22
Dec
2014

Fujifilm X-T1 and X100T elected “Japanese Historical Cameras” by the Japanese Camera Museum

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In 1969, the Japanese Camera Museum started to select some cameras as “Japanese Historical Cameras” and to preserve them for the future in their museum.

Cameras which are considered significant in some regard are selected by the Historical Camera Committee, which is composed of unbiased experts and specialists in the field.”

Well, this year the Japanese Camera Museum selected the X-T1 and X100T as their “historical camera“. These two cameras will now be dispayed permanently at their museum.

via photoxels / via Fujifilm X World

X100TUSA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro
Fuji X-T1: Amazon, Adorama, DigitalRev, J&R, B&H, eBay

21
Dec
2014

miXed zone: Firmware Feedback, X-Gear reviews, Capture One 8.1 with X100T support, Fiji Workshop, Nissin i40 and more!

XF 50-140mm f/2.8
USA:
BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE:WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore /

Fujinon 50-140mm f2.8 LM OIS WR: Review at thedigitaltrekker / Fuji 50-140mm f/2.8 vs. Fuji 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 at admiringlight + Full Review of the XF 50-140 at admiringlight / Out & About With The Fuji 50-140mm f2.8 at derekclarkphotography / One Week With the Fujinon XF 50-140 at fujiboys / Review and many samples at mobile01 (translation) / Bohek, vignetting test and more at dcfever (translation) /

XF 56mm f/1.2 APD
USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / DigitalRev EUROPE: AmazonUK / PCHstore / WexUK / WexDE / DigitalRev AUSTRALIA: CameraPro / DigitalRev

- XF 56mm at mapcamera (translation) / First Impression: Fujifilm XF56mm f/1.2 R APD is Insanely Bokehlicious! at bigheadtaco /

X100T
USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

– The Fujifilm X100T Review at flixelpix / X100 and X100T jpgs at mingart / bigheadtaco (youtube) recommends to upgrade from the X100S and talks about the way he uses the X100T for street photography / Fujifilm X100T review: Naughty but niche at pocket-lint / Fuji X100T Preview – Initial Thoughts & Sample Images at slrlounge / Mr. T. – an X100T review at jonasraskphotography / Thoughts on the Fujifilm X100T at hellomikee / The X100T stretching out at dearsusan / The X100T’s Electronic Shutter: 1/32000s In 1/15 at janssico / A Casual Review of the Fujifilm X100T at petapixel / My first two weeks with the Fujifilm X100T at dylanhaskin / Fujifilm X100T review at cameralabs / Fuji X100T – A Real World Review at alikgriffin / First impression at mirrorlessons / My Year With Mirrorless Fuji Cameras at leighmiller /

NEW FIRMWARE

Review of Fuji X-E2 Camera Body Update Ver 3.00 and Camera Remote APP at stanleyleary / The Fuji X-T1 3.0 Firmware Update – A New Camera Or Just A Few Tweaks? at soundimageplus /
X-T1 setup guide v:3.00 at johncaz / Why I HATE Fujifilm and the X-T1 at gianlucacolla /

And as spotted by FR-reader João, please fix that little typo ;)

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Fujifilm X-T1 + Graphite X-T1
Amazon, Adorama, DigitalRev, J&R, B&H, eBay

graphite edition

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Review at photographyblog / graphite X-T1, a simple user review at lbk / Fuji X-T1 Silver Graphite: Love At First Sight or Just Another Bad Date? Initial Thoughts at slrlounge /

classic black

The Italian Job – Haute Route Dolomites Swiss Alps 2014 by Steve Thomas (thesoftsaddle) vimeo video here / Shooting Lightning – Fujifilm X-T1 at jacobrinkphotography / Family vacation in San Diego with the Fujifilm X-T1 and 4 XF primes (14mm, 23mm, 35mm, 56mm) at peterlangfelder / Fuji X-T1 And 23mm F/1.4. Raw File Samples For Download – Is This The Best Fuji X Offers? at soundimageplus / Berlin, with the X-T1 & X100S at gaborimages / X-T1 + 23mm at Kaushik Parmar’s youtube / Top 12 Best Mirrorless Compact System Cameras 2014 at ephotozine /

