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A New Toy..Part 2

Awhile back I wrote about my new little camera..the Fugi X-E2.  I wanted something that performed like a dslr but felt more like a point and shot..I have two of the Canon camera's from the G-series but they were not giving me what I after much research and talking to friends and store associates, I got the Fuji. It came with a kit lens that is lovely and great for walking the hood or for inside work but I wanted more, it seems I always want more, so last week I bought the high end 18-135.  In 35mm format that equals 24-210. Perfect.  I was so pleased with the weight of it and was amazed that the little camera held it so well. Last Saturday I took my new friend for a walk to test it out.  We went to Long Hill, a Trustee's of the Reservation property and spring was just popping there.

So I wanted to share with you a few photo's from that day for my Friday Finds..all of the photo's are unedited, except one, where I added a bit of light.  I wanted you to see what this camera does SOOC.  So many people share photo's that they take with equipment but most often they have been edited first..The fuji is special in that the color is amazing, just like the 35mm film colors.  I did have a polarizer on.  I never leave home without, here we go.  I would love to hear your opinions on the results...and I promise next time they will be edited but I have to say...unedited makes for fast processing...

So after just one time out I am in love with this lens..I love the bokeh, the sharpness and the range.  Just enough for what I wanted it to do..I was even pleased to see that it was capable of giving a bit of a macro feel to some of the flowers.  The color in the camera is really amazing to me. So no more ropes around my neck for the every day things. This one can sit in the car with me.  I would never give up my big Canon's though for the big and important jobs...well, not until Fugi and I become much better friends...Enjoy your weekend and your Finds..wherever they may be.


"When I'm taking my last breath, 

I want to look at how I used up the best of myself.

How much did I sweat,

push, pull, fall, hit, crash, explode?

My dream is to be so well used that in 

my last half-second, I just burst into dust."

Elizabeth Streb...

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Reader Comments (11)

I can see why you are so happy with the Fuji and the new lens! These are wonderful! And how nice that it's so light and you can be pleased with shots SOOC. Simplicity at its best. I love them all but adore the first one! Thrilled for you, my dear.

May 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

these pictures are beautiful Cheryl. They are so crisp clear with great color. I love the frog.

May 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPeg Rogers

Oh Cheryl, you are workin' that new camera and lens! Your shots have a nice crispness and the colors are so beautiful! I think my very favorite is the blue flowers...they seem to pop off the screen. You need to give yourself credit here for having such a great eye for composition and's not the camera alone that took these beauties!

May 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Ah Peg...I loved the frog also..and he wasn't afraid...this was my third shot of him...each time getting a bit closer and he didn't jump in the pond...I think he really wanted me to kiss him but I didn't have the courage for that...LOL

May 15, 2015 | Registered CommenterCheryl Crotty

Thank you so much Susan for your lovely comment and generous gift of reminding me to give some of the credit to myself...I'm working on that...I do love trying to make the composition more interesting as I move forward with my photography. And th light, every time I get it right, I think of you..

May 15, 2015 | Registered CommenterCheryl Crotty

Wow I'm loving your photos taken with the Fuji ! Now the new lens gives you even more control. I'm very impressed with the sooc shots and amazing colors. Even better is that your neck is enjoying the freedom from the weight. I agree that your compositions are just beautiful. I seem to still feel less than comfortable with outdoor shoots and composition. Now, I'm off the the previous post. BTW it's a lovely perfect wring day here -sitting on the porch reading. 😉

May 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

It takes great pictures! Great for having around when you don't want to lug the big one!

May 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Thomas

You're pictures are somptuous Cheryl, they are so clear, so sharp, with such a beautiful light and colors which are so natural.... Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures of a beautiful and vibrant nature... Spring is such a perfect time to shoot colorful sceneries... I feel as if I've been strolling with you in this wonderful property.... I'm glad that you seem to enjoy so much your new camera...

May 16, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterodile lm

It looks like it's doing an amazing job. I had never heard of that camera, but very nice. Great pictures and color. The blue flower one is my favorite. :)

Peabea, visiting from FF

May 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPeabea

The Fuji images look great sooc! The flower images have nice bokeh and the color is good for not being processed. I have been looking for a 'little' camera that I don't have to worry about. I will definitely keep this one in mind.

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle B

I've been wanting one of those and now I want one even more! Gorgeous!

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpam (sidewalk shoes)

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