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20
Sep
2014

Window to Photokina (day 5): Fujifilm X100T :: electronic shutter demo (video) :: more hands-on reviews!

Fujirumors’ window to Photokina: DAY 5
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Here is a short video showing what you can do thanks to the electronic shutter (which allows you shutter speeds of 1/32,000). A Fuji Rep takes a Fujifilm X100T and shoots wide open right into the lamp. Watch the video from 0:35 to 1:05.

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

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Fuji’s latest product presentation with a German Fuji Manager

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Matt Granger’s X100T  hands-on video at photokina on youtube (website)

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More X100T photokina hands-on posts at: dslrmagazine (translation) / Japanese site dc-watch (translation)fujivsfuji / reviewed.com /
Graphite Silver X-T1 hands-on at reviewed.com  /

Thoughts on the Photokina 2014 announcements at mingthein

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Nothing Fujfilm specific… but if you want to see what Kai of digitalrev thinks about this year’s photokina, see the video below

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

19
Sep
2014

[UPDATE: with samples] Hands-on Photos of the Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 + 24mm f/1.7 + 50mm f/0.95

Fujirumors’ window to Photokina: DAY 4
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Mitakon recently announced two more X-mount lenses: after the Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 (the fastest lens for Fuji X-cameras after the Ibelux 0.85 (read my humble Ibelux review here), they now offer also the 42.5mm f/1.2 (price $359), the 24mm f/1.7 (price $289) and 50mm f/0.95 (price $899)… and updated the 35mm as well!

Now photozine published the first hands-on photos.

[UPDATE] Sample photos (on a Sony A7) taken with the 24mmF1.7 at zyoptics here. Sample photos (on a GH4) taken with the 42.5mmF1.2 at zyoptics here.

24mmF1.7 / image courtesy photozine

42.5mmF1.2 / image courtesy photozine

50mm f/0.95 / image courtesy photozine

Updated 35mmF0.95 / image courtesy photozine

18
Sep
2014

Fujifilm X-PRO2, 16-55 without OIS, specialized lenses and more! Interview with Fujifilm’s Torben Hondong (admiringlight)

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Fujirumors’ window to Photokina: DAY 3
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Jordan is making an excellent work in these days at photokina. This time he had an interview with Torben Hondong of Fujifilm, You can check it out here at admiringlight.

In short:

- 16-55 without OIS: Fuji wants to contain size & weight
- 90mm and 16mm mock-up: the final lenses could be the same size, or they could be smaller as the mock-ups
- future lenses: If the 56mm APD sells well, then they will expand the specialized lens line-up
- 35mm MKII: no plans for now, possible in future

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- Fujifilm X-PRO2: The discussion was about the Viewfinder. Basically Fuji is considering to put the best of the two worlds (EVF like the X-T1 & OVF of the X100T) into the X-PRO2 body. But Fuji “would see how the response to the X100T [viewfinder] was to consider the options for any potential X-Pro replacement.” The challange for Fuji is also to put an X-T1 alike EVF into an X-PRO2 that fits into a body that people expect.

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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

18
Sep
2014

FR window to Photokina: the naked Fuji X-gear, Russian Fuji-X manager interview [translation needed ;-)] and more

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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

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Fujirumors’ window to Photokina: DAY 3
for all the mere mortals (like me), who can’t go to photokina
non-stop Photokina news coverage at Fujirumors: facebook, google+, RSS-feed and twitter

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In case you missed it, check out again Admiringlights Fuji X-stand report here.

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The Spanish site DSLRmagazine field report with images here (translation). Lot’s of “nacked” Fuji X-images, showing the inside of the new XF 56mm f/1.2 APD lens and the X100T HVF.

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If I’m not wrong, that’s a Russian interview with a Fuji manager (+ press conference). I don’t understand a single word, so maybe there is some FR-reader who could listen to it and hear if he drops something worth to be shared here on Fujirumors. Here is the interview.

[UPDATE] FR-reader DIS listened the interview and points out two interesting things:

1. Fuji has no plans on powerzooms (electronical zoom mechanism) yet but the don’t exclude the possibility of these products in future.
2. Fuji doesn’t plan to support third party lens officially (except Zeiss). So all third party optics will work only using reverse engineering.

At the same press-conference, Fuji showed the list of features that will be introduced with the December firmware for the X-T1. The list is officially known since the 10th of September 01:00 AM New York time (and who follows FR-regulary, will have read about some of this features already in earlier rumors ;-) ), but apparently some missed these news/rumors. So here is a screenshot from the press-conference. Number 1 to 4 are available from the shipment on the silver X-T1, the rest of the features will come via firmware update.

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Hands-on and thoughts at the new Fuji Photokina gear can be found also at mirrorlessons.

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HamburgCam (Flickr) shared the following image on Twitter

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Ralph presents the new Fuji-X gear at photokina (youtube)

17
Sep
2014

KAIZEN: Camera Remote control (and 3rd party flash support) coming for Fujifilm X-E2? + New feature coming soon

firmwareFujirumors’ window to Photokina: DAY 2
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Second update today about the upcoming Fuji firmware. This time it’s about the Fujifilm X-E2 ( btw, $50 price drop on the X-E2 at the moment).

A FR-reader just came back from photokina with the following information… and he kindly shares it with all of us:

Firmware X-E2:
Fuji is looking and testing what the hardware supports and what not. Remote Control is one of those features! But they’ve to rewrite the driver cause the X-E2 uses a different WLAN module, but it’s on the list. What seems to be not on the list would be the Instax printer support.

Nissin i40 Flash:
In theory, the Nissin i40 flash is ready, but Nissin has to wait for the Fuji Firmware to actual support 3rd party flashes.

For now I have no confirmation about the details of the update from tursted sources.

New feature coming soon – control up to three X series cameras at the same time (fujfiilm)