The Fuji Trinity + WOW review: part 2

X-E1 Trinity

The blog just posted the second part of his “Trinity” review. X-PRO1 vs X-E1 vs X-100. How is the autofocus performance in low light? Click here ti read it.

And a few days ago I posted the X-PRO1 part 1… WOW! (click here) review. Now ianmacmicheal posted his second part, and it’s WOW again! Read it here! The camera isn’t great or good… it’s excellent! Look at his “real life” shots in a restaurant, read about the high ISO performance and his Lightroom workflow.

Walimex/Samyang 8mm 2.8 fish-eye lens with native Fuji X-Mount

What you see here above is just 2/3 of the whole image. If the photographer had published the whole picture, then you could have seen his shoes! That’s the 8mm focal length of the Walimex 2.8 fish-eye lens for Fuji X-mount.

what a stretched depth!


Another Fujirumor follower send me an email. This time it’s a Walimex 8mm 2.8 fish-eye lens on a X-PRO1! Read his experience and see the pictures here. (translated version) Also this time I made a short translation for you.

This are some extracts of his short review:

This Walimex 8mm 2.8 fish-eye lens is a MF lens with no electronic contact that transfers lens setting information to your camera, so there is no EXIF data. It’s a very compact lens, like the 35mm 1.4 of Fuji (click here to see the Fuji lens). You don’t need any lens mount adapter. He takes the images with a X-PRO1 in JPEG.

The image quality is absolutely amazing, with great colors and, as the tester says: “for me the sharpness is more than enough!” Sometimes he had some lens flares, especially with the sun in 45° to the lens, but with such a lens they are not that easy to avoid.

All in all he really recommends this lens. It’s fun to shoot with it!

To see his pictures on flickr click here.

The lens in this test is available at ebay-Germany (the seller delivers worldwide. Thanks for this clarification, Colin) right now, in black and silver (see them here on slidoo) or directly in Walimex pro 8/2.8 fish-eye black and in silver.

Here there are more Walimex lenses I found via (click here to see them all)

For the UK market, our reader Kim sent me the AmazonUk link to the Walimax lenses (click here)

There are more fish-eye lenses for your X-series, available also in USA. Take a look at this super-wide lens for your Fuji X here.

PS.: For another review with the Samyang 8mm click here.







Four enthusiastic X-series photographers launched of The Kage Collective. They shoot documentary projects about a wide variety of subjects. Follow their stories at

The Trinity: X-E1 vs X-PRO1 vs X-100

Alexander has the trinity… he is starting his comparison between these cameras. Who wil win? There can be only one! Read part one of his review here.


For purist photographers who want high image quality over versatility.” Click here to read the gizmodo review or see the full size images here. So should you buy the X-E1? Gizmodo says: “Absolutely, for stellar images. But not if you want bells and whistles. This isn’t a camera for video, for in-camera effects, wi-fi, or scene modes. It’s for unadulterated photography, with fantastic image quality and control.

Street photography in Cuba with the X-E1. Click here to read it on stevehuffphoto. It’s funny when the Canadian photographer met a German tourist with his Canon 5D and they make a quick comparison! :-) would like to share his shooting experience with the X-E1 with you. Click here to visit his site.

mikobal makes his considerations about the X-E1. He’s very happy with it. Read the reasons here. For mikobals Portrait Of The Day shot click here. It’d been taken with the X-E1 and the Nikon 50mm f1.8 G.

The initial comments of diglloyd can be read here! If you click here you can read his first impressions working with Adobe and Silkypix. He likes the EVF. But he focusses on some quirks. So he says that: “The camera resets its focus when the SD card is removed, so it is not possible to shoot an image, check it, then put the card back in and adjust focus (e.g. with a nodal slider to move it precisely)— the focus has been whackedThe self timer disables itself with power off, so one has to re-enable it every power off/on cycle...mounting the smallest camera plate blocks access to the battery and card, a problem for field work. The good news is that Really Right Stuff will be offering a camera plate that retains access to the battery/card door without the above issue.

We already posted the first part here. Now the Spanish DSLR magazine updated his XF18-55 review (translated version).

The real jewel in the crown of the X-E1 is its sensor. The quality of the results and the detail rendered is excellent, delivering images that are some of, if not the best we’ve seen from an APS-C sized sensor.” This is just a part of the verdict of the whatdigitalcamera review here.

a french review of the X-E1 can be read here at

X-F1 posted his detailed review. Take a look at it here. They assigned to this lens the Photoxels Gold Award (best Point-and-Shoot Camera). Read the review to understand why.

