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30
Sep
2014

Fujifilm X-T1 and X-E2 are National Geographic’s Top Travel Cameras!

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image courtesy: National Geografic

The Jury is in: National Geografic chose the Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers… and their lists starts with the Fujifilm X-T1 and Fujifilm X-E2:

Fujifilm X-T1:This camera is quick—its autofocus is quick, its image review is quick, and it shoots tons of pictures in a row without hanging up. Now I can leave the bigger DSLR cameras at home without a second thought.”

Fujifilm X-E2: “I love the X-E1 [precursor to the X-E2]. I love how portable it is, and the lens quality is outstanding. But the picture is the big thing—the images are really strong. I’m amazed at how little I have to correct them on the computer. Usually I shoot in RAW, but these Fujifilm cameras produce amazing JPEGs straight out of the camera.”

Also included in the list: Panasonic GH4Panasonic GX7 / Sony A6000 / Sony A7 / Olympus TG-3 / Olympus OM-D E-M1 / Ricoh GR / Sony DSC-RX10 /

X-T1 Deal

I remind you that DigitalRev has a very good price on the X-T1. The kit comes for $ 1,529 (save $168) and the body for $1.179 (save $109). Free shipping & one year warranty included + no duty and tax for the shipment to US (DigitalRev covers the costs). So the price listed on their store will be the final price you’ll pay.

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28
Sep
2014

Secret Garden Beauty, To the Lighthouse, Dances with Fire & more :: X-shooter Facebook Zone / Top Liked Images

John Barrett: Shot at Bodie Island Lighthouse in the. Outer Banks of North Carolina. The clouds rolled in right after this shot. Fuji X-T1 with 14mm Lens.

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It’s been a while since I last posted an X-shooter zone. In fact, last month was a pretty busy one, with all the rumors/news related to Fuji latest products (X30, X100T, Graphite X-T1, XF 50-140 and the XF56mmAPD) + the non stop photokina coverage.

Well, now it’s time to focus again on the beauty of the images. So I jumped over to the FR-facebook photostream and looked at all the images shared there by X-shooter all over the world… and I really loved what I saw. Congratulations to the winners of this edition for their inspiring shots!

I’d also like to say a big THANK YOU to all those X-shooters, who decided to share their images at the FR-facebook photostream and those who looked at them and voted their favorite ones… feel free to keep it up.

HOT TO SHARE & VOTE IMAGES: go to the Fujirumors timeline, click “Photo/Video” and post your image and your comment. They will then be visible at the FR-facebook photostream. The most liked ones will be featured in the next X-shooter Facebook zone.

Have a great Sunday
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Yansen Sugiarto: Secret Garden – Series. Fuji X-E2 & Fujinon 60mm F/2.4 Macro.

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Fuji X-T1 + XF55-200mm Der Lichtklicker

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Scott Cramer‎: Keep up the great work Patrick! Love your site and you were spot on for the most recent Fuji announcements. I love that your site is not only a great rumor site, but also a great place to learn techniques, share ideas, and showcase beautiful photography. Thought I’d share a recent favorite image from a couple evenings ago from Sweetwater Lake in Sweetwater, Colorado. Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm lens ISO 400 f/11 at 1/80. No tripod! OIS is that good that unless I’m photographing moving water, I rarely need it – what freedom! Keep up the great work, I will continue to check your site daily! Landscape and nature photography series. www.scottcramerphotography.com

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Steve McClanahan: I’m loving my new XT-1 and with my new XF 10-24, I was able to capture the attached rainbow in my home town of Flagstaff Arizona. It had been raining all day so my initial focus was on the sunset but 180 degrees from the sunset was this amazing full rainbow

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27
Sep
2014

miXed zone: Last place for Rico’s Workshop, A6000 vs X-T1 focus peaking comparison, XF 50-140 samples and more!

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Fuji X-secrets workshop

There is just one more place available at Rico’s Fuji X-secrets workshop from the 3. to 5. of October, in Schwabach (Germany). For more information click here.

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

Image samples at Rico’s Flickr here / First look at all the upcoming Fujifilm XF lenses at grittymonkey /

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

Rico’s first sample shots at Flickr here / Photokina Hands-On preview at digitalcamerareview / beta real world samples at dpreview  and updated overview here /

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

– Landscape Photography Test with the Fuji X-T1 in Spanish at fuji-xperience (English translation) / Mike Browne looking to get into a mirror-less camera and picks a Fuji X-T1 (youtube) / Food Photography with the Fuji X-T1 at nicolesyblog / Iceland photos at jonasjacobsson / Gear Review – Field testing the Fuji X-T1 at focus52 / Fujifilm X-T1 Review: Perspective from a real wedding at danielkcheung / Olympus v. Fuji v. Sony (Part 5) – Which one will be SOLD? at joshmcleodphotography + Michaela Baranov and the Fuji X-T1 at joshmcleodphotography too / Giovanni: “I did some testing of the Fuji X – T1 with the 55-200. I took some photos on the sideline of a football game. I am attaching pictures 1234 /  Fuji X-T1 six months on at thebigpicturegallery / Fujifilmfilm X-T1 + Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 shot at AhmedabadHD facebook /

soundimageplus: “I’ve moved my blog to a domain website. This is www.soundimageplus.com. I’ve also expanded what I do and have decided to work on making the blog a serious review and blogging site. In the past it’s just been more a less a hobby and a break from all the editing work I undertake. You’ve always been a supporter in the past and have been kind enough to link to my posts about Fuji gear. If you are interested there are some recent posts you and your readers might be interested in. I’m currently posting a lot of material to get the site up and running. The posts are: NIKON Df AND FUJI X-T1 – HIGH ISO COMPARISON - THE FUJI X-T1. A 6 MONTH USER EXPERIENCE AND REVIEWSHOOTING STOCK AT STATELY HOMES WITH A NIKON Df and FUJI X-T1.

