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XF 56mm coming on Wednesday the 5th… and one more award for the X-T1

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XF 56mm f/1.2
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– FR-reader Roger just told me that popflash (see their eBay store here) expects a few XF 56mm units on Wednesday.

The lens is already available at fotohanskeuzekamp (Holland) here.

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 X-T1

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X-T1 body only ($1,299): USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / eBay / DigitalRev / EU: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore / eBay / DigitalRev /
X-T1 with 18-55 ($1,699): USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / eBayDigitalRev / EU: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore / eBay / DigitalRev /

– One more review… and once more highly recommended. Cameralabs concludes their review here by saying that:

“The Fujifilm X-T1 is an outstanding camera, boasting superb image quality, a fantastic viewfinder and continuous autofocus which actually works, letting you successfully capture subjects in motion. […] It’s one of the best cameras around at this price point whether mirrorless or DSLR and one I can highly recommend. […] The X-T1 certainly delivers one of the most satisfying and enjoyable experiences at its price point, or indeed at price points twice as much. I’m confident it’ll delight both high-end enthusiasts and pros, the latter possibly buying it as a backup to a top-end DSLR and who’ll almost certainly end up using it more and more as time goes on. The Fujifilm X-T1 is very deserving of our Highly Recommended award. “

– Tom Grill completed a full hands-on review of the X-T1, giving it a pro workout in a couple of lifestyle shoots alongside a Nikon D4. Check it out here at aboutphotography: “The first thing everyone mentions about the X-T1 is its ground-breaking viewfinder, and I have to say it definitely lives up to the hype. […] The most difficult situation for continuous focus tracking is when a subject is moving towards the camera. […] The X-T1 performed this task equal to a pro-level DSLR camera, even at its highest 8fps speed. […] Auto-focus has been improved to best-of-breed and on par with many pro level DSLR’s. […] Bottom line is I can stop my search for a compact alternative to a pro-level DSLR camera system. Fuji gift wrapped it for me with the X-T1.”

– Josh McLeod: “Hi Patrick. I recently converted from shooting with a DLSR  to Mirrorless… namely Fuji X-E1 and X-T1 (and Olympus E-M1). If there is anything of interest on my website/blog about the Fuji for your readers I am more than happy contribute to the Fuji community. www.joshmcleodphotography.com

– Bird Watching with the X-T1 at flixelpix here: “It was a great experience watching remotely, we did try and capture some flight images as the birds arrived at the feeder but it was a challenge. The Fujifilm Camera Remote app is brilliant but the idea of shooting action photography via live view all through wifi is a very big ask!”

– Carl: “Bill Fortney, professional photographer and teacher, has been sharing all week about the T1 that he has taken to St Croix.  Not only are there lots of pictures, there is teaching about the T1 and he shares his “settings” and why he uses those settings.” Read setting up your X-T1 menus here at billfortney.

– The FUJI X-T1 – Is it the best camera for manual focus ever? at soundimageplus here: “Returning to the manual focusing it’s not that surprising that this should be a superb camera for that. As has been well documented the screen is one of the best, if not the best, EVF’s out there. Since manual focusing is dependent on how well we can see the point of focus then this obviously gives the camera a real advantage. Add in the souped up super-contrasty peaking facility and it’s not hard to see why this is such a great camera for MF. It’s quick, it’s accurate and with practice it should take not much longer to focus than using AF.”

XF lens deals
(great deals also if you pre-order from Europe. Read more here.)

BHphoto: New Benefits for International Customers: PayPal now open to all countries!

XF 14mm: $200 off (price $700) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline
XF 18mm: $200 off (price $400) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline
XF 23mm: $150 off (price $750) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline
XF 27mm: $250 off (price $200) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline
XF 35mm: $150 off (price $450) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline
XF 60mm: $250 off (price $400) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline
XF 55-200: $200 off (price $500) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline

ISO unlocker for the X-T1 for $20!

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Some like it, others don’t: the ISO dial locking mechanism. If are one of those who don’t like it, then you can pre-order the “ISO-UNLOCKER” at isounlocker.com. But a minimum first production run of 250 orders is required “in order to keep costs like tooling, metallic stock, setup, machining and processing reasonable.” Once the 250 pre-orders are in, they will start to produce it, and they could be ready to ship it in May 2014.

