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Why I Sold My Nikon D5 for the Fujifilm X-T2 :: Photographing Prince William with X-T2/Pro2 :: X-Pro2 FW 2.00 ** miXed zone

Documentary Wedding Photography / 25 Frames / Fujifilm X at Kevin Mullins youtube

Fujifilm GFX

Fujifilm X-T2
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Fuji X-T2 Auto Focus at mostly.photos

  • Why I Sold My Nikon D5 for the Fujifilm X-T2 at petapixel
  • Chasing the Royals (Prince William and his wife Kate) or how I didn’t get to use the new Fujifilm EF-X500 flash at doncraigphoto
  • With the X-T2, I finally get why people love Fujifilm cameras at engaged
  • Fuji Guys – Discussing Fujifilm’s X-T2 4K Video at Fuji Guys Youtube
  • X-T2 Unboxing Jorge Moro youtube
  • Fuji Noise – The Great Auto ISO Decision on X-T2 & X-Pro2 at dan-scape
  • Fuji X-T2 Video at thefxworks
  • 30 Days with the Fuji X-T2: Day 4 at kylewurtz
  • My First Hour With The Fuji X-T2 at cherryfivers
  • Margaret River, Australia || Fuji xt2 at Michael Evans Photography
  • Initial Impressions of my new X-T2 at xshooters
  • An X-T2 was used to shoot a portrait of the old good Atari ST at kickstarter
  • Fujifilm X-T2 Real-World Review at joeandselah
  • Fujifilm X-T2 10-Second Timeout & reports of X-T2 being “laggy”. No Bug. The answer at Theoria Apophasis youtube + Confirmed ISSUE -*- Fujifilm X-T2 Vertical Grip. Easy to ‘fix’ and get around at Theoria Apophasis youtube
  • X-T2 review at camerajabber

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Fujifilm 2017 :: The Big Rumor Overview… and 2016 Rumor Check (91% Correct Rumors)

Crystal ball

So, Photokina is over. The most important announcements have been done. So it’s high time to put some order in the remaining rumors.

But first some facts:

  • 650+ blog post published in 2016 so far
  • 101 rumors shared in 2016
  • 13 rumors still to be verified
  • 81 correct rumors (+1 one more correct, but not in ranking. Read why at the bottom of this post)
  • 8 wrong rumors (but actually at least 4 of them were right at the time of sharing. It’s just Fuji that changed plans… that’s the risk I pay for sharing early rumors, and I accept that)
  • 91% correct rumors shared so far in 2016 (and it would be at least 95+%, if Fuji wouldn’t have changed plans on some long term rumors)

And now… what to expect next!

I don’t think Fujifilm will launch much more in 2016… but surprises are always possible. If I hear anything, I’ll let you know.

In 2017 we should see the X100F and the X-T20. And of course the Medium Format Fujifilm GFX will hit the market. It’s also rumored that Profoto will add flash support for X-series cameras. And maybe, so my hope (but not a rumor), after some small and compact weather sealed lenses (35, 23, 50, 80), Fujifilm will also work again on the long rumored 8-16, 33/1 and 200. NOTE: the 33/1 and 200 were rumored in 2015, so they are not included in the 2016 overview.

Sounds already now like a very interesting 2017… and I’m confident Fujifilm will surprise us with something more. Stay tuned on FujiRumors to find it out.

My deepest thanks goes to all sources, who helped me a lot and reached a level of accuracy that is almost scary for a rumor site… I really would like to hug you all :-)

Also, thanks to everybody, who spotted some interesting Fuji related news/rumor/deal/review on the web, and took his/her time to drop me an email with the link to it. Much appreciated… and feel free to keep it up. ;-)

HIGH RATING*
* 75% to 99% correct

– Fujifilm X100T Successor to be Released in 2017 (shared July 28)
– Profoto Will Add Support for Fujifilm X Cameras in 2017 (shared September 12)
– Fujifilm X-T20 Coming in 2017 (and not at Photokina) (shared Septmeber 17)
– Fujifilm X-Pro2 Firmware Coming October 6 (shared September 29)
– Fujifilm Will Release a Dark Grey Fujifilm X-Pro2, probably in 2017 (shared September 30)

MEDIUM HIGH RATING*
*50% to 74% correct

– Fujifilm will develop a XF 8-16mmF2.8 WR lens! (shared 26 May 2016)
– Fuji X100T Successor still with 23mm lens!
– No X-E3 in 2016 (shared February 2, 2016)
– Fujifilm working on a XF200mm… F2 (!) lens (shared Feb.5 2016)
– Fujifilm Global Shutter Camera coming in 2018 (at the earliest) – (shared Mar 14, 2016)
– Fujifilm X-T1 will get one more (and final?) Kaizen Firmware Update This Year! (shared 13 Mai 2016)

MEDIUM LOW RATING*
*25% to 49% correct

– Fuji X100T & Kaizen Love? High Chance of Firmware 2.00 for Fuji X100T (shared February 11)
– The Fujifilm X100T Successor Will Be Called Fujifilm X100F (shared August 31)

LOW RATING*
*1% to 24% correct

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First Look Review: Fujifilm X-T2

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The Complete Camera

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The X-T2 may be Fujifilm’s most important product launch since the introduction of the X-Series. Building on the best features of the X-T1 and X-Pro2, can this richly featured workhorse convince enthusiasts and pros to consider the X-Mount as a universal go-to system for all their photographic needs? Let’s find out in this first impressions review.

