For me, Fuji is all about producing great results while giving the user a sense of enjoyment when photographing. It’s why I love the small form factors of the Fuji cameras, the dials, and especially the image quality that comes out of these picture-taking machines! I thought it would be useful to show the Fuji X-E4 with the 27mm f/2.8 examples from the real world (if you call driving throughout the Nebraska countryside the “real” world!).
It’s a great combination that at first had me a little apprehensive about using it as a “daily driver.” While I used and enjoyed the Fuji X-100V for a long time, the inability to change lenses really bothered me. I know that limitations are fun to work with, and I’m a big proponent of them, but what if I want my limitation to be a 50mm lens instead of the forced 35mm like the X100V? That’s why I find the X-E4 so fantastic.
I had no previous experience with the old 27mm, and while this one updates the lens with weather resistance and a clickable aperture control, the optics are the same. I wasn’t sure if I wanted an f/2.8 walkaround lens because I was so used to using one of the f/2.0 Fujicrons, or the 35mm f/1.4.
So for this set of photos, I made sure to force myself to shoot with this combination. You know what? The results were great. I shot jpeg, experimented with some heavy film simulation recipes, and just made sure to enjoy the process. In these photos you’ll see me working with some material I don’t usually photograph: dark and moody black and white graveyards! I guess that’s the fun of taking this small combination out and forcing some experimentation, right?
So, here are some Fuji X-E4 with the 27mm f/2.8 examples for you to enjoy!