X100S price drop: 8 available for 1,179 (save $120) + photographyblog X-A1 review

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X100S deal

Times of short supply seem to be over for the X100S (in stock at AmazonUSBHphoto and Adorama) and finally we can also find some interesting price drops. Top rated ebay store cameraland has only 8 X100S available for 1,179.99. You save $120!

found via dealsrunner

Fuji X100S: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

X-A1 in stock check

X-A1 – USA: AmazonUSeBay / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / DigitalRevEUROPE: AmazonUK (via DR) DigitalRev / eBay

XC 50-230USA: AmazonUS  / BHphoto / AdoramaEUROPE: AmazonUK (via DR)

2 days ago they posted the samples, and now the full photographyblog review about the X-A1 is online here:

“Noise is noticeable only by its almost complete absence throughout the ISO range of 100-25,600, while the Dynamic Range function helps to boost contrast and detail. The 16-50mm kit lens is also worthy of mention, as although it has a cheaper build quality, it still offers sharp results throughout the focal range. The X-A1 is certainly right up there with the best APS-C sensor cameras on the market, so if image quality at a very affordable price is paramount, the X-A1 fits the bill.”

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Indigo blue X-A1 in stock at BHphoto (XF 23mm postponed to OCT 30) + X100S in stock at BH, Adorama and Amazon

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In stock check

X-A1 – USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / EUROPE: AmazonUK (via DR)

XC 50-230USA: AmazonUS  / BHphoto / Adorama / EUROPE: AmazonUK (via DR)

Good news first: The indigo blue X-A1 is in stock at BHphoto. Click here to check it out.

Bad news: It seems that BHphoto was too optimistic when they estimated the availablity of the XF 23mm f/1.4 for today. The new date is Octobere 30. Thanks Roger for telling me about it and to LetThereBeLight who said: “Just an fyi… I ordered my 23mm f1.4 through your site link to B&H. I noticed their expected availability was October 3rd and I looked today and it is expected on the 30th instead. I spoke to B&H customer service and they said the 30th is what is expected now and they do not have a shipment currently expected for tomorrow from Fuji. The representative told me I was near the top of the list as my order was placed at the time of pre-order release. I should be expecting shipment to begin on the 30th.. I guess we will be waiting a little longer!!”

Fujinon XF 23mm – USA: eBay / AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / DigitalRevEUROPE: AmazonUK (via DR) / eBay / DigitalRevwexcamerasDE / wexphotographicUK / PCHstore

X100S in stock at AmazonUS, BHphoto and Adorama

Things are definiltely going better on the X100S front. It is still in stock at AmazonUS and now also at BHphoto here and Adorama here!
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X-Trans RAW conversion now also with Photo Ninja

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Fujirumors taking a little rest in the fresh air before the hot announcements on October 18th :)

stay tuned on Fujirumors on October 18th via facebook, twitter and RSS feed

Neil wrote me an email saying that “the PictureCode people have come out with preliminary support for X-Trans sensors in their latest PhotoNinja pre-release 1.20. I had sent them some pics earlier to help and they had some other work done but even with it being preliminary it feels like it’s better than the other raw converters out there.”

Another feedback from Larry: “PictureCode (of Noise Ninja fame) is working on a version of Photo Ninja that will accommodate the Fuji X-Trans cameras.  Even in the pre-release version, they claim fewer problems with the greens.”

Now the final version is available here! If you want, try it out and leave your feedback in the comments.

In the meantime VKphoto made a first comparison (Photo Ninja, LR5, C1 and Iridient Developer): “I found that Photo Ninja’s renders x-trans raw files very similar to Capture One Express and a bit of moire is also visible on the bird’s feathers. Iridient Developer is still the “King of Raw Converters”. It pulls more details with no traces of moire whatsoever.” Check the comparison out here.

enjoy your day
Patrick

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save $200 on the X-E1 with 18-55

AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama (also exclusive kit deal X-E1+27mm) / Pictureline

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Last day to win an X100S at Pictureline + strong sales for the X-E1 and 18-55 deal

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save $200 on the X-E1 with 18-55

AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama (also exclusive kit deal X-E1+27mm) / Pictureline

The X-E2 is in the pipeline, but it seems that the latest X-E1+kit lens deal is still a attractive for many photographers. At least if we take a look at one of the biggest online retailers. At the AmazonUS CSC ranking both, the silver (9th) and the black version (6th) are in the top ten, followed by the X-M1 and X-PRO1, still in the top 20.

win an X100S

The contest expires October 3rd so the winner will be announced tomorrow: like the US store pictureline at facebook here, share with your friends and you could win an X100S! Will a Fujirumors reader be the lucky winner? I really hope so… and I’d feature his/her first X100S shots in the next FR-readers zone.

good luck to everybody
Patrick

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X100 firmware update available October / November (source Fujifilm France)

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Just a quick rumor-update: for all those waiting for the X100 firmware: Fujifilm France said via facebook that they are still developing the firmware and it should be available October / November. (thanks for telling me via twitter and email Bug)

greez
Patrick

save $200 on the X-E1 with 18-55

AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama (also exclusive kit deal X-E1+27mm) / Pictureline

X100S in stock shipped and sold by AmazonUS

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