There is a $300 price drop on the Black Fuji X100 Special Edition on Amazon (Click here). A new X200 camera will arrive in 2013 only so if the X100 is something for you this may be a good chance to grab it.
Fuji Japane announced the release of the X-E1+18-55mm kit for November 17th. Also the XF 14mm lens will be released the same day. The body alone is already shipping in Asia on on eBay (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).
One mroe news: f8photography posted new X-E1 è SLRmagic 35mm lens image samples.
Image courtesy: ThePhoBlographer.
As you know not only Fuji and Zeiss but also SLRmagic announced new X mount lenses. One of them is the 23mm f1.7 HyperPrime and you can see some picture of the lens attached on the X PRO 1 at ThePhotblographer. This is a manual focusing lens and it will be available for purchase in February 2013 for $399.
ThePhoBlographer also posted a double X PRO 1 field report:
1) Weekend of Extended Use With the Fujifilm X Pro 1 and Olympus OMD EM5 (Click here)
2) Shooting Candidly With the Fujifilm X Pro 1 (Firmware 2.0) (Click here)
US reminder: There is still that $300 saving deal on the X PRo 1 purchase at Amazon (Click here). But despite that huge deal the X-E1 is far more popular according to Amazon rankings. The X-E1 probably hit the right price-features spot.
Brandon Remler (Click here to watch) posted a nice X-E1 and 18-55mm test: “Needless to say I am overjoyed with its performance. I hit the Quick menu button and flipped the X-E1 in Velvia mode and set off. As expected the images are sharp and vivid and this is from a pre-production body and lens (it is not without faults because of this so it will only improve).” And he also says: “The new OLED 2.36MM EVF viewfinder is easy to work with and has a great viewing angle for use in all lighting situations (glasses on or off). ”
The new faster AF and the improved EVF are definitely the biggest highlights of the new X-E1. I am really wondering if Fuji will keep developing the hybrid EVF/OVF solution. I may soon start a poll about this to see what youthink about the EVF versus hybrdi VF debate.