1
Nov
2014

miXed zone: 3 discounted spaces left for workshop in India (part of the incomings will go to charity), French X deal & a lot more!

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LAST TICKETS for the Rajasthan Photo Workshop 2015
SAVE $200 + $300 will go to charity

There are justplaces left for the Rajasthan (India) Photo Workshop in February 2015 with X-photographers Matt Brandon and Piet Van den Eynde. As they are both X-shooters and love Fujirumors, they decided to offer a $200 discount, exclusively for Fujirumors readers. Futhermore, they decided to offer the last places with a $200 discount and additional $300 per sold ticket will be donated to Matt’s charity initiative that supports NGO’s, the OFMP. Check out the details of the workshop here.

Click here for a Podcast conversation on the Fujifilm X System with Piet Van den Eynde & Matt Brandon plus sample photos

XF 50-140
USA:
BHphotoAmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE:WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore

-  The New XF50-140mm f2.8 – First Impressions at macleancomms /

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

– Fujifilm X-T1 and Olympus 60/1,5 Pen F lens at ohm-image / Fujifilm X-T1 review at photoponica / NIKON Df – FUJI X-T1. Can an APS-C sensor mirrorless camera really compete with a ‘full-frame DSLR?’ at soundimageplus. He compared also the E-M10 with the X-T1 here / Christian Bobst | Meskel in Lalibela at thetravelphotographer / Music, mayhem and a Fuji X-T1 at flemmingbojensen / Spain 2014 and some thoughts on the Fujifilm X-T1 at christopherswan / Fujifilm X-T1 vs Sony A7 long-term review at jliesche / Concert photos taken with Fuji X-T1 and 35mm 1.4, great in low light at alldylan / Fujifilm X-T1 at brucepercy / Fuji X-T1 shots at myphotojournalism (translation) / Mirrorless Cameras Fuji X-T1 PT.3 video review on youtube by Mike Browne here / Fuji X-T1: Is it a better street camera than the X100T? at macfilos / X-T1 does WiFi at johncaz and 10 months with the X-T1 always at johncaz / Some backstage pics with the X-T1 at gavinmillar and some fashion images with same at gavinmillar /

  Fujifilm X30
USABHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / BestBuy / EUROPE: wexUK / wexDE / PCHstore

 – X30 field test at the Spanish site DSRLmagazin here (translation) / When raw becomes redundant, Classic Chrome & the Fujifilm X30 at mirrorlessons / ISO test and comparison with the Sony RX100 III & other cameras at focus-numerique (translation) / Samples at letsgodigital / Fuji X30 surprises with improved image quality in our First Shots at imaging-resource / Review at thephoblographer / Why I Bought a Fujifilm X30 by Bert Stephani at youtube here /

XF 18-135mm
Amazon, Adorama, DigitalRev, J&R, B&H, eBay

- Santa Cruz and the Fujinon XF 18-135mm at stephenip / Fuji X-E2 and Fuji 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 WR LM R OIS Fujinon Lens at soundimageplus / Hands-On Review: The Fuji XF 18-135mm Lens at nicolesyblog /

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

- New York Moments with the Fuji Monochrom at effeleven / WCL-x100 The Wide Wide Street at jonasraskphotography /

 other X-series cameras

Spanish Fujilm XQ1 review at fuji-Xperience (English Translation) / Fujifilm X-Q1 Digital Camera Review at buy-n-shoot / Shooting scenics on dirt roads out of moving Toyota Land Cruiser at stanleyleary  / Fuji X-Pro1 Across the Pacific at stuheppell / Bombay Beach and the Salton Sea (X-E1) at worldofdecay / Fuji X-E2 and Sony A7r jpg. comparison – The full ISO range 100-25600 at soundimageplus / Fujifilm X-E2: Gig focusing at duncanmartin / X-PRO1: This Ctiy at jjjonathan / My first tried at wilsonchiew / Review – Fuji X100S at mariusmasalar / EXTREME MIDGET WRESTLING with the X-E2 + 56mm at tristanwilliams /

lenses

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image courtesy: joshmcleodphotography

