Zeiss Touit: new firmware (and lenses) coming, Touit lens deal ends soon (save up to $251) and X-deals check!

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Touit deals

Reminder: The great deal on the Zeiss Touit lenses ends January 31. You will save $180.00 on the 32mm f/1.8 and save $251.00 on the 12mm f/2.8! Check the deals at AmazonUSBHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline

Rumor

No folks, no X-T1 rumor today (until now)! But it could be of interest for all those owning Zeiss Touit lenses for Fuji X-mount.

According to an anonymous source, the firmware update (PDAF and LMO support) for the Touit lenses will come within the end of January.

Another new source instead said that the firmware update will come in February. This source also said that further Touit lenses are under development.

As usual, take it with a grain of salt.

FR is still one of the youngest and smallest rumor sites. The network of sources is slowly growing, but any further help is appreciated. If you have informations to share, then you can do it completely anonymously via rumor box (you can give yourself a fake name, so that I can recognize you in future) or also via email at fujirumor@gmail.com. Don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks, Patrick.

X-deal check

AmazonUS

X-PRO1: save $121 here.
X-M1: save $150 on the silver kit, $100 on the black kit and $72 on the brown kit. Black and silver body $50 off. Check it here.
X-A1: save $100 on the black kit and $75 on the blue kit. Check it here.
X-E1: save $250 on the kit and $150 on the body . Check it here.
X20: save $100 here.
XQ1: save $97 here.
XF1: save $250 here.

BHphoto

X-PRO1: save $121 (+4% reward) here.
X-E1: save $250 on the silver kit and $150 on the bodies. Check it here.
X20: save $100 here.

Adorama

X-E1: save $250 on the kit and $150 on the body . Check it here.
X-PRO1: save $121 (+4% reward) here.
X20: save $100 (+4% reward) here.

DigitalRev (USA and EUROPE)

Save $250 on the X100S in USA. Save big also in Europe (costs €910 in Germany). Check it out here.

Canada

All Fuji X-gear is now on sale in Canada until January 31 in stores like camera canada (via dealsrunner)

UK/ROI

New Cashback deals in UK (till 31st March): Buy 1 lens claim £100/€120 cashback. Buy 2 lenses and claim £300/€360 cashback – (£100 per lens plus a bonus £100/€120). Check it out here (via dealsrunner).

 

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Fuji’s new hand grips (X-E1/2 + X-PRO1) finally available for pre-order at AmazonUS!

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On December 18th, Fujfilm announced the new handgrips for the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and X-E1 / X-E2, giving enhanced performance when using a tripod. Now, one month later, you can finally pre-order it at AmazonUS here.

thx for telling, 2daloo.

Product description:

(1) High quality X Series design
Maintaining the quality associated with X Series cameras, the new hand grip bases are milled from aluminum block with the grip designed to integrate perfectly with the camera, to deliver firm grip whilst keeping a stylish silhouette.
(2) Optimum balance that allows sufficient clearance from the camera body base when the camera is tripod mounted with a large-diameter lens
The new hand grips allow an additional 8mm clearance from the camera body base to prevent large-diameter lenses such as the XF23mm and XF55-200mm from interfering with the tripod head.
(3) Allows battery and memory card access without removing the grip
The MHG-XPRO and MHG-XE hand grips are designed specifically to allow users to open the camera’s battery cover for speedy access to the battery or memory card even while the grip is mounted on a tripod.
(4) Enhanced operability with a tripod
The hand grips have a tripod-mounting screw hole positioned so that the rotation axis of the tripod is aligned with the optical axis of the lens to enable panning and framing free of rotation displacement. The base part also features a 38mm-wide protrusion that acts as a quick-release dovetail plate for use with a dovetail tripod mount.

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Tilt screen for the X-T1!

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First of all, let me tell you this: this rumor comes from a source who was right in the past and who also told me over two months ago that the weather sealed X (X-T1) will have a vintage SLR-design (inspired by the FujicaST). It has not yet been upgraded to trusted source… but if it’s right with the tilt-screen and the retro SLR design, then it will be upgraded.

So here is the rumor:

The source told me that the X-T1 will have a tilt screen!

And a couple of days ago another FR-reader had a talk with a Fuji rep at the CES. He wrote me this email:

“At CES. Speaking at new camera and it was implied to be announced in weeks. […] When I mentioned that the Sony had a “tilty-floppy” screen, he grabbed another model in the Fuji line and said, “We know how to do a flip screen. What makes you think we don’t like flip screens?”. When asked if the new camera would have such a screen, there were two answers… “Maaaybe…”. And “What new camera?”

