[]UDPATE] Pre-order now: Zeiss Touit 50mm macro for $999 (and new firmware pushed back to March?)

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[UPDATE: XF 50mm offcial announcement over at Zeiss]

If  you need a macro lens for your Fuji X-camera (with 1:1 ratio), than the Zeiss 50mm could be the lens you’re looking for.

It is now available for pre-order at $999 at BHphoto here.

thx again Roger!

Also a quick update about the Touit PDAF&LMO firmware udpate. I previously told you it could come within February, but a new source told me it has been pushed back till March.

X-T1 PRE-ORDERS

by pre-ordering through one of the links here, you’ll support FR with no extra costs for you, thanks.

Rico’s X-T1 first look here

X-T1 body only ($1,299): NORTH AMERICA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama  / EUROPE: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore /

X-T1 with 18-55 ($1,699): NORTH AMERICA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama  / EUROPE: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore /

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Adobe: improved X-Trans support soon (film simulation support)!

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Something is moving at Adobe (click here)…. it’s whispered that the company will soon improve the support for the X-Trans RAF files. What I know about it until now is this:

I’ve been told that, with the next update, Adobe Lightroom and Camera Raw will support Fuji’s Film Simulations. So you can finally put the Fuji X-Trans RAF’s in Lightroom and the software will be able to reproduce faithfully the various Film Simulations mode (Provia – Velvia – Astia – ProNeg Hi – ProNeg. Std – B&W Monochrome +Ye+R+G).

It will be compatible with every X-cameras, including the X-T1!

P.S.: But that’s not the only good news I’d like to spread today. Canadian readers who purchase the X-T1 until March 31 will get the vertical grip for free. Check it out.

And a must read in these days:  Rico’s X-T1 first look here!

X-T1 PRE-ORDERS

you can now support months of restless leaks and rumors on FR, by pre-ordering your X-T1 using one of the links below. No extra costs for you, but you’ll support my work here as FR will get a small commission.

X-T1 body only ($1,299): NORTH AMERICA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama  / EUROPE: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore /

X-T1 with 18-55 ($1,699): NORTH AMERICA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama  / EUROPE: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore /

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One “X” to rule them all! X-T1 over the top

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Pre-orders (and support FR)

you can now support months of restless leaks and rumors on FR, by pre-ordering your X-T1 using one of the links below. No extra costs for you, but you’ll support my work here as FR will get a small commission.

X-T1 body only ($1,299): NORTH AMERICA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / EUROPE: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore /

X-T1 with 18-55 ($1,699): NORTH AMERICA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / EUROPE: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore /

X-T1 Vertical Battery Grip ($ 249,99): NORTH AMERICA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / EUROPE: wexDE / wexUK /

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I don’t know you, but I have the feeling that something big is happening right now. I’ve never seen such a buzz around the launch of a Fuji camera as this time. Even forbes.com and also one of the biggest German newspapers, “die Welt” wrote about the X-T1! And from 43rumors to sonyalpharumors, from mirrorlessrumors to sonyalphalabs… everybody is talking about… and maybe even fear a bit the competition of the X-T1!

For us X-shooters, used to small sale numbers, this is a big surprise… and a sign of hope. We invested in this system, we believed in it and now Fujifilm did an amazing job to create the X-T1, really the camera that “the Nikon DF should have been” (I’ve read this statement on several sites and in the comments).

Just take a look at Rico’s X-T1 first look, and you’ll probably understand why this camera is selling like hot cakes now!

The era of DSLR is over… the time of the X-series has come ;-)!

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[UPDATE: Fuji Guys video] The weather sealed trinity mock-ups: XF 16-55 + 50-140 + 18-135 mounted on the new X-T1!

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Pre-orders (and support FR)

you can now support months of restless leaks and rumors on FR, by pre-ordering your X-T1 using one of the links below. No extra costs for you, but you’ll support my work here as FR will get a small commission.

X-T1 body only ($1,299): NORTH AMERICA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / EUROPE: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore /

X-T1 with 18-55 ($1,699): NORTH AMERICA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / EUROPE: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore /

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First of all, be sure to check out Rico’s first look at the X-T1 here. You’ll hardly find a better initial report on the X-T1 on the world wide web. Done? So go on reading now.

