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First Look: Fujifilm TCL-X100 Teleconverter for X100(S) Cameras

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Fujifilm TCL-X100 Teleconverter for X100(S) Cameras

by Rico Pfirstinger

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Hello Again!

It’s been a while, as I have been busy wrapping up my new eBook The Fujifilm X-E2 – Beyond the Manual. The German version of the manuscript will enter conversion later this week, and I am currently working on the English version.

When a member of the German Fuji X Forum inquired about workshops covering Fujifilm X-series cameras, one user suggested me to offer one, though I honestly didn’t expect much interest, given how small the Fuji universe still is. Turns out I was wrong: The first three Fuji X Secrets workshops each sold-out within just a few hours.

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We kick-off the series with a Beginners Workshop on 31MAY, followed by two “standard” workshops in Nuremberg on 7JUN and 14JUN, then two more in Heidelberg on 28/29JUN. Here’s a list for those of you who might be interested and are based in Germany or nearby countries (even though we have participants that come from as far as Australia). There’s a fair chance that we’ll tour other cities (such as Berlin) after summer break. As I am going to spend a few weeks in Santa Barbara, CA in late November and December, I’d like to offer one or two workshops there, as well. Stay tuned.

X100(S) Turns Into a Mini System

When Fuji displayed a telephoto conversion lens for their X100 and X100S cameras at CP+, it was a dream come true for many X-Philes who had kept asking for such an option since this camera’s inception. Adding 19mm (wide-angle conversion lens WCL-X100) and 33mm (telephoto conversion lens TCL-X100) options to the fixed 23mm lens of the X100(S) turns the camera into a three lens mini system with silent leaf shutter operation and fast flash synchronization speeds.

X100S with standard 23mmF2 lens

X100S with 19mmF2 WCL-X100

X100S with 33mmF2 TCL-X100

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56mm, 10-24mm and X-T1 body in stock at ebayUS + Auction on X-T1 with 18-55 lens (few hours left)

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Top rated Plus ebayUS reseller kenmorecamera has the XF 56mm in stock here and the XF 10-24 in stock here. These lenses are still out of stock at the other major online retailers.

Another X-gear that is pretty hard to find at the moment: the X-T1. I could find the body available at ebayUS here (new and for normal price). It’s in stock also at Adorama.

The only X-T1 with the 18-55 kit lens I could find is now on auction at ebayUS here (now at $1,125.00). The auction runs for a few more hours. LIGHT LEAK: You should be aware that the serial number of this X-T1 is 41A02XXX. Fuji said that in the U.S. serial numbers 41A05201 or higher are safe and anything under that is possibly affected.

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Fuji deals in May: price drops on X-E2, X-PRO1, X-M1, XF 18mm and XC 50-230

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X-M1 body and kit: up to $200 price drop NOW at AmazonUS and Adorama.

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The last Fuji deals just ended a couple of weeks ago (April 5th), and the next one is just around the corner.

According to the same source who shared the previous deal-rumors (and the confidential Fuji deal document) with the FR-community, there will be new deals starting on May 4th and go until May 31th!

And here are the instant rebates:

X-series cameras

– $200 rebate on X-E2 kit (discounted price $1199)
– $150 rebate on X-E2 body (discounted price $849)
– $200 rebate on X-PRO1 body (discounted price $999)
– $100 rebate on X-M1 body (discounted price $599) – up to $200 price drop NOW at AmazonUS and Adorama.

Fujinon lenses

– $100 rebate on XF 18mm (discounted price $499)
– $50 rebate on XC 50-230 (discounted price $349)

The last X-deals were a success. Fuji sold so many lenses that many of them are still out of stock at the major online retailers. So, for one time, let me do an “out of stock” check ;-)

XF OUT OF STOCK CHECK

XF 27mm: BHphoto (black) / Adorama (black and silver) / AmazonUS (black one availbale only via third party reseller)
XF 23mm: AmazonUS / BHphoto (ships in 7 to 14 days) / Adorama
XF 35mm: AmazonUS (ships in 2 to 4 weeks) / BHphoto / Adorama
XF 55-200: AmazonUS (available only via third party) / BHphoto / Adorama

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