Getting serious: The X-T2 is Fujifilm’s high-powered successor to the X-T1.

Please note: This carefully researched and ridiculously comprehensive First Look Review of the Fujifilm X-T2 and Vertical Power Booster Grip is based on three different X-T2 pre-production models and more than ten different (and continuously evolving) beta firmware generations. The final hardware and firmware are expected to ship in the first half of September 2016.

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The Fujifilm X-Pro2: 115 X-Pert Tips is available
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In  September 2016, the X-T2 will be available in black (and eventually perhaps also in silver).
In any case, a matching camera-powered EF-X8 mini flashgun is included.

About two and a half years after the introduction of the successful X-T1, Fujifilm is getting serious with taking the X-series into “we can do everything” territory. At first glance, the X-T2 looks very much like its predecessor—why change a concept that stood behind Fujifilm’s (so far) most successful X-series camera? However, it’s a different story on the inside. At several global launch events, Fujifilm has made it very clear that the X-T2 is supposed to address all photographic needs, including sports and action shooting. It’s supposed to be a “complete mirrorless camera”.

Ready for business

Compared to the X-T1, the X-T2 features dozens of changes and improvements. Here’s an overview in 40 bullet points:

  • 24.3 MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor (Sony-built with 14 bit readout) with no anti-aliasing filter
  • X-Processor Pro is four times as fast as the EXR II processor used in the X-T1 and offers improved image quality, better noise response and higher dynamic range
  • improved ISO performance (about 1 stop better than the previous generation) with native ISO covering 200 to 12800, and extended ISO settings of 100, 25600 and 51200 (all with full RAW support)
  • 100% faster sensor readout, resulting in improved AF tracking performance, a dramatically reduced minimum blackout time of only 114 ms, and a high 100 fps EVF refresh rate
  • 0.005s display lag, 0.06s max. AF speed, 0.17s shooting interval, 0.045s shutter lag
  • configurable AF-C modes to adapt the AF system to different sports and action shooting scenarios
  • up to 11 fps burst speed in boost mode (14 fps when using the electronic shutter) with AF tracking
  • 3, 4 or 5 fps slow burst mode (CL) with full live-view and CDAF support
  • improved user interface and a new menu structure, including a custom My Menu with up to 16 entries
  • DSLR-style “AF-ON” option and new settings to individually engage/disengage focus and exposure lock when the shutter button is half-pressed
  • more tactile dials and buttons and a new push-button lock mechanism for top-plate dials
  • better grip and improved standard eyecup
  • convenient focus stick to quickly move the autofocus frame or zone (with up to 325 AF frames to choose from)
  • articulated rear screen works in landscape and portrait orientation
  • new Vertical Power Booster Grip with two additional battery slots for extended shooting (1000+ images) and duplicate controls
  • weather sealing with protection against rain, dust and freezing
  • improved 0.77x electronic viewfinder with better image quality and twice the brightness of the previous model, now also featuring an auto brightness mode
  • low-vibration 1/8000s mechanical shutter with 1/250s flash sync (supplemented by an electronic shutter with 1/32000s), rated for 150,000 shots
  • new flash system offers high-speed sync, wireless TTL and multi-frame shooting (in concert with compatible flash units such as the new EF-X500)
  • dual SD card slots (both support the ultra-fast UHS-II standard)
  • improved hybrid autofocus system with pro-level subject tracking, a larger phase-detection area and more focus points (7 x 13 or 13 x 25 focus points, including either 7 x 7 or 13 x 13 phase detection points)
  • automatic pixel mapping (to map out dead pixels)
  • improved JPEG quality and new ACROS film simulation with ISO-controlled film grain and noise shaping
  • expanded JPEG settings with additional options for contrast, noise reduction, sharpness, color saturation and film grain simulation
  • broader ±2 EV bracketing and ±5 EV exposure compensation (along with expanded Push/Pull options in the camera’s built-in RAW converter)
  • lossless RAW compression cuts RAW file size in half
  • improved battery life indicator for up to three batteries at once (including a 1% accuracy display)
  • enhanced electronic depth-of-field and distance scale with either pixel-based or film-based precision
  • new center-weighted metering option
  • WYSIWYG simulation of fixed dynamic range settings (DR200%, DR400%) in the live view and live histogram of the EVF and LCD, and enhanced highlight DR in Natural Live View mode
  • dedicated video mode on DRIVE dial replaces video record button
  • high-quality 4K video and HD video with 100 Mbit/s and oversampling (to minimize moiré and artifacts)
  • vastly improved video focussing
  • HDMI output to mirror EVF and LCD displays on monitors and HD beamers, or to record the live view with an HD frame grabber
  • uncompressed 4:2:2 HD and 4K HDMI output to external recording devices, including “F-Log” flat gamma 4K recording with expanded dynamic range
  • threaded cable release option, fast USB 3.0 interface, 3.5mm mic input, 2.5mm remote control input, 3.5mm sound/headphone output (in the Vertical Power Booster Grip)
  • USB charging for the in-body battery
  • Vertical Power Booster Grip includes an external power input to power the camera and charge batteries inside the grip (2 hours charging time for two batteries)
  • new NP-W126S battery with reduced heat dissemination (old batteries remain fully compatible)
  • USB and wireless tethering options (after a future firmware update) with new and improved plug-ins for Adobe Lightroom
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Enough of This Mirrorless Nonsense :: X-Pro2 Reviews :: & more (miXed zone)

