Hands-On with the Fujifilm X-E4 & 27mm f/2.8 WR Lens
Fujifilm recently announced some new updates, to both their medium format line-up as well their ever popular X Series Cameras. I got to spend a day or two with the new Fujifilm X-E4 and 27mm f/2.8 WR lens and had a ton of fun.
This was the first time I have used a camera in the X-E series, and I really enjoyed it. As someone who uses the X-T2 (X-T3 or X-T4) mostly, it was very easy to adjust to the slight differences in button placement.
If you are used to some of the larger Fujifilm X Series cameras, let's chat about some of the differences.
On the X-E4 you'll notice fewer dials on the top, and the Q button is on the top instead of on the back or side. It does have a joystick, touch screen and crazy tilt screen. And by crazy I just mean it will allow you to go for lower angles, above your head angles or selfies.
What I found, with this combo is the ability to go from street photography to architecture to food to portraits, all with this one setup. Add the grip and the thumb rest and this is a fabulous option to travel with, or just to have as a walk around camera.
Street and Architecture
I took the X-E4 with the new 27MM f/2.8 WR lens to the Central Public Library in Downtown Seattle and looked for some interesting architectural angles.
From there I went to Pike Place market and got a relatively well timed shot of these birds, they kept flying in circles overhead.
I also worked with Devin at the store to create a couple of portraits for some upcoming lighting demos we are collaborating on.
--Split lighting with the Profoto B10 & OCF Beauty Dish using the Connect.
What's new in the XF27mm f/2.8WR?
Well that WR means it's weather resistant, and this updated lens now has an aperture ring.
We hosted a live presentation with Fujifilm rep Luis Navarro who shares more on the tech aspects of this new gear. And Fujifilm X Photographer, Rinzi Ruiz, who has been creating some fabulous street photos with this setup.