“ISO Unlocker for the Fujifilm X-T1 is an accessory that improves the ergonomics of your camera. It’s a fully machined aircraft grade aluminum cover for your X-T1’s ISO dial. It keeps the dial lock button held down so that you can more quickly change your ISO setting on the fly. […] Designs for the ISO Unlocker are finished and prototypes are on the way but we need your help to make ISO Unlocker a reality.”

XF lens deals
(great deals also if you pre-order from Europe. Read more here.)

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XF 14mm: $200 off (price $700) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline
XF 18mm: $200 off (price $400) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline
XF 23mm: $150 off (price $750) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline
XF 27mm: $250 off (price $200) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline
XF 35mm: $150 off (price $450) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline
XF 60mm: $250 off (price $400) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline
XF 55-200: $200 off (price $500) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline

X-T1

X-T1 body only ($1,299): USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / eBay / DigitalRev / EU: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore / eBay / DigitalRev /
X-T1 with 18-55 ($1,699): USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / eBayDigitalRev / EU: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore / eBay / DigitalRev /
X-T1 Vertical Battery Grip ($ 249,99): USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / EU: wexDE / wexUK /
X-T1 Hand Grip ($129.95): USA: AmazonUS / Bhphoto / Adorama / EU: wexUk / wexDE

miXed zone: X-T1, why DSLRs sell better than mirrorless systems and more

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As you know, a new source told me a while ago here, that the new tele converter lens (TCL) for the X100/S will be available in late April / May. Now it is already listed at BHphoto’s website here. There is still no information about the price and release, yet.

With the WCL-X100 ($300) and TCL, X100/s owner will have a three-lens mini system (28mm, 35mm and 50mm) with leaf shutter, fast aperture and terrific IQ.

X-T1

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X-T1 body only ($1,299): USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / EU: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore /
X-T1 with 18-55 ($1,699): USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / EU: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore /

– fuji x-t1 review #1: body & controls at f8blog here: “My first impressions are as positive as I anticipated they would be. Fuji has done a fine job designing this camera. The camera controls are very logical, and since there is a dedicated knob/switch for everything, you hardly need to dive into the menu at all.”

– Fuji X-T1 Review: 8 Hours Later at danielkcheung here: “Having now fumbled my way with the Fuji X-T1 at a wedding, I have a much better understanding of the X-T1′s strengths and weaknesses as per to the context of my specific experiences and usage of camera equipment. My main gripe is with the 4-direction pad and ISO dial locking mechanism. With time, I will overcome these I suppose. […] I’m not ready to say that the Fuji X-T1 is ideal for wedding photography; it is still early days. But I am happy to say that with more practice, I will get used to the quirks of the Fuji X-T1. I may make some modifications to the rear 4-direction pad. I will probably invest in faster memory cards. I also will need to wait for my XF14mm and XF56mm to arrive to do a thorough wedding test with a complete X-series camera set up. For now, I am satisfied.

XF 56mm f/1.2
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– Review at dcfever here (translation).

XF 10-24
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– First Impressions Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS Lens at bertstephani here: “Great lens and I wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend it to Fuji shooters who like it really wide. I’ll probably stick to the 14mm but that has nothing to do with the quality of the 10-24. It’s just that I don’t shoot a lot of wide angle pictures and for the few that I do, the 14mm is a better choice to me because it takes up less space and weight in my bag. But if I shot a lot of wide angle work, I would definitely add this lens to my collection.”

X-E2
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– Read trustedreviews‘ review here: “The X-E2 doesn’t succeed in every area, failing to match competing models in terms of AF speed and Wi-fi performance. However, if you’re looking for a retro rangefinder-type CSC that delivers in terms of design and image quality, the X-E2 is a pleasure to use and one of the best on the market.”

– Duncan Foster: “You sometimes publish reviews of newer Fuji cameras. If you want another one of the X-E2 on a trip in Belize, the review is here. And more photos from the trip (all taken with the X-E2) are here.”

– Fujifilm X-E2 review at trustedreviews here: “The X-E2 doesn’t succeed in every area, failing to match competing models in terms of AF speed and Wi-fi performance. However, if you’re looking for a retro rangefinder-type CSC that delivers in terms of design and image quality, the X-E2 is a pleasure to use and one of the best on the market.”