Silverstone 24hr with the 100-400mm shared by chphoto

Fujifilm X-Pro2

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Olya, high key portrait shoot with the new Fuji X-Pro2 at alessandromichelazzi / Starting my blog with my Fuji X-Pro2 impressions at dragan.photos / My Experiences with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 in Shooting Weddings at petapixel / X-Pro2 review at thephoblographer / Fuji’s holy trinity of XF zooms and X-Pro2 Acros-R simulation — a hot combo at aboutphotography-tomgrill / Heart Of Gold – Thoughts about the Fuji X-Pro2 at littlebigtravelingcamera / Samyang f/2.8 Fisheye II lens on a Fuji X-Pro2 at aboutphotography-tomgrill / X-Pro2 Mini Review at jaredcharney / Using the Fuji X-Pro2 OVF and XF 100-400mm for birds in flight at mirrorlessons / X-Pro2 Review in Dutch at pixelmania (translation) / When I tested the X-Pro2 at hmeye / Fuji X Pro2 at russellordphoto / The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is One Solid and Sexy Camera at petapixel / 3 weeks user review at billfortney / X-Pro2 review at findingrange / Fuji Xpro2 Auto Focus review at thefxworks / New Year, New Camera at doncraigphoto / WEC Press Conference in Black and White at macleancomms / DR vs ISO chart is now updated with X-Pro2 at photonstophotos /

Other X-series cameras

The X-T1 And Battery Life at thewanderinglensman / She said “YES!” (X-T1 + 56mm) at leiaphoto / X-T1 JPEG Sharpening Settings; Pros And Cons at thewanderinglensman / The Brewer staircase with X-T1 androloria / X-T1 in Japan at dariocannone & X-E1 in Australia at dariocannone / Model Shoot with the Fuji X-T1 at dcphotoartist / A nice day out with the X-T1 at elliotpaulstern / Why I Went Mirrorless With the Fuji X-T1 at davidjulian / Day Out With The X-E2 at daveyoungfotografia /

X100/S/T + X70

Fuji X70: Beyond the Specs at staysanesleepoutside / Fujifilm X100T Review at photographic-central / Fuji X70 review at techradar / Kevin Mullins Fuji X70 First Look at f16.click / X70 Review at cameralabs / X70 review at sftwins / Concerts with the x100t: King Diamond, Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar joshsisk / Brighton Rocks… and so does the Fuji X100T at daveyoungfotografia /

Lenses

X-mount lenses

XF100-400mm explores Skye at bencherryphotos / XF100-400 review at photographyblog / XF100-400 Review at glazerscamera / The Fujinon XF100-400mm…(Whew!) at studio46west / XF100-400 review at mirrorlessons / The Fuji 100-400mm Lens; My Initial Thoughts And Use  at thewanderinglensman / 55-200 review at ollithomson / Fujinon XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II: The Urban Traveller at photodanielm / the versatile XF18-135 at billfortney / My 1st Month with the Fuji X Pro2 at imaginegnat / The Fujinon XF 60mm F2.4: the twin personality lens at photodanielm /

Jpeg / RAW / Converters

Darktable 2.0.3 Fuji X70 support. More at darktable / Mylio Adds X-Pro 2 Raw Support at thomasfitzgeraldphotography /

