Silkypix 5: improved image processing of X-TRANS files soon!


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Silkypix 5 promises better X-TRANS RAW-files support soon. Here is the press release:

“Ichikawa Soft Laboratory (Representative Director: Yoshikuni Ichikawa; Headquarters: Chiba City) has succeeded in improving image processing algorithms in the digital development software “SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro5,” further improving picture quality when developing RAW images from the “X-Trans CMOS Sensors.”

“SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro5” has received high praise on its image quality from many customers since it became compatible with “X-Trans CMOS Sensors” (16 February 2012), but with these improved image processing algorithms, it can now further utilize the functions in “X-Trans CMOS Sensors,” as well as create images that maintain high resolution while eliminating images such as moiré.

We have already completed the technology for improving these image processing algorithms, and plan on releasing an updated version of “SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro5” in the near future.

For every Silkypix user ou there, click here to check it out.


X-PRO1 deal: save $300 at digitalrev (savings also in Europe)


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Check out this deal at digitalrev! If you purchase the X-PRO1 body you’ll save $300 dollar (price at AmazonUS, BHphoto and Adorama is $1399).

It’s a good deal also for Europeans. Just check out the Digitalrev shop in your country here and compare it with your Amazon here.

FR-reader Peter has been in touch with DigitalRev and he told me that their X-PRO1 body is indeed brand new. Apparently it is their regular price (for now), not a time-limited sale. Shipping cost and exchange rates may lead to price variations.

Did you find other interesting X-PRO1 offers? Just share them in the comments.


Free X-E1/X-PRO1 photographers guide book PDF


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If you click on this link, you’ll be able to download a free PDF photographers guidbook for the X-E1. (If you want the free X-PRO1 book [with instruction on how to use SILKYPIX], click here) From the description:

“This is an official guidebook for the premium interchangeable lens camera, FUJIFILM X-E1. It is intended to help users enjoy photography even more with tips on how to use each of the various functions. It also includes an interview of photographer and some gallery of their works.”

It can’t match Rico’s “Mastering the X-PRO1“(Kindle Edition) (Apple iBook Store) (German version), but take a look at it, it’s nice, free and well worth a read!

And check Fujifilm’s lenses and accessories catalogue here (PDF)

Fuji X-E1: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay Fuji X-PRO1: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay


Zeiss lenses to be announced on May 7th.


SAR reports that Zeiss will announce their new Prime lenses for Sony NEX and Fuji X system on Tuesday, May 7th. The final price is still unknown although many expect it to be somewhere between $1,000 and $1,200. The first two lenses to ship in June will be the 12mm f/2.8 and the 32mm f/1.8 lens. The 50mm f/2.8 macro will ship in late 2013. All lenses have electronic Aperture and Autofocus control.


X-S1 marked as discontinued at Adorama.


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The X-S1 is now discontinued at Adorama (see here). It still is in stock in other US stores like Amazon here and BHphoto here. As I already told you, an anonymous source told me that the X-S1 would be replaced soon by an X-S2 with X20 tech. I don’t have any news from trusted sources about it.

Oh, and if you don’t mind about a little scratch at the top left cover and don’t care about this cosmetic problem, then you should check this X100S at ebayUS (click here). You save $100.