Fujifilm X-Pro1 Camera and Lens Reviews (firmware will address the AF speed issue!)

The video on top has been made by Kai from Digitalrev.

ThedigitalPhotographySchool (Click here) posted a short Fuji X PRO 1 review and a short final sentence: “phenomenal! Razor sharp, precise colour capture.” :)

The bigger news comes form our friend John Smith (Click here). He got the X PRO 1 for testing from Fuji Canada. And he “called Fuji Canada about this AF problem and Gerry, the person at the camera technical support centre, reassured me that Fuji is working on improving the camera. Firmware updates are on the way. I just wish to pass my thanks to Fuji for its concerns for the customers.I was very impressed by the knowledge and helpfulness that I received.

Good to hear that Fuji listens to the customers and the AF speed can be improved soon :)

Fuji X PRO 1 news roundup (with NEX-7 ISO comparison)

Steve Huff (Click here) made a quick ISO comparison between the X PRO and theĀ  NEX-7. Of course you can easily guess who won the comparison :)

Hands On Review at ThePhoBlographer (Click here): “This is the camera that many of us have been waiting for. It is smallish, built well, has lenses ready with it, and has some exceptional image quality. It feels excellent in my hands and to be very honest with you, I am very close to selling my Canon 7D in order to fund one.

Studio test samples at Imaging Resource (Click here).

Fuji X PRO 1 news roundup


I just came back from a five days trip in Venice. With a huge surprise I found the first X PRo 1 camera in the middle of the city. I didn’t buy it yet because it was highly overpriced. But I played a bit with it. Had a lot of fun :) I am now catching up with the latest X PRO 1 news:
The Hyperprime 50mm f/0.95 got tested on the new X PRo 1 at f8photography (Click here).
Image samples at Letsgodigital (Click here).
E-M5 versus X PRo 1 at DCfever (Click here)
Wedding pictures at The Scades (Click here).

Part two of the X PRO review at Luminous Landscape. And EosHD now likes the camera.

Nick Devlin posted the second part of his X PRO 1 review at Luminous Landscape (Click here): “This camera can see in the dark. Its performance up to ISO 6400 is nothing short of remarkable, in particular for an APS-C sensor. This is the first camera I have used where ISO is just not an issue.” He really fell in love with the image quality and hybrid viewfinder but also found some flaws like the not so top performer 18mm lens and the usual slow autofocus.

But you absolutely have to read the full article. There are so many interesting points!

Meanwhile Andrew from EosHD (Click here) is now slowly changing his mind about the X PRo 1: “In my first look I was rather taken aback by the eccentricities of the camera and just could not work out what it offered over the cheaper NEX 7. Now in a surprised double-take, I am beginning to believe it is actually the best mirrorless on the market for stills.

Good to hear that :)

Triple X lens review at ePhotozine!

We know almost everything about the Fuji X PRO 1 camera but we are still hungry of X lens reviews! Now the good guys from ePhotozine did the job for us:

1) Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18mm f/2 R Lens Review (Click here to read it): “Optically this lens is capable of delivering superb clarity in the central portion of the frame when stopped down a little. It is a shame that sharpness levels drop off towards the edges of the frame, and doubly so that this optic suffers from noticeable chromatic fringing towards the edges of the frame. Even with this lens’ imperfections, it is a pleasure to use, so long as its weaknesses are taken into consideration.

2) Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R Lens Review (Click here to read it): “With this lenses ability to deliver extremely sharp images, it should win many fans amongst users of this new camera system.

3) Fujifilm Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro Lens Review (Click here to read it): “Sharpness is excellent from corner to corner, CA is pretty much non-existent, and other optical problems like distortion and falloff are also very well controlled. Unfortunately those wishing to use this lens primarily for macro work may find the issue with internal reflections a little too frustrating. The price is about right for the excellent build quality and features, but this lens will really sell itself on its near-perfect optical performance.

Overall it sounds like the 18mm lens is the only one not coming near to perfection. But Fuji already told us that another wide angle lens is in the works, the 14mm f/1.4. Let’s see if it can beat the 18mm quality…

The Fuji X PRO 1 camera can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here), Epxansys US (Click here) and Expansys Canada (Click here).
in Europe at Jessops UK (Click here), eBay Italy (Click here) and Expansys UK (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here) and eBay Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 18mm f/2.0 can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 35mm f/1.4 can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 60mm f/2.4 macro can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).