Travel X / Switch (or not) to the X / Fuji X for Weddings

Hiking in Budawang National Park at richardsimko / Incredible India ! at cedricleclercq / One More Comment On “The” Decision To Choose Fuji over Olympus at thewanderinglensman / New Beginnings: Why I Switched From the Fujifilm X Series to Sony’s Alpha System at keenanrivals / Quick Day Trip to Washington DC at xshooters / Bhutan at inabyss / 11 Days in Myanmar at thomasdlh /

a bit of everything
(Enough of This Mirrorless Nonsense)

Enough of This Mirrorless Nonsense at olafphotoblog / A Road-Trip & Fuji Instax Mini 90 at alexsopchak / What I Would Like In An X-T2 at thewanderinglensman / New fujilove magazine / Incident at the 7-mile Bridge, or Know your Rights as a Citizen and a Photographer at xshooters /

Deal

From a FR-reader: You can get the xpro2 with 35mm 1.4 for $2600 with a few other deals. You don’t need to bring in an old camera but if you do it gets donated to charity. Deal running in Australia at teds /

Images

The Other Side of the Moon by Goran

HOT DEALS: XF55-200 now $200 off :: Fuji X-T10 + 18-55mm + 35mmF2 now $250 Off

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New Entries in the last X-Deals.

Now you can also get the 55-200 with a $200 discount at BHphoto and AmazonUS

BHphoto is offering the Fujfilm X-T10 + 18-55 + 35mmF2 with a $250 discount. Silver X-T10 bundle here / Black X-T10 bundle here

X-SERIES CAMERAS

X-T1 + 18-135 (save $300): BHphoto / AmazonUSAdorama
X-T1 + 18-55
(save $300BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
X-T1 Black Body
(save $300): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
X-T1 Graphite (save $300): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama

X-T10 body (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
X-T10 + XF 18-55
(save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
X-T10 + XC 16-50
(save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
X-T10 + XC16-50 + XC50-230 (save $350): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
X-T10 + 18-55 + 35mmF2 (save $350): BHphoto (silver bundle / black bundle)

X-T10 + 35mmF2 (save $250): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
X-T10 + 35mmF2 + 18-55 (save $250): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
X-T10 + 35mmF2 + 16-50 (save $250): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama

X100T (save $200):  BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline

X30 (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline

XF LENSES

XF 56mm APD (save $400): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama

XF 90mmF2 WR (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
XF 10-24mm (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
XF 16mmF1.4 WR (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
XF 23mm (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
XF 56mm (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
XF 50-140mmF2.8 WR (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
XF 18-135mm (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
XF 60mm (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
XF 14mm (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
XF 18-55mm (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
XF 16-55mmF2.8 WR (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
XF55-200
(save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS

XF 18mm (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
XF 27mm
(save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
XF 35mmF1.4 (save $100):  BHphoto / AmazonUS /Adorama

XF100-400 + 1.4x TC (save $350): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
XF50-140 + 1.4x TC (save $350): BHphoto / AmazonUS /

miXed zone: Anticipating the X-Pro2 design :: 35mmF2 reviews :: RAW Vs. JPEG (by Kevin Mullins) :: Macro Ring Flash deal & more!

X-Pro2

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Anticipating the design of the coming Fujifilm X-Pro2 at luicaphoto

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XF35mmF2
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FIRST LOOK: XF 35mmF2 WR at the X-Pert Corner / XF35mmF2 R WR x Max de Martino on youtube / Review at thephoblographer / Fujifilm 35mm F2 – a modest lens at bokeh-monster / The Fuji X-T10 has a new sidekick: Checking out the svelte, weather resistant Fujinon 35mm F2 at imaging-resource /

1.4x Teleconverter
USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / EU: PCHstore / AmazonITA /


Teleconverter XF1.4X TC WR x John Rourke at Fuji Speedway / youtube

FIRST LOOK: 1.4x TC at the X-Pert Corner

Real assignment with the 1.4TC: LPGA – Canadian Pacific Women’s Open in Vancouver at joengphotography /

X-T10 (vs. X-T1)
USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama EU: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / AmazonFR / WexUK / PCHstore / AUS: Camerapro

Angry Photographer: Fuji X-T10 vs. Fuji X-T1. Overview best value & Rational examination on youtube / Review at stuff.tv / Realitstic comparisons between the Fuji X-T1 & X-T10 at angryphotographer youtube /

XF90mmF2 WR
USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama EU: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / AmazonFR / WexUK / PCHstore / AUS: Camerapro

Billboard Campaign for JustEat, XT1 and XF90mm at gavinmillar / Belfast’s Party People, XT1, XF23mm and XF90mm at gavinmillar / Review at derekclarkphotography / Fuji’s 90mm lens at F2 for beauty photography at aboutphotography-tomgrill / Blue Steel, Get your Boogie on at bokeh-monster / Concert Photos at chevalf /