The review is online. Read it here.

Read the comprehensive review here.

 X-PRO1 (and lenses)

Macro shots with the XF18-55 and XF35 lens? see the adventure of the mini-car here!

A initial test comparison X-PRO1 vs Nikon D700 at

X-PRO1 and XF60mm lens. Take a look at the pics here and understand why bdonphoto says: “The in focus elements are razor sharp and look at that awesome bokeh.”

-14 degrees, snow and not so static objects as persons and planes? see the performance of the X-PRO1 here.

You’d like to know how the X-PRO1 works with the Voigtländer 28mm 1.9 (click here). So click here to read the review. It’s not without quirks, but it works quite well. Thanks to George for the link.

“All shots were taken with the Fuji X-Pro1, Fujinon XF 18mm F2 and processed in Lightroom 4…. In this magical moment I shot about 15 images, each of them without a tripod. In a few minutes it had all disappeared. The openings in the clouds closed and the rain started.” Look how olafphoto captured these magical moments here.

Conclusion: “Will I be buying this camera? No, but I do have a the newer FujiFilm X-E1 with the 18-55 f2.8/f4 zoom lens on order. This camera has exactly the same sensor as the X-1Pro and is even a bit smaller and lighter, due to the lack of the Optical viewfinder (OVF). By the way, on the X-1Pro, I did hardly use the OVF and really like how the Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) works.” This are the conclusions of bjornmoerman after testing this camera for 3 days in Dubai. If want want to go directly to his image gallery, click here.

It’s nearly 3 months ago that swapped all his DSLR gear for the Fujifilm X-Pro1. Read his experience here.

And for our spanish audience, click here to read a spanish review at

Fuji X-100

It’s 2 am. Dhruv is sitting in a bus, travelling from Delhi from Puskar. He just shot his first images with the X-100, and fell in love with this cam. So, during the bumpy bus ride he decides to write about this camera. Then he posted his considerations and some images in his blog. Click here to read it at


A review on can be read here.

Read the review here.

PS.: what’s the best way to use natural light? If you just started shooting and want some useful tips, just read this post at



the sexy one goes glamour

image courtesy:

The founder of sent me two links to his X-E1 reviews.

I’m Rudolf the administrator and founder of nikonian’s italian website Nikonland. In the last weeks I’m fall in love for the Fujifilm X-E1 and I wrote a couple of review :
Fifty Shades of freedom : test della Fujilm X-E 1 (translated version) and The Sexy One goes Glamour (translated version)

As the name of his website suggests, normally he takes his shots with a Nikon… since 30 years. But now he was tempted by the new X-E1. So he took some shots in his studio.

The camera is really great. Great pictures. Did he miss his good old Nikon DSRL?… Well, when the set is getting dark (low light and black background), he really missed his Nikon because he had problems with the EVF lag and the focus.

 Check the X-E1 in stock status here:

 AmazonUS: X-E1 kit BLACK / X-E1 kit SILVER / X-E1 body only BLACK / X-E1 body only SILVER

Adorama: X-E1 kit BLACK / X-E1 kit SILVER / X-E1 body only BLACK / X-E1 body only SILVER

B&H: X-E1 kit BLACK / X-E1 kit SILVER / X-E1 body only BLACK / X-E1 body only SILVER

EbayUS: X-E1 kits (via slidoo)

Wexphotographic: X-E1 body only BLACK / X-E1 body only SILVER

Jessops: X-E1 kit SILVER

Amazon GER: X-E1 body only BLACK / X-E1 body only SILVER

 Fujinon XF18-55mm in stock status check

 Amazon US / Adorama / B&H / ebayUS via slidoo)

dpreview hands on preview – extended version

dpreview just posted his hands on preview-update of the X-E1. They’ve added seven pages to the preview made in Sep., including studio test shots and a sample gallery. “We’ve had our hands on a production X-E1 for a few weeks now, and our first impressions are that Fujifilm’s promises aren’t idle. Autofocus is quicker and more-responsive, and the ‘feel’ of manual focus has certainly been improved. We’re not convinced it can yet match the very best of its mirrorless peers, but Fujifilm has made a step in the right direction, and that has to be applauded.

It’s a comprehensive preview. As you know, there is the interactive dynamic range comparison widget, sample images, image quality comparison and so on… just click you through the preview here at dpreview.