain. The compact size of the X-E2 really helped not only with reducing weight for the hike, but also for scrambling over the rocks at the top. ISO 200, f / 16 at 1/450, WB Auto. Exposure Mode: Manual, Metering Mode: Pattern
 

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This incredibly photogenic place, called Dead Vlei, in Namibia is somewhere you really want to be able to move around nimbly with a camera. Depending on where you stand, the lines of the trees play against each other and the dunes in the background. ISO 200, f / 9 at 1/400, WB Auto. Exposure Mode: Manual, Metering Mode: Pattern
 

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The west rim trail in Zion National Park is not an easy hike, but it does afford incredible views! ISO 320, f / 16 at 1/60, WB Auto. Exposure Mode: Manual, Metering Mode: Pattern
 
 

David Guenther

Photographer's Bio

I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Alberta, Canada. My focus is on telling a story, whether it's a wedding day, an adventure in the Rocky Mountains, or just two people in love. I strive to document real life in my work. I love to travel, and am fortunate that my work takes me places.

Photographer's Testimonial

The X-E2 is the perfect camera for me. I don't think I could love it more.

I want to take photos all the time. Of everything. But the last thing I want to do when I'm traveling or hanging out at home with my kids, is bring out my massive DSLR and huge prime lenses. I love that gear, too. But it's cumbersome and just not very subtle.

The X-E2 is small and takes incredible images. Street photography with this camera is magic, and since I've started using it I've been inspired again to document the everyday world around me.

On a recent trip to Paris with my family, I used the X-E2 almost exclusively for street photography, which is one of my passions. It was a dream. I was able to be non-intrusive on the people and environments I was shooting, and the images I created are some of the best work I've ever done. I'm not a pixel peeper by any means. I just want to create photographs with beautiful tones, and that I'm happy with. I was blown away by this camera's ability.

The one worry I had was the speed of actually using this camera. But I was surprised at how quickly I was able to figure it out and get comfortable. The biggest reason for this was the electronic viewfinder, and being able to see my exposure adjustments as I made them. That's probably my favourite feature of this camera.

I'm really happy with the X-E2 and what I've been able to do with it. I'm sure it'll be with me for many more adventures.

Photographer's Work

I love finding good light for portraits, but I still rely on my gear to perform and give me the look I want. This image was backlit, and still not quite in the "golden hour" light, but X-E2 was still able to give me the look I wanted, without having to lose the highlights. The X-E2 gives such beautiful colours, and the tonal range is fantastic. Mixed with a shallow depth of field, it produces really nice, sharp portraits.

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The X-E2 is the ultimate street photography camera. It's small and lightweight, which means I can move quickly and remain discreet. This image was taken in Montmartre, Paris. There's always so much going on in that neighbourhood and it's often easy to miss an interesting shot. I saw this guy walk around the corner, holding the baguettes, looking like he's straight out of some cliche Paris film, and I instantly wanted to make a frame. I walked up quickly behind him, as quietly as I could, and as I was approaching I put the camera to my face because I knew I could use the electronic viewfinder to frame the shot and nail my settings in camera. I grabbed the shot, and he never noticed me. From the time I saw him until I had gotten the image was probably four or five seconds. And it's only because of the X-E2 that it was possible to make it happen.

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Again, this is another example of what the X-E2 can do for street photography. I was heading up from the Metro, and as I was reaching the top of the escalator I noticed this beautiful evening light blasting from behind the Arc de Triomphe. I noticed the guy in front of me gave this sort of contrasting look of modern, fast-paced Paris, and its incredible history. So I knew I wanted to silhouette the guy with his suit and briefcase, and expose for the Arc and the golden light. I had just a couple of seconds to pull up my camera and figure out the settings, but because the X-E2 is so light, I always have it ready to shoot and all I needed to do was dial in the exposure. And it ended up being one of my favourite photos of my time in Paris.

Elia Locardi

Photographer's Bio

Elia Locardi is an internationally recognized professional travel photographer, writer, public speaker and educator who spends his life shooting some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Location independent since March of 2012, he and his wife live a 100% mobile lifestyle, perpetually traveling from country to country, continuously circling the globe. Since he began traveling full-time in 2009, he has visited more than 50 countries and flown over one million miles. Recently featured by Professional Photographer Magazine,
CNet Australia, and Wacom USA, Elia has built an engaged following of over 2.5 million people across various social media platforms.

