The US store Pictureline is giving away an X100S! All you have to do is to join their facebook contest, like them, share with your friends and cross your fingers. Click here to join the contest and maybe get your X100S for free. It ends October 3!
X-DEALS (save up to $1,150)
X-E1 + 18-55 + 2 batteries + 32GB SD-card and more
There is an X-E1 with XF 18-55 zoom lens at ebayUS (via top rated reseller 6ave) for just $1,092. You save $100 on the camera+lens bundle and you also get 2 batteries, 32GB SD-card & more. Check this deal out here! Limited quantity available. (This deal was found via dealsrunner).
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I did a trip to the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Huayhuash this July and August and shot with my X-E1. Mostly shot with the 14mm, but some with the 35mm. I’m starting to post on flickr here:
I don’t have a blog yet.
I think you might like the photos and I have not seen high mountain shots on your site yet. Most of my shots were at 4200 meters (13,779 ft.) or above.
I only have 3 shots up now, but I probably have 10 or so nice ones coming. [admin: Eric just upload more amazing pictures!]
Thanks for your site, I visit often.
FR-reader Kevin linked me his to his blog post about his travel in Cuba. I’m happy to share his images with you (thepictorial.com/general/havana-cuba-with-the-fuji-x100s/). His travel equipment? Here it is:
“Equipment wise, this trip had me very excited. As usual I juggled various camera ideas and setups in my head before leaving Canada and in the end settled on the combination of the New Fuji X100s with the WCL-X100 adapter, and the Fuji X-E1 with 35mm f1.4 lens attached. Coupled with these I had the usual spare batteries, a lightweight tripod (that I ended up not using), an Infra Red pass-through filter, and an excellent “Think Tank Retrospective 7″ bag to carry it all in. My bulky DSLR and lenses stayed at home.”
I bought my X-E1 about five months ago and have been loving it. I learned photography when I was in high school using old Pentax film cameras and I still remember the clicking aperture ring on those babies. I really like how the X-E1 feels like a manual camera but with modern conveniences.
Great job with the site; I check it regularly to get tips and ideas and find out what’s new. I was inspired to email you because of a recent post you did about someone traveling for a year with their X-Pro1 [see here]. My partner and I are also traveling, but not for quite so long, our adventure is 4 months and coming to an end soon. We’ve been to the Middle-East, Africa, and Asia. We’ve been keeping a blog with some of our shots from the trip and thought you might be interested to see it. I actually did a post today about our photography workflow on the road.
Here’s the blog:
Here are 3 of my favourite shots:
(Canadian now based in London)
I forgot to say one thing – I really hope Fuji announces a multi-purpose zoom for the X system, something like 16-80mm comparable to Canon’s 24-105mm which is a great travel lens.
According to Photorumors Samyang will announce soon a new 12mm f/2 lens for Micro Four Thirds, Fuji X and Samsung NX mounts. The range of lenses for Fuji X-mount is growing. Samyang is already offering the following lenses for Fuji X-Mount: Samyang 8mm, Samyang 300mm mirror lens, Samyang 16mm f/2.0, Samyang 24mm f/3.5 Tilt Shift. The rumored Samyang 12mm f/2.0 could be a good (and cheaper) alternative to the XF 14mm f/2.8 and Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8.
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X-DEALS (save up to $1,150)
Until September 21 you can profit from hughe price drops on 5 XF lenses and save up to 1,150 (almost the price you’d have to pay for the X-PRO1!)… and prepare for the day when a X-PRO2/X-E2 will be released. You’ll already own a lot of XF lenses and you’ll just have to buy the X-E2/X-PRO2 body. You could then sell your X-E1/X-PRO1 or use it as a backup camera… and in the meantime enjoy shooting with the X-series!
all the best
AmazonUS raking: at the moment of this post the best selling Fuji at AmazonUS is the X-E1 with 18-55 lens. Also the X-M1 and X-PRO1 are in the top 20, with the X-M1 selling better than the X-PRO1. Check the ranking here.
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This could be the best moment for all those attracted by the X-series to make the big jump to the small X-series. And looking at the AmazonUS ranking I’d say that many are grabbing this occasion. The deals expire September 21.
At the FR-facebook John said that the deals are a sign of an imminent announcement of the X-E2/X-PRO2. But this is not true. You won’t see them this year. So switch to the X, enjoy shooting with the X-series now and save up to $1,150… and with the saved money you can, one day, buy the replacements.
So here is how you can save $1,150: buy the X-E1/X-PRO1 with the 18-55 kit lens and then add the 4 primes and you’ll pay $2,645. If you’d purchase all this gear separately you’d normally pay $3,795.
XF 18mm: save $300 – XF 27mm: save $150 – XF 35mm: save $150 – XF 60mm: save $250 – XF 18-55mm: save $200 (but you save $300 if you buy the X-E1 with kit lens and then eventually add to the cart the primes you need)
– BHphoto: Fuji X-E1 / Fuji X-PRO1 – save $ 1,150 and get also 4% reward. Click on “Buy Together & Save“. Also in this case, get the X-camera with the 18-55 kit lens and then add the 4 primes to save as much as possible!
Here they are, the X-superdeals. At the moments the biggest savings are at AmazonUS, BHphoto and Pictureline. Buy the X-E1/X-PRO1 with the 18-55 kit lens and then add the 4 primes and you’ll pay $2,645. If you’d buy all this gear separately you’d normally pay $3,795 so you save $ 1,150!
Here are the deals:
AmazonUS: Fuji X-E1 / Fuji X-PRO1 – Buy for example the X-E1 with the 18-55 kit lens and then add the 4 primes and you’ll pay $2,645 instead of $3,795 (if you purchase all the gear separately) saving $ 1,150. Or save up to $850 (X-camera and 4 primes). Amazon offers also 4% reward.
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BHphoto: Fuji X-E1 / Fuji X-PRO1 – save $ 1,150 and get also 4% reward. Click on “Buy Together & Save“. Also in this case, get the X-camera with the 18-55 kit lens and then add the 4 primes to save as much as possible!
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At pictureline the easiest way to see all the savings is to click the “purchase together and save” button under add to cart. It will show you how much each lens has off, and you can add it to the cart all at once.