25
Oct
2014

HOT X DEAL DAYS START TOMORROW: XF56mm ($150 off), XF23mm ($200 off), X-T1 body/kit ($100) and much more!

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This is one the best deals of the year: Fujifilm is about to launch huge savings on many XF lenses (and some already started!!!), and for the first time include also the XF56mmf/1.2 into these deals. In fact, X-shooters favorite lens (according to a FR-poll) will be $150 off.

But there will be much more X-gear in offer. So you’ll be able to save $200 on the XF 23mmf/1.4, or grab the X-T1 body/kit with a $100 rebate. The X-PRO1 with 18mm will be $300 off, same price drop for the X-M1 and much more! I’ve published the whole list with the savings at the bottom.

YOU CAN HELP:  Writing, alone, 570 articles just in 2014 in order to keep you up to date with everything regarding the Fuji X-world is a work of passion, but often also a pretty hard one. But tomorrow you can support this blog with no extra costs for you. If you enjoy to stop by Fujirumors to get 365 days a year free news/rumor/deals coverage and are also interested in these deals, please consider to grab your discounted X-gear using one of the links below. A small commission will be valued back to this blog with absolutely no extra costs for you.

Thanks a lot to those X-shooters, who decide to support Fujirumors this way… your will allow me to keep this website running and to keep up with the rumor sleuthing ;) .

THE DEALS – STARTING SOON

SOME DEALS ALREADY AVAILABLE VIA THIRD PARTY SELLER AT AMAZON – other stores will follow soon

lenses

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 – IN OFFER NOW AT AMAZON VIA THIRD PARTY (1 left)
XF 60mm f/2.4 (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline – IN OFFER NOW AT AMAZON VIA THIRD PARTY (2 left)
XF 10-24mm (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 55-200mm (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline – IN OFFER NOW AT AMAZON VIA THIRD PARTY (3 left)

cameras

X-T1 body (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline –  IN OFFER NOW AT AMAZON VIA THIRD PARTY (2 left)
X-T1 + XF18-55 (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline – IN OFFER NOW AT AMAZON VIA THIRD PARTY (4 left)
X100S (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama /Pictureline
X-PRO1 + 18mm (save $300): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
X-E1 + 18mm (save $300): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
X-M1 + 18mm (save $300): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
X-E2 + XF18-55: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline.

25
Oct
2014

Save $250 on the XF 56mmf/1.2 (1 left) + save $280 on the XF 10-24 (6 left)!

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Another event, another deal. Top rated ebayUS seller cameraland has a super-deal on an open box XF56mmf/1.2 here  (1 left), now available for $750! But there is just one left.

The other lens in offer at camerland is the XF 10-24 here, which can be purchased for just $720 (6 left).

As one of the largest Fuji dealers in the USA we are happy to offer this great lens at a super price. We had an in store event and this was opened to show some customers and put back in the box. Because of this we are selling it at a large discount. It can pass for new.

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24
Oct
2014

What should be Fuji’s next X-mount lenses to complete the lineup? Tell Fujifilm your dream lenses!

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A couple of weeks ago I posted on facebook here and on twitter here a simple table (posted above), showing the X-mount lenses that Fuji has rolled out in the last 2/3 years… and looking back, it’s really impressive how many high quality lenses Fuji gave us in such a short time.

Add to the XF/XC lenses also the Zeiss 12. 32 and 50 lenses + the various Fuji X Samyang lenses and a few more brands that offer Fuji-X mount lenses and I’d say that, after just three years, X-shooters have a pretty decent lens-option (but where are Sigma & Tamron?)

But X-shooters are hungry for more. In fact, over at the FR- facebook page, many of them expressed their “lens wish-list” in order to complete the lineup: an XF 16mm f2.8 tilt-shift, an XF 135mm f/2.8, an XF 56mm f/1.2 with OIS, an XF 8-16mm f/4 ultra wide angle zoom, a fish-eye lens… or what about an XF 105mm f2.8 1:1 macro lens?

Whatever you are still missing, today you can let Fujifilm know which lenses you would like to see coming in 2015/2016.

THE RULE IS: please express just 2 preferences of future X-mount lenses… I know, it’s hard, but I want you to suffer a bit ;).

So, the comments are open… later on I’ll sum them up into a lens-master-poll! And feel free to continue to vote the “favorite lens” poll.

Which is your favorite Fujinon lens? (max. 2 selections)

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23
Oct
2014

Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 for Fuji-X delayed :: 24mm f/1.7 shipping starts now + Full Size Samples (taken with GH4 & A7)

Due to a production issue, ZY optics (press release) decided to postpone the release of the Fuji X mount 42.5mm f/1.2. The 24mm f/1.7, ZY Optics will start shipping for all 3 mounts (Sony E/M43/FX) from late Oct as mentioned earlier.

Mitakon published sample photos/videos taken with these lenses, but mounted on a Panasonic GH4 & Sony A7.

– High resolution pictures: download .zip here
– Sample Photos of ZY Optics 42.5mm f/1.2 (GH4) here
– Sample Photos of ZY Optics 24mm f/1.7 (Taken by Sony A7 in cropped mode) here
– Sample 4K Video of ZY Optics 42.5mm f/1.2 (GH4) here

22
Oct
2014

Weather sealing: just a sales gimmick? Lost Fujifilm X20 survives 3 months of rain, dust and bear attacks in the wild! (WITH POLL)

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If I understood correctly, in democracy you can have & express in public whatever opinion you want… but nobody forces you to have one ;-) . And, since I live in a democratic country I’ll now admit in public: I still don’t have a final opinion about the following subject: Weather Sealing!

Personally, I don’t worry to shoot with my Fujifilm X-E2 under light rain (see my wet X-E2 here). Sure, I didn’t test it under heavy tropical rain or in sand storms of the Sahara, and I probably would be afraid to use it in such extreme conditions. But I’m pretty confident that my Fujifilm X-E2 can handle any normal adverse weather condition.

Well, some say that weather sealing is just a sales gimmick… and here is a story that made me think about it.

It’s the story of Claire’s Fujifilm X20 (read her whole story here) that was shared and sent to me by Dan Bailey (thanks danbaileyphoto)… and it’s quickly summarized in the following 3 sentences:

1) Claire lost her Fujifilm X20 in the wild, in an area with many bears.
2) The Fujifilm X20 remained 3 months exposed to rain, dust, wind, sun, animals (bear bites).
3) After three months Claire found her X20 again, put a battery into it… and it still worked perfectly!

Ok, we know that Fujifilm cameras are very well made, but that the X20 would still perfectly work after being completely exposed to the brute force of nature for 3 months, now that comes really surprising for me.

So, let us know in the comments what you think about it and feel free to vote the poll, too. And for all those (like me) who don’t have a final opinion about it, I included the option “I don’t know”… or, as my favorite author Montaigne would have said: I know that I know nothing, and I’m not even sure of that ;).

You can buy the indestructible Fujifilm X20 here: Amazon, Adorama, DigitalRev, J&R, B&H, eBay
or its successor, the Fujifilm X30 here at Amazon, Adorama, DigitalRev, J&R, B&H, eBay

Do you consider weather sealing a sales gimmick?

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my Fuji X-E2 in the rain… and a shot taken the day after with it

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