Fujifilm X-T1

Peru with the Fuji X-T1 at danielkorzeniewskiphoto

Portraits taken in Duhok, Iraq at andybushphotography / Photographing Paris – Shoot the Details! at ianmacdonaldphotography / All About the Gear youtube / Fuji X-T1 focus peaking old station shoot at imagemakers-pg / Top tips for the FujiFilm X-T1 at dadefreeman / Apt. B at rivalsvs / Cockfights on Bali at florianziegler / Using An X-T1 As A Primary Camera Would Cause Me To Make Changes In How I Photograph at thewanderinglensman / Explaining the noises from Fuji XT1 with 18-55 “kit” lens angryphotographer youtube / Krissie @ Mies van der Rohe With the Fujifilm X-T1 at rivalsvs /

X100/S/T + TCL/WCL

Autumn in Central Park with a Fuji X100T and Nikon D810 at aboutphotography-tomgrill / X100T (+ X-Pro1) The last leg; Narlai, Udaipur and Delhi at dearsusan / TCL-X100 review at bradleyhanson / On the Virtues of Travel Photography with Only a Basic Camera at medium / Re-visiting the Fujifilm X100T at indergaard / Fuji X100T – Fly on the Wall! at hendriximages /

other X-series cameras

Holiday Video with the X-A2 at ivanjoshualoh / X-Pro1: Come Around Sundown at littlebigtravelingcamera / 3 Year Real World Review – Fujifilm X-Pro1 at capitalfaces / Fuji X-E1 and Barry Island at surroundinglight /

Lenses

X-mount lenses

Fujifilm XF 56 Vs. XF 56 APD in Italian at instantart (translation)

Which Lenses We Use And When at olafphotoblog / Fujinon XF 55-200mm – any good for portrait photography? at sebastianboatca / Lingerie for Oddity magazine, XT1 and XF23mm at gavinmillar / Billboard Campaign and web content for CityJet, XT1 and XF23mm at gavinmillar / 27mm at matthewhartphotography / The view at 40 (mm) – 27mm at charlenewinfred / Fuji XF 16-55 vs. 18-55 vs. 18-135 at jiriruzek (translation) / Headshots with the Fuji X-T1 and 56mm 1.2 at markhaddenphotography / 18-55 first impressions at rivalsvs / NYC with the Fujifilm X-T1, 14mm, 18-55mm at photo.stjeanm / Going Long, Fuji’s XF 50-140mm at leighmiller / XF16mmF1.4 review at cameralabs / No Complaints here…The Fuji 55-200 at xshooters /

Samyang Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 at fuji-xperience (translation)

other lenses / Adapter / Extension Tubes

Charming Sicily: Fashion with the X-E2 + Nikon 50mmF1.4 at gaetanobelverde / Samyang 50mmF1.2 AS UMC CS Lens Review at ephotozine and thephoblographer / Shooting the Fuji X-T1 with Manual Focus Minolta Lenses at mattmccordphotography /

Travel X / Switch to the X / Fuji X for Weddings

Nordic Moments Calendar at martin-huelle

Travel with a Vespa from the 50s, the X-E1 and the 35mmF1.4 at destinofronteira / Trusting Fuji X system for weddings at jayfarrellphotography / Postcards from Venice at davidduchemin / Thieves In The Temple at littlebigtravelingcamera / Roanoke Marsh Lighthouse at Dusk at xshooters / Vacation with Fuji X-T1 and just 2 lenses at thebeachportraits /

Jpeg / RAW / Converters

Fuji RAW v JPEG : Using the Fujifilm X-Series X-Trans Sensor by Kevin Mullins at f16.click /Using The “Dynamic Tone” Filter In The X100T at d7100shooter / My Guide for Processing Fuji X-Trans files in Lightroom Now Available at thomasfitzgeraldphotography /

Acessories / Flash / Bags

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Great deal on the Insignia [shoplink 40006 ebay]Macro Ring Flash[/shoplink] – not LED!

Gariz soft release button at nrviphotos (translation) / Fuji X-T1 with Canon Flashes at imagemakers-pg /

a bit of everything

By Kevin Mullins: Six years later….an evolution of style at f16.click / #BB Magazine Volume 4, with 8 fabulous model photoshoot exclusives, as well as a guest set of cityscape and travel photography at bbpublications / Streets of Cardiff with Kevin Mullins at atalllongleggedbird / My Fuji’s, looking forward and some monochrome images at garyksmithphotography /

ApolloOne – The Ultimate Digital Camera File Viewer – check it out on the App Store

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New Source unveils why SIGMA has NO PLANS to make X-MOUNT lenses… and what Fuji did WRONG (according to SIGMA)!

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The Sigma 50mm f/1.4: the IQ of the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 for ¼ of the price!

