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4
Aug
2015

PRE-ORDER NOW the new Fuji X-T1 Infrared for $1699!

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You can now pre-order the new X-T1 IR at BHphoto here for $1,699 and at Adorama here. It will be available in mid-October

3
Aug
2015

Fuji announces the X-T1 IR for infrared photography!

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UPDATE: You can now pre-order the new X-T1 IR at BHphoto here for $1,699 and at Adorama here.

We got a new Fuji camera! Ok, not really new :)

Fuji US just announced the “X-T1 IR” which is an infrared version of the classic X-T1. theVerge & Dpreview. write: “The camera captures light from UV, visible and infrared portions of the spectrum, from approximately 380-1000nm. While Fujifilm cites crime scene investigation and healthcare as applications, there are plenty of ‘regular photographers’ who will find the X-T1 IR intriguing as well.”
The new X-T1 IR costs $1699 and will ship from October.

And pay attention… according to wired, This new camera might be able to see through your clothes!

Press release

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES PROFESSIONAL-GRADE X-T1 IR (INFRARED) MIRRORLESS CAMERA

X-T1 IR delivers high performance and unyielding results for experts in technical fields from law enforcement to healthcare and beyond 

Valhalla, N.Y., August 3, 2015 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is excited to announce the new FUJIFILM X-T1 IR (Infrared), the first advanced infrared X-Series mirrorless camera that delivers high performance in demanding fields for technical experts, law enforcement, medical research and scientific communities. Sharing nearly identical specifications as the award-winning FUJIFILM X-T1, the FUJIFILM X-T1 IR adds advanced infrared technology to see light from the ultraviolet (UV), visible and infrared (IR) portions of the light spectrum (approximately 380nm – 1,000nm). The X-T1 IR is a premium mirrorless camera specifically designed for professionals, and pairs seamlessly with each high quality FUJINON XF lens for reliable and outstanding results.

FUJIFILM X-T1 IR (Infrared)

The FUJIFILM X-T1 IR builds on the performance and capabilities of the original X-T1, and with its new infrared technology, delivers dependable results to experts who have a wide range of work requirements, including: crime scene investigation, fine art photography, healthcare diagnostics and observation, and other scientific and technical applications. Infrared imaging is critically important in these fields because it allows users to see information that is not visible to the human eye.

X-Series performance for special applications

Experts, professionals, and practitioners can use the new FUJIFILM X-T1 IR in their everyday work, and immediately benefit from its X-Trans CMOS II Sensor, its ultra wide “Real Time” EVF, and its large, high resolution tilting screen. The X-T1 IR maintains the 100% silent electronic shutter of the X-T1, and its electronic viewfinder allows perfect night vision with an infrared light source, normally invisible to the human eye. The exterior of the X-T1 IR is constructed of 100% magnesium alloy, and is built to be weather-resistant, perfect for use in hot or cold, wet or dusty, and other challenging weather conditions. The X-T1 IR has approximately 80 points of weather sealing for outdoor dependability, and can withstand freeze temperatures down to 14°F (-10°C).

The X-T1 IR focuses on both excellent image quality as well as delivering incredible speed. It uses an extremely fast and accurate autofocus system, and is compatible with Ultra High Speed UHS-II SD memory cards. At up to 8 frames per second, the X-T1 IR is fit for any specialized workplace in need of first-rate photo quality, durability and performance.

FUJIFILM X-T1 IR (Infrared) key features:

  • Professional-grade infrared technology from the ultraviolet (UV), visible and infrared (IR) portions of the spectrum (approximately 380nm – 1,000nm)
  • 16.3 Megapixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
  • Dust and water-resistant body with approximately 80 weather sealed points. Freeze resistance to 14°F (-10°C).
  • EXR Processor II
  • Startup time of 0.5 seconds
  • Shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds
  • Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds
  • High-precision 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder
  • Highest viewfinder magnification for digital cameras of 0.77x
  • Wide viewing angle (diagonal 38° and horizontal 31°)
  • Ultra-fast Real Time Viewfinder with a lag-time of 0.005sec (less than 1/10 of existing models)
  • Four different display modes: Full, Normal, Dual and Vertical.
  • Tempered glass 1.04 million dot high-precision 3” tilting LCD monitor
  • Digital Split Image and Focus Highlight Peaking
  • Completely electronic shutter up to 1/32000 seconds
  • ISO200 – 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600, Auto (maximum ISO setting from ISO 400 – ISO6400 available)
  • Die-cast magnesium body provides a sturdy and durable, while compact and lightweight design
  • Interval timer shooting for Time Lapse photography is available with intervals of 1 second to 24 hours and up to 999 frames
  • Full HD video 1080p at 60fps; bit rate of 36Mbps for clear capture of delicate movements; frame rates of 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps, supporting worldwide motion picture formats

