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X100 super-firmware available tomorrow! + one new X-E2 pic!

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I already told it yesterday to you, but now I’ve received confirmation from 2 new sources: the X100 firmware will come tomorrow. The long expected improvements could be available for download the same day of the X-E2 / XQ1 launch. I said that this time I don’t believe it until I see it the download link on Fuji’s global page, but now I’m pretty confident that it will happen! Tomorrow it’s Kaizen day ;).

Spread the word via google+, facebook and twitter. Here is one more new X-E2 image via Digicameinfo:

You can rest this weekend, so don’t sleep tomorrow at 04:30 London time ;)

cheers
Patrick

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Spread the word! Rico’s exclusive First Look at the new Fuji camera this Friday!

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X-pert corner special + live-blogging

There will be a lot of press releases on October 18th all over the web, but if you really want to discover more about the new Fuji cameras, you should follow Fujirumors and read Rico’s exclusive first look! It should happen at about 04:30 London time! So Europeans should wake up early and US citizens stay up until late!… and there is hope for X100 photographers to finally get their firmware update!!! But this time I don’t believe it until I see it available for download at Fuji’s global site ;).

Spread the word via google+, facebook and twitter. The X-E2 will be unveiled here at Fujirumors this Friday!

have a great day
Patrick

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X-DEALS

XF23mm

The lens is already available in Asia. For example at eBay Japan here. (thx Roger)

X100S

You can save $120 on the X100S here (only 5 available now!) if you purchase the X100S at top rated eBay reseller camerland. Good deal also on a demo X100S at eBay seller kenmorecamera here. You will save $100 here.

X-E1 + kit lens

Remember that until the X-E1+kit lens deal expires October 23th! Save $200 at AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline

X-M1

Save $72 on the brown X-M1 with kit lens at AmazonUS or save $32 on the black one here.

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Full Frame X200 coming 2014?

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You can save $120 on the X100S here if you purchase the X100S at top rated eBay reseller camerland. Good deal also on a demo X100S at eBay seller kenmorecamera here. You will save $100 here.

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This could be Fuji’s answer to the FF Sony A7r  and FF Sony A7 ($1,700). According to xjrumo (translation) Fuji will go full frame next year. The fixed lens X200 will focus faster than the Sony RX1 and have in body image stabilization!

xjrumo has proven to be right in the past… and let’s hope also this time. I’ll immediatly contact my sources and try to confirm it ASAP.

Stay tuned via google+, facebook, twitter and RSS feed.

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X-M1: $72 price drop at AmazonUS!

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If you have read for example Rico’s X-M1 vs X-A1 shootout here and here or the riflessifotografici first look at the X-A1 here you’ll agree that the X-M1 with X-Trans sensor is the better camera in terms of image quality compared to the X-A1. But is it also the better deal?

Well, if the price is the reason that kept you from choosing the X-M1 over the X-A1, check out the latest AmazonUS deal on the X-M1! You save $72 on the stylish brown version or save $30 on the black one!

Now the gap between the X-A1 and the (brown) X-M1 is of $128. This is definitely a good move to make the X-M1 more attractive as Fuji X-series entry-level camera. Do you wanna switch the the X-Trans X-series (and also finally enjoy the amazing Fujinon lenses)? Then check this deal out here.

Fuji X-M1: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

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The three Fujifilm high end camera’s reviewed by Jan Vogelaar

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Jan Vogelaar is back. After ““The performance of Carl Zeiss: Super Tele lenses and Digiscoping up to 1620 mm on the X-Pro1″ and “The performance of Carl Zeiss & Leica M lenses on the Fujifilm X-Pro 1” Jan reviewed the X-PRO1, X100S and X20. Thanks for sharing Jan. And here is his review:

by Jan Vogelaar

Introduction

Lenses Guide to Digital Imaging on the Fujifilm X-Pro 1: eBay / camerabooks.com (USA)

This summer I have had the opportunity to test and review of three Fujifilm cameras: The Fujifilm X20 and the Fujifilm X100S as well as the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 with the Fujinon 2.8/14 mm and the Tele zoom Fujinon 3.5 – 4.8/55 – 200 mm.

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Left to right: X-Pro 1, X100S and X20.

The X-Pro1 is the flagship and the top class high-end Fujifilm pro camera with the looks of a rangefinder and is equipped with a hybrid optical viewfinder and the X mount for the interchangeable Fujinon XF and XC lenses. The latest firmware update version 3.0.1 brings among other things: Improved AF speed, Focus peaking, Zoom in for the magnification 3x and 10x

The X100S is in fact the first top class high-end camera with the looks of a rangefinder and is also equipped with a hybrid optical viewfinder and has a non-interchangeable lens: 23 mm f = 2 (35 mm format equivalent: 35 mm).

The X20 is a high-end compact camera with the appearance of a rangefinder and equipped with a hybrid optical viewfinder and a 4x zoom lens: 2.0 – 2.8/7,1 – 28,4 mm (35 mm format equivalent: 28 – 112 mm). The viewfinder is fully coupled to the zoom lens.

The hybrid viewfinder in all three cameras and the electronic information are combined, which means: the optical image is completed with shutter time, focusing point, aperture etc. Furthermore the cameras have the unique Fujifilm film simulation preset mode.

The camera specs table
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Real life use

The X-Pro 1

The big advantage for the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 is the new interchangeable X-lens mount. The camera was introduced in 2012 and I produced an extensive and very complete book (94 pages and 150 example pictures) including a DVD, with the evaluation of the new Fujifilm lenses and 11 Carl Zeiss, 5 Contax G lenses (also Carl Zeiss) and 8 Leica M lenses.

The conclusion in the book is:

  • The newly designed Fujinon XF lenses are superior to all other lenses tested in the book.
  • The actual lens design is the determining factor for the real life photographic performance.
  • In fact the Biogon design is the weaker performer. The Distagon, the Planar, the Sonnar and the Tessar designs are better.
  • The score of the Leica Summicron is slightly below the score of the new Fujifilm XF lenses.

The book (Lenses Guide to Digital Imaging on the Fujifilm X-Pro 1) is available on eBay all the time and if you live in the USA you can find it at www.camerabooks.com.

X-Pro 1 and X100S

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