Reviews

26
Nov
2014

Fujifilm X100T: “Worth to upgrade from X100S? YES!” (POLL) + street photography vision & tips by Bert Stephani (VIDEO)

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1) Bert Stephani posted his Fujifilm X100T review at youtube and recommends the upgrade from the Fujifilm X100S. But it’s more than “just” a review. Bert also shares his vision/style in street photography and gives you a tip about how to approach a stranger asking for a portrait. Pretty cool to see him dealing with his subjects and the tricks he uses to get a natural, spontaneous shot of them… and don’t forget the  Instax SHARE Printer SP-1 in your bag. Definitely worth to check it out here on youtube!

2) We have another one, who thinks that it’s worth to sell the Fujifilm X100S and get the X100T. “Is the X100T Worth the Upgrade Over the X100S? The short answer: Yes.” For the longer answer check out studiobaiocchi

3) The love story continues (and the high ratings too). “Fall in love with photography all over again” X100T review at trustedreviews

4) MORE REVIEWS – FIRST LOOKS: Two weeks with the X100T at neillsoden / Fuji X100T – My First Impressions at chrisharnish / Review of the Fujifilm X100T for Street Photography at erickimphotography /

MUST READ: Rico’s “Using the Fujiflm X100T” here

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

Did you check it all out? Then let’s see what FR-readers think about it. Here is the poll:

Is it worth to upgrade from the X100S to the X100T?

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25
Nov
2014

XF50-140 PRIME QUALITY: “Microcontrast exceeding XF56mm. Sharpness on par with the best Canon L series primes”

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When Fujifilm launched the XF 50-140mm F2.8, I remember them saying that this zoom lens would have had the quality of a prime lens! Fuji Guy Billy even said that it would become a “legendary” lens! Just marketing bla bla bla?

It doesn’t seem so, at least according to Bokeh-monster and leighmiller, who had the opportunity to test it. Leightmiller says that the 50-140 is super-sharp (like the best Canon L series primes and better than the EF 70-200 F/2.8 MKII) and it has excellent micro-contrast (“matching or exceeding the XF56mm“), and also bokeh-moster would expect such an optical performance from a prime lens, a not from a zoom. Here are their reviews:

1) There is much to like on the XF50-140, according to leighmiller: Excellent micro-contrast (“matching or exceeding the XF56mm“), smooth bokeh and much more. You can read part one of his review here and see plenty of sample shots. Here just a few of his initial findings:

Sharpness: On par with the best primes I’ve used from Canon L series and better than my old EF 70-200 F/2.8 MKII. Starting right from f/2.8 the center is crisp with detail and makes a good trek towards the corners. By F4 the corner looks nice and there isn’t much improvement beyond that point. F/5.6 would be my limit unless the subject requires a great depth of field.

Chromatic Aberration: It’s there in high contrast shots from 50mm and decreases sharply into the 70mm+ Stopping down towards F4-5.6 helps. Nothing ridiculous and a quick slider in Adobe Lightroom takes care of whatever is left.

Auto Focus: Quick, quiet and accurate. Fuji says it’s due to a new triple linear motor and I can’t argue since I don’t really know what that means. In my experience so far there is very little of the hunting that’s present in the enthusiast model.

2) Tick Tack Sharp – FujiFilm XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR – Reviewed at bokeh-monster:

Fujifilm have always produced phenomenal lenses and this one is no exception, I am sure you will agree that the colour rendition is spot on, contrast is well managed but most importantly the CA is virtually nonexistent. Usually this sort of optical performance is what you expect from a prime lens and not from a zoom, yet here we are!”

3) Go, look at this sample shot at ISO 6400 (!!!) by ivanjoshualoh, and then feel free to tell me if it’s sharp or not ;). The full article (with more samples) can be checked out at ivanjoshualoh here.

4) Sunset over Bagan, Burma at Bjorn Moerman 500px here.

5) Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f2.8 OIS WR: Unboxing and Quick Thoughts at grittymonkey.

XF 50-140 pre-order options (and a little support)
USA:
BHphotoAmazonUS / Adorama / EU: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore

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DELAY: NOTE ON THE USA SHIPPING

There is a slight delay on the shipping of the XF 50-140. BHphoto and AmazonUS now say they will start shipping it on December 4th. It seems that the Japanese factory is busy enough to fulfill pre-orders in Asia first.

20
Nov
2014

“Smart”, “Unique”, “Beautiful” and “WOW” (Fujifilm X100T reviews) + IN STOCK: X100T & Graphite X-T1 at…

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X100T IN STOCK AT

USA:  Silver AmazonUS  / BestBuyBlack  AmazonUS / BestBuy / PicturelineEUROPE: PCHstore / WexUKfotohanskeuzekamp /

Graphite X-T1 IN STOCK AT

USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama /

REVIEWS

The Fujifilm X100T is right now falling into the hands of a lot of photographers, so more and more reviews surface on the web. Some review sites, like techradar, photoreview, and amateurphotographer assigned to the X100T a high rating of 4.5 out of five stars (techradar), 8.5 out of ten points (photoreview) and 5 out of 5 stars (amateurphotographer). Or, as bokeh-monster simply said in his headline: “WOW“!

MUST READ: Rico’s “Using the Fujiflm X100T” here.

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

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16
Nov
2014

miXed zone: X100T Reviews, From Canon to Fuji, X-shooter Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead Star)… and more!