The FUJIFILM X-T1 IR (Infrared) will be available in October 2015 for USD $1,699.95 USD \ CAD $2,099.99.

2
Aug
2015

FINAL CALL: BIG Iridient Giveaway will expire Soon! … Enter Now and Win!

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Well, the last days have come. The Giveaway will end soon. Enter now, and you have the change to win five free licenses along with ten 25% discounts of the Iridient Developer Software.

Iridient Developer is highly regarded for its exceptional RAW processing quality, sharpening, noise reduction, lens corrections, monochrome conversions and more. Check it out at: www.iridientdigital.com

You can enter our giveaway and win simply by visiting any of the participating sites on Facebook and/or following them on Twitter. To win one of the prizes use the dedicated giveaway box above.

The more sites you visit on Facebook and follow on Twitter, the more entries you’ll gain and hence increase your chances to win one of the prizes.

If you instead visit just the FujiRumors Facebook page, then you’ll enter FujiRumors’ giveaway, but you are missing the chance to win anything on the other sites. So, like and follow to increase your chance to win! The more social you are, the more chances you have to win.

PLEASE NOTE: To enter this Giveaway, the OptionFollow Iridient on Twitter” is mandatory.

Good Luck,
The Rumor Guys + Brian

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1
Aug
2015

TOP OF THE SHOTS at the X-Shooter Facebook Zone!

Holger Glaab‎: Germany, Frankfurt. Fuji X-T1. XF14. ND-Filters and some editing in PS & Co.

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Here are the most liked images of the Fujirumors facebook photostream… and keep it up, share and vote your absolute favorite X-shot… and here is how to do it:

1) SHARE & DESCRIBE: go to the Fujirumors facebook timeline and submit your favorite X-shot (and a short description) in the timeline by selecting “Photo/Video” .
2) VOTE & COMMENT: All the images will be displayed at the Fujirumors facebook photostream. You can vote & comment the images there.

NOTE: The next selection will start from those images shared starting from July 22 !

Enjoy the X-shots ;)

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Edo Kurniawan‎: near Sydney, Australia. Water and Fire. Really lucky to get this one with perfect curve. Try it again so many time afterward didn’t get one. XT1 + 55-200 f5.6. Velvia daylight wb. @ Mahon pool — maroubra

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31
Jul
2015

Fuji Report: Strong Sales for the X-series… but Instax Rules Them All!

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Fuji’s imaging division is healthy. In fact, “both revenue and profit increased, reflecting the strong sales of the photo imaging business“.

And while the X-series is “selling strong, the focus of the report is definitely on the Instax cameras. And that’s not a surprise… just take a look at the Amazon Overall Photo Ranking, where Instax (Film & Cameras) are on the top positions since months (years?) now!

What about the X-series future? Fujifilm just says that “looking ahead, Fujifilm is going to strengthen the product line up of X Series.” At this point, the report also surprisingly says that for more information about upcoming products you should follow FujiRumors… just kidding, but I’ll put my best into the rumors and try to annoy Fujifilm also in the second half of 2015 ;)

And now in Fuji’s words:

In the Imaging Solutions segment, consolidated revenue amounted to ¥361.0 billion, down 3.4% from the previous fiscal year, due to decreases in sales of digital cameras and other factors and despite increases in sales in the photo imaging business. Consolidated operating income stood at ¥20.7 billion, up 477.5% from the previous fiscal year, due to strong sales of instant cameras, cost reductions, and profit improvement for digital cameras.”

More in Fuji’s annual Report here and the latest Earning Presentation Reports here.