Switch to the X

 – From DSLR to Mirrorless (X-T1) at peterdelaney /

KAIZEN

FR-reader John compared the red focus peaking between the Sony A6000 and the Fujifilm X-T1…. and would like one of Fuji’s Kaizen firmwares. See why here.

X100S
Amazon, Adorama, DigitalRev, J&R, B&H, eBay

– Tokyo: Then and Now, Film vs Fuji X100S at thomasalanphoto /

other X-series cameras

– Marvin Javellana: “Sharing with you my Photowalk today in Chicago taken by my Fuji X-E2 with my Fujinon 14mm and 55-200mm.” / X100, Portraits of discarded sofas capture flotsam and jetsam of L.A. at latimes / Street Photography Pairs with the Fuji X-E1 at thomasfitzgeraldphotography /

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

– Hands-On Lens Review: The Fuji XF 18-135mm at photofocus / Action shots at danbaileyphoto / THE FUJI 18-135mm ZOOM IS A GREAT LENS. at soundimageplus /

lenses

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image courtesy: Stockografie / Flickr / Facebook /

– STOCKOGRAFIE: “This photograph was taken in Beijing after a long night flight. It was early in the afternoon and far too early for bed so I went out to relax a bit with my X-T1 and the Zeiss Touit 1.8/32. I participated in the „Zeiss for Photokina“ contest with this photograph and it was one of the last three. Due to this it was also shown at the Zeiss booth at Photokina.”

– Review and Samples of Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS Lens at derekolsonphotography / XF 10-24 review at the Taiwanese site mobile01 / Kipon HandeVision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 Hands-On Preview at ephotozine / Review of the 56mmF1.2 + X-T1 at kristamichaels / Sunset Portuguese fisherman & X-T1 + 23mm at afshoot / X-T1 still life with 60mm Glass Bubbles at macleancomms /

– Joshua Moss: “Hello, I thought I would send a quick note about the performance of the Fuji 50-230mm. I shot with this lens at the zoo and was amazed at the quality. This lens is also amazingly light. I believe it is an underrated lens in the Fuji lineup with an unbelievable cost to value ratio. I hope fuji continues to develop these light affordable lenses. If you would like to see the photos I took they are posted here https://joshmoss.exposure.co/nc-zoo

RAW-conversion

– Lightroom vs Iridient at jlmphotos / Fujifilm X-E1 + Photo Ninja = Awesome at thomasfitzgeraldphotography / Choosing a raw processor for Fuji X-Trans Files again at thomasfitzgeraldphotography /

a little bit of everything

– Seeing Better is Black and White—Part II (The Fuji Monochrom) at effeleven / Paris XF 10-24mm at patricemichellon / Photo Essay in Valencia, Spain at leighmiller / 2 Quick Tips That May Help You Get Sharper Images on the Fuji X-E1 at thomasfitzgeraldphotography / Photokina 2014: Interviews at dc-watch and also at at mirrorlessons /

25
Sep
2014

Dpreview interview: Higher resolution sensors and video quality improvement likely to come on next generation cameras.

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Mr. Toshihisa Iida

Dpreview published an interview with Mr. Toshihisa Iida, Senior Manager of Sales & Marketing in Fujifilm. And he gave us some glimpse into the future:

1) High res sensor coming in 2015? In terms of resolution, the lenses are so sharp, there’s scope for higher resolution to maximize the capabilities of the lenses. There’s some room for improvement on the High-ISO and speed aspects too.

2) Video on Fuji cameras: Video is getting more and more important.

3) No Full Frame: A full-frame camera would be bigger, more expensive and maybe slower too.

And Fuji seems to have no doubts about what to do: “To be honest we’re pretty clear about what we need to do, and I think we’re moving in the right direction.

24
Sep
2014

Confirmed: Paid X-T1 d-pad button upgrade (at least in Japan)

image courtesy: grittymonkey

When the Fujifilm X-T1 hit the market, back in February, the first batch of cameras had two problems: the light leak and the fiddly d-pad buttons. Fuji rapidly fixed the light leak, but not the buttons. To be clear: Fujifilm improved the buttons later on and now you have that nice “click” when you press them. But those who grabbed one of the very first cameras on the market, are still struggling with the fiddly buttons.

But back in May I told you that Fuji was working on a paid button upgrade for early production X-T1’s. Well, the rumor seems to be correct, at least in Japan. X-shooter Balbo42 got his X-T1 buttons fixed for about 8000¥ ~ 75$.

Read his experience at his blog grittymonkey.

X100T: USA: BHphoto  / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro
Graphite Silver X-T1USA: BHphotoAmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro
XF 56mm f/1.2 APD: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro
XF 50-140 f/2.8 WR: USA: BHphotoAmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore AUSTRALIA: CameraPro