Over at the Japanese site dc-watch (translation) you can see some mock-ups of the upcoming weather sealed lenses: the 16-55 f/2.8, 50-140 f/2.8 and 18-135 f/3.5-5.6.

And here are the mock-ups of the weather sealed trinity :-)

[UDPATE: Fuji Guys Video]

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First Look: Fujifilm X-T1

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Pre-orders (and support FR)

After several months of restless work to make of the X-T1 one of the most leaked cameras ever, today you can support my work here on Fujirumors. If you choose to pre-order it using one of the X-T1 shoplinks (AmazonUS, Bhphoto, Adorama, wexDE, wexUK & Co) in this post, FR will get a small commission on it. It won’t cost you a single penny extra on your camera. Thanks in advance to those who decide to support this blog… you will allow me to spread many exciting rumors also in 2014… I’m already investigating for you ;-).

PRE-ORDERS

X-T1 body only ($1,299): NORTH AMERICA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / EUROPE: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore /

X-T1 with 18-55 ($1,699): NORTH AMERICA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / EUROPE: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore /

X-T1 Vertical Battery Grip ($ 249,99): NORTH AMERICA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / EUROPE: wexDE / wexUK /

For the live blogging CLICK HERE

and now enjoy Rico’s X-T1 review!

First Look: Fujifilm X-T1

by Rico Pfirstinger

Talk to Rico (open forum for questions & feedback)

Rico’s Flickr sets

X-T1 Sample Images SetX-T1 Predictive AF Tracking Samples (updated!)
XF56mmF1.2 R Sample ImagesXQ1 Sample Images Set
X-E2 Sample Images Set – X-E2 AF Tracking Samples (updated!)

X-T1 Official SpecsX-T1 Official News Release

Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro1 Reading Samples (65 free pages)
Mastering the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1 – The Fujifilm X-E2 – Beyond the Manual (pre-order)

The retro-styled X-T1 is Fujifilm’s attempt to inject state-of-the-art DSLR performance into its line of mirrorless X-series cameras. With twin multi-functional command dials, five manual dials (ISO, drive mode, shutter speed, photometry & exposure compensation) and an aperture ring on most native lenses, the X-T1 features a blend of classic and modern controls that should appeal to the X-series’ target audience of experienced photographers—enthusiasts and professionals alike.

The X-T1 looks and feels like a DSLR, and yet it’s still a mirrorless live-view camera with a large WYSIWYG real-time viewfinder in a lightweight, compact and weather resistant body. In an ironic twist of events, the X-T1 is pretty much the “hybrid camera” that Nikon promised—but never delivered—in its popular viral Df campaign.

The X-T1 features the same 16 MP X-Trans II sensor and EXR Processor II as the X-E2 (or X100S). However, overall processing speed has been improved through hardware and software changes. There’s no doubt that the X-T1 is Fujifilm’s fastest X-series camera. However, maximum shutter speed is still limited to 1/4000s, and maximum flash sync speed is limited to 1/180s (though many flash units will perfectly work at 1/250s).

Sample Images

I have prepared two sample sets shot with X-T1: a regular set and a set featuring high-speed series with tracking AF.

Real-time EVF (and LCD)

With a display lag of only 0.005 seconds (X-E2: 0.05s, Olympus OM-D E-M1: 0.029s), the X-T1 is ready to capture fast action, including moving objects. The camera’s predictive autofocus encompasses the central nine autofocus frames (there’s a total of 49) and works with bursts of either 3 or 8 frames per second (fps) of continuous shooting. The large electronic viewfinder (EVF) is housed in the “hump” and delivers an impressive magnification of 0.77x (E-M1: 0.74x, X-E2: 0.64x) and a refresh rate of 54 fps (E-M1: 60 fps, X-E2: 50 fps). The X-T1 offers this high refresh rate even in low light: At 1.6 EV, it still clocks 54 fps, while the E-M1 slows down to 30 fps and the X-E2 to 20 fps.

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