Fuji X E1 Battery life in Alamy Quality Control and technical talk Posted August 6, 2013 I bought the X-E1 on impulse a few months back with the 18-55m kit lens and M mount adaptor. I've never enjoyed a camera so much in all my years of shooting. The kit lens is incredibly sharp throughout the range and I frequently shoot at 1600-2500 ISO with no QC problems. I would go so far as to say it's equal to their primes. But my preference is to use my Leica and Zeiss M glass. The rendition of these lenses on the X trans sensor has to be seen to be believed and easily outperforms my Canon 5D MKII with L glass. The blessing of course is the weight advantage. I travel with body and 5 M lenses in a small shoulder bag and hardly notice it's there. Battery life is some 300 shots and I carry two spares. Performance is drastically improved using the faster SD cards and I use the Sandisk Extreme Pro class 10 95MB/s. Build quality and handling is superb and having live view, 10x zoom, VF histogram with a very accessible compensation dial makes manual focusing and exposure child's play. It really is a great camera, and if it ever evolves to full frame that's game over. I think one of the issues that made me return my X E1 (apart from the freeze up) was the fact that the only software that will effectively convert the RAW files is Iridient Developer, whilst LR and ACR are OK, greens and foliage tend to come out mushy if Iridient is not used, I have tried it; http://garyksmithphotography.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/fuji-x-e1-raw-conversion-lightroom-vs.html As a lot of my professional work is garden and plant photography meaning Iridient would be necessary, so complicating my LR to CS6 workflow which I was not keen on. Apparently the X E1 firmware update seems to have improved the ease of RAW file conversion but the camera was returned before I had time to find out.. Gary Ahhh... you should have used Capture One That is recognised as as good as if not better than Iridient. No smearing or watercolour effect there . It's more like LR in terms of capabilities, cataloging, layers, un-matched colour control. They do 60 day trials of both the Express and Pro version. The pro version costs quite a bit more than LR for the initial purchase but future upgrades are the same price as LR. One of my favourite tools is their keystone tool, very clever and easy to use.