Daily Archives: May 18, 2016

I Got A Fujifilm X-E2s Camera — My First Fuji.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. Taken with an Android Pad.


Don’t worry. I have some lenses. Just haven’t put one on yet.
Wanted to update the BODY Firmware to 1.01.


Did update the BODY Firmware to 1.01. Very easy.
Very straightforward
(though I read the instructions 6 times to make sure I didn’t screw-up).

Wish checking firmware version was a MENU option.

I needed a new camera to replace the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 (7 months old) and Panasonic Lumix LX100 (6 weeks old) that I gave away (to the same 17-year old boy) in an impulsive act of random kindness.

Yes, the plan is to get 2 cameras as I had in the past. But I already know what my BIG camera is going to be — my DREAM camera, the Fuji X-T2 that is due to be announced in the next 6 weeks. So that is settled. That is a given tryst with destiny. So what I was looking for was the ‘small’ camera to take the place of the LX100. I decided that I was NOT going to bother with a traditional compact. I never stick cameras in my jean pockets or my jacket pockets. So small size per se is not a factor. I prefer to carry all my cameras on my wrist — and you can see that my Fuji X-E2s already has two wrist straps attached. (I actually happened to have them as spares!)

Finally after 9 months of considerable thought and research I know, for sure (for sure), what I now want for in my cameras:

  1. Large sensor — at least APS-C.
  2. Mirrorless.
  3. Best still image quality, DAMN the 4K video.
  4. As much MANUAL control as possible, i.e., lots of dials and FN buttons.
  5. Good EVF (and damn hybrid and optical).

Given that list you can see why Fuji is the best fit for me. I did look, very seriously, at the Olympus PEN-F. Well it did NOT meet the above criteria.

Yes, I could have got a X-Pro1 at a bargain and IF I wanted the X-Pro2 that too was within my budgetary range. But I didn’t want a BIG camera not one with a weird hybrid viewfinder.

The Fuji X-E2s kind of fit the bill — though it is by no means perfect. I would have preferred 20MP resolution. It is also TWO FN buttons short. But from everything I read and saw (on YouTube) it is NOT a bad (little) camera.

Now that I have it, delivered in a sealed bag by Amazon, I like what I have seen. Menus, compared to Panasonic or Sony, are much easier to navigate. Q-menu much easier and direct than Panasonic. That firmware level cannot be checked from the menu is a pain (and inexcusable). But upgrading firmware (for the body) was a snap.

So that is where we stand. I haven’t used it as yet. I wasn’t going to rush. So stay tuned.

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by Anura Guruge

New Fujifilm X-E2S, If Genuine, Comes In A Sealed Bag Inside An Unsealed Box.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. Taken with an Android Pad.




Please refer to this post, from yesterday, as to whether new Fuji X-series
cameras come inside a SEALED bag.

I just received my new Fujifilm X-E2s from Amazon. I took three pictures to illustrate. Came with a SILVER SEAL on the plastic bag. That is WHAT I WANTED. I knew box was unsealed. Ditto the lenses. They are not sealed. What I care about was the camera.

I hope this put this issue to an END. Here is proof. IF you got a Fuji, recently, in an unsealed bag YOU may want to …. Up to you.

I am just trying to HELP you. This was a BIG concern for me.

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by Anura Guruge

Videos On YouTube Of The Fuji X-T2 — My Dream Camera.

by Anura Guruge

This is like a bespoke camera — made just for I.

Fuji really should make one with a note that says:
“Made Specifically For Anura Guruge”.

I have been lusting after the X-T2
ever since I realized it was going to be for real.

Now there are a series of YouTube videos of actual Fuji X-T2s.

This is, by far, the MOST BEAUTIFUL camera
I have ever seen.

I would have sold a kidney to get one. Luckily I don’t.
Have the money. Already budgeted. SMILE.

8 Control dials. EIGHT! Wow.

Check out these YouTube videos.

Click on image to access the video.






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by Anura Guruge

2016 New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony — May 20, Concord.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access NH LEOMA Website.

Click here to access the “New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Association” (NH LEOMA) Website.

This is definitely a very worthwhile and moving ceremony to attend. In 2013 I was lucky enough to participate as a “Granite State Ambassador” (GSA) volunteering at the State House.

If you can you should definitely try and attend.

Per Governor Maggie Hassan’s edict flags in New Hampshire will be at Half-Staff on that day.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. From governor.nh.gov.

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by Anura Guruge