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I’ve received an information from a new source, who had a conversation with Sigma. He asked them if they plan to release X-mount versions of their lenses. Well, in short, Sigma’s answer to this source was:

  • The Fujifilm X-system market share is too small.
  • Due the restricted market share, Sigma currently has no plans at all to release X-mount version of their lenses.
  • Fuji should have adopted the M4/3 mount
  • Fuji’s fault? By not using the M4/3 mount and offering their own X-mount, Fuji resigned X-shooters to a limited lens selection [Really? Take a look at that, Sigma]

That’s a bad news. Especially since over the last year, when Sigma managers were asked if they will offer X-mount versions of their lenses, they didn’t deny this possibility, giving answers like [quote from this video interview] “We always plan to expand our product line for mirrorless cameras. If possible, we would like to support as many systems as possible.” Also to DSLRmagazine Sigma said [google translated]: “I’m pretty sure the market for CSC will grow in the future, do not know how, but we have the belief that we must support as many systems as possible“.

After these statements, a slender hope arose amongst us X-shooters, but according to this information today, waiting for X-mount Sigma lenses is like waiting for Godot.

Now, it’s true that Fuji is not really a giant in the digital camera industry. However, over the last years the X-system grew and it now has a respectable number of followers. I’m convinced that, with the right lens offering & an interesting price tag, Sigma could make some nice money with us X-shooters, as also the Poll here could indicate:

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I do NOT agree with Sigma, when they say that, by not adopting the M4/3 mount, Fuji resigned X-shooters to a limited lens selection. Really? There is plenty of great Fujinon glass out there (and more coming soon). And manufacturers like Samyang, Zeiss, Lensbaby, SLR Magic & more have their X-mount offerings, too. As shown in the amazing complete X-mount glass overview, there are overall 56 X-mount lenses on the market and 6 more are coming soon.

Fujinon glass alone already covers most needs of photographers… and that’s maybe part of the problem for Sigma: all the great Fujinon glass that is already available on the market! It must be hard & risky to compete with it, also for Sigma.

Zeiss tried it with the Touit 12mm and 32mm, but completely failed. Those lenses were too close in FL to existing Fujinon lenses, optically great, but not superior (probably even inferior) to the XF glass and even more expensive than the Fujinons. Result: you can now get them for a fraction of their original price!

Samyang seems to be more successful when it comes to X-mount lenses. They are offering lenses that are still not covered by Fuji (like the Samyang 8mm fisheye) and their probably most successful X-mount lens, the Samyang 12mmF2, convinces with a very low price and good IQ. So no surprise that over at our Fuji X Forum, the Samyang 12mm thread now has 31,828 views and 133 comments… in just 4½ months!

So maybe we should add one more point to Sigma’s thoughts shared at the beginning of this post

  • There is so many awesome Fujinon glass out there, that we are afraid to fail when we compete with it, just like Zeiss!

But competition is a good thing for us customers. C’mon Sigma, join the X-mount party and make some pressure on Fuji ;) . Combine the great IQ of your glass with an aggressive price, and you will find many X-shooters ready to invest into it.

And what do you think, should Fuji really have adopted M4/3 mount?

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miXed zone: XF90mm reviews, FREE Photographing Cuba eBook, RoboSHOOT, Fuji X Wedding equipment & more!

NEW X-T1 FIRMWARE 4.0

Are You Disappointed with Firmware 4.0 for Fuji XT-1? REVIEW at Matt Widgery Photography youtube channel

X-T1 firmware 4.0 The Impossible Test at erohne / Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware 4.0 First Look and Review at fstoppers / FW 4? It sucks, said jimphoto over at the Fuji X Forum!… but then “I was very, very, very wrong! It is AMAZING. […] Read more at xshooters” / Fujifilm X-T One Point Five at janschwarz / Tornado X-T1 Tracking Test at macleancomms / Wedding with X-T1 and the beta version of firmware 4.0 at felipeyangphoto / firmware 4.0 on the go at jorgefm /
Fujifilm X-T1 Menu Firmware 4.00 at Anthony Morganti youtube /

NOTE: on the same day of the FW4 release, Fuji released also the new Fuji-Android-AppsFUJIFILM Camera Application” and “FUJIFILM Photo Receiver“. The latest versions finally sort out any connection problem.

