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18
Apr
2015

miXed zone: XF 16mmF1.4 Impressions / Enable Classic Chrome for X100S / Video X Tutorials / Iridient vs LR and MORE!

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Thanks a lot to X-shooter Evelyn for you birthday wishes… and for getting a Chartiy X-shirt :)
FUJI X-SHIRTS available here in USA and here in Europe & CO.

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At the moment, one of the most liked images at the X-shooter facebook zone
shot taken by Michael Steverson
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Keep up voting and sharing 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.

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XF 16mm F1.4

PRE-ORDER (and Support FR): USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / PCHstore

And a MUST READ in these days is Rico’s FIRST LOOK at the XF 16mmF1.4 (German Version) / Picture samples and first thoughts at prophotonut / More samples by Ben Cherry’s at fujifilm-blog /

TUTORIALS

Live tutorial: Portrait photography with Bert Stephani

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Live tutorial: Street photography with Matt Harton youtube

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X100/S/T + TCL/WCL – X100S & CLASSIC CHROME

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

Fujifilm X100S Classic Chrome Enabler at ishootyou

Time to Play: or:Hacking your x100s files to enable Classic Chrome at mickservodio / Dalia, Portraits with Fuji X100t and TCL-X100 teleconverter at alessandromichelazzi / The Fujifilm X100t Review at henrysmithscottage / How I Use Black Tape on My Fujifilm X100 for Street Photography at petapixel / My Fuji X100T and the NYC Easter Parade at icemanbaldy / Dalia, Portraits with Fuji X100T and TCL-X100 teleconverter at alessandromichelazzi / Fuji X100T: Ch-ch-changes (from the X100) at themachineplanet / X100T Fuji’s finest pix to date at nafisa / The Gear that I Use: The Fujifilm X100T at henrysmithscottage / Fuji X100T long(ish) term user report at tobinators / X100T Video Review at Ralfs Foto-Bude / Fuji X100T & iPhone Field Workflow at Geeks Life youtube / Fuji X100S First Impressions at russell-pritchard / The Oval with Fuji X100S at russellpritchard /

Fujifilm X-T1 + Graphite X-T1
Amazon.fr, DigitalRev, eBay

Exit Nikon, Hello Fuji at the French site photorectoverso (translation) / Head To Head – Fuji X-T1 And SONY A7 II at soundimageplus / 3rd video episode using the Fuji X-t1 for video and photo’s at Fujilicious Litrato Images / Embracing the Abstract. Creating images in the mind… at fujixsystem / FujiFilm X-T1 & X100s – Weddings, Portraits & Engagements with two mirrorless marvels at caveiraphotography / Chicago and the Fuji X-T1 at colinfindlay / New York Street Photography with the Leica M 240 & Fuji X-T1 at yorkplacestudios / A Foggy Easter Morning with the Sony A7 II & 16-35mm and Fujifilm X-T1 & Touit 12mm at mirrorlessons / Tomas converted from Nikon to Fuji (X-T1 + lenses). Check out his beautiful Morocco Gallery on his Flickr here / Fujifilm XT-1 Notebook at leighmiller and X-E2 Notebook here / Early morning with the Fuji X-T1 at paulmellingphotography / Living Museums: A journey back in time to the grimy, gritty life in the Black Country between the wars at macfilos / Fuji X-T1 Advanced function at imagemakers / X-T1 + 56mm: Colours of Silverstone at macleancomms / 12 Months With The Fujifilm X-T1 at macleancomms / Switzerland with the X-T1 with the 14, 23, 56 and 50-140 mm at jonasjacobsson / X-T1 Issue; Has Anyone Experienced This? at thewanderinglensman /

other X-series cameras

Should you still buy a Fuji X-Pro1? at daveyoungfotografia / Fujifilm X-A2 Review at ephotozine / Around the World with Fuji-X series (X-Pro & X-E1) at steveschwarz / Fujifilm X-A2 Digital Camera Review at cameras.reviewed / Fujifilm X-A2 at pcmag / Converting an X-E1 to Infra-Red at shuttercount / A Review of The Fujifilm X-M1 Camera at kisty / Fuji X-A2 review at techradar / Hà Nội Color, Exposure, Leica M9 & X Pro1 at thetravelphotographer /

lenses

X-mount lenses

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Fuji XF 56mm F1.2 First Impressions at vopoku