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ONE TICKET LEFT for the Rajasthan Photo Workshop 2015
SAVE $200 + charity

There is only one spot left. So don’t let it slide by if you are thinking about joining this Fuji-cyntric group at the Rajasthan (India) Photo Workshop in February 2015. The workshop is organized by X-photographers Matt Brandon and Piet Van den Eynde. As they are both X-shooters and love Fujirumors, they decided to offer a $200 discount, exclusively for Fujirumors readers. Futhermore, they decided to offer the last places with a $200 discount and additional $300 per sold ticket will be donated to Matt’s charity initiative that supports NGO’s, the OFMP. Check out the details of the workshop here.

Click here for a Podcast conversation on the Fujifilm X System with Piet Van den Eynde & Matt Brandon plus sample photos.

famous X-shooters

- Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead Star) is an X-shooter! There are 10 things he needs to survive a Zombie Apocalypse… and one of these is a Fuji camera. To see which one, check out this youtube video here.

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

MUST READ: Rico’s “Using the Fujiflm X100T” here

- X100T hands on review at lbk.com.sg ( Flickr / unboxing video) / X100T Full Review at ephotozine / Yes, I would love some T please! at pavels / The Fuji X100T and the difference at bsmitty’s youtube / X100T field test at the Spanish review site dslrmagazine (translation) / First Impressions of the New Fujifilm X100T at macleancomms /

Fujifilm X-T1 + Graphite X-T1
eBay, DigitalRev

– Fuji XT1 graphite silver: first images and impressions at wimarys / X-T1 and the XF23mm1.4 R trip to Helsinki at tobiashenn / Holidaying with X-T1 + 4 lenses at ivanjoshualoh / All Fuji X-T1 at pablosartor / Hocking Hills, Logan, Ohio X-T1 and the 10-24mm at mjrussellphotography / Fujifilm X-T1 & a few lenses at alexlagarejos /

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

– X30: Bigger, Faster, Better at randallcipriano / samples at imaging-resource / Review at eyalg (youtube) /

XF 18-135mm
eBay, DigitalRev

- First impressions at thephoblographer / Fuji XF18-135 F3.5-5.6 R OIS WR lens review (Part 1) at macfilos

X100/S + Converters
eBay, DigitalRev

- Simon Ashmore’s work with the Fujfilm X100S can be seen at simonashmore.com / The Gear that I Use- the Fujifilm TCL-X100 at henrysmithscottage / The X100s is a bit like Brian Clough at daveyoungfotografia / A week in San Francisco with the Fuji X100s at ianmacdonaldphotography / The ‘Lookaleica’ Fuji X100s Compared To The Leica That Doesn’t Look Like A Leica The T (Typ) 701 at soundimageplus / Fuji X100-S-T Travel Kit ianmacdonaldphotography /

other X-series cameras

– 12 Months With My Fuji X-Pro1 at daveyoungfotografia / A Day In The City at ucphoto / X-E1 & 14, 23 and 56mm: Beauty in Cuba at tjeerd.me / I love my Fuji X-E2 for my everyday camera with family at stanleyleary + Fuji X-E2 helped me to capture memories in Hawaii at stanleyleary /

lenses

– Spanish 55-200 review at quesabesde (translation) / Fuji 56mm V. Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm at joshmcleodphotography / Left to rot and desintegrate… at am-fotografie / Six Months with the Fujinon XF10-24mm f4R OIS at macleancomms / My 4 Favorite Lenses for The Fuji X Cameras at danbaileyphoto / Why the Fuji 55-200 is still a good choice at martincastein / Minimalism – A macro afternoon with the Zeiss Touit 50mm (X mount) at mirrorlessons / the Fuji 56mmf/1.2 and the city at gaborimages / Just one of those nights… [Elton John in Concert] with the 56mm at jonasjacobsson /

RAW-conversion

– AccuRaw supports the Fuji X100T, read more here /

Switch to the X… or mirrorless

– Why I Went Mirrorless and Switched from Canon to Fuji: A Detailed Exploration at petapixel /

a little bit of everything

- There is no final answer about the “best” custom settings for your Fuji. There are just suggestions. And here are some of them in Spanish at fuji-xperience (translation) / THE ‘IMAGE-FEEL’ OF X-TRANS at petebridgwood / How to buy kit that fills you with confidence and the art of packing a camera bag at inmybag / X-Signature | The Fuji camera people are asking me about at ideasandimages / Fujifilm X-Signature Cameras at photomadd /

12
Nov
2014

Using the Fujifilm X100T

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

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Using the Fujifilm X100T

first impressions / practical review / shooting experience / tutorial

by Rico Pfirstinger

Talk to Rico (open forum for questions & feedback)

Fuji X Secrets Workshops – Rico’s Flickr Sets

The Fujifilm X-E2: Beyond the Manual (use coupon XPERT40 for a 40% discount)

Rico’s X100T Sample Images – X100T Specs

As the Fujifilm X100T is about to become available all over the world, I think this is a good time to share my first impressions with this classic, modern camera. I was able to evaluate a pre-production model for several weeks, going through a few revisions of beta firmware in the process.

 

 

 

Same, Same, But Different

The X100T uses the same 16.3 MP X-Trans II sensor and 23mm (35mm full-frame equivalent) lens as its predecessor, the X100S. Despite that, it often feels like a different camera—in a good sense. How’s that even possible? It appears that Fujifilm kept what made the X100 and X100S popular (and also quite unique), so the DNA remains intact. On the other hand, there is a plethora of enhancements affecting both hardware and firmware. They all seem to share one common goal: to make the camera more accessible and user-friendly, to make sure that the camera doesn’t get in the way between you and your photography, and to be a genuine pleasure to work with.

X100T – Lightroom 5.6.
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