[UPDATE: Zeiss Touit FAQ] B&H estimates: 55-200 on June 05 – 12mm Touit on June 03 + Touit high-res samples (ephotozine)

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BHphoto expects the 12mm Touit lens for June 03 (click here)

ephotozine posted some high-res samples provided by Zeiss. For the 12mm samples click here, and for the 32mm shots click here. [UPDATE: For the Carl Zeiss Touit FAQ click here.]

Zeiss Touit 32mm pre-order: USA: Adorama / BHphoto / Uniquephoto / Pictureline / Europe: AmazonDE / PCHstore Brussel

Zeiss Touit 12mm pre-order: USA: Adorama / BHphoto / Uniquephoto / Pictureline / Europe: AmazonDE / PCHstore Brussel

XF 55-200 pre-order: USA: BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / DigitalRev / Uniquephoto / Pictureline / Europe: AmazonUK / AmazonDE / PCHstore Brussel

BHphoto expects the 55-200 for June 05 (click here)

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Is this the new entry level X system camera body?

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The Swedish website Cyberphoto (google translation here) claims that the cameras hold by that smiling Fuji rep is a new model that Fuji will announce this summer: “unfortunately, we can not say whether it is compact or SLR. What we can say is that no current model is changed without Fujifilm expands its range. More information will come.

The camera has been smeared out and you can’t see anything else than the size…I would say X20 alike size. This camera smells a lot like the rumored Fuji X entry level system body :)

bye
Patrick

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Lens Turbo (focal reducer) to come for Fuji.

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We got in contact with the Chinese company that just launched the new “Lens Turbo” adapter which is a focal reducer as the Speed Booster adapter but with a different design. They told us that nine new adapters will be launched this year:

PK, AI, EF, FD, MD, C/Y, Leica R, and M42 to Fuji X mount.

The image on top shows you their first adapter made for the NEX system. The company that makes the lens also makes the Mitakon 35mm 0.95 for X-mount (you can find them here on eBay).

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It’s online! riflessifotografici complete X20 review by Donato Chirulli

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image courtesy: riflessifotografici (English version)

How good is the X20 really? Donato Chirulli posted his complete X20 review here (English version). Well, it’s not a revolutionary camera, but Fuji won the challenge to improve an already very good camera (the X10). There are some things that could still be better (for example the colour of the focus peaking), but Fuji put into the X20 all the technology necessary to deliver a great image quality… for a compact camera with 2/3 sensor.

Technology alone can help to produce clinically excellent shots, but it’s up to you, X20-photographers, to give your images also a “soul”. And, to me, that’s what this review didn’t forget to show: beautiful images capturing the soul of the “old lady” Venice.

have great start in your new week
Patrick

Fuji X20: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

image courtesy: riflessifotografici (English version)

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[UPDATED with part II – download RAW samples!] dslr-magazine Zeiss Touit X-mount test

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The Spanish dslrmagazine posted his technical test of the Touit 12mm and 32mm. In this review (part 1) they focus on aspects like vignetting and distortion. Read it here (translated version). For the bokeh, flare-resistance and more we have to wait the second part of this review (which will soon come).

[UPDATE]: dslrmagazine posted part II of his review here (translated version). You can download some RAW sample images.

Zeiss Touit 32mm pre-order: USA: Adorama / BHphoto / Uniquephoto / Pictureline / Europe: AmazonDE / PCHstore Brussel

Zeiss Touit 12mm pre-order: USA: Adorama / BHphoto / Uniquephoto / Pictureline / Europe: AmazonDE / PCHstore Brussel

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