Fujifilm X30: “X-series DNA at an affordable price” (photographyblog review)


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coming September 30, according to AmazonUS.

 Fujifilm X30
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The Fujifilm X30 review is now online at photographyblog : 4.5 out of 5 stars for the X30. From the conclusions:

The X30’s continued use of a relatively small 2/3-type sensor continues to deliver great image quality, but is starting to look a little under-powered when compared to the likes of the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 series and the Canon PowerShot G7 X with their 1-inch sensors and the Panasonic Lumix LX100 with its even bigger Micro Four Thirds sensor, especially when you consider that all of those cameras are smaller and lighter than the X30. Those rivals are all more expensive, though, so if you’re happy with the X30’s image quality, then we can certainly recommend it as a very well-built, refined and attractive camera that delivers the X-series DNA at an affordable price.”

Review at the Japanese site dc.watch (translation) / Photokina First Impressions Review at reviewed /


SAVE $150 on the XF 23mm f/1.4 (ebayUS – 10 left)


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It’s again the 23mm, it’s again cameraland, and it’s again $150 savings on it. There are 10 available at cameraland here (99,8% positive feedback). Comes with 1 year warranty.


XF 14mm (save $100 – price $799): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama /
XF 23mm (save $100 – price $799): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama /
XF 35mm (save $100 – price $499): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama /
XF 55-200 (save $100 – price $599): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama /


Dpreview interview: Higher resolution sensors and video quality improvement likely to come on next generation cameras.


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Mr. Toshihisa Iida

Dpreview published an interview with Mr. Toshihisa Iida, Senior Manager of Sales & Marketing in Fujifilm. And he gave us some glimpse into the future:

1) High res sensor coming in 2015? In terms of resolution, the lenses are so sharp, there’s scope for higher resolution to maximize the capabilities of the lenses. There’s some room for improvement on the High-ISO and speed aspects too.

2) Video on Fuji cameras: Video is getting more and more important.

3) No Full Frame: A full-frame camera would be bigger, more expensive and maybe slower too.

4) Fujifilm is Confident: Mr. Toshihisa Iida said: “Over the past few months I’ve been getting more confident“.

And Fuji seems to have no doubts about what to do: “To be honest we’re pretty clear about what we need to do, and I think we’re moving in the right direction.

More at dpreview


Confirmed: Paid X-T1 d-pad button upgrade (at least in Japan)


image courtesy: grittymonkey

When the Fujifilm X-T1 hit the market, back in February, the first batch of cameras had two problems: the light leak and the fiddly d-pad buttons. Fuji rapidly fixed the light leak, but not the buttons. To be clear: Fujifilm improved the buttons later on and now you have that nice “click” when you press them. But those who grabbed one of the very first cameras on the market, are still struggling with the fiddly buttons.

But back in May I told you that Fuji was working on a paid button upgrade for early production X-T1’s. Well, the rumor seems to be correct, at least in Japan. X-shooter Balbo42 got his X-T1 buttons fixed for about 8000¥ ~ 75$.

Read his experience at his blog grittymonkey.

X100T: USA: BHphoto  / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro
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XF 56mm f/1.2 APD: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro
XF 50-140 f/2.8 WR: USA: BHphotoAmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore AUSTRALIA: CameraPro


Fuji Guy Greg says: “The X-PRO2 won’t be Full Frame, but it will be worth the wait!” (Luminous landscape interview)


PART 2 of Luminous Landscape interview

Luminous Landscape interviewed Billy & Greg (the Fuji Guys) and Fuji Manager Toshihisa Iida at photokina. It’s a nice chat you should check out, with Greg confirming that the Fujifilm X-PRO2 won’t be Full Frame, but “worth the wait“.

See part 1 of the interview here and part 2 here.

Part 1 of the interview

FujiFilm Interview at Photokina 2014 from The Luminous Landscape on Vimeo.