X-E1 (and PRO1?) firmware update coming soon?

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Strong sales at AmazonUS for the X-E2. At the moment it’s ranked 2, 6 and 9th! Check the CSC-ranking here. And the silver kit is also in stock.

Fuji X-E2: USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / AdoramaDigitalRev / Pictureline / EUROPE: wexphotographicUK / DigitalRev / Fotomundus24 GER / PCHstore / AmazonDE (via DR) / AmazonUK (via DR)

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Take it with a grain of salt, but that’s the story: A Canadian FR-reader had a talk with a Fuji-rep at Quebec’s photo & video. The Fuji-rep told him that there will be an X-E1 firmware update “very soon”, but he didn’t tell anything about the details of the update… so you’re still free to fly with you imagination. What would you like to have improved? Villi Asgeirsson said on the FR-facebook wall that he’d like to have full manual control in video mode.

The FR-reader couldn’t tell me if the update will be compatible also with the X-PRO1. But in the past Fuji updated both cameras contemporaneously. So let’s hope also this time.

I remind you that back in July (see here) there where rumors saying for example that focus peaking on the E1/PRO1 will get more colour options.

If true, it seems that we could have another Kaizen-day right in time for X-mas!

But remember, the X100 firmware update was scheduled for September (or even earlier), but Fuji was able to release it only in October (btw, well worth the wait!). Delays are always possible. So I’ll believe it only when I see it ready for download at Fuji’s global website.

Have a good start in this new week.

cheers
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XF 10-24 on November 20 and XF 56mm on January 6?

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Fuji XF 23mm: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

There is right now one XF23mm in stock at AmazonUS, sold by third party reseller OneCall (click here) for normal price of $899. OneCall sells the XF23mm also via ebay here.

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Hi all

Just a quick rumor to tell you that it has been whispered to me that the XF 10-24 could be announced on November 20 and the XF 56mm on January 6.

These are the last 2 lenses in the actual Fuji roadmap… So I think it’s time for Fuji to release an updated one.

What do you think should be the next lenses on Fuji’s roadmap? Feel free to drop your dream-lens-roadmap in the comments.

cheers
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P.S.: feel free to spread the word, but don’t “forget” to quote the source ;).

What’s neXt? A weather sealed X! (trusted sources)

(X-E2 and XQ1 pre-order now also at AmazonDE)

X-E2 – USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / AdoramaDigitalRev / Pictureline / EUROPE: wexphotographicUK / DigitalRev / Fotomundus24 GER / PCHstore / AmazonDE (via DR)

XQ1 – USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / AdoramaDigitalRev / EUROPE: wexphotographicUK / DigitalRev / PCHstore / AmazonDE (via DR)

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Hi all!

I had an interesting chat with two of our trusted sources (the Japanese source and a „long time“ source). Here is what they told us about Fuji’s next X-camera:

They both say: Fuji will launch a weather sealed camera.

– The trusted Japanese source said it will feature an APS-C X-Trans II sensor.
– The „long time“ trusted source said it will have a big high-performance EVF.

So, to everyone wondering what camera Fuji could squeeze between the X-E and X-PRO line… the answer is: a weather sealed X! And it should be announced at the CES in January!

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UK price (ukdigital-store): XF 56mm f/1.2 £999 (spring 2014) + 10-24mm £799 (NOV-DEC)

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An anonymous FR-reader told me that UK-store “ukdigital” is already taking pre-orders on the XF10-24 and XF 56 lenses. The first will be sold for £799 and be available in NOV-DEC while the portrait lens will be the most expensive Fujinon lens with a price tag of £999 and it will be shipped in spring 2014!

Here is the product description for both lenses:

P.S.: I’ve been told by an anonymous FR-reader that Adorama is shipping the XF23mm lens.

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56mm

The Fujinon XF56mm F1.2 R lens is the new f1.2 aperture fast prime lens for Fujifilm X Mount digital cameras. The XF56mm has an equivalent focal length of 84mm, combined with high quality optics, and fast aperture is perfect for close cropped portrait photography. The fast aperture allows beautiful blurring of backgrounds, making the subject matter stand out.

RELEASE DATE: SPRING 2014

10-24mm

The Fujinon XF10-24mm f4 R OIS lens is the new FUJINON ultra-wide short zoom lens for Fujifilm X Mount digital cameras. The 10-24mm focal length is equivalent to 15-36mm to give super wide angle, perfect for sweeping landscapes, interior shots, or any other ultra wide application.

RELEASE DATE: NOV – DEC 2013.

XF 56mm £999
XF 23mm (£849 at AmazonUK)… ($899 at AmazonUS)
XF 10-24mm £799
XF 14mm (£696 at AmazonUK) … ($899 at AmazonUS)
XF 55-200 (£649 at AmazonUK) … ($699 at AmazonUS)
XF 18-55 (£479 at AmazonUK) …. ($699 at AmazonUS)
XF 60mm £465 …………..…….. ($649 at AmazonUS)
XF 18mm £429 …………..…….. ($599 at AmazonUS)
XF 35mm £429 …………..…….. ($599 at AmazonUS)
XF 27mm £379 ………..……….. ($449 at AmazonUS)

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Fuji’s FF roadmap: FF-compact camera second half of 2014 + FF-MILC late 2014 / early 2015?

The number of hints is growing: Fuji could go FF… and 2014 could be the year. According to a new source the company will launch a Full Frame Compact Camera (X200?) in the second half of 2014.

But the fixed lens FF could only be the beginning. Always according to this new source, there will be also FF X-series cameras with interchangeable lenses, coming late 2014 early 2015.

You know it, take it with a grain of salt. It’s the first time that this source whispered some rumors to me.

greez
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