XF 56mm in stock at Adorama + new X-mount Saymang 8mm II in stock at BHphoto


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XF 56mm

Adorama has some XF 56mm in stock right now here (with 4% reward). Adorama sells some also via AmazonUS here.

Samyang 8mm II

The second generations of Samyang’s 8mm fisheye lens is now in stock at BHphoto here.

thanks Robert for sharing this information on the FR-facebook wall.

Recently announced Samyang lenses for Fujifilm X-mount:

– 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye II lens in (Click here).
– 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens in (Click here).
– 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens in (Click here).
– 8mm T3.1 Cine UMC Fish-Eye II lens in (Click here).

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One XF 56mm and some XF 10-24mm in stock again… but Fujifilm X-T1 still hard to find in USA


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There is just one XF 56mm is in stock at AmazonUS here (sold via third party at normal price)… act fast, as it will run quickly out of stock again.

You can find a limited number of three XF 10-24 in stock at AmazonUS here (sold at normal price via third party) and also at Adorama here.

Not so easy to find in the USA: the Fujifilm X-T1. The demand is for this camera is still pretty high, as you can see from the AmazonUS ranking here, and the supply seems to be very limited at the moment.

Fuji X-T1: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

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Lightroom 5.4 with Fuji X-T1 support + Adobe Lightroom Mobile for iPad!


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It’s not a rumor anymore, it’s a fact: LR 5.4 with X-T1 support is here (thanks a lot to the brand new source, who decided to share the Lightroom 5.4 rumor with the FR-community).

You can download it at Adobe’s page (Mac / Windows). LR 5.4 adds support for the Fuji X-T1 and Fuji’s film simulations.

Well, I shared the rumor and you are free share your considerations about LR5.4 in the comments.

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The Lightroom Family is growing: the company just officially released Adobe Lightroom Mobile (for Creative Cloud Subscribers). Limited features but still a nice tool to quickly and easily edit your images on you iPad.

Patrick (facebook, google+ and twitter)

video at Adobe’s website

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Fujinon XF 10-24mm tests (vs Canon’s 16-35 mm, XF 14mm and XF 23mm)


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image courtesy: martin-doppelbauer

XF 10-24
Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

4 left in stock at AmazonUS (sold by third party reseller).

1) Fujinon XF 10-24 test with many crops compared to Canon’s flagship wide angle zoom, the 16-35 mm 1:2.8 L II USM at martin-doppelbauer: “I have been shooting with enthusiast and professional SLRs since 25 years and wide angle landscape has always been my favorite. This Fuji XF 10-24 is one of the best wide angle zooms I have ever used in all those years. There is not one focal length that will let you down. Even wide open at f/4 this lens gives very good results. Stepped down by one stop will get you rid of the already low vignetting completely. Distortion is also low and purple fringing (chromatic aberration) practically doesn’t exist. When using out-of-the-camera JPEGs, vignetting and distortion are automatically corrected. On the downside, the XF 10-24 is relatively big and heavy for small cameras like the X-E1/2 or X-T1.”

2) Fuji XF 10-24mm vs Fuji XF 14mm f/2.8 and Fuji XF 23mm f/1.4 at admiringlight: “Well, the results are largely how I expected them to play out.  The 10-24mm is shaping up to be a very good ultra-wide zoom, but like most ultra-wide zooms, it’s not going to perform as well as a top-notch prime lens.  To be fair, this is seriously stiff competition.”


Samyang 12mm (on a Fuji X-E2) samples + some XF lenses still $250 off at AmazonUS!


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XF lens deals

The XF lenses price is normal again at every store but not at AmazonUS. You can still find some lenses, as the 27mm and 14mm $200-$250 off. Also the 55-200 is cheaper than normal. But check them all out at AmazonUS.

Samyang 12mm (BHphoto)

FR-readers Sunwook: “Hi Patrick. Samyang’s new lens released on last Thursday in Korea and I bought 12mm immediatly. Here’s some images taken with my Fuji X-E2 and Samyang 12mm. Mounted / Night shot at each aperture step(due to wind, long exposure looks blurred) / Random shots.”

Here are my thoughts..

– Solid built.
– Very little distortion.
– Very good resolution.
– Edge color aberration in many situation.
– Black hood with silver lens.
– Manual focus. I got some badly focused image. Need more experience!
FYI, I have uploaded earlier+additional images to flickr:

The 12mm can be pre-ordered at BHphoto.

The newly announced Samyang lenses:

– 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye II lens in Fujifilm X mount (Click here).
– 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens in Fujifilm X mount (Click here).
– 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens in Fujifilm X mount (Click here).
– 8mm T3.1 Cine UMC Fish-Eye II lens in Fujfilm X mount (Click here).

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