– AF speed comparison X-E1 vs X-E2 on youtube here.

– Harland and Wolff at Night with the X-E2 at flixelpix here: “I packed the Fujifilm X-E2 and the 14mm and 23mm lenses. I suspected that I would concentrate on shooting with the 23mm f/1.4 to capture the lights from the rig whilst trying to keep the sky as dark as possible (which isn’t easy in any city). After a number of captures with the 23mm I discovered a rather large puddle so decided to employ the 14mm to try and capture the rig, the cranes as well as their reflection.”

Fuji X-E2 – Voigtlander 20mm – Fuji 55-200 – More beauty and the beast at soundimageplus here.

– Fuji X-E2 with XF 55-200mm vs Nikon D4 with 28-300mm at stanleyleary here: “If you are used to being able to shoot sports as I have with a auto focus system as quick as the Nikon D4, then you will be a little disappointed in the Fuji. However if you never shot with the best Nikon systems, then you might be OK and not notice the delay.” For his other post “Fuji X-E2 is great for meetings click here.

X100S
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– NYC Long Exposures with the Fujinon WCL-X100 at stephenip here: “The good thing about the conversion lens is that the filter thread is the same size as the X100S. This meant that I didn’t have to buy an additional step up ring to use my ND filter. The bad thing is that you need to tell the camera the lens is mounted to get the right Exif data. Not a huge deal, but I did find myself constantly forgetting to switch this setting on and off during our trip.”

– Settings for Great Black and White with the Fuji X100s – Part II at outdoorimagesfineart here: “It’s a long time coming, but I wanted too finish the discussion I started about using black and white with the Fuji X100s. I extend this now to really include all the Fuji X series, including the X-Pro1 and the X-E2. If you recall from the first part I tried what others have used by increasing contrast using the red filter option. However, I didn’t like the grey rendering for some colors.”

– Food photography with Fujifilm X100s at pavels here: “Again, zero experience with paid food photography and Fujifilm X100s as my only workhorse camera.”

– One Week in the Field with the Fuji X100s at photographytricks here: “Put simply, the Fuji X100s made shooting with a DSLR seem soulless and disconnected. For the first time in a long time, I am using a camera that seems a part of me, yet connects me seamlessly to my subject.

– Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X100S at rogerspictures here: “One of the things I love about using this tiny camera is the fast f/2.0 fixed 23mm lens. Because the sensor is smaller than a traditional 35mm DSLR, the equivalent focal length is 35mm, and the images have slightly more depth of field than a f/2.0 lens would have on it’s larger cousin. But for a camera this small, the shallow depth of field is still almost unique. I use that feature a lot in my compositions, framing the subject with natural elements, the depth of field drawing the viewers attention to the subject with less distraction.”

– review at michaelkircher here: “This is in no way the most comprehensive review of this camera you can find. For that you should check out David Hobby and Zack Arias and Kai Wong. What follows is simply a first impression type of review after a few days usage. No pixel peeping or tech talk is used…well, not excessively anyway.”

X-E1
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– A Dabble in Commercial Shooting with My X-E1 at adrielhenderson here: “My personal photography kit consists of a Fuji X-E1 paired with the XF 35mm f/1.4 and XF18-55 lenses, four cheap YN-560 speed lights, triggers, an off-brand soft box, a handful of umbrellas and stands. Add to that my DIY collection: a pile of homemade ghetto sandbags, a staples-and-felt soft box grid, and best yet, my flower-pot-turned-beauty-dish! Quite the circus, really.”

– Hemanshu Narsana: “Hi Patrick, Since you keep featuring photographers and are extremely passionate about the Fuji series, I thought I’d share some photos I recently took with the XE-1 and8mm Rokinon. I am based out of India, and I don’t see many Fuji photographers here, so I thought I could try and provide an Indian perspective on the Fuji scene. Everyone who sees my XE-1 or my X100s is beginning to wonder what they are missing out on! Keep up the good work. I check your site every day for updates! Thank you for doing that for us!” Read and see his post “Fuji XE-1 with the 8mm Rokinon on my trip to Pondicherry” here at yougotlittup.