Natalya Alessi & the Fuji X-T1 at joshmcleodphotography / XF 56mm – Tjeerd in ‘t Veen: “Had some fun with my latest member of the lens family“. See them at Flickr / Shooting with Fast Lenses in Low Light at macleancomms / FAST FUJI’s – Fuji 23mm and Fuji 56mm f1.2 R at soundimageplus / SouthEast Asia using only my X-Pro1, 14mm, 35mm and 50-230mm Fuji lenses at jaidephotography / Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 review at mapcamera (translation) / Fuji XF 55-200mm, field review at steevemarcoux2 / Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56 mm f/1,2 review at focus-numerique (translation) / What Fujinon XF Lens Should I Buy? 1st Edition at fujifilm.com.au / Fuji XF 14mm lens review at photoponica / Review: Rokinon 8mm f2.8 Fisheye II (Fujifilm X) thephoblographer / Fuji X-E2 and Minolta 35mm f2.8 at mingart / Always look on the “wide” side of life – The Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 Review at mirrorlessons / The FUJI 10-24mm F/4 WIDE-ANGLE ZOOM at soundimageplus / REVIEW: Fujinon XF60mm f2.4 v Fujinon XF56mm f1.2 at macleancomms / Mini Review: The Fujinon XF56mmF1.2 R Lens at lightwith / Fuji Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS Lens Compared To Sony E10-18mm F4 OSS Lens at soundimageplus / Review of the Fujinon XF 56 mm F1.2 R  at jonasjacobsson / Test Fujifilm Fujinon XF 10-24 mm at the French site focus-numerique (translation) /

 RAW-conversion

 -  Alberta is Beautiful – Fuji Landscape Photography (XF10-24) at miksmedia / Fujifilm RAW and Lightroom: How Are Things as 2015 Nears? at photographylife / How to Reduce Noise with Photo Ninja at digital-photography-school /

Switch to the X… or mirrorless

Oh my god, I’m here in Ethiopia shooting one of the most assignements in my life, and I’m doing it with these tiny little mirrorless cameras”… or 10 Reasons Why a Professional Photographer (Jason Lanier) Left Nikon for Sony Mirrorless at youtube here (via thephoblographer) /  -Jumping Ship: from DSLR to Fujifilm at jasonpitcher / Julien Daulte’s switch to Fuji “Crop, Full & Zack” can be read in Italian at jdaulte (translation) and for some shots with the X-PRO1 at the Locarno film festival click here (translation) / Working professionally with the Fujifilm X series at mirrorlessons. For the article “Are mirrorless systems becoming too big for their own good?  click here. /

Acessories

 – Tabletop Studio Setup at concreteshadows /

a little bit of everything + DEALS

 – Mar Tin: “I bought a X100 and the Xpro1. But last week I switched from the Xpro1 to the XE2 because the autofocus is much better and I prefer working whith the EVF. My favourite lens is the 35mm 1.4 and now I’m going to buy a 23mm 1.4, too:). My work with the Fuji´s you can find here at facebook.”

– Fujifilm France launches a commercial operation: a coupon of 100€, 250€ or 450€ if you buy (at once) 1, 2 or 3 XC or XF lenses (with the exception of kit lenses) and a coupon of 100€ if you buy a black X-T1 (with or without a kit lens). Offer valid from Nov. 1st till Jan. 15th. You need to cut the EAN code from the packages to get reimbursed. http://www.promo.fujifilm.fr/

- Fujifilm Honk Kong just launched a lens rental service similar to the on available in Japan. I hope this nice service will spread over also to Europe and USA, too.

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Nov
2014

Silver Graphite Fujifilm X-T1 is shipping!

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FR-reader Douglas told me via twitter, that he got the shipping confirmation for his silver graphite Fujifilm X-T1. And Christographer Dao is probably first US-resident, who already received his silver graphite Fujifilm X-T1. He posted an image on his facebook account here.

