Fuji roundup (SLRmagic, X PRO 1 vs E-M5)

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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.

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Fujifilm X-E1 and XF 18-55mm Lens test by Brandon Remler.

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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.

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