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21
Dec
2014

miXed zone: Firmware Feedback, X-Gear reviews, Capture One 8.1 with X100T support, Fiji Workshop, Nissin i40 and more!

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XF 50-140mm f/2.8
USA:
BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE:WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore /

Fujinon 50-140mm f2.8 LM OIS WR: Review at thedigitaltrekker / Fuji 50-140mm f/2.8 vs. Fuji 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 at admiringlight + Full Review of the XF 50-140 at admiringlight / Out & About With The Fuji 50-140mm f2.8 at derekclarkphotography / One Week With the Fujinon XF 50-140 at fujiboys / Review and many samples at mobile01 (translation) / Bohek, vignetting test and more at dcfever (translation) /

XF 56mm f/1.2 APD
USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / DigitalRev EUROPE: AmazonUK / PCHstore / WexUK / WexDE / DigitalRev AUSTRALIA: CameraPro / DigitalRev

- XF 56mm at mapcamera (translation) / First Impression: Fujifilm XF56mm f/1.2 R APD is Insanely Bokehlicious! at bigheadtaco /

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

– The Fujifilm X100T Review at flixelpix / X100 and X100T jpgs at mingart / bigheadtaco (youtube) recommends to upgrade from the X100S and talks about the way he uses the X100T for street photography / Fujifilm X100T review: Naughty but niche at pocket-lint / Fuji X100T Preview – Initial Thoughts & Sample Images at slrlounge / Mr. T. – an X100T review at jonasraskphotography / Thoughts on the Fujifilm X100T at hellomikee / The X100T stretching out at dearsusan / The X100T’s Electronic Shutter: 1/32000s In 1/15 at janssico / A Casual Review of the Fujifilm X100T at petapixel / My first two weeks with the Fujifilm X100T at dylanhaskin / Fujifilm X100T review at cameralabs / Fuji X100T – A Real World Review at alikgriffin / First impression at mirrorlessons / My Year With Mirrorless Fuji Cameras at leighmiller /

NEW FIRMWARE

Review of Fuji X-E2 Camera Body Update Ver 3.00 and Camera Remote APP at stanleyleary / The Fuji X-T1 3.0 Firmware Update – A New Camera Or Just A Few Tweaks? at soundimageplus /
X-T1 setup guide v:3.00 at johncaz / Why I HATE Fujifilm and the X-T1 at gianlucacolla /

And as spotted by FR-reader João, please fix that little typo ;)

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

graphite edition

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Review at photographyblog / graphite X-T1, a simple user review at lbk / Fuji X-T1 Silver Graphite: Love At First Sight or Just Another Bad Date? Initial Thoughts at slrlounge /

classic black

The Italian Job – Haute Route Dolomites Swiss Alps 2014 by Steve Thomas (thesoftsaddle) vimeo video here / Shooting Lightning – Fujifilm X-T1 at jacobrinkphotography / Family vacation in San Diego with the Fujifilm X-T1 and 4 XF primes (14mm, 23mm, 35mm, 56mm) at peterlangfelder / Fuji X-T1 And 23mm F/1.4. Raw File Samples For Download – Is This The Best Fuji X Offers? at soundimageplus / Berlin, with the X-T1 & X100S at gaborimages / X-T1 + 23mm at Kaushik Parmar’s youtube / Top 12 Best Mirrorless Compact System Cameras 2014 at ephotozine /

Fujifilm X30
USA: BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / BestBuy / EUROPE: wexUK / wexDE / PCHstore