Fujifilm X30
USA: BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / BestBuy / EUROPE: wexUK / wexDE / PCHstore

Fuji X30 review at camerahoarders on youtube /

X100/S + Converters
Amazon, Adorama, DigitalRev, J&R, B&H, eBay

– The Fuji X100s and Why are some cameras ‘internet hits’ and yet sell very little? at soundimageplus / Fuji X100s – Wide Angle And Tele Converters – Raw File Samples For Download at soundimageplus / 65 Photos taken with the X100 Series at flixelpix /

other X-series cameras

– Fujifilm X-E1: Burmese Days 4: the Rangoon Circle Train at worldofdecay. To see the Rangoon Central Railroad Station check out worldofdecay here / Photos Of Kimbra @Urbanscapes with Fuji Xs at kenandagnesphotoworks / A year with Fuji XE2 Mirrorless.. do i miss the DSLR? at oncamphoto / Fuji’ing in Europe- Part 1: Istanbul at doctography / Scotland for Ernest Journal / Fuji X-E2 Travel Photography at colinnichollsphotography /

lenses

X-mount lenses

FUJINON XF 18-135 versus the XF18-55 at fuji-xperience (English version) / Zeiss Touit 2.8/50 review at lenstip / Objektiv-Test (Part 2): Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 R – Auf Reisen in German at oz50 (English version) / The return of the Fujinon XF 18mm F/2 R lens… at larsauthen / Fujinon XF 56 mm f/1.2 R at lenstip / Fuji’s Neglected Gem – The Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R Fujinon Lens – Raw File Samples To Download at soundimageplus / My New Fuji 55-200 Zoom Lens at jlmphotos / The soundimageplus AWARDS 2014 at soundimageplus / X-T1 + 18-135 and 10-24 shots at joshmoss /

Adapted lenses / Converter

Review: Zhongyi Lens Turbo Adapters ver II for Fuji X mount cameras (FX) at thedigitaltrekker /

RAW-conversion / processing / Jpeg

- Using RAW or SOOC jpegs with Fuji X? – A discussion at jaysonoertel / Classic Chrome – Raw vs Jpeg With The Fuji X100T at alikgriffin / Caputre One (website) added support for X100T and X30.

Fuji X for Weddings

- A 3-Day Indian Wedding at vopoku /

Acessories + Nissin i40

The X100T with Elgato Smart Power at flixelpix / REVIEW: First Impressions of the Nissin i40 Flashgun for the Fuji X-Series at macleancomms /

a bit of everything

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New Facebook page for X-shooter Craig Litten’s STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS.. join it here.

– A familiy roadtrip around Australia with the Fuji X-system at tomleuntjensphotography / 7700 km with the Fuji X-series at olafblog / specific X100 series photographic tumbler at x-frame / . / High Iso: Life at 3200 with our Fuji X at fabyandcarlo / Fuji X-Pro 2: Bill Palmer polishes his crystal ball in anticipation at macfilos / The man behind X-series design at fujifilmblog / Fuji’ing in Europe- Part 2: Glasgow. at doctopgraphy / Fuji X System – 2 years of use at xtographer / Considering converting to the Fujifilm X series as a professional Photographer? at aspirephotographytraining / Bhutan: Tranquility in the Land of the Thunder Dragon at rosskennedyimages /

Fiji Workshop

F Stop Lounge just announced their Fiji (not Fuji ;)) workshop 2015. Many PRO’s will share their knowledge with you, and amongst the others also X-photographers such as Elia Locardi. Check out more at F-StopLounge.

20
Dec
2014

Annie Leibovitz & Prince Harry are X(100)-shooters! :: And why limit your possibilities (X100/S/T) increases your freedom!