Using a combination of traditional in-camera techniques, targeted times of day, and advanced post-processing methods, Elia has developed a widely recognized and highly unique style of travel photography. With each photograph, his goal is to share his vision so others can see the world as he does, full of color, texture, depth and emotion.

Throughout the journey, he shares the Art of Photography on his blog, teaches post-processing workshops worldwide, speaks at major international photography conventions, and is proud to be one of the founders and leaders of Dream Photo Tours; A company that designs acclaimed tours that celebrate photography, history, culture, and unique personal experiences in some of the most fascinating and exotic destinations in the world.

Google+: http://www.google.com/+EliaLocardi
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Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/elialocardi
Blog: www.blamethemonkey.com
Portfolio: www.elialocardi.com
Photo Tours: http://dreamphototours.com/elia-locardi/

Photographer's Testimonial

I was a huge fan of the FUJIFILM X-E1 so when the X-E2 was released, I was very excited to try it out. From the upgraded autofocus system to the new XTrans II sensor to the well thought out ergonomic improvements to the body, working with the FUJIFILM X-E2 is an absolute pleasure in every shooting environment. This camera has been constantly at my side through the hot deserts of Jordan, the tropical jungles of Thailand, and even the frozen landscapes of Northern Iceland.

Photographer's Work

A quiet morning in the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto Japan.

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-E2
  • Lens: FUJIFILM XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 R LM OIS
  • Aperture: f/9
  • Exposure: 0.6 sec
  • Focal Length: 25mm
  • ISO: 200
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Osaka Castle floats above a sea of beautiful cherry blossoms in Japan.

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-E2
  • Lens: FUJIFILM XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 R LM OIS
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Exposure: 1/75 sec
  • Focal Length: 48mm
  • ISO: 200
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The stars dance above the Church Of The Good Shepherd in Lake Tekapo New Zealand.

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-E2
  • Lens: FUJIFILM XF 14mm f/2.8 R
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Exposure: 30 sec
  • Focal Length: 14mm
  • ISO: 400
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The mouth of the Thom Lod cave, near the Northern Border of Thailand.

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-E2
  • Lens: Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R
  • Aperture: f/3.2
  • Exposure: 1/80
  • Focal Length: 14mm
  • ISO: 200

Ken Kaminesky

Photographer's Bio

Ken Kaminesky is a veteran commercial travel photographer, FUJIFILM Global Ambassador and X-Photographer, writer, consultant, and entrepreneur with decades of experience in the photography industry. His work has been featured worldwide in numerous commercial and editorial publications, including the New York Times and on the cover of National Geographic. His passion for travel and the incredible landscapes and people he encounters along the way are the inspiration for his popular blog, and the other publications for which he writes.

His favorite place in the world is always his next destination. He believes that each place has a unique story that will inspire others, which he aims to capture and share in his images.

When he's not on a plane or peering through a camera lens, you can find him (and a selection of his most famous photographs) at his website, www.kenkaminesky.com

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Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kaminesky
Blog: http://blog.kenkaminesky.com
Portfolio: http://kenkaminesky.com/

Photographer's Testimonial

The second incarnation of the X-E series was a big improvement on an already excellent offering from FUJIFILM. In my opinion, one of the best things about the FUJIFILM system is the frequent updates to the firmware that give users access to newly released features - even on previously released products. There have been several excellent upgrades since I became an owner of my X-E2. In essence, I’m getting a new camera each time that FUJIFILM does these firmware updates. By giving photographers access to these updates, we the consumers benefit greatly and FUJIFILM is showing their loyal customers that they don’t stop thinking about them after the purchase of their cameras is done.

The other improvements include better button positioning, faster autofocus, improved JPG quality, upgraded X trans CMOS II sensor, and my favourite improvement… The amazing focus peaking! The FUJIFILM camera and lens lineup is evolving at a very impressive rate and I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Photographer's Work

Sakura Blooms Surrounding Osaka Castle in Japan

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-E2
  • Lens: FUJIFILM XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Exposure: 1/4 sec
  • Focal Length: 55mm
  • ISO: 200