1
Apr
2015

LEAKED: Samyang/Rokinon 100mmF2.8 1:1 Macro for $549!

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For a short time, the Samyang/Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 was listed as available for pre-order at BHphoto. The lens has now been taken off the website, but the fast fingers at mirrorlessrumors (who spotted the leak), copied the specs for us and took some screenshots of the lens :)

Product Highlights
Fuji X, Samsung NX, MFT and Sony E-mount version available
Price: $549
100mm (35mm Equivalent)
Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
One High Refractive Index Element
One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
Ultra Multi-Coating
1:1 Magnification, 1′ Minimum Focus
Internal Focus; Manual Focus Design
Non-Rotating Filter Mount
Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

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1
Apr
2015

No April Fool’s Trick :: Fujifilm X-PRO2 will come in September / October (sources: Tom Grill & SLRClub)!

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Earlier today I posted an April’s fool Trick about a leaked image of a prototype X-PRO2. The guys behind this funny joke told me yesterday that they’d appreciate the support of FujiHumors… and I didn’t want to be the spoilsport ;).

But now let’s go back to FujiRumors… and this time it’s about the X-PRO2 release. We now have 2 more confirmations that the X-PRO2 will probably come in late 2015 (September or October).

SEPTEMBER: According to Tom Grill (aboutphotography-tomgrill) the X-PRO2 could be released in September. In an article written on March 23, he says:

The impetus for this post came because I heard last week that the X-Pro1 would be replaced by a newer X-Pro2, probably in September of this year.”

A part from the rumor, it’s overall a good read. Check it out at aboutphotography-tomgrill (found via macfilos).

OCTOBER: DicaHub spotted (on March 31) a slightly different release date. It was shared by SLRClub user Daniel SON. Here is the translated text:

I’m not a user of Fujifilm digital camera. I have a job related photography and am working in U.S.A. For this time when I visited WPPI at Las Vegas, I heard this from Fujifilm booth. Because I was considering to use Fujifilm cameras for shooting, I had tested X-Pro1 and X-T1 at Fujifilm booth and talked with Fujjifilm rep. He said X-T1, recently launched, might be better than X-Pro1 in overall performance and new model in X-Pro1 line is ready to be launced about Oct. of this year. Because he is staff of Fujifilm, might his words be sure? I bring this information because I think there might be someone to get information.”

There is light at the end of the tunnel… and I can see the contours of the Fujifilm X-PRO2… under my X-mas tree … let’s hope …  ;)

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1
Apr
2015

Is this the first image of a prototype X-PRO2, shared by Fuji X photographer Max de Martino?

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X-PRO2 Leaked?

I share it as I’ve received it via twitter here… the image was shared by Max De Martino, an official Fuji X Photographer over at his website maxdemartino.com. It shows a (pretty blurred) image of what could be the Fujifilm X-PRO2. We can read:

A friend of mine (we will call him Mr. Ma Ni), from Japan, sent me this stolen picture of the new Fuji X-Pro2. The quality is not good, but it looks to be a working prototype.

Some specifications he say could be true, he received from a man at Fujifilm:

  • 4k Video
  • Sensor 10% bigger than the previous one, so that you can use the “old” lenses, with a crop factor of 1.2x
  • Processor EXR IV
  • Dual Sd
  • 27 Mpx
  • Magnesium and anticorodal alloy
  • Hibryd viewfinder (as X100T, but with X-T1 dimensions)
  • LCD that twist & tilt
  • Radio TTL control of Fuji, Profoto and Nicephoto flash
  • Radio (manual) control of Nikon and Canon speedlights, with an optional adapter
  • Customizable versions they called “Sakana” with lizard, iguana and shark skin.
  • Chanel Limited Edition: shark skin white colored with black details, in a limited edition of 31 pieces, as the first Chanel boutique, in Paris, Rue Cambon 31.

THE TRUTH: It’s an April’s fool Trick. The guys behind this funny joke told me yesterday that they’d appreciate the support of FujiHumors… and I hate to be the spoilsport ;) .

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31
Mar
2015

[UPDATE] NEW FIRMWARE UPDATES for the Fujifilm X-T1 (ver. 3.10) and Fujifilm X100T (ver. 1.10) + Improved OIS for ZOOM LENSES!

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[UDPATE: First Reports at the FujiRumors facebook page say that the X-T1 AF has become faster in low light. Placebo or did you noticed this improvement, too?]

[UPDATE II: Admiringlight comparison NEW Vs. OLD OIS versions. From the conclusions: “Overall, the firmware updates for the Fuji zoom lenses appear to provide some benefit in all cases. These can range from fairly minor improvements, in the case of the 55-200mm, to a nice increase in sharpness for the 18-55mm, and a dramatic improvement with the 10-24mm.”]

[UPDATE III: Please DO NOT follow Fuji’s firmware update instructions… see with your own eyes!]

ORIGINAL POST

A new firmware update for the X-T1 and X100T (ver. 1.10) has just been released. Also, most zoom lenses will now profit from improved OIS.

X-T1 FIRMWARE

X-T1 firmware update: 1. Improvement of the flash function when “MECHANICAL+ELECTRONIC” is selected. 2. Improvement of the Wi-Fi function when “FUJIFILM PC AutoSave” is used. 3. Improvement of the display for the “USB MODE” in the SET-UP menu.

X100T FIRMWARE

X100T firmware update: 1. Addition of the messages when “COVERSION LENS” setting is changed in the FUNCTION (Fn) SETTING 2. Improvement of flash function when “MECHANICAL+ELECTRONIC” is selected. 3. Improvement of the viewfinder display. 4. Improvement of Focus Peaking display in the electronic viewfinder under a dark environment for easy focus setting.

IMPROVED OIS

Also, the OIS has been improved for the following lenses (download link): XF 10-24, XF 18-55, XF 18-135 and XF 55-200.

Happy Download :)

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30
Mar
2015

Fujifilm X-PRO2 vs. Fujifilm X-T2 :: The Battle Of The Flagships :: Make Your Choice & Vote The Poll!

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We could call it also HVF vs EVF or Rangefinder vs DSLR style … it’s the decision between the X-PRO and X-T line.

SAME  SAME …

Now, in order to be able to answer today’s poll, we will assume that the Fujifilm X-T2 will have the same specs (*), as the rumored X-PRO2 specs: 24MP X-Trans sensor, EXR III processor, same AF-performance, tilt screen, 4K…

… BUT  DIFFERENT

The main differences between the Fujifilm X-T2 and Fujifilm X-PRO2 would remain the HVF vs EVF, Rangefinder vs DSLR-style and some controls/ergonomics (like no ISO-dial on the X-PRO2, better grip on the X-T2 etc.)… and the price, of course. Due the Hybrid Viewfinder, I think it’s reasonable to assume that the Fuji X-PRO2 will be more expensive than the Fuji X-T2.

So here it is, the battel of Fuji’s future flagship cameras… and I’m really curious to see which one you’d pick up between X-PRO2 and X-T2. Personally I have a preference, but I’ll drop it down later in the comments ;)

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*At the moment I have NO rumors about the Fujifilm X-T2

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