Anyone else out there who got the shipping confirmation?

Graphite Silver X-T1USA: BHphotoAmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

classic black X-T1 body (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
classic black X-T1 + XF18-55 (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /

SAVE up to $200 on XF lenses: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
MORE X-camera savigns: X100S (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama /Pictureline X-PRO1 + 18mm (save $300)Adorama / X-E1 + 18mm (save $300): Adorama / X-M1 + 18mm (save $300): Adorama / X-E2 + XF18-55: Adorama

 

31
Oct
2014

Fujifilm X-E2 firmware will bring WiFi remote control, but no Classic Chrome (new source)

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A new source just told me, that the upcoming Fujifilm X-E2 firmware will give us X-E2 shooters WiFi remote control… but no Classic Chrome film simulation.

If I had the choice, I’d prefer to get the WiFi remote control over Classic Chrome via firmware update, but I have to say that I like the Classic Chrome look and it would be a nice addition to the existing film simulations. But, well, I bought the X-E2 when it still had no color focus peaking, no X-T1-alike EVF refresh rate, no possibility to edit image the file names… and now, only one year after, I have all this and will even get the remote WiFi control. That makes me a happy customer, classic chrome or not :-).

Obviously, since it is a new source, take this information with a grain of salt… for my part I still hope to get it with the next firmware.

30
Oct
2014

Fujifilm X100T top rated at photographyblog + Fujifilm X100T roundup!

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

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It’s Fuji’s best and most sophisticated camera up to date: the Fujifilm X100T.

The shipping of this camera is coming closer, and the first reviews surface on the web. This time it’s photographyblog here, who tested the X100T and warmly recommends it to anyone looking to jump over to the X-system, assigning it 5 out of 5 stars. And it’s once more the electronic rangefinder viewfinder that makes salivate many reviewer ;).

“Many photographers have been wowed by the hybrid viewfinder in the X100/S cameras, ourselves included, but Fujifilm have still managed to make some significant strides forward in this area, making a great viewfinder even better. In particular, the innovative electronic rangefinder makes it even easier to manually focus both quickly and accurately, while the real-time parallax correction makes shooting at close quarters less of a chore.”

More about the Fujifilm X100T here: – Fujifilm X100T Hands-On at jiriruzek / Two weeks on the road with the FUJIFILM X100T  at bjornmoerman / The first wedding shot with a Fuji X100T at maxdemartino.com  (translation) / Fujifilm X100T test pictures at letsgodigital /

30
Oct
2014

FUJI EARNINGS REPORT: Instant Cameras + Fujifilm X-T1 save the imaging business and keep it profitable!

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Back in September I reported that the real winner for Fujifilm are the Instant Cameras, especially the Instax Mini 8, which was (and still is) stable at the very top of the OVERALL AmazonUS camera & photo ranking, second only to the GoPro.

A source also reported that the demand for Instax Film is very high, especially in Asia. In fact it is so high that there is not much instax Film left for N.America and if it runs out of stock it could need a couple of moths before stores will be ready to ship the next batch of film. No surprise that Fujifilm writes in their latest financial report that “in the photo imaging business, overall sales increased owing to continued favorable sales of instant cameras.” Also the Instax SHARE Smartphone Printer SP-1 sold well.

And what about the X-series? Here is an excerpt:

“In the electronic imaging field, sales of premium interchangeable lens camera, FUJIFILM X-T1, which was launched in February 2014, and others were strong. Looking ahead, Fujifilm is expanding the product lineup and stepping up marketing of FUJIFILM X100T premium compact digital cameras and large-diameter telephoto zoom lenses, including the FUJINON XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR . Launches of these items are scheduled in November 2014.”

So, instax cameras & the Fujifilm X-T1 absorbed the huge losses of compact camera segment and pushed the imaging division into profit! It is basically what most FR-readers always suggested to Fuji: focus on the premium market… the X-series entry level market is dead.

Check out Fuji’s earnings presentation here.

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