VSCO Film Update now with X-T1 support and 15% off until Monday, May 5th + LR5 $35 off until May 3rd!


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All five VSCO Film packs for Lightroom 5 and ACR for Photoshop CC (VSCO Film 01, 02, 03, 04 and 05) now support the Fuji X-T1. Check it out here at VSCO.co. Note that all VSCO Film packs for LR 5 and ACR for Photoshop CC are 15% off till end of day Pacific Standard Time on Monday, May 5th, 2014.

Lightroom 5 is $35 off at at BHphoto here. UDPATE: AmazonUS offers Lightroom 5 for $80 (46% off)

And thanks a lot those FR-readers who shared this information with me via Fujirumors twitter page.

… and now I’m finally going to test my “new” X-E2 :-)

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IN STOCK: X-T1, XF 56mm + DEALS: X-E2 and X-E1 $100 off (now also at AmazonUS and BHphoto)


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There are certain things that every X-shooter really likes about Fujifilm: the dedication to the customer, the constant improvements, the firmware updates, the technology that meets our passion by combining vintage design and manual controls with top-notch digital image quality and much more, but…

… but there is one thing where Fuji is really testing the patience of X-shooters: the delivery of X-products.

So we are still here, mostly waiting for the X-T1 and 56mm like Estragon and Wladimir waited for Godot!

Now, the supply is still very limited (and the demand pretty high, according to the AmazonUS ranking). FR-reader Tim Shirey told me:

“I know you are following availability of lens/camera gear.  B&H Photo are now shipping pre-orders of the X-T1 kit.  I pre-ordered from B&H on March 28 and mine just went out for delivery today.  Also, the online store notice changed from “expected availability: April 30” to “expected availability: mid-May”.  It appears this supply was just enough to fulfill pre-orders.”

Also Sander van Dijk confirms: “Looks like B&H is shipping the X-T1 kit and 23mm’s. I did place my order over a month ago. Status has now been updated to ‘ready for shipment’. New delivery date on the X-T1 has been updated from April 30 to mid-May.”

However, right now, you can find some X-T1 kit in stock. It’s sold directly by AmazonUS here. For the XF56mm you have to stop by BHphoto here or AmazonUS (via third party) here to grab it.

X-E2 and X-E1 DEALS ($100 off)

It’s no more an exclusive of Adorama. Now also other stores are offering the X-E1 for a ridiculous price of $499 for the body and $699 for the kit… you basically get  the kit for the price of the XF18-55!!!. Here is where you can grab it:

X-E1 body ($499): AmazonUS blacksilver / BHphoto sliverblack (+4%reward) / Adorama silverblack (+4% reward, hand grip and more) /
X-E1 kit ($699): AmazonUS blacksilver / BHphoto sliver-black (+4%reward) / Adorama silver-black (+4% reward, hand grip and more) /

FUJIFILM X-E2: The X-E2 body is currently $62 off at BHphoto (+ 4%reward), AmazonUS and Adorama (+ 4% reward) / The silver X-E2 kit is $100 off at BHphoto (+4% reward) and AmazonUS .

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The Fujinon XF 18-135mm will be f/3.5-5.6 and NOT f/3.5-4.8 as shown by Fuji at the CP+ in February


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2 days ago I told you: “REMINDER: we know it since the CP+ in Japan, but Fujifilm hasn’t still updated the roadmap: the 18-135 is getting faster (from f/3.5-f/5.6 to f/3.5-f/4.8)“.

I said it because Fuji itself has shown it at the Japanese photo event CP+ in February (as you can see in the image at the bottom).

Well, that’s not true anymore… and if Fujifilm wanted to create confusion, then they were successful.

Here are the facts: at the beginning of January Fujifilm published a new roadmap listing the Fujinon XF 18-135 f/3.5-5.6. But afterwards, at the CP+ in Japan (February), they unveiled a mock-up of the same lens with an aperture range that goes from f/3.5 to f/4.8, as you can see from the image at the bottom (courtesy: dpreview). At this point all X-shooters thought that Fuji enhanced it, me included… but the illusion last only until today:

In fact, if you’ve read Rico’s X-E2 firmware 2.00 article (a MUST for every X-E2 owner), you’ll notice that he says that the lens won’t be 4.8 at the long end but 5.6! That’s the final word in this little f-stop drama.