16-55 Review at the Spanish site quesabesde (translation) / First thoughts on the Fujinon XF16-55mm F2.8 at Fujifilm Australia / XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR shooting report at yodobashi (translation) / Comparison Fuji XF35mm vs Canon EF50mm in Spanish at Kamandula (translation) / Fujinon 10-24mm Review at jorgefm / Fujifilm Fujinon XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II at pcmag / A Modern Classic – Fuji XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens at mirrorlessminutes /

other lenses / Adapter / Extension Tubes

Canon FD to Fuji X mount adapter at dc.home (translation) / The Tale of Two Touits – Part I – Zeiss Touit 12mm Review at mirrorlessons /

Switch to the X

Shooting PRO with Mirrorless Cameras (from Canon to Nikon) on youtube

RAW-conversion

Iridient Developer vs Lightroom – A Detailed Comparison at alikgriffin / My final thoughts on Capture One Pro 8 and Fuji X-Trans Files at 13thfloorphotography

a bit of everything

Extensive Fuji X Motorsport Shooting Guide at chrisharrisonphotography / NEW BOOK: Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography (ots of stuff in there shot with my Fuji X ) here at AmazonUS / My Love Affair with Fuji – An Instax Believer at 13thfloorphotography / A discussion around one of the reasons I shoot Fuji X-Series cameras at Rediscover Film youtube channel &Fuji X-T1 firmware 3.10 always at Rediscover Film youtube channel / Interview with Marco Larousse, Street and Fine Art Photographer at photographio / 3 Dudes, 3 Bikes and 3 Fujis at danbaileyphoto / Xpert Advice: Overpowering the Sun Using a Leaf Shutter thephoblographer /

FEATURES / FIRMWARE WISHLIST

Mike: “Not a rumor, but a question to share. As I continue to use the X system as my only tools, I find that the main downfall to the X-T1 for fast motorsport work is the lag in the viewfinder when shooting CH, when you pause, you loose your target. What do your readers think of adapting some sort of Sport Finder to the shoe? This could eliminate the problem of loosing and regaining your target. This problem does not exist with the 100 series or the slower XPro1, as there was the ability to view a pass-thru in the viewfinder with those. What do you think? Worth passing on to your Fuji contacts?”

LeFred: “Hi Patrick! You made a poll about a monochrome sensor. There is another feature that would make an X-Pro2 or any other high-end camera stand out : Eye Controlled Focusing. From Wikipedia : “Through the tracking of eyeball movements, EOS cameras equipped with eye-controlled focusing (ECF) (some identifiable by the suffix E) were able to select the desired autofocus point in the scene, based on where the user was looking in the viewfinder frame. ECF was especially useful in sports photography where the subject may shift its position in the frame rapidly. EOS cameras equipped with ECF were the EOS A2E (U.S. model names are shown; see the table below for equivalents in other countries), EOS Elan IIE, EOS IXe, EOS-3, EOS Elan 7E, and EOS Elan 7NE. Canon did not continue its use of eye-controlled focusing in its digital SLRs. The EOS Elan 7NE was the last EOS camera to have this function.”

Lamartiny: “Hi Patrick, I have just read your Open Letter to Fujifilm about Kaizen e Firmware update. I sugest you to add another approach in your list, is a path that Canon made allowing the “parallel” firmware modification wiht MagicLantern (http://www.magiclantern.fm/about.html). Read a bit about it and you’ll figure out that it’s a good way where Fuji can avoid spend a lot of money to keep updated old cameras but still possible the community do this. Beside this the community can implement feature never imagined by Fuji. Things like this happened to Apple and Jailbrake, feature ware implemented by Apple after Jailbrake had already implemented. So, I hope you like and embrace this idea.”