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There must be something right with the Fuji’s, if (like Ara Güler) even the probably worlds highest-paid celebrity photographer, Annie Leibovitz, decided to buy one! And we welcome also Prince Harry to the Fuji X-shooter club.

It looks like both chose the X100 series. I doubt that, but just in the extremely remote case Annie Leibovitz or Prince Harry are reading this, I’d be glad to host here on FR the story about why you decided to get a Fuji X camera.

For me it’s no big surprise that they went for the X100 series… Why? Well, please pardon me a little digression (but aren’t digressions the essence of every conversation ;) ?).

A few years ago I’ve read Jonathan Franzen’s book “Freedom” (a good read, especially Patty’s biography chapter). Patty is a women with all the freedom to do what she wants. But, in fact, all this accumulation of possibilities, all these chaotic opportunities, make her unhappy (and depressive).

Long story short: do you know when she really starts to feel better? It’s when she takes her decisions. For Patty, making a choice (and therefore reducing her possibilities) was extremely liberating.

And I think that’s what makes the X100 series so fascinating. Sure, this camera reduces your opportunities (one lens / focal length), but at the same time it liberates you: no time lost with changing lenses, no distracting thoughts about which focal lenght to use, no extra weight to carry around. Nothing else to worry about than to get that shot with the one camera / lens you hold in your hands… and let your creative energy flow.

Sometimes, reducing your possibilities doesn’t mean reducing your freedom, but, on the contrary, you increase it… and I ask you, dear X100/S/T shooters, if you experience this kind of freedom too, when you use your camera.

thanks for all the links, guys!

I wish you a great weekend,
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X100S (save $450 – black version): BHphoto (free SD card and bag)
X100T – USA: BHphoto  / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

image courtesy: telegraph / dailymail / spiegel.de

20
Dec
2014

Fujifilm Macro Extension Tubes available for pre-order (for $99)

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Back on the 20th of November, Fujifilm officially announced the Macro Extension Tube MCEX-11 and MECX-16.

You can now pre-order them for $99 at AmazonUS and Adorama.

19
Dec
2014

HUGE SAVINGS on the IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 :: Get it for $ 1,064

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Huge price drop on worlds fastest lens for mirrorless cameras, the IBELUX 40mm f/0.85, You can grab it for $1399 at BHphoto (save $500). The savings are even better at AmazonUS, where you can get it for $1,064. Adorama is still selling it for $2,079.

I remind you that I wrote a humble review about this lens last summer. It includes cat shots, image of bricks in the wall, some pics of my surroundings… and photographs of my beautiful friend Ellie. Check out part 1 here and part 2 here.

Would I buy this lens for $1,000. No… I’d get the 56mm f/1.2 for $850. And there is plenty of Fuji gear in offer to pick up for a good price.

USA DEALS

X100S (save $450 – black version): BHphoto (free SD card and bag). The silver one comes for $934 at AmazonUS.
X-E1: It was supposed to expire on DEC 9, but it is still live: BHphoto is offering the X-E1 + 18-55 for just $699.
X-A1: You can’t enter the MILC Fuji X-world cheaper than with this offer: Adorama is selling the blue X-A1 with 16-50 & 50-230 for ridiculous $499!

XF-lenses
(expires DEC 27)

XF 18-135 WR (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 56mm f/1.2 (save $150)
: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 23mm f/1.4 (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 14mm f/2.8 (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 35mm f/1.4 (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 60mm f/2.4 (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 10-24mm (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 55-200mm (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /

cameras
(expires DEC 27)

X-T1 body (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
X-T1 + XF18-55 (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
X100S (save $450 – black version): BHphoto (free SD card and bag)
X-PRO1 + 18mm (save $300)Adorama / AmazonUS
X-E1 + 18mm (save $300): Adorama / AmazonUS
X-M1 + 18mm (save $300): Adorama / AmazonUS
X-E2 + XF18-55: Adorama

IBELUX 40mm  f/0.85 – 1/85 – ISO 200

Read Review here

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