– A Vintage Alternative With Fuji X-E1 by Meng Yeap at findingrange here: “The quality that is produced from the Helios 44m is awesome. The lens is sharp wide open at f/2. For me, it is sharp enough especially, when I am shooting portrait with it. But if you want to get tack sharp photos, do shoot it at f/4 and above. The bokeh produced is also very smooth and shooting it at wide open f/2, it is definitely bokehlicious.”

X-PRO1
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– The Owl Sanctuary (Barrow in Furness) – Fuji X-Pro1 / XF 60mm 2.4 R Macro at roblowephoto here: “Up until recently, my two favourite macro lenses were always the Ricoh A12 50mm 2.5 or the Fujifilm XF 60mm 2.4 – both 1:2 (half-size) macros.”

– February 17th, 2014 ….. Fuji XP1 & 15mm Heliar ….. Ideal Street Combo! at streetshooter here.

– Marrakech summer trip with the Fuji X-Pro1 at fullframeboy here.

– Fuji X-Pro1 Shoots The Moon at prometheus here: “I’ve been exploring astrophotography a bit more with the Fuji X-Pro1 and have been tremendously happy shooting the moon at least.  The next step in the evolution of astrophotography with this camera is to start shooting more deep sky objects.”

– Fuji X-Pro1 camera test at markboltonphotography here: “My most recent camera acquisition, before the X-Pro1, was the Sony RX100… I kept it for 4 months before getting rid of it… The X-Pro 1 is obviously a different beast entirely, but I can assure you that it will still be in my camera bag for a while to come!”

– A camera build to endure klutzes: the Fuji X-Pro1 at charlenewinfred here: “The fact that my X-Pro 1 still working is a testament to how solidly this baby was built. Against all odds, despite the slew of delicious new offerings from Fuji, I’m hoping it will be a companion for many more years.”

X-A1
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– X-A1 review at pcmag here: “The Fujifilm X-A1 is the least expensive X-series camera that Fuji sells; while it doesn’t feature the company’s unique X-Trans image sensor, it’s still a solid performer.”

X-M1
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X-M1 review at neocamera here: “People looking for great image-quality at an affordable price have a good deal to like about the Fuji X-M1. This mirrorless itself is also relatively compact and saves weight compared to a DSLR. While Fuji’s lenses are not the smallest, most offer impressive image-quality which allow the X-Trans sensor to show its full potential.”

lenses

Fuji 55-200mm review at thephotofrontier here: “If you are looking for long lens with great image quality, a pro build, and very functional image stabilization…well, this is it!”

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 (Fujifilm) – Review / Test Report Lens Reviews – Fujifilm X-Pro at photozone here: “The Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 is capable of delivering the high quality results that we associate with this brand. The images are sharp straight from the max. aperture and the center quality is even stunning when stopping down.

– A Very Brief Review of the Fujinon XF 35mm 1.4 lens at colinnichollsphotography here: “Peoples main love of this lens comes from its outstanding sharpness, I’m not going to make tests and charts, but show two examples of just how good it is, even wide open, which is how I shoot this lens most of the time.”

– Hands On with Fuji’s Premium X-Series Long Lens at macleancomms here: “Well the image and build quality are on a par with the other X-Series XF lenses and despite the variable aperture, the images are sharp across all focal lengths and at all apertures.  Even with the aperture wide open and the lens zoomed out to 200mm, the results are really impressive.”

XC 50-230mm review at photographyblog here: “Priced at £379 / $399, we probably wouldn’t rush out and buy one, but the Fujifilm XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS is definitely a cut above the usual cheap telephoto lenses. If you can’t stretch to the better-performing and better-built Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS, or can’t wait for the upcoming XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R OIS WR, then this affordable telephoto lens is still worth adding to your X-series system.

Speed Booster:
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– Metabones Nikon F to Fuji X adapters at fujixtras here: “Looking at the Speed Booster, the resulting images come very close to the “experience” obtained with a full-frame camera, and the image quality of the attached lens is largely preserved. The extra f-stop is a welcome addition to that. The Speed Booster helps to fill gaps in Fujifilm’s current XF lens line-up, at least until new lenses are added to the roadmap and become available (and the extra cash is spent).”

