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Indigo blue X-A1 in stock at BHphoto (XF 23mm postponed to OCT 30) + X100S in stock at BH, Adorama and Amazon

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In stock check

X-A1 – USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / EUROPE: AmazonUK (via DR)

XC 50-230USA: AmazonUS  / BHphoto / Adorama / EUROPE: AmazonUK (via DR)

Good news first: The indigo blue X-A1 is in stock at BHphoto. Click here to check it out.

Bad news: It seems that BHphoto was too optimistic when they estimated the availablity of the XF 23mm f/1.4 for today. The new date is Octobere 30. Thanks Roger for telling me about it and to LetThereBeLight who said: “Just an fyi… I ordered my 23mm f1.4 through your site link to B&H. I noticed their expected availability was October 3rd and I looked today and it is expected on the 30th instead. I spoke to B&H customer service and they said the 30th is what is expected now and they do not have a shipment currently expected for tomorrow from Fuji. The representative told me I was near the top of the list as my order was placed at the time of pre-order release. I should be expecting shipment to begin on the 30th.. I guess we will be waiting a little longer!!”

Fujinon XF 23mm – USA: eBay / AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / DigitalRevEUROPE: AmazonUK (via DR) / eBay / DigitalRevwexcamerasDE / wexphotographicUK / PCHstore

X100S in stock at AmazonUS, BHphoto and Adorama

Things are definiltely going better on the X100S front. It is still in stock at AmazonUS and now also at BHphoto here and Adorama here!
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X-Trans RAW conversion now also with Photo Ninja

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Fujirumors taking a little rest in the fresh air before the hot announcements on October 18th :)

stay tuned on Fujirumors on October 18th via facebook, twitter and RSS feed

Neil wrote me an email saying that “the PictureCode people have come out with preliminary support for X-Trans sensors in their latest PhotoNinja pre-release 1.20. I had sent them some pics earlier to help and they had some other work done but even with it being preliminary it feels like it’s better than the other raw converters out there.”

Another feedback from Larry: “PictureCode (of Noise Ninja fame) is working on a version of Photo Ninja that will accommodate the Fuji X-Trans cameras.  Even in the pre-release version, they claim fewer problems with the greens.”

Now the final version is available here! If you want, try it out and leave your feedback in the comments.

In the meantime VKphoto made a first comparison (Photo Ninja, LR5, C1 and Iridient Developer): “I found that Photo Ninja’s renders x-trans raw files very similar to Capture One Express and a bit of moire is also visible on the bird’s feathers. Iridient Developer is still the “King of Raw Converters”. It pulls more details with no traces of moire whatsoever.” Check the comparison out here.

enjoy your day
Patrick

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save $200 on the X-E1 with 18-55

AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama (also exclusive kit deal X-E1+27mm) / Pictureline

Bags for your X – part II

Hey hey!

Do you remember the “bags for your X” post here? There was a lot of interest for this (vintage) bag-collection. (thanks again Martin)

Many of you added their own bags in the comments. So I thought it could be nice to update the post. You’ll find the most clicked bags of the last article, some new suggestions from the comments, the new Think Tank mirrorless mover and TurnStyle 5 bags.

At the end you’ll find a poll where you can vote your 3 favorite bags.

But before we start, FR-reader Dave wrote me that “I was looking at the new Think Tank Mirrorless Mover bags, but it wasn’t obvious from Think Tank’s website that the X-Pro1 would fit in the smaller models. I got a hold of the three smallest bags and took a few images which I posted at the link shown above. I’m thinking that your readers might also be interested in this information?” So check out his flickr [update: the link doesn’t work anymore. I hope Dave will sent me an updated one] here to see how the X-PRO fits in the various mirrorless mover bags.

But now let’s start!

all the best
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1) Think Tank Retrospective 5: your eBay / your Amazon / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline

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2) Gariz Leather Bag (website / ebay via slidooyour Amazon)

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3) Billingham Hadley Small: your Amazonyour eBay / composinghands review

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4) Domke F-series: your Amazon or ebay worldwide via slidoo)

(picture: Domke F-803 (ebay worldwide)

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5) Think Tank Hubba Hubba Hiney (ebay worldwide or your Amazon) – review here.

