Fuji Guys: First Look FinePix F900EXR

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Building on the award-winning F Series line cameras, the new FinePix F900EXR (price & specs) delivers the impressive autofocus speed that photographers have been demanding and allows you to share the images with its new Wi-Fi -certified wireless image transfer function. It features a new Intelligent Hybrid AF system that focuses as fast as 0.05 seconds*1 by using a new Phase Detection AF system in its advanced EXR-CMOS II sensor.

Click here to read the preview of imaging resource.

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XF18-55mm photozone review

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image courtesy: photozone

photozone published his technical review of the XF18-55 zoom lens (read it here).

The Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS may be the hottest reason to enter the Fuji system. It is amazingly sharp throughout the zoom and relevant aperture range. The amount of lateral CAs is generally quite low with the exception of 55mm @ f/4. The Fujinon is not without flaws, of course. Technically it suffers from a high barrel distortion at 18mm and the vignetting is a bit too high at max. aperture. However, these aspects are taken care of either by the camera itself or external RAW converters so you don’t need to worry from a user perspective. The quality of the bokeh (out-of-focus) blur is pretty good for a standard zoom lens but it cannot rival the best prime lenses, of courseIn a nutshell – you can’t go wrong with the Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS

This was just a part of photozone’s verdict about the 18-55 zoom lens. Click here to read the whole review.

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XF 14mm in Stock at Adorama and Kenmore + B&H and AmazonUS shipping soon

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The new XF 14mm lens is in Stock for the regular price at Adorama (Click here) and on eBay US via Adorama and Kenmorecamera. There is a very limited quantity and I guess it will soon run out of Stock again.

And for those who ordered the XF14mm through B&H. It will be shipped soon! And also AmazonUS expected delivery date is now the 7th February.

XF14mm in stock status check: AmazonUS/ B&H / Adorama / Amazon GERMANY / Amazon ITALY / or on ebay worldwide via slidoo

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Some interesting Fuji news from the CP+ show.

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The big show in Yokohama started but there is no really big news this year. No camera manufacturer really launched something extraordinary new (No FF DSLR, no new Mirrorless camera). So let’s see what happened around the Fuji world. On top you can see the image of the Kipon Tilt Shift adapter to use with Nikon or Hasselblad lenses on Fuji X cameras (Source: DC.watch).

And here are two of the three new Zeiss lenses that will be on market in April-May. As you know we will have the 12mm f/2.8, 32mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/2.8 with a price of around 1.000 Euro.

And let’s end with a new Fuji product that has nothing to do with cameras but it shows how innovative the company can be: Fujifilm’s flexible Beat speaker diaphragm lets us roll up the rhythm (Engadget).

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6 great photographers shoot with the X-Series

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William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, Ryan McGinley, Martin Parr, Terry Richardson, and Stephen Shore shoot with the X-Series for a show at Aperture Gallery simply called “Photography”. Look at the images here. (thanks for the link Adam).

It was Eggleston’s first time ever shooting digital!

“The exhibition consists of approximately 25 new prints that are reflective of each photographer’s distinctive aesthetic, from William Eggleston’s iconic Americana; Stephen Shore’s intensive snapshot documentation; Nan Goldin’s poetic self-reflection; Martin Parr’s whimsical observations of contemporary living; Terry Richardson’s stark, blunt simplicity; and Ryan McGinley’s images of youth and beauty.”

Dean from Fujifilm X-series thoughts has already seen the shots and says that

“I could envisage several possibilities. Foremost in my mind was the possibility that it might simply be a cold and cynical ploy from a marketing department. Happily however, that was not the case. Clearly, all involved are benefiting from this. The photographers (presumably) get access to free equipment (and possibly more), and both sides of the party get exposure. But the whole deal had more of a mutual “this is exciting” feel to it, rather than cold calculation. I was quite taken by some of the photographs, and the whole day’s adventure was well worth the effort.”

 

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