FR-reader feedback: eXperience tour with Al Pacino ;) + follow Fujirumors on April 17th

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With the launch of the 55-200 on April 17th we will finally know the price, the specs, read the first reviews and be very likely able to preorder it the same day (or the day after – the lens will be shipped on May, according to Fuji).

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But now I’m glad to keep a promise :). FR-reader Francesco sent me his feedback about the eXperience tour and told me that they saw Al Pacino walking through the streets of Rome. I couldn’t believe it, and told him that if he sent me an image, I’d post it on Fujirumors. Now, he did. Here is Al Pacino captured through the eye of the X100S! Btw, he liked the eXperience tour a lot. Here is his feedback: (for those interested to participate, click here to know more – Italy only)

“Hi, just a quick feedback from the fuji eXperience tour in Rome. It has been a really nice experience, with the two “riflessifotografici” guys (Max & Donato) which are often featured on FR and some helpful fuji staff. There were x-pro1, x-e1 and x100s for testing, with many lenses. I only tried the x100s so I didn’t notice if there was some other camera (x20?) [admin’s note: I’ve asked the riflessifotografici-guys. They told me that there were a lot of X20, but they were snapped up like hot cakes!!!]. Fuji had picked a very nice location, with a lovely model for trying portraiture and in a wonderful place in Rome (Trastevere) for street photography.Furthermore, we found that Al (Pacino) had decided to take a stroll in Trastevere just right when we were snapping. So, a funny day. I recommend to everybody who is interested in the X system to try to attend to this kind of events.

My (very) first impressions: moiré is extremely well controlled, auto WB works great, write speed of SD cards can be an issue (mine was definitely too slow) and parallax can be tricky. I have shot jpeg + raw, I will try what LR 4.4 is really going to do for me.
After this hands-on test, I think that I will get an x100s :-)

Thanks for your site and keep up the good work!”

And here is Al Pacino!

best
Patrick

Fuji X100S: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay Fuji X20: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

jpg straight out of camera

Francesco told me this shots reminds him the Beatles… True!
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and here is Donato’s shot (riflessifotografici)

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  • What luck to have seen Pacino himself on the streets of Rome! We’re actually attending the same event here in Torino in June. I doubt we’ll see Al, but it’ll be fun nonetheless. :-)

  • Franx

    ouch! I live near Rome but I had to work so I missed the event.. and mr. Pacino :(

  • Wow….. myself while taking some shots…..! ;-)

    • patrick

      hehe! Donato and Al Pacino… talent meets talent! ;)

      • You’re very kind Patrick…… ;-)
        btw…. take a look @ riflessifotografici.com now….. ;-) ;-)

        • patrick

          cool!

          • patrick

            posted ;)

    • Valerio

      On the Fuji site there isn’t too much infos about the day program. Can you write me what do you do during the event and how many time have a single person?
      Thanks

      • Hi Valerio,
        during the event people can test Fujifilm X cameras in a model shooting and in a short (1 hour) street photography workshop…

        • Valerio

          Thanks. Hope to see you and Max in Bologna event :)

          • Francesco

            Hi Valerio,
            Donato already answered with the main point.

            I had booked for the 5 pm slot for the street photography. You have to get to the location a bit earlier (I was there around 4 I think) so that you have time to pick the camera that you want to try (you could have to wait for a bit, if all the copies of the model of your interest are out, so you are put in a sort of a queue).

            While you wait for the street photography workshop you can try your hand with the model shooting, or you can simply ask questions to the fuji people (or to the pro photographers, or to the other guests… :-) ). Or at least, that’s what I did.

            Then you go out and take a pic of Al Pacino, that’s all.

          • Unfortunately…. we will not make any other Fuji eXperience tour day (except for Bari with Max Angeloni next saturday)…. :-(

  • patrick

    this post is full of smilies… think it’s a record :)

  • Es

    The moment everybody with an X100 wished they could actually zoom in

    • Gaffman

      Ha so true. Pacino isn’t the kind of guy you want to run at to stick a camera in his face… Or maybe with the X100 you would… Hey Al, say hello to my little friend!

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