Therefore I updated Fuji’s roadmap again, as you can see at the top… a very nice lens range for such a young system, and, for many, the quality of the glass is one of the main reasons to swtich to Fuji.

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X-E2: Behind Firmware 2.00


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The X-E2 body is currently $62 off at BHphoto (+ 4%reward), AmazonUS and Adorama (+ 4% reward) / The silver X-E2 kit is $100 off at BHphoto (+4% reward) and AmazonUS .

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X-E2: Behind Firmware 2.00

by Rico Pfirstinger

Talk to Rico (open forum for questions & feedback)

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Mastering the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1 – The Fujifilm X-E2 – Beyond the Manual (coming soon)

Berlin Calling!

The German version of my new eBook The Fujifilm X-E2 – Beyond the Manual is finally entering production. As you may guess, the delay was due to Fuji issuing firmware 2.00 for the X-E2 today. Luckily, I was able to get my hand on an early copy of the firmware, and after a week of testing, I feel comfortable telling you what this update is about – and what’s still missing.

Don’t have the new firmware, yet? Click here to get it.

As I am now working on the English version of the eBook, I am also adding two new dates to my Fuji X Secrets workshop schedule. That’s because except for two open seats at the Beginners Workshop on 31MAY in Nuremberg, all other Fuji X Secrets workshops are currently sold-out. So on 19JUL and 20JUL, we are going to Berlin! If you live in the area or happen to be there on this summer weekend, let’s meet in person and experience a “real-life version” of X-Pert Corner!

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X-E2 Goes X-T1

While the X-T1 is pretty popular these days, I also really like my X-E2. As a matter of fact, it’s still my favorite X-Mount camera to date. So I’m glad that Fuji keeps making it better.

The main improvement in firmware 2.00 is bringing the X-E2 on par with the X-T1 regarding display lag time. With the new firmware, the camera’s electronic viewfinder (EVF) display lag is now 0.005 seconds, matching the X-T1’s highly touted Real Time Viewfinder.

Minimizing the display lag helps with action shots, as the lag between actual and perceived reality (through the EVF) is shrinking. Basically, this helps you pressing the shutter just in time instead of missing crucial moments. In addition to that, the X-E2 viewfinder now offers the same low light performance as the X-T1, maintaining a high frame rate of at least 50 fps.

Essentially, the X-E2 becomes a faster, more responsive camera.

** CLICK HERE to Read the Rest of the Article **

Download X-E2 firmware 2.00 NOW: better EVF, focus peaking colors, new FN button functions and more!


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The X-E2 body is currently $62 off at BHphoto (+ 4%reward), AmazonUS and Adorama (+ 4% reward) / The silver X-E2 kit is $100 off at BHphoto (+4% reward) and AmazonUS .

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So here we are again: the next firmware update is online here. It will bring your (and my) Fujifilm X-E2 to the next level and a few steps closer to the Fujifilm X-T1. Thank you Fuji!

Here is the list of improvements.

  • Enhanced EVF including the world’s fastest* display lag-time of 0.005 seconds
  • Selectable colors for outlines for Focus Peak Highlight
  • Added functions that can be assigned to the Fn (Function) button
  • Added “Suppressed Flash” option when selecting flash mode
  • The phenomenon is fixed that in FILM SIMULATION Bracketing, third picture is recorded as “ASTIA” although the third picture is set as “PRO Neg. Hi”.

For a first look at the new firmware check out Rico’s X-pert corner special “X-E2: Behind the firmware 2:00“.

Now let the Kaizen download party begin and download the new X-E2 firmware here.

NOTE: If you have problems to see the firmware ver. 3.01 then you probably have to clean the cache! The easiest way is described in Rico’s X-pert corner post “Tips for Updating your Firmware”: “just delete your browser cache or force your browser to reload and refresh the page by, for example, holding the Alt or Option key while clicking on Reload.

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