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[UDPATE: In stock at WexUK] X-T1 in stock (limited number) at eBay (top rated reseller kenmorecamera)

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[UDPATE: The X-T1 body is now in stock at WexUK here.]

Just a flash: Right now there are 4 X-T1’s in stock at top rated Plus ebay reseller kenmorecamea.

Thanks again for link, Roger!

[UDPATE: Roger also told me: “The 56mm f1.2 is available in Japan. I purchased one for only $ 50 more than USA ASRP  ( including free express shipping) and it has shipped. I found the listing within an hour of its posting on Ebay. Dealer is one I have purchased items from before. He posted two – now sold. Most Ebay sellers in Japan were asking $ 1200 or more. Expected delivery is Tuesday.”]

X-T1

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

XF 56mm f/1.2 ($999): USA AmazonUS / BHphoto / AdoramaDigitalRev / – EUROPE: wexUK / wexDE / PCHstore / DigitalRev

Also the Dutch store fotohanskeuzekamp is shipping the X-T1… here some images:

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So it begins: X-T1 is shipping very soon!

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The worldwide shipping of the X-T1 will start very soon. I’ve received feedback from readers that stores are ready to ship it also in Europe and North America now. Those who pre-ordered quickly may already be able to shoot with it this weekend!Have fun with it ;-).. and lemme know if you agree with all the review sites who assigned to the camera the best ratings, as you can see at the bottom of this post (and also read in riflessifotografici’s latest review here)

X-T1

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

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New firmware updates for camera and lenses: 56mm compatibility + improved OIS and AF speed

New firmware updates for bodies and lenses are available at Fuji’s website.

For all bodies:
Addition of compatibility with “XF56mmF1.2 R”.
Improvement of AE accuracy with “XF56mmF1.2 R”.

For all XF and XC zoom lenses:
Improvement of OIS function for movie shooting when panning and tilting a camera.
Improvement of OIS function for still image shooting.
Improvement of AF response during continuous shooting with X-E2 and X-T1.
You can check them all out at Fuji’s global site here.

Download, test and share your findings in the comments.

Get ready for the X-T1… buy the ultra-fast UHS-II SD-card at Adorama!

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As the anonymous FR-reader told me, “it was only a matter of time…”.

And so here they are, the super-fast UHS-II cards of San Disk. Announced a couple of days ago, and now available at Adorama here (64GB UHS-II Class 3). 280 MB/s readspeed and 250 MB/s write speed… get the best out of your X-T1.

It’s listed, but not available for pre-order until now, also at BHphoto here.

There are just two cameras until now that support these ultra-fast SD-cards, the X-T1 and the GH4.

X-T1

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

X-T1 ratings at some popular review sites

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5 stars (again) for the X-T1: “it’s hard to imagine a better CSC than the X-T1.” (expertreviews)

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Pre-orders

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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First off: there are many ways to support Fujirumors: share images and stories, send me links to latest reviews and news, share rumors… and, as you know, purchase the gear that suits your needs using one of the shoplinks on this blog (no extra costs for you). In 2014 I’ve already shared with you 98 posts (in 49 days)… and with your support I can keep it up! So feel free to purchase the X-T1 (or anything else) using one of the links in this post. Thanks, Patrick.

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1) Is the X-T1 worth all the hype? Well, it seems so. Here is the next review site (after pocket-lint, photographyblog and ephotozine) that assigns 5 out of 5 stars to the X-T1: it’s expertreviews here:

Phase detection also helps with autofocus performance. We measured times of between 0.3 and 0.7 seconds to focus and capture a shot, with 0.4 seconds being typical. Shot-to-shot performance in normal use came in at 0.7 seconds. These are solid results, but not outstanding. Continuous mode was far more impressive, delivering speeds up to 6.3fps with tracking autofocus. This lasted for 40 JPEGs or 20 RAW frames before slowing to the speed of the card. Continuous shooting with fixed focus was even faster, at 8.3fps. This level of performance compares well with the fastest SLRs at this price. […]

[as other APS-C X-Trans cameras] This is the best image quality we’ve seen from an APS-C sensor by quite some distance, with noise levels that are closer to full-frame cameras than other APS-C models.

[…] it’s hard to imagine a better CSC than the X-T1. We certainly haven’t seen one.

image courtesy: expertreviews (Viewfinder size)

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 2) Snow days | a second look at the X-T1 at laroquephoto here: “In barely three years Fujifilm has built an entirely new camera ecosystem from the ground up, and when you stand back and look at this big picture the X-T1 not only makes perfect sense, it’s a spectacular addition. […] Having used the X-T1 for over a week now I can say with absolute certainty that this is no small release: if you earn a living with these cameras, you owe it to yourself to try it out —  Everything is faster, more direct, more accessible. […] The X-T1 is obviously the latest and greatest Fuji has to offer and it shows. After this weekend I’m over the moon about this camera. But the truth is we are absolutely spoiled for choice these days.”

3) Fuji’s X-T1 – The “X” System Comes of Age at luminous-landscape here: “More surprisingly, the X-T1 absolutely kicked-ass in my (admittedly unscientific) focus-tracking test.  With the 18-55mm kit lens mounted, I focused on oncoming cars and fired continuously at full speed while tracking the approaching car.  Working at close to its rated 8fps for most of the run, the Fuji nailed almost every frame in four repetitions of this test. A very impressive performance. […] It has been fun to watch the “X” series mature into a full-fledged camera system.  The X-T1 is definitely Fuji’s best “X” body yet, and their new lenses range from the superb to the truly remarkable.   The package is tight, usable, and compelling.  The results are excellent. Fuji has managed to grow its niche into a mainstream system that every photographer should consider, but has done so without losing too much of the magic which made the “X” special from the outset.  This camera should be a real hit for Fuji, and deservedly so.”

4) Joshua Khoo: “Hi Patrick, I attended the X-T1 launch event in Kuala Lumpur here recently and did a write up on it. Feel free to share it with your readers.” Read it here.

5) Fujifilm X-T1 – Review + Tips & Tricks of Ralfs Foto-Bude on youtube video here (English Version)

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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XF deals

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