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02.10.2021

X-E4: "Make More with Less" x Alina Jaeger

There are countless wonderful moments that manifest themselves in our memories. We think of them when times get more difficult and we want to let the sunshine into our thoughts.  

Perhaps we even experience many of these magnificent days chockful of golden moments that we cannot even remember all of them.  At least my memory works like that – it simply cannot remember everything.

X-E4 & XF27mmF2.8 R WR

I always feel better when I have documented my memories. It takes away the fear of forgetting. The thought of always having a treasure trove of memories and images of numerous beautiful things with him, filled me with great joy. I like the simplicity and unfettered approach – after all, life is already complicated enough.

In my eyes, photography, much like bicycling, is a form of meditation. I turn my camera on and my head off. I allow my feelings to lead the way, along with my love for beauty.

X-E4 & XF27mmF2.8 R WR

When I travel on my bike, I try to only bring the absolutely necessary with me. This facilitates going uphill and keeping things minimalistic; it’s an amazing way to keep my thoughts focused. When it comes to a camera, though, my expectations go beyond the bare necessities. It is much easier to tell stories when the images inspire dreams. There is hardly anything I would not do for beautiful images…!

X-E4 & XF27mmF2.8 R WR

The FUJIFILM X-E4 fits into even the smallest bag. It is totally unobtrusive and hides its skills in a compact body. This makes it possible to capture authentic moments without being noticed. The camera’s vintage inspired look tells a bit of photographic history. So… what can I say? My love for esthetics makes me want to also have a camera that is a design element.

X-E4 & XF27mmF2.8 R WR

It has a thumb grip that makes handling the camera easier. My small hands often make it harder for me to work with a camera. I do not have to worry about that with this model. The X-E4 is also the perfect tool for quick snapshots that still meet professional standards. When I used the X-E4 to take pictures in the lively downtown area of Frankfurt, I often needed that. My favorite feature is in fact – on some occasions – the tiltable screen, which makes it so much easier to take selfies.  

X-E4 & XF35mmF1.4 R

The image quality of the RAWs and JPGs is compelling. The processing step is extremely important to me, which is why I pay a lot more attention to the quality of the photographs. It simplifies the process. In fact, it is the processing that generally turns my images into my pictures.  

I already see myself on my bike, climbing the Alps with the small X-E4 in my jersey pocket. All the while I’ll rest assured that the pictures I’ll take with this camera will turn out fantastic and meet my high standards. For me, the X-E4 is my constant companion camera. I like things that are uncomplicated. Uncomplicated and pretty.

X-E4 & XF27mmF2.8 R WR