Here is the poll some of you asked for in the comments to older posts.

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Feel free to share information with Fujirumors via email or anonymously via rumor box.

Here is the updated specs list (to take with a grain of salt)

  • announcement January 28th (trusted source)
  • bigger (extra-large) and better (high performance) EVF / (trusted +  anonymous sources)
  • APS-C X-Trans sensor II (16MP) / (trusted +  anonymous sources)
  • support for the UHS-II SD-card for super-fast writing speed / (trusted sources)
  • 8fps with AF tracking / (trusted source)
  • weather sealed body / (trusted sources)
  • tilt screen (source who was right in the past, but not yet upgraded to trusted source)
  • FujicaST-like (SLR-type) design / (source who was right in the past, but not yet upgraded to trusted source)
  • name: X-T1 / (anonymous source + Fujifilm)
  • price range between X-E and X-PRO line / (new and anonymous sources)
  • additional battery grip / (anonymous source)
  • faster AF then X-E2 / (new source)

cheers,
facebook, google+ and twitter

P.S.: at the bottom, the X-T1 mock-up of FR-reader Francis! Feel free to send me more X-T1 mock-ups :-)

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X-Robot: tips and tricks for photographers of all competency levels

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Here is what Fujfilm Middle East teased in the last few days. It looks like a mix between Hall 9000 and Wall-E’s girlfriend and it’s called X-Robot. All we know until now is written at Fujfilm Middle East facebook page:

“X-Robot has finally arrived!! Just in time to help photographers elevate their visuals. With tips and tricks that he has picked up in his adventures, X-Robot will bring all his knowledge into the service of photographers of all competency levels. Watch this space for more X-Robot!”

I still prefer Rico’s book “Mastering the X-PRO1 and X-E1” to elevate my photography skills.

And now lemme focus again on the X-T1.

cheers,
Patrick – facebook, google+ and twitter

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X-T1: No double SD-card slot, but super-fast writing speed (UHS-II) and 8fps with AF-tracking!

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Dear FR-readers,

I’ve waited a few days now, hoping for other trusted sources to confirm the following rumor. But they can’t, for now.

So, once again, we have to rely on what the top trusted Japanese source told me a few days ago.

I can’t wait further, so hold on tight now… time has come to share it with all of you!

The Japanese source told me that the X-T1 won’t have a double SD-card slot. The truth is that it will feature an improved SD-card memory system.

This means that the X-T1 will support the UHS-II SD-cards for super-fast writing speed. For example, the Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II SD Card writes at 240 MB/s! In comparison, the “fast” UHS-I Sandisk Extreme Pro writes at 90MB/s (95MB/s read rate)!

Also drastically improved, the burst mode! The X-T1 will be able to shoot with 8fps with AF tracking. I had to take a look at my X-E2 manual, and it says that the X-E2 achieves a maximum continuous shooting speed of 3 fps with AF tracking (7 without tracking).

Well, if true (I hope other trusted sources can confirm this soon), then this, my friends, will be a hell of a camera!

This is all I know from trusted sources for now… if anyone has some more information, please contact me via email or anonymously via rumor box.

Stay tuned on FR, on January 28th ! And, if it’s the camera that you want, consider to buy it through the shoplinks on this blog. FR will get a small commission. No extra costs for you and at the same time you’ll support this blog and allow me to keep you up to date with the X-world rumors and news. Thanks a lot.

At this point I believe that also the new source, who told me that the AF of the X-T1 will be faster than the AF of the X-E2 may have mixed up AF speed with writing speed. But it’s just my theory. So here is an updated specs list.

  • announcement January 28th (trusted source)
  • bigger (extra-large) and better (high performance) EVF / (trusted +  anonymous sources)
  • APS-C X-Trans sensor II (16MP) / (trusted +  anonymous sources)
  • support for the UHS-II SD-card for super-fast writing speed / (trusted sources)
  • 8fps with AF tracking / (trusted source)
  • weather sealed body / (trusted sources)
  • name: X-T1 / (anonymous source + Fujifilm)
  • FujicaST-like (SLR-type) design / (source who was right in the past, but not yet upgraded to trusted source)
  • price range between X-E and X-PRO line / (new and anonymous sources)
  • additional battery grip / (anonymous source)
  • faster AF then X-E2 / (new source)

cheers,
facebook, google+ and twitter

P.S.: in the meantime Fujifilm Middle East continues to tease that “something” that looks like a “shooting star” is “coming soon” from “somewhere out there”. To make it a bit clearer I modified their image :-)

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