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.

Another X PRO 1 versus rest of the mirrorless world comparison.

Soundimagesplus (Click here) made a new Fuji X POR 1 versus Olympus E-M5 and Sony NEX-5n High ISO comaprison: “Firstly, using the same Nikon lens on the Fuji and Sony the Sony has purple fringing and the Fuji doesn’t. Secondly, while the Fuji is clearly the best at ISO 3200, just look at how close the Olympus OM-D gets to this much praised Sony sensor at that setting.

Also the well known Photographyblog (Click here) Highly Recommends the Fuji: “Thankfully the X-Pro1’s innovative image sensor and lack of low-pass filter lives up to all the hype and more, delivering truly excellent image quality. Noise is noticeable only by its almost complete absence throughout the ISO range of 100-25,600, while the Dynamic Range function helps to boost contrast and detail.

P.S.: A new Low Light image sample by Alan Smith (Click here).


New X PRO 1 reviews roundup!

Ther eis no day without a new X PRO 1 test. So here is the next wrap up:
Engadget (Click here) posted their final X PRO 1 test: “The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a work of art, and like any masterpiece there’ll be some who hate it and others who get into heated bidding wars. If you’re sensible and price-conscious, then by rights you should be waiting for the auctioneer to bring out the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Or you should be looking at the X100, or even considering a DSLR, before investing this amount of money. But if the retro form factor befits your personality, you have an abundance of cash and you care about the subtleties of the sensor’s output, a powerful viewfinder and great controls, then there’s every reason to buy in.

Fuji X PRO 1 versus Olympus E-M5 at Soundimagesplus (Click here).

RAW vs JPEG on the Fuji X-Pro1 from ISO 200 through ISO 3200 at Digitalloyd (Click here).

First day on the street with the Fujifilm X-Pro1 by Patrick Braun (Click here).

New full Fuji X PRO 1 review by Ken Rockwell

Ken Rockwell (Click here) the most famous photography blogger posted his final X PRO 1 review: “The Fuji X-Pro1 is an amazing one-of-a-kind camera. It has image quality and lenses more like my LEICA M9 than any DSLR, and it’s smaller and lighter than any DSLR — or LEICA. The X-Pro1 does what the LEICA M9 does well, even better than the M9 does it!

Overall he is pretty impressed by the Fuji and recommends it to anyone that doesn’t shoot mainly landscapes (for that FF cameras are still better).

Brandon Remler (Click here) is testing the 60mm macro lens which is also the best of all three X lenses: “The sharpness is great and it’s a terrific lens to own.