Fuji releases the new X lens firmware update!

And now it’s here! the new firmware update for the three X lenses. It will improve the AF performance and here are the download links:
18mm lens:
http://fujifilm.jp/support/digitalcamera/download/lens/xf18mm/download001.html
35mm lens:
http://fujifilm.jp/support/digitalcamera/download/lens/xf35mm/download001.html
60mm lens:
http://fujifilm.jp/support/digitalcamera/download/lens/xf60mm/download001.html

Let us know if you find any real improvement on the AF performance!

via DC.watch.

X-E1: “the closest thing to perfection”… stevehuffphoto review

It’s time for X-E1 reviews. This camera attracts the interest of many, and I found an interesting review on stevehuffphoto.

Excellent image quality, sharp and natural pictures, amazing ISO and low light performance, beautiful color rendition and the JPEG are “just that good“. Maybe you have to get used to the EVF, but the EVF is, according to this review, one of the best in color, contrast and clarity. The camera feels solid and well built. And even if there is no focus-peaking feature, there where no problems to get the shots in good focus with the CV 21mm f/4, the 40mm f/1.4 Nokton and the 50mm f/1.5 Nokton.

I enjoyed the big amount of lenses testet in combination with the X-E1. You can find pictures shot with the Fuji 18mm and 35mm lens, the The Voigtlander 21mm f/4 Skopar, 40mm and 50mm f/1.4 Nokton, Zeiss 35mm f/2 Biogon and at least the Leica 50mm f/2 Summitar.

The conclusions are that “the XE1 feels mature. I think Fuji has learned a lot over the last year from the release of the x100 and XPro1, and they’ve done a good job listening to feedback from the photographers out there using their cameras. Overall operational speed on the XE1 is good; not blazing fast like a high-end DSLR, but certainly fast enough for many of us” and although the autofocus speed is drastically improved with the last firmware and is fast enough “on some occasions with the 35mm lens, it had a little trouble locking on exactly what you want it to“.

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bye by Patrick

Cooke Speed ​​Panchro 25mm F1.8 SER II mount on a Fuji X-Pro1

The Japanese site dc.watch posted a original review about the X-Pro1 combined with the Cooke Speed Panchro 25mm F1.8 SER II.  Well, my Japanese knowledge begins and ends with the word “sayonara”, so I had to use the google translator tool. But the automatic translator tool struggled also with the Japanese language, and so the review is a bit cryptic. Nevertheless, there are some sample pictures you can see. The English Company Cooke designs the Panchro lenses for motion photography. If you liked that, and enjoy beeing creative in mounting lenses, here is a used Cooke Speed Panchro on ebay (auction end on October 22).

Sayonara!

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Cooke Speed Panchro auction was found via slidoo.