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If you have used the Fujifilm X-E2 please let us know what you thought of it in this thread. 

 

We might split off any off-topic stuff so as to keep the thread relevant to the product. 

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The XE2 launched itself into my favorite camera category. There are only two things I miss on this camera and that is the OVF/EVF viewfinder and the PC Sync that I have with the XP1. A radio trigger has fixed the PC Sync issue. 

 

I am using my XE2 so much that my XP1 is beginning to collect dust and is an XT1 away from being sent to a shelf with my unused dslr's. 

 

Guess I could go into a list of reasons but don't see a point when there are so many eloquently written articles on this subject already.

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