16
Apr
2015

JUST ANNOUNCED: Fujinon XF 16mmF1.4 WR lens for $999 (LIVE BLOGGING – REFRESH THIS PAGE)

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PRE-ORDERS (and support FR)

PRE-ORDER XF 16mmF1.4 WR ($999): USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / PCHstore /

OFFICIAL SAMPLES & PRODUCT PAGE

Fuji Offical XF 16mmF1.4 page /

FIRST LOOKS and SAMPLES

Do you appreciate my daily work here on FR? Then feel free to support it by purchasing your 16mmF1.4 using the affiliate links shared here. No extra costs for you. Thanks guys!

MUST READ: RICO’S XF 16mmF1.4 FIRST LOOK HERE / flemmingbojensenivanjoshualoh / bjornmoerman / maxdemartino / geraldgeronimi / clubsnap / michaelrcruz /

PRESS RELEASES

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is proud to announce that a new FUJINON LENS XF16mmF1.4 R WR will be added to the X-Series interchangeable lens line-up in mid-May 2015.

The lens has a fixed focal length of 16mm (24mm in 35mm format equivalent) and offers a dramatic wide field of view and stunning optical performance. The F1.4 maximum aperture delivers high image quality in low-light conditions and bokeh-rich macro photography with the minimum working distance of 15cm. Featuring high-speed autofocus, a weather- and dust-resistant structure that can work in temperatures as low as -10°C, and great portability thanks to its compact size, the shooting possibilities are further expanded.
The FUJINON fast aperture lens quintet is now complete. The XF16mmF1.4 R WR is the latest addition to the popular XF23mmF1.4 R, XF35mmF1.4 R, XF56mmF1.2 R, and XF56mmF1.2 R APD lens.

[Image] “FUJINON XF16mmF1.4 R WR” product image

1. Main Features

(1) 13 elements in 11 groups and Nano GI Coating for high image quality

The optical design includes two aspherical elements and two ED (extra low-dispersion) elements, which reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations to deliver sharp, rich image quality even at the widest aperture of F1.4. The image quality is further enhanced by Fujifilm’s proprietary HT-EBC coating applied to the all lens surfaces and Nano GI Coating on the rear surface of G1 lens. This alters the refractive index between glass and air, to reduce ghosting and flare from diagonal incident light.

(2) Minimum working distance of 15cm

By getting closer to a subject the bokeh is enhanced and perspective is more dynamic, which gives the wide-angle photographer greater creativity. Use the XF16mm F1.4 R WR to photograph a plate of food with the restaurant in the background, for example, or a water droplet on a plant with forest in the background and both the subject and its surroundings can be captured at the same time. High image quality is achieved throughout the focus range by correcting various aberrations, even at minimum working distance of 15cm, and a Floating Focus System driven by two focus groups that work in conjunction with each other according to the working distance.

(3) High-speed autofocus as fast as 0.11sec*

A Rear Focusing System is used for high-speed autofocus. Autofocus, as fast as 0.11sec is achieved by a built-in high-torque DC coreless motor driving the focus unit. This makes the lens ideal for street shooting and portraiture.

  • * Complies with CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) guidelines, internal measurement, during high performance mode, according to Fujifilm as of 16th April 2015

(4) Focus ring with depth-of-field scale

The focus ring comes with a depth-of-field scale, which is perfect for street photographers. By calculating the distance and adjusting the aperture setting, users can shoot spontaneously.

(5) Weather, Dust, and Freeze Resistance

The weather-resistant structure features 9 seals in 8 areas on the lens barrel. These keep the lens protected from sudden rain, dust and splashes of water. And the XF16mmF1.4 R WR features a design that absorbs the temperature difference between the outer and inner parts of the lens to minimize the impact on optical parts and also uses electronic parts that guarantee operation in low temperatures down to -10°C.

(6) Lightweight and compact

At approx. 375g the lens is around 40% of the weight of its DSLR equivalent. This is great news for all photographers who want a versatile lens that delivers the highest optical performance in a very compact size.

(7) Accessories, Lens Hood LH-X16** Sold separately

The pursuit of premium quality extends to the high-precision finish of the metal lens hood, and multiplies the pleasure of ownership.

  • ** Available in September 2015
[Photo]Lens Hood LH-X16

2. Main Specification

Type FUJINON LENS XF16mmF1.4 R WR
Lens construction 13 elements 11 groups
(includes 2 aspherical and 2 extra low dispersion elements)
Focal length (35mm format equivalent) f=16mm (24mm)
Angle of view 83.2°
Max. aperture F1.4
Min. aperture F16
Aperture control Number of blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Step size 1/3EV (22 steps)
Focus range 15cm – ∞
Maximum magnification 0.21×
External dimensions: Diameter × Length (approx.)
(distance from camera lens mount flange)
φ73.4mm × 73.0mm
Weight (approx.)
(excluding caps and hoods)
375g
Filter size φ67mm
15
Apr
2015

COMING SOON: X-pert Corner eXclusive FIRST LOOK at the XF 16mmF1.4 WR!

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PRE-ORDER XF 16mmF1.4 WR ($999): USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / PCHstore /

Fuji X-guru Rico just told me that he’s preparing a First Look to a new XF lens that will be ready as soon as the embargo ends.

Now, a trusted source told me that the XF 16mmF1.4 will come this week, so I recommend you to stay tuned on FR on Thursday or Friday early in the morning London Time (around midnight in New York).

You can (and should) look for every information about the XF 16mmF1.4 on the web (I’ll do appositely a live blogging session for you here on FR), but you will hardly find a better report than Rico’s one.

One more (and eXcellent) reason to stay tuned on FR in these days :)

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FUJI X-SHIRTS available here in USA and here in Europe & CO.
Learn more about the 100% Fair Trade Charity X-shirts here.

X-T1 + XF 18-135 (save $400) at BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 18-135 (save $300) at BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline

10
Apr
2015

HAT TRICK: Triple Win for Fujifilm at the Tipa Awards 2015 (X100T, X30 and XF 16-55)

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Triple win for Fujifilm at the TIPA AWARDS 2015.

Fujifilm X100T: Premium Camera Award (see TIPA award)
Fujifilm X30: Best Expert Compact Camera Award (see TIPA award)
Fujinon XF 16-55: Best Compact System Camera Expert Zoom Lens Award (see TIPA awards)

The Best CSC camera is the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark ll (price & specssee Tipa award)

See more at the TIPA AWARDS site here.

8
Apr
2015

Lensbaby announced Velvet 56mm F1.6 1:2 Macro Portrait Lens. Available for Fuji X in May!

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GET YOUR FUJI X-SHIRT
here in USA and here in Europe & CO.
Learn more about the 100% Fair Trade Charity X-shirts here

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Lensbaby announced the new Velvet 56mm F1.6 1:2 Macro Manual Focus Portrait Lens. It will be available for Fuji X-mount in May for US$499 (src-techradar). More Lensbaby lenses for Fuji X will come this spring… just check out this rumor here.

Here some specs:

  • f/1.6-16
  • 1:2 Macro
  • 56mm
  • 62mm filter
  • Focuses from 5″ from front element to infinity
  • Metal lens hood included with Velvet 56 lenses for mirrorless cameras only
  • Dimensions (DSLR) 86mm at infinity to 112mm at Macro, 71.96mm diameter
  • Dimensions (mirrorless without hood) 94mm Infinity to 120mm at Macro
  • Weight ~400 grams