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X-T10
USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama EU: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / AmazonFR / WexUK / Cameraworld / PCHstore / AUS: Camerapro

MUST READ Rico’s X-T10 First Look / FujiFilm X-T10 review at trustedreviews /

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XF90mmF2 WR
USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama EU: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / AmazonFR / WexUK / Cameraworld / PCHstore / AUS: Camerapro

MUST READ Rico’s XF90mm First Look. / Fujifilm 90mm Preview at leighmiller / Fujinon XF 90mm F2 – First Take and Taken Aback at olafphotoblog & Macro Photography with the XF 90mm F2 & MCEX-11 always at olafphotoblog / Just how good is the 90mm? at billfortney /

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XF 16mm F1.4 WR
USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / PCHstore

 Review at photographyblog / Fujifilm X-T10 + XF16mm f1.4 – First Impressions at macleancomms / Comparison: Fujinon 16mm f1.4 v Fujinon 18mm f2 at macleancomms / Spanish review at dslrmagazine (translation) /

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X100/S/T + TCL/WCL

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Fuji X100T Review (Part 2) by Donato Chirulli at Riflessifotografici / The X100T, my personal review at stockografie / Fuji X100T Captures Faces of Italy at strongfoto / Bigheadtaco vs Kale Friesen. Ricoh GR vs Fujfilm X100T at bigheadtaco youtube channel / Images taken with the X100S at harnahud / Fujifilm X100T at dylanseeger Part 01, Part 02 and Part 3 / Fujifilm X100S For Wedding Photography at x100c / Fuji X100T – Review at whereswheels / Some time with the Fuji X100T at paulpetch / Review at toolsandtoys /

Fujifilm X-T1

Awards with Fujifilm X-T1 at ivanjoshualoh / Complete Wedding shot on Fujifilm X-T1 at Kevin Mullins youtube channel / Testing the Fuji X-T1 for Night Photography at devinjamesoncreative / Images taken with the X-T1 at harnahud / How I Use the Fujifilm XT-1 for Documentary Wedding Photography at petapixel / Streets of Philadelphia … A Visual Diary … Page 7 … Fuji X100s at streetshooter / X-T1 makes the Picture at the International Kitesurf Magazine – more at creativeway / More On The Fuji X-T1 at rwboyer / Latest Fuji X-T1 Settings Tweaks at cliftonbeard / Double Exposures with the Fuji X-T1 at aboutphotography-tomgrill / Sani Starr, Fashion blogger at Pitti Uomo. Colorful photos with Fuji X-T1 and 35mm at alessandromichelazzi /

other X-series cameras

 New York City With The M9 (And A Fuji X Pro-1) at thestreetleica / X-E1: The Party Where No One Came: Salton City, California at worldofdecay / X-E1 shots at Mickey’s Flickr here /

Lenses

X-mount lenses

Zoom Lenses Vs. Prime Lenses at sebastianboatca / Canon 50mm F1.4 VS Fujinon 35mm F1.4: the battle of the normals at musicphotographer / REVIEW: The Pulling Power of the Different Fujinon Lenses at macleancomms + More Test Shots with the XF50-140mm f2.8 at macleancomms / A Prime Perspective: First Impression of the Fuji XF 50-140 at rivalsvs / My experience: The XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS at drawwithlight / The Only Fuji X Lens You Need? : REVIEW – Fuji 18 135 WR lens at Matt Widgery Photography youtube /

other lenses

Lensbaby For Fujifilm X-Mount at derekclarkphotography / Cheap Samyang 12mm any good for Fuji X? at larsauthen /

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Travel X / Switch to the X / Fuji X for Weddings

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20 Useful Tips for Travel Photography at sebastianboatca / Olympic National Park with the X-Series at olafphotoblog / A little gear-talk: Canon, Nikon, Sony A7… but at the end it’s a Fuji! Read more at victorhamke

A Superhero needs the right equipment – Fujifilm X (for Weddings) at timosoasepp /

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Jpeg / RAW / Converters

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Curiosity: the welcome screen for Lightroom 6 features shows an X-Pro1 with a 35mm… a good Omen for the Future X-TRANS support improvement promised by Adobe here? You can find it in the new version of Lightroom (v. 6) under menu Help/Welcome to Lightroom

Fuji X Trans Sensor and Adobe Camera Raw – The real deal at last? at soundimageplus / Some Free Faux Film Lightroom Presets for Fuji X Users at thomasfitzgeraldphotography / Sharpening Fuji RAF RAW files in Lightroom & Sharpener Pro 3 at Matt Widgery Photography youtube /

Acessories

Clip Cap Battery ProtectionPanohood for Tripod-less Panorama shotsQuick release plate for Fuji X-E1 & X-E2 / X100S Underwater Case of Meikon / Top 5 Fuji camera bags at ideasandimages /

a bit of everything

  Congratulations Team USA – all images taken with X100T and  X-T1 + 56mm at olafphotoblog / Fuji X-Pro1 or X100 series: The Optical Viewfinder versus Electronic Viewfinder at eyebeamimages / How to photograph fireworks with a Fuji X camera at aboutphotography-tomgrill / X-T1 tethered shooting. A rant! Read it at elliotpaulstern /

Free eBook – CUBA

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Rocky Nook’s FREE Guide to Photographing Cuba is now available at rockynook.com

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RoboSHOOT

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TTL Flash Triggers for Fujifilm X are now available for pre-order! From the manufacturer: After 2 ½ years in development we are pleased to announce the RoboSHOOT© FCC and CE Certified Flash Trigger Systems are available for pre-order in the US and EU. And, for a limited time, all Master-Remote Kits can be pre-ordered at early-adopter pricing. Shipment is scheduled for late Fall 2015. The three available kits plus two types of remotes give you options to match a wide variety of needs. For more information see the Serene Automation web site at www.sereneautomation.com If you wish to be notified about new development, please be sure to join the mailing list on our ‘contact us’ page.

