New X PRO 1 tests at Camerguide, Cameralabs and Digitalrev (Kai video)

Digitalrev (Click here) posted that short Xpro1 vs OM-D E-M5 vs NEX7 comparison video I embedded here on top. Kai (the reviewer) pretty much loves the Fuji :)

Cameralabs posted the full X PRO 1 review: “you could say the X-Pro1 takes digital photography back to the basics. It concentrates on doing the important stuff really well – the foremost being excellent image quality – adds some truly innovative features and ignores the rest. For serious photographers that’s a very attractive philosophy and one that will win the X-Pro1 a lot of admirers.

X PRO 1 versus NEX-7 ISO comparison at Camerguide.

Fuji X PRO 1 and 60mm lens reviews!

Good Morning guys! Here is a short roundup of the latest X camera and lens reviews. Enjoy the reading!

X PRO 1 versus Canon 5DmarkII at CameraGuide (Click here).
A Russian camera review at Fujifilmpro.livejournal (Click here).
Pitures of a Demonstration taken by our friend John in Ottawa (Click here).
You can win a X PRO 1 by partecipating the Focus Numerique contest (Click here).
Fuji 18mm and 60mm lenses – More X-Pro 1 musings at Soundimagesplus (Click here).
Demosaicing the Fuji X-Pro1 and its X-Trans CMOS sensor at Chromasoft (Click here).

First image samples with the wide angle converter (and preorders)

Fuji (Click here) posted the first image samples taken with the new 0.8 converter. You can preorder the converter at Adorama in silver (Click here) and in black (Click here).

Marc sent me this: “Just though you may like to see the quick video I just put together for my friend over at the MyX100 blog on tumblr ( ). In the video I talk about a technique of using the moire and aliasing present in the EVF as a kind of focus peaking, greatly simplifying manual focusing with either the Fujinon lenses or third party lenses.

X PRO 1 studio samples at Dpreview (and some more news)

Finally Dpreview (Click here) updated their studio samples database by including Fuji X PRO 1 images converted via Adobe Camera Raw! You can finally play around with their tool to see if the Fuji beats the rest of the world or not :)

Cnet UK (Click here) posted their X PRO 1 review: “The X-Pro1 lets you revel in the very essence of photography, and it encourages you to spend more time thinking about your shot before you take it.

New ste of images samples with Skopar lens by John Smith (Click here).

And our reader Fred sent us his X PRO 1 imrpession report (Thanks!):
I would say that 80% of the pictures were taken with auto-focus; I used both the 35mm and the 60mm; Multicoated UV Filter from B+W on both lenses; I took RAW’s and converted later in-camera (yes, Fuji and Adobe could REALLY work that out, it would help a lot, but the JPEGs are really beautiful); I also used the OVF for most shots, although after one month I just realized I’ve been using the EVF more and more (I never had a camera with one before, so it’s an adjustment, no questions about it); A lot of these JPEGs have the VIVID film simulation, so a few are a bit strong color-wise.
Did I miss shots because of AF speed? DEFINITELY. Did I wish I had not lost them? Certainly. Did I curse the X-Pro, Fuji, or wished I had my D-700 back with me? NOT FOR A SINGLE MINUTE! Are there some quirks and things that could be improved? yes, there are, but with a new camera – and a new system and sensor at that – I think it is to be expected. The pros and cons, for me at least, still point solidly towards the X-Pro 1.
Perhaps if you make a living out of photographing skydivers or weddings were you can’t miss THE moment, period, unfortunately this may not be the perfect camera yet. And as some have stated, people don’t even look twice at you with the X-Pro, something I suffered with in the past, doing my work on the streets with the D-700. As a “pro-sumer” and after one month with my X-Pro, now with the 60mm, I’m finding that I’m loving it more each day. Especially as I and her get properly acquainted. I’m looking forward to see were Fuji takes this system.
Here’s the link to the gallery:

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). Mike Kobal made a short NEX-7 versus Fuji X PRO 1 comparison.