German Fuji X PRO 1 and lens reviews (Labortests!)

The Germans are coming! :)
Digitalkamera.de got their hands on the Fuji X PRO 1 and X lenses. That’s a “Labortest” made with DxO Analyzer. Fuji X PRO 1 Bericht (Click here to read the google translation).
You have to pay to read the full Labortest but I give you a short summary: The Dynamic range is good up to 6.400 ISO and decreases gradually. Particularly the resolution results are impressive (so they say). Up to 1.600 ISO there is no loss at all!
They also tested the lenses. The 35mm X lens is very good but has one big disappointment. At wide aperture the edges are not really sharp :(
The 12mm lens is not as sharp as the 35mm lens (but still very good!)
The best lens is the 60mm macro!

In short, as stated by other reviewers before the X PRO 1 resolution and dynamic range doesn’t increse at all up to 1.600 ISO (and that’s amazing result for an APS-C sensor!). The 60mm macro is very likely the best of all three X lenses. The only not so perfect lens is the 18mm f/2.0. Surprised?

In stock status check:
Fuji X PRO 1 body is in Stock at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Jessops UK (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).
Fuji X 18mm f/2.0 in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).
Fuji X 35mm f/1.4 in Stock at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).
Fuji X 60mm macro f/2.0 in not Stock at Amazon (3-4weeks) but is in Stock at Digitalrev (Click here).

New Fuji X PRO 1 testings…

For one week now the camera is in Stock in US and at accoridng to Amazon popularity ranking (Click here to see) the camera sells quite well. And as usual we have many new reviews to show you. Here is the new list:

X PRO 1 test at Photoscala (Click here for the translation). New set of pictures by Brandon Remler (Click here). Field Session with the Fujifilm X-Pro1 at Outbackphoto (Click here). Another review at Uniquephoto (Click here) and at RonMartBlog (Click here). A first hands-on by SonyAlphaLab (Click here).

Enjoy!

Fuji 35mm X lens as sharp (or even sharper) than the super expensive Leica 35mm lens!

Ken Rockwell (Click here) is currently testing the Fuji 35mm f/1.4 X lens. His test isn’t finished yet but he already writes: “This is as sharp, maybe sharper than the equivalent LEICA 50mm f/1.4 ASPH, and has the same superb bokeh, focuses faster and closer and has the same near zero distortion. Not bad for $600!” Yep, the Leica Summilux costs $5,000 on eBay (Click here)!!!

Exciting! Ken also writes that he would loved to see a Full Frame sensor instead of the APS-C. But I guess this would have made the camera terrible expensive. Anyway, maybe Fuji will launch a second FF camera at Photokina? Would put a huge pressure on Leica!

Also the lenses are in Stock! Time to make a short in status check:
Fuji X PRO 1 body is in Stock at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Jessops UK (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).
Fuji X 18mm f/2.0 in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).
Fuji X 35mm f/1.4 in Stock at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).
Fuji X 60mm macro f/2.0 in not Stock at Amazon (3-4weeks) but is in Stock at Digitalrev (Click here).

New X100 firmware updated and next X PRO reviews…

X100 firmware update

Before to keep posting a new set of X PRO 1 news it’s worth to mention that Fuji released a new X100 firmware update! You can download it here: http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/x/finepix_x100/

The firmware update Ver.1.21 form ver1.20 incorporates the following issues:

When checking focus point by pushing AE-L/AF-L button in MF mode, following phenomena can be observed in relation to focus area settings. These phenomena are improved.

  • 1.When the focus area is set to bottom right end position, the camera may hang up.
  • 2.Even when the focus area is set to other area than above, focus may be hard to be established.

X PRO 1 news

DC.watch (Click here) tested the X PRO 1.
First image samples from Mike Kobal (Click here).
Stuck in Dulles with my Fujifilm X-Pro1 by Brandon Remler (Click here).

New Fuji X PRO 1 roundup (with Sony and Panasonic comparison).

Fuji X-Pro 1 ISO test and comparison with NEX-5n and GX1 plus a remarkable sensor performance at Soundimagesplus (Click here): “As you will also clearly see the X-Pro 1 is significantly better than the other two 16MP cameras at high ISO’s.

Dpreview (Click here) posted a first impression review: “You needn’t have read this piece from start to finish to see that I’m very impressed with the X-Pro1. From what I’ve seen so far it looks like Fujifilm has avoided re-introducing any of the more egregious oddities of the X100. And while we’ve yet to subject it to our rigorous testing methodology, we’ve not found flaws of the type that plagued the X100. On balance I think it’s safe to say that the X-Pro1 is a camera that gets much more right than it does wrong.
Sounds all good!!! :)