I've also decided to use a Fuji X 'native' lens, the 18mm f/2 stopped down to f/5.6 which many reviewers regard as it's sweet spot. I'm using this because the 18mm is a lens that is much more likely to be used by Fuji X shooters and gives a result that is more meaningful to them than me using an adapted Nikon lens which is not going to be that common. And while the 18mm lens may have some issues here and there, it's certainly very sharp indeed in the centre of the frame, so that will provide a useful comparison. I used my Nikon 28mm f/1.8 on the A7r.
I've further decided to make all these jpg. files available in a .zip file on Google Drive which you can access HERE. Plus this time I'm going to present the image comparisons with no follow-up comments and let people use the blowups and the available jpg. files to come to their own conclusions. All I would say is that, from all the cameras I've ever used these two produce the best sets of jpgs. I've ever seen in terms of sharpness, so as far as I'm concerned this is the best compared with the second best.
Since I'm writing this before doing the test I'm assuming that the Sony A7r will have the edge at lower ISO's but the Fuji X-E2 may well show an advantage at the higher settings. I felt that this high(er) ISO comparison was an omission with the previous test and since the Fuji's strength is at these higher settings, this should rectify that. As I said I'll make no comments after conducting the test and you can decide whether my assumptions (and yours) are confirmed by the results.
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