RAW-conversion / Jpeg vs RAW

– Hank: “Patrick, I just published an article that attempts to discover whether there have been any meaningful improvements in processing X Trans files in the new ACR release. As always it can be found at henrysmithscottage.com. Thanks!” – Later versions of ACR are much better than the early versions. I’m not sure if there is much improvement in detail with the newest release. I’ll use it though.

– JPG vs RAW at arihallami here (translation): “Yet another story for Fujifilm shooters. This time it’s about how to scale your images to have a filmy look and why not to shoot JPG with high ISO. Google translate will probably make a mess with translation, but the images will tell you the obvious.

– A first look at the Fujifilm Film Simulation modes with Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 at mirrorlessons here: “[…] the update remains interesting as it gives you a starting point to build upon in the recreation of your Fujifilm OOC JPGs taken with the in-camera film simulation modes. The rendering may not be identical but at least you aren’t creating something out of nothing as you would be if you were working the RAF files without the Camera Raw update.”

– Dan Bailey: “Here’s another- shooting RAW with the X-T1 and seeing how much information is actually preserved in the X-Trans sensor on the X-T1.” Read more at danbaileyphoto here. “As much confidence as I have in the Fuji JPEGs, sometimes RAW is necessary if you want to preserve the maximum level of sharpness, exposure and color info in your image, especially in tricky light. Seeing how well the 16MP X-Trans sensor handles RAW gives me even more confidence to use the X-T1 in any kind of situation.”

– Film Candy for Lightroom Now Available at thomasfitzgeraldphotography here: “After over a year of going back and forth trying to port my Film Candy presets to Lightroom, I’m delighted to say that they’re finally available. Film candy for Lightroom is a set of Develop Module that I designed to create a stylised image based on the look of expired and instant film.

–  Optimal Sharp and Optimal Snap a good combination for Fuji X-T1 Images at outbackphoto here.

a little bit of everything

– Why Do DSLRs Still Sell Better Than Mirrorless Systems? at amateurphotographer here (via CanonWatch via MirrorlessRumors).

– Another Fuji manager says: “Full Frame? First complete the APS-C line, and then maybe… we are investigating!” Read more at the Spanish site dslrmagazine here (tranlsation).

– Fujifilm 2014 Rajasthan Photo Trek at thedigitaltrekker here: “It is always difficult to find even a few moments to post photos and updates when leading a workshop. But we have made it to Pushkar and that means for the participants of the Fujifilm Rajasthan Photo Trek a day of rest.”

– My Mirrorless Choice(s) – Fuji X-E2 and/or Fuji X-M1 and/or Sony A7 and/or Panasonic GX7 – Part 4 – Fuji X – Beauty and the Beast at soundimageplus here.

– V Opoku: “Hey Patrick, I just returned back from shooting a wedding in Jamaica. I shared my thoughts with Fujifilm UK on using their cameras for wedding photography, and it ended up as an interview blog post on their site (read it here). Just thought I will share the post with you and I hope that it is helpful for any  wedding photographers who are interested in the Fujifilm X-Series, especially with the newly announced XT1 looking pretty good. Here is the link to the wedding.

. Mat: ” […] Fujifilm is going to discontinue the best medium format instant film, the 3×4 FB-3000b. This saddens me and about 11.000 customers who signed a petiton. I guess there is a way to stop Fuji from stop production: selling directly from Fuji’s sites? Producing after a great global order placement? In marketing terms, it is important for Fuji itself to keep a strong connection with instant analogue artists and enthusiasts. It would be great if you could make some room in your blog for this petition: https://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-discontinuation-of-fuji-3000b-instant-film-by-fujifilm. I’m not a native english speaker so, please, forgive my mistakes. Thank you Patrick. Kind regards, Mat, Milan

– A FR-reader wrote me: “Have you ever seen the site Pixel Peeper? Well Fujifilm has seven (7) lenses in the top 20 most popular and the 35mm f1.4 is in the top spot under mirrorless lenses.

X-T1 body in stock at AmazonUS + X-T1 roundup: “who needs an OVF anymore?”

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X-T1

X-T1 body only ($1,299): USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / EU: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore /
X-T1 with 18-55 ($1,699): USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / EU: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore /

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In Stock

The body is finally in stock at AmazonUS here (sold directly by AmazonUS). The kit is in stock at AmazonUS, BHphoto and Adorama.