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6) Kalahari L-21 at AmazonGER or ebay worldwide.
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7) Ona Bag The Brooklyn (AmazonUS)… (Ona Bag overview at AmazonUS)
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8) National Geografic NG A2540 (your Amazon / your eBay)

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9) Rollei DSLR Vintage bag at ebay via slidoo

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10) Montgomery Street Courier (your Amazon or ebay worldwide via slidoo)
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11) Think Tank Mirrorless Movers: your eBay / your Amazon / Adorama / BHphoto / Uniquephoto
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12)  Lowepro hatchback 16L: your eBay / your Amazon  photo lovepro_zps77db5ea1.png

13) Think Tank TurnStyle 5: your eBay / BHphoto / Adorama / your Amazon  photo turnstyle_zps32825347.png

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Feel free to tell your friends via facebook and twitter to vote the bag-poll.

The Fujifilm X200 should have...

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So what’s next? Maybe tripods? Just tell me in the comments your favorite tripod.

Fuji Guys X-A1 first look

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at the moment customers seem to prefer the X-M1 to the X-A1 as Fuji’s entry-level camera to the Fuji X series (source AmazonUS CSC ranking).

X-A1 PRE-ORDERS XC 50-230

X-A1 with XC 16-50: USA: AmazonUS: blackblue /BHphoto: blackblue / Adorama: blackblue / Pictureline: blackblue / EUROPE: AmazonUK: black – blue – red (via DR)

XC 50-230 : USA: AmazonUS: blacksilver / BHphoto: blacksilver / Adorama: blacksilver / EUROPE: AmazonUK: black – silver (via DR)

Fuji X-M1

Fuji X-M1: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

Fuji's should make a 1:1 Macro with the following focal length:

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Billy of the Fuji Guys will take you through the X-A1 here. For the top feature video (the same of the X-M1) click here.

For Rico’s first look “Using the X-A1 (and X-M1) click here!

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“I can tell you… the future of the X-series looks very exciting” (Bert Stefani after his visit in Tokyo)

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there are only 2 X100S in stock at AmazonUS via third party at normal price right now!

Bert Stefani was part of the fellowship of the X-photographers selected by Fujifilm and invited to Tokyo in order to present them their own suggestions to make the X-series even better and more complete. They continue to share their experience on their blogs.

So, after Kevin Mullins (article here) now also Bert Stefani wrote about how the company listens to the feedback of customers to improve the X-system and he gives an insight of what’s going on behind the scenes. Read Bert’s blog post here.

“[…] What struck me most is that the technical part doesn’t seem the starting point in the development process. It’s not about: “let’s produce a sensor with as much pixels as possible”. Instead they start from what kind of colors, contrast and “feel” people like in pictures. And only then they start looking for a technical way to capture that. A fine example of this philosophy is the fact that one of the main guys in sensor development has been involved in the development of some of the iconic films that Fujifilm produced like Velvia, Astia and Pro. He moved from chemicals to microchips but his job is still the same: making sure the image is pleasing, has character and the right “feel” […].

We were presented with the question: “Which five lenses should we design next?”. This triggered a lengthy discussion. […]

Throughout our visit, we were given the chance to give feedback on top-secret prototypes in various stages of development, from early ideas to almost production ready products. We didn’t have to sign any NDAs or contracts but I’ll leave the honor of announcing new products to the people who design them with so much passion (so dear rumor sites, there’s no reason to keep e-mailing me). But I can tell you is that the future of the X-series looks very exciting. […]”

Now it’s our turn. As we’ll never be that lucky to be invited by Fujifilm to Tokyo, Fujirumors could be the place where you can raise your voice and let all your wishes arrive to the Fuji headquarters.

Feel free to give your own answer to the question at which five lenses should Fuji design next? Or what would be your dream camera? What should the next firmware bring?… the debate is open in the comments! And I know that someone in Tokyo will read it.

cheers
Patrick

P.S.: now lemme see if I can dig up something about the exiting X-series future for you  ;)

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