REVIEW: Samyang 300mm f/6.3 mirror lens for Fuji X + IN STOCK: X-M1 at AmazonDE/ITA

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A FR-reader shared with us via rumor box the link to a short review and some sample shots of the Samyang 300 mirror lens for Fuji X. The lens is a bit smaller than the XF 18-55mm, built mostly out of high quality plastic and the focus ring rotation is very smooth and well-damped. “Close focus performance is pretty good, without a trace of chromatic distortion and good clarity edge-to-edge. […] Overall image contrast is slightly low compared to the excellent Fuji 18-55 zoom, but this is easily corrected during post processing.” Check it out at dpreview.

Samyang / Rokinon 300 mirror lens for Fuji X: AmazonUS / BHphoto

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There are right now only 2 X-M1 (body only) available at AmazonDE via third party for €14 more than the regular price. Here is the AmazonDE link. A limited number of X-M1 bodies is available also at AmazonITA. In the meantime AmazonUS changed the status for the X-M1 from “will be released on July 29” to “temporarily out of stock”. BHphoto expects to have them in stock on July 31.

IN STOCK STATUS CHECK

X-M1 (body only or with 16-50mm)USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / DigitalRev / Pictureline EUROPE: DigitalRev / WexUK / PCHstore / AmazonITA / AmazonDE

XF 27mm – USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / DigitalRev / Pictureline EUROPE: AmazonDE / DigitalRev / WexUK / PCHstore / AmazonITA XC 16-50: WexUK / PCHstore

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  • Jacob

    Here you can get the X-M1 body only for EUR 606.91 and with kit lens for EUR 717.07

    http://www.mydigitaland.com/digital-camera/fuji-fujifilm.html?p=1

    • Peter

      Jacob is that eshop reliable? Where is it located? In UK?

    • Me

      DigitalLand is another website buying from Hong Kong, shipping from UK, hence not paying VAT.

      Good luck getting your camera covered by Fuji official warranty if you buy in one of these “Grey Market ScamStore” !

      Every time you see a way better than normal price in Google Shopping or in many of the “deal” sites, you can bet that’s a Hong Kong based e-Shop…

      • tim

        Fuji warranty is global, they only care that you have a receipt. Interestingly, the warranty is longer in some countries, Germany is 24 months, UK is 12.

        Makes you wonder.

        Anyway, it looks like a UK webshop based on shipping data. Original product is from Hong Kong, so 2 weeks delivery time. A German web shop, reputable, is listing them from 679 body only. The price will fall a lot over the next 3 months if you can wait.

        Lots of new cameras should be announced Sep/Oct … maybe even Fuji joins the fun, that sensor is almost 2 years old now.

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