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X-T1 Roundup

– Rupert Marlow first impression of the X-T1 can be read here at rupertmarlow:

“This little camera really packs a punch. It’s well built, compact yet sturdy and some design elements have really improved it for a plethora of reasons.

BUT… Most of all, OVF, who needs an OVF? the viewfinder in the Fuji X-T1 is a thing of beauty. It is massive and as such, in manual focus, big enough for two screens!!”

I can honestly say, the only 2 things I find really frustrating though are the back directional buttons and how soft and recessed they are makes it hard to operate by feel and that there are no hard screen protectors available for it yet online. That is it. And the screen cover isn’t even fuji’s fault!

– What I Think of the Fujifilm X-T1 at bertstephani here: “I must admit it wasn’t love at first sight. […] But all that changed when I got to play with a near-production prototype for an hour. […] Until a couple of weeks ago, I considered the X-E2 to be the best Fujifilm camera. However I still used my X-Pro1 as my main camera, simply because it’s still a great camera, it sits better in my hands and (although I wish I wouldn’t have to take it into account) it gives a better impression towards professional clients. But after only an hour with the X-T1, I knew it would become my new main camera. It’s faster, weather sealed, has more features, and fits my hands perfectly.”

– Éric Bouvet is back from Kiev again and shares a series called “Heroes from Maidan” on his web site: http://ericbouvet.com/Heroes-from-Maidan. These incredible and strong images were taken with the X-T1 and X-PRO1.

image courtesy: Éric Bouvet

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– Nice review of the Fuji X-T1 in the free online magazine F11 magazine by Tony Bridge here.

– Henry: “Hi Patrick, I wanted to share a couple of images of the X-T1 and the SanDisk UHS-II memory card – both of which arrived this week. (I bought the UHS-II SD cards directly from SanDisk).  I have to say, kudos to the engineering gods at Mt. Fujifilm…they have once again surpassed my expectations.  The two worked so well together, I could hardly tell that there was a buffer…it felt like the whole card IS the buffer. ;) I also added an image of the X-T1 with a Nikon 50mm 1.4 (using Kipon adapter) and his cousin in the X-Brotherhood, the X-E1.  All images were taken with the X-Pro1 and the 35mm 1.4. Thanks again for all that you do.” Check it out at his website fortheloveofx here. To purchase the new SD-cards directly on SanDisks’ shop click here.

– Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions at admiringlight here: “There has been big talk about the EVF, and for good reason.  It’s a phenomenal viewfinder.  The view is simply gigantic, and it’s clear with good dynamic range and absolutely zero perceptible lag between the real world and the EVF display.  This is the best electronic viewfinder on the market.  After shooting a day with the X-T1, looking through my X-E2′s finder was almost painful.”

– Kevin Mullins had the opportunity to use the X-T1, 56mm and 10-24mm at the CP+ in Japan. Read his blog post here at kevinmullinsphotography: “Of course, not everything is perfect.  There are minor niggles with the X-T1 that I’d like to see resolved, the lens roadmap is not yet complete and we are still awaiting an X-Pro1 replacement.  There are people who have issues with AF speed and lack of dual card slots and there are people who find the AF speed perfectly fine, myself included and are happy without dual slots.  It’s horses for courses but the point is, Fuji really, and genuinely are listening and building a system for now, and for the future.”

– more X-T1 images at outbackphoto here and here. For the gallery “the X-T1 meets the 23mm” click here.

– Remote Photography with the X-T1 at flixelpix here.

– Italian review “full frame quality in APS-C format” at tomshw here (translation).

– First impressions of the Fuji VG-XT1 Grip at f-sunny here: “The final combination looks great, is very functional, and for me, really makes the camera.”

– X-T1 + Macro Switar 50mm F1.8 AR at the Japanese site dc.watch here (translation).

Cnet review here. They say it’s the best Fuji camera ever made, there is lot to like but also that “some of the controls are too hard to manipulate, its general performance doesn’t stand out, and the movie quality disappoints.”

– X-T1 first look at stevehuffphoto here.

– Japanese review at dc.watch here (translation).