30
Sep
2014

Fujifilm X30 in stock at AmazonUS :: X-T1 Extended Eye Cup in stock at Adorama

The Fujifilm X30 is right now in stock at AmazonUS. The black one is sold directly by AmazonUS (1 left). The silver one is sold via third party reseller 17th Street Photo (2 left).

And for those who are (still) waiting for the X-T1 Extended Eye Cup, there are some available at Adorama here.

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30
Sep
2014

Fujifilm X-T1 and X-E2 are National Geographic’s Top Travel Cameras!

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image courtesy: National Geografic

The Jury is in: National Geografic chose the Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers… and their lists starts with the Fujifilm X-T1 and Fujifilm X-E2:

Fujifilm X-T1:This camera is quick—its autofocus is quick, its image review is quick, and it shoots tons of pictures in a row without hanging up. Now I can leave the bigger DSLR cameras at home without a second thought.”

Fujifilm X-E2: “I love the X-E1 [precursor to the X-E2]. I love how portable it is, and the lens quality is outstanding. But the picture is the big thing—the images are really strong. I’m amazed at how little I have to correct them on the computer. Usually I shoot in RAW, but these Fujifilm cameras produce amazing JPEGs straight out of the camera.”

Also included in the list: Panasonic GH4Panasonic GX7 / Sony A6000 / Sony A7 / Olympus TG-3 / Olympus OM-D E-M1 / Ricoh GR / Sony DSC-RX10 /

X-T1 Deal

I remind you that DigitalRev has a very good price on the X-T1. The kit comes for $ 1,529 (save $168) and the body for $1.179 (save $109). Free shipping & one year warranty included + no duty and tax for the shipment to US (DigitalRev covers the costs). So the price listed on their store will be the final price you’ll pay.

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29
Sep
2014

LIGHTNING DEAL NOW at AmazonUS on the Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 for Fuji-X + Lowepro Bag Deal, too!

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[UDPATE: Lightning deal expired. The price for the lens is $299 now, and for the bag is $40]

AmazonUS just launched a Lightning Deal on Samyang’s 85mm f/1.4 for Fuji X. Get the lens for just $249.00 (38% off)!

There is also a Lightning deal, on the Lowepro Event Messenger 150 Medium Shoulder Camera Bag. Get it for $30 (50% off).

If you want it, then act fast… first comes first, and just a limited number is available.

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29
Sep
2014

Kaizen costs growing: FW-updates (bringing new functions) will focus on newer cameras. No electronic shutter for X-E2?

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THE RUMOR (new source)

The Kaizen philosophy is something that distinguishes Fujifilm from other companies. And I feel pretty save to say, that it will remain so in future. In fact, the next big FW-updates for the X-E2 and especially the X-T1 are just around the corner.

However, a new source just told me that, since there are now many more X-series cameras on the market than in the past, Fuji can’t afford the growing costs of firmware updates (that will bring new functions) for all these X-cameras anymore.

The costs to continuously implement new features to all X-series cameras would be simply exorbitant.

The source also told us that, according to the latest plans, the Fujifilm X-E2 won’t get the electronic shutter. But it confirms that it will get the remote control & a few minor things. Fuji is also aware of the complaints about too aggressive NR at high ISO in JPEG’s for the X-T1 and X-E2 (NOTE: the fact that they are aware of it, doesn’t necessarily mean that they will improve that via firmware).

THE POLL

With the X100T/X30, Fuji introduced so many firmware based improvements, that I’d really like to have them also on my X-E2. I’m sure many of you would like some of those features too: Electronic Shutter, Full Manual Video Control, spot metering frame coupling, Classic Chrome film simulation, fully configurable Quick menu, improved JPEG engine, wireless remote control (that should come for the X-E2) and Instax printing, interval shooting for time-lapse photography and more…

Sure, we can’t pretend Fujifilm to update all their X-cameras with these (and more) features. But what if we’d pay for them? So here is today’s poll: would you pay for a firmware update that gives you new, long-awaited features on your “older” X-series camera?

Feel free to tell us your most desired firmware features for you X-series camera in the comments and vote if/how much you’d be ready to pay for it.

Would you pay (and how much) for a FW-update that brings new, long awaited features to your "older" Fuji-X?

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29
Sep
2014

EXPIRES TOMORROW: Fuji-X-Books Fall Sale at Rocky Nook… save 30% on all Fujifilm Books!

REMINDER: Rocky Nooks Fall Sale on ALL THEIR FUJFILM BOOKS (Save 30%). The deal expires tomorrow, September 30! The list of books in offer includes also Rico’s latest book “X-E2, Beyond the manual“. Use the Coupon Code “FujiFall14″ and get the PDF, ePub and Kindle all together… DRM-FREE!

P.S.: Rico’s updated X100T image samples at Flickr here.

See all books in offere here.

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