 X-PRO2 :)

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FR-reader Henk (henkversteeg.nl): Is this the new X-PRO2?

miXed zone: XF 16mmF1.4 Thoughts and Samples, Presidential Election with the X-E1 and more!

At the moment, one of the most liked images at the X-shooter facebook zone
shot taken by Tyler Andrews
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Keep up voting and sharing your absolute favorite X-shot… and here is how to do it:

1) SHARE & DESCRIBE: go to the Fujirumors facebook timeline and submit your favorite X-shot (and a short description) in the timeline by selecting “Photo/Video” .
2) VOTE & COMMENT: All the images will be displayed at the Fujirumors facebook photostream. You can vote & comment the images there.

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XF 16mm F1.4 WR – PRE ORDER
BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / PCHstore

MUST READ: Rico’s FIRST LOOK at the XF 16mmF1.4 (German Version) / Fujifilm XF 16mmF1.4 R WR Test in French at patricemichellon (English Version) / Samples and first impressions at billfortney / Spain 2015 ~ The recce with Mischkah Scott (includes shots taken with 16mmF1.4) at prophotonut / Thoughts about XF Lenses and XF 16mm F1.4 at olafphotoblog /

X100/S/T + TCL/WCL

Bernd ditched all his Leica equipment (2x Leica M9-P, 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 90mm) for an X100T and X-PRO1… and never looked back!  Now you can enjoy his X-shots of California at Bernd’s 500px here and here / X100s, My affair with Fuji…  at billgekas / FujiFilm X100T User Review at digitaldepot / X100T: Some other things while we’re here at themachineplanet / A week in Berlin with the Fuji X100T at gadgetguy / Fuji X100T Review at switchtomanua/ My First Week with the Fuji X100T at strongfoto / Want an X100 but prefer the 50mm perspective? You’ll want the Fujfilm TCL-X100! at X100C / Some spring macro shots with the fuji X100S at mikecroshaw / The Fujifilm WCL-X100 at henrysmithscottage / On the Streets of San Francisco with the Fujifilm X100T Rangefinder at sjl / The Myth of More (not just another Fuji X100T review) at randallarmor / Historic Shropshire with the Fuji x100 at paulmellingphotography / Istanbul: A city meant for walking at jimtardio / The Sony A7ii taught me to respect the Fujifilm X100s at ohm-image / Street Photography with Fuji X100 at colinnichollsphotography /

Fujifilm X-T1 + Graphite X-T1
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Morocco, No Plan, A Camera and a Phone APP at luminis.photography / Quick Fujifilm X-T1 Hack at thewanderinglensman / My First Demonstration and my First Post at jaimeprades / Head Shots with Emmeline Kellie using the Fujifilm X-T1 at Dean Martin’s youtube channel / Fuji X-T1 review at camerahoarders’ youtube channel / Live Music Photography with the FujiFilm X-T1 – Can it survive the mosh? at caveiraphotography / Wave Milk Lightroom Magic Fujifilm X-T1 at Brent Mail’s youtube channel / In the water with Fuji at luismoreira / X-T1 Electronic Shutter at chrisharrisonphotography / Day 2: The Sony A7II meets my Fuji X-T1 at aboutphotography-tomgrill / Vacation lifestyle with a Fuji X-T1 kit at aboutphotography-tomgrill / X-T1: VLOG #3 : Why did I buy a mirrorless? at MWESTPhotography youtube channel /Fuji X-T1 Tips: Learn to use your Manual Focus! at Jimmy Chung youtube channel / Riding Through Australian Countryside with the Fuji X-T1 at caveiraphotography /

other X-series cameras

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X-E1 + 27mm used for photojournalism project on Presidential election at 7dayspreceding

Sexiest camera ALIVE! at ivanjoshualoh / Photographs taken with a tripod-mounted FujiFilm X-E1 digital camera, raw files processed with PhotoNinja software to convert to black and white at worldofdecay / Ribble Link Sunset with X-PRO1 at paulmellingphotography / X-A2 review at optyczne (translation) / One Year with the Fuji X-Pro1 at petetakespictures / Fujifilm X-A2 Mirrorless Camera