Fuji X30 review at camerahoarders on youtube /

X100/S + Converters
Amazon, Adorama, DigitalRev, J&R, B&H, eBay

– The Fuji X100s and Why are some cameras ‘internet hits’ and yet sell very little? at soundimageplus / Fuji X100s – Wide Angle And Tele Converters – Raw File Samples For Download at soundimageplus / 65 Photos taken with the X100 Series at flixelpix /

other X-series cameras

– Fujifilm X-E1: Burmese Days 4: the Rangoon Circle Train at worldofdecay. To see the Rangoon Central Railroad Station check out worldofdecay here / Photos Of Kimbra @Urbanscapes with Fuji Xs at kenandagnesphotoworks / A year with Fuji XE2 Mirrorless.. do i miss the DSLR? at oncamphoto / Fuji’ing in Europe- Part 1: Istanbul at doctography / Scotland for Ernest Journal / Fuji X-E2 Travel Photography at colinnichollsphotography /

lenses

X-mount lenses

FUJINON XF 18-135 versus the XF18-55 at fuji-xperience (English version) / Zeiss Touit 2.8/50 review at lenstip / Objektiv-Test (Part 2): Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 R – Auf Reisen in German at oz50 (English version) / The return of the Fujinon XF 18mm F/2 R lens… at larsauthen / Fujinon XF 56 mm f/1.2 R at lenstip / Fuji’s Neglected Gem – The Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R Fujinon Lens – Raw File Samples To Download at soundimageplus / My New Fuji 55-200 Zoom Lens at jlmphotos / The soundimageplus AWARDS 2014 at soundimageplus / X-T1 + 18-135 and 10-24 shots at joshmoss /

Adapted lenses / Converter

Review: Zhongyi Lens Turbo Adapters ver II for Fuji X mount cameras (FX) at thedigitaltrekker /

RAW-conversion / processing / Jpeg

- Using RAW or SOOC jpegs with Fuji X? – A discussion at jaysonoertel / Classic Chrome – Raw vs Jpeg With The Fuji X100T at alikgriffin / Caputre One (website) added support for X100T and X30.

Fuji X for Weddings

- A 3-Day Indian Wedding at vopoku /

Acessories + Nissin i40

The X100T with Elgato Smart Power at flixelpix / REVIEW: First Impressions of the Nissin i40 Flashgun for the Fuji X-Series at macleancomms /

a bit of everything

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New Facebook page for X-shooter Craig Litten’s STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS.. join it here.

– A familiy roadtrip around Australia with the Fuji X-system at tomleuntjensphotography / 7700 km with the Fuji X-series at olafblog / specific X100 series photographic tumbler at x-frame / . / High Iso: Life at 3200 with our Fuji X at fabyandcarlo / Fuji X-Pro 2: Bill Palmer polishes his crystal ball in anticipation at macfilos / The man behind X-series design at fujifilmblog / Fuji’ing in Europe- Part 2: Glasgow. at doctopgraphy / Fuji X System – 2 years of use at xtographer / Considering converting to the Fujifilm X series as a professional Photographer? at aspirephotographytraining / Bhutan: Tranquility in the Land of the Thunder Dragon at rosskennedyimages /

Fiji Workshop

F Stop Lounge just announced their Fiji (not Fuji ;)) workshop 2015. Many PRO’s will share their knowledge with you, and amongst the others also X-photographers such as Elia Locardi. Check out more at F-StopLounge.

17
Dec
2014

Iridient Developer now 30% off + :: “The ‘Real Deal’ For Fuji X… my software of the year” (soundimageplus)

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It’s Iridient Developer’s 10 year anniversary, and Brian decided to start a sale that runs through the end of the year! The price for the probably best X-Trans RAW conversion software is right now discounted to $69.95 (30% off). Get it here at iridientdigital.

Also Soundimageplus highly recommends Iridient to every X-shooter. Read why here. Download Iridient 3.0 beta 4 for Mac here.

I absolutely love what IR does to all my files and particularly my Fuji X images which have frustrated me over the years. My lenses look sharper, my sensors look better and over the past day I’ve processed hundreds of images using IR and have been consistently impressed with what I can achieve.”

17
Dec
2014

Zack Arias Fuji X Buyer’s Guide :: Part 2 :: Lenses

And here is part 2 of Zack’s Fuji X Buyer’s Guide… this time it’s all about the lenses. No XC lenses and XF 18-135 in this Buyers Guide (since he doesn’t use them).

At the end he recommends the ideal kit for:

1) Casual Enthusiast
2) Serious Enthusiast on a budget
3) Serious Enthusiast with a budget
4) Emerging Pro – Pro secondary system
5) Wedding – Event photographer
6) Pro Portrait photographer
7) Travel – Documentary

Check it out at dedpxl and let us know what would be your perfect kit for those categories in the comments down below.

Next post will cover accessories.

Plenty of lenses are right now in offer in USA, Europe and Australia. Check out the deals below:

DEALS OVERVIEW

USA DEALS

X100S (save $450 – black version): BHphoto (free SD card and bag). The silver one comes for $934 at AmazonUS.
X-E1: It was supposed to expire on DEC 9, but it is still live: BHphoto is offering the X-E1 + 18-55 for just $699.
X-A1: You can’t enter the MILC Fuji X-world cheaper than with this offer: Adorama is selling the blue X-A1 with 16-50 & 50-230 for ridiculous $499!

XF-lenses
(expires DEC 27)

XF 18-135 WR (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 56mm f/1.2 (save $150)
: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 23mm f/1.4 (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 14mm f/2.8 (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 35mm f/1.4 (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 60mm f/2.4 (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 10-24mm (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 55-200mm (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /

cameras
(expires DEC 27)

X-T1 body (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
X-T1 + XF18-55 (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
X100S (save $450 – black version): BHphoto (free SD card and bag)
X-PRO1 + 18mm (save $300)Adorama / AmazonUS
X-E1 + 18mm (save $300): Adorama / AmazonUS
X-M1 + 18mm (save $300): Adorama / AmazonUS
X-E2 + XF18-55: Adorama

UK DEAL

- Claim up to £600/€750 Cashback on Fuji lenses and cameras
– Trade in your old DSLR to get £100/€125 off a new Fujifilm X-T1 or X-E2 Compact System Camera.
– Free XC50-230 when you buy a Fujifilm X-A1 or X-M1 with XC16-50mm kit or an X-E1 with XF18-55mm kit

Check the deals at Fuji’s site here.

Expire 11th of January

AUSTRALIAN DEAL

Big Cashback Deals in Australia, where even the brand new 50-140 and 56 APD are included in the offer. Check the deals out at CameraPro here.

Expires 24th of December

GERMAN / DUTCH DEAL

Cashback offers also in Germany, where you can save up to €150 in camera and lenses. Check out the deals at Fuji’s site here.

Expires 31th of December

ITALIAN DEAL

Cashback in Italy, too. Buy a lens, and get back €100, buy 2 lenses and get back €300, buy 3 lenses and get back €500! Also cameras like the X-T1 and X-E2 are in offer. See the deals at Fuji’s site here.

Expires 31th of December

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15
Dec
2014

“THE NEW PORTRAIT KING!” :: Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 APD :: VS :: XF 56mm f/1.2

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ivanjoshualoh tested the 56mm APD vs the classic 56 f/1.2 and posted many comparison samples. At the end he concludes that:

“Finally the million dollar question; or rather the five hundred dollar question. The difference between the great and the greater is always just abit. To me as a portrait photographer, that extra sharpness,contrast plus a even creamer bokeh means a lot to my final photo. Will I get the APD? Its will be a resounding YES. A new Fuji king is crown; at least for me.”

XF 56mm f/1.2 APD
USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / DigitalRev EUROPE: AmazonUK / PCHstore / WexUK / WexDE / DigitalRev AUSTRALIA: CameraPro / DigitalRev

13
Dec
2014

Zack Arias Fuji X Buyer’s Guide :: Part 1 :: Cameras

If you are tormented by the question “Which X-series camera should I buy?”, then you should right now go straight to Zack Arias’ latest blog post at dedpxl and check out his big Fuji X camera Buyer’s Guide.

Oh, and guess which camera Zack Arias would save, if his studio was going up in flames? The answer can be found at dedpxl.