18
Oct
2014

CELEBRITY & CURIOSITY: X-shooter Beyoncé (X100S), Jane Goodall (X20) and Ara Güler (X-T1) + Fuji Toy Capsule cameras

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Famous X-Shooters

X-shooter 1: One of the most famous Turkish photographers, Ara Güler (honoured as “Photographer of the Century” in Turkey), seems to have made the switch to the X and grabbed a Fujiflm X-T1 (he mostly used Leica for his work). See the image at the German site Spiegel.de.

X-shooter 2: It looks like Jane Goodall, the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees & UN Messenger of Peace is also an X-shooter, as she carries her Fuji X20 when hanging out with animals and people. See it here on her website.

X-shooter 3: It seems that Beyoncé (website) grabbed one of the Fujifilm X100S right now in offer here ($200 savings)… and that she is left eye dominant. Beyonce with her X100S here, here and here.

Toy Capsule Cameras

These cute Fuji Toy Capsule cameras are out in Japan now (via ebay, too)! They’ve done this with Olympus, Nikon, Canon, and Pentax.. and now Fujifilm! They include little adapters to mount them on your hotshoe as well.

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17
Oct
2014

DxO corrects: “Our apologies for this inconsistency, tests on X-TRANS sensors are still not planned.”

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When DxO first posted the X100S “test and reviews” page (probably December 5 - thx Trenton), they didn’t mention the fact that they will make their own Fujifilm X100S test. It was a simple site with a collection of reviews found all over the web… but something changed this Summer.

After the FR post here, some FR-readers told me that already back in June, someone at DxO deliberately added this sentence to the X100S DxO page: “This product will be tested and reviewed on July on dxomark.com.” However, DxO didn’t post any X100S review in July. Since then, DxO changed the date for the publication of their X100S review to August, then September and finally to October.

And now this: DxO just said over at their site here that:

This indication was not accurate and has now been removed, since tests on X-TRANS sensors are still not planned. Our apologies for this inconsistency, and thank you for your understanding.”

That’s strange, they don’t even have plans to test the X-Trans sensor. So why even add and afterwards change continuously the Fujifilm X100S review publication date?

Fact is, no X-TRANS test, no X-TRANS support, and no X-TRANS DxO scores… however I’d like to assure you that Fuji X-series cameras will neverthelss take awesome shots… just ask some X-shooters or check out the FR-X-Shooter facebook photostream and tell me if you think I’m wrong ;) .

REMINDER / SUPERDEAL & CHARITY

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  • Over 70 hours of training video
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The bundle-offer expires in 4 days. If you want to check out more and eventually purchase it, I invite you to stop first at thedigitaltrekker here. If you purchase the bundle through his affiliate link, 100% of his earnings will go to a charity he started called “On Field Media Project“, that supports non-profit organisations (see video at the bottom of this post). For more details check out thedigitaltrekker.

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17
Oct
2014

“I much prefer the rangefinder style, but the Graphite X-T1 changed that” (michaelrcruz – with electronic shutter samples)

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X-T1 Graphite Silver + 56mm @ f1.2, 1/10,500, ISO 200, Classic Chrome

[UDPATE: more samples taken with the electoronic shutter also here at neillsoden]

I’ve read and heard several times, that no picture on the web does justice to the beauty of the graphite Fujifilm X-T1. And Michael R. Cruz confirms it in his review here:

“I have to admit, if I haven’t own the black X-T1, I would definitely go with this one. I might even sell my black X-T1 and get this one, that’s how much I like the Graphite Silver, but that’s purely subjective. This color is so much sleeker and it gives the X-T1 a more retro look. I felt like the black one is not “retro” enough, compared to X-Pro1 or X100s, but the “graphite silver” color gives the X-T1 that retro kick it lacks. To me, it is gorgeous! I was never a fan of how the X-T1 look/form, I much prefer the rangefinder style, but I think, the Graphite Edition changed that.”

He tested a pre-production graphite X-T1, and posted also some samples taken with the new electronic shutter (which, I remind you, also black Fujifilm X-T1 owners will get in December via firmware update). I’ve posted a sample above, for more, check out michaelrcruz’s review here.

Graphite Silver X-T1USA: BHphotoAmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

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X100T: USA: BHphoto  / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE /  AUSTRALIA: CameraPro
XF 56mm f/1.2 APD: USA:
BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE AUSTRALIA: CameraPro
XF 50-140 f/2.8 WR: USA: BHphotoAmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE AUSTRALIA: CameraPro
X-T1 + XF 18-135 WR: USA: BHphotoAmazonUS / Adorama /

16
Oct
2014

BIG BUNDLE DEAL: 39 photography products (training videos, LR presets, ebooks & more) for $89 (worth $2000) :: 4 days left

The possibily biggest online photography training event ever is going on and it is selling at an unbelievable price. 21 top photographers (such as Zack Arias, Darlene Hildebrandt, David duChemin & more) have bundled together 39 different photography products; including training, tools, and much more, into one deal for 5 days only. This is $2000 worth of resources for only $89!
  • Over 70 hours of training video
  • 14 Photography ebooks
  • 300+ Lightroom Presets
  • 500+ Textures
  • and more!

The bundle-offer expires in 4 days. If you want to check out more and eventually purchase it, I invite you to stop first at thedigitaltrekker here. If you purchase the bundle through his affiliate link, 100% of his earnings will go to a charity he started called “On Field Media Project“, that supports non-profit organisations (see video at the bottom of this post). For more details check out thedigitaltrekker.

If you prefer, go directly to the bundle deal by clicking here.

On Field Media Project: What We Do from On Field Media Project on Vimeo.

15
Oct
2014

DxO Support for X-TRANS: Fujifilm X100S is going to be reviewed this month

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[UDPATE: DxOmark apologized for the error. No X-Trans camera will be tested. Read the update to this post here.]

DxO just announced that they will finally test their first X-Trans sensor camera this month (read here)… and it will be the Fujifilm X100S. So we will soon see how well Fuji’s X-Trans sensor scores in the DXO model.

thanks Chester!