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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)

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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

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

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20
Oct
2014

[UDPATE: comparison at lemondedelaphoto] Corel AfterShot Pro 2.1.0.40 with X-TRANS support (for Windows, Mac and Linux)

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[UDPATE: comparison AfterShot vs Lightroon vs JPEG in French at lemondedelaphoto (translation)]

image courtesy: lemondedelaphoto (translation)

Corel AfterShot Pro 2.1.0.40 is now available and it supports all Fujifilm X-Trans cameras (except the XQ1).

Read the release note and download it here. For the free trial click here… and let us know in the comments what you think about it.

Corel AfterShot PRO 2 can be purchased for $60 at AmazonUS until Nov 2.

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19
Oct
2014

INSPIRING X-SHOTS: Top Liked FR-facebook images taken by X-shooters worldwide :: SHARE & VOTE your favorite pics!

James Day: Fuji X-T1 & 56mm 1.2 – More here – www.facebook.com/jamesdayweddings

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Here is this weeks inspiring selection of X-shots shared at the Fujirumors facebook photostream. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do. (NOTE: last photo included in the contest is Ryan Gouthro’s one. The next contest will include a selection of top liked images shared after Gouthro’s image.)

If you also want to share & vote images, here is how to do it.

1) SHARE: 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.

SUPERDEAL & CHARITY

REMINDER: There is not much time anymore, the superdeal expires soon. Get 39 different photography products, including training, tools, and much more for only $89 instead of $2000. If you want to check out more and eventually purchase it, I invite you to stop first at thedigitaltrekker here. If you purchase the bundle through his affiliate link, 100% of his earnings will go to a charity he started called “On Field Media Project“, that supports non-profit organisations (see video at the bottom of this post). For more details check out thedigitaltrekker.

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Timothy Schulz‎: Grief of a Fisherman… captured with ISO 400 Fuji X-pro1 35mm

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Ryan Gouthro‎: Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia Fuji X-T1 – 14mm f/2.8

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Trenton Talbot, photographer from Atlanta‎: Just a teaser frame from today’s portrait shoot. X-T1, XF56mm, available light; RAF processed in Iridient Developer (slight boost in shadows)

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Robert Brockmann‎: The city of La Paz, Bolivia. Photographed from the neighboring city of El Alto. Picture made with a Fujifilm X-T1 with XF 18-55. Exposure: 1/420 f:10 ISO 200. Exposure compensation -3. It was a cloudy, bur fairy clear day.

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18
Oct
2014

CELEBRITY & CURIOSITY: X-shooter Beyoncé (X100S), Jane Goodall (X20) and Ara Güler (X-T1) + Fuji Toy Capsule cameras

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Famous X-Shooters

X-shooter 1: One of the most famous Turkish photographers, Ara Güler (honoured as “Photographer of the Century” in Turkey), seems to have made the switch to the X and grabbed a Fujiflm X-T1 (he mostly used Leica for his work). See the image at the German site Spiegel.de.

X-shooter 2: It looks like Jane Goodall, the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees & UN Messenger of Peace is also an X-shooter, as she carries her Fuji X20 when hanging out with animals and people. See it here on her website.

X-shooter 3: It seems that Beyoncé (website) grabbed one of the Fujifilm X100S right now in offer here ($200 savings)… and that she is left eye dominant. Beyonce with her X100S here, here and here.

Toy Capsule Cameras

These cute Fuji Toy Capsule cameras are out in Japan now (via ebay, too)! They’ve done this with Olympus, Nikon, Canon, and Pentax.. and now Fujifilm! They include little adapters to mount them on your hotshoe as well.

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