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Fujifilm X-E1 with 18-55mm f/2.8-4

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Compared to Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4 and 18-55 f/2.8-4 (Fujifilm X-E1, Green House)

Shot on the 16-megapixel FujifilmFujifilm*XE1 X-E1with the Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar.

Years of evaluating lenses and cameras have given me a keen eye for oddities. And in this case, my guard was raised by seeing too many inexplicable sharpness inconsistencies with the Fujifilm X-E1 with a variety of lenses across a 10-day trip.

Please see the Field use comments on the Fujifilm X-E1, and by implication, the X-Pro1. This page documents a subtle case of what I observed in too many situations: unwanted small focus changes in manual focus mode (the Play/Delete variant is severe, and beyond obvious): it turns out that the Fujifilm X-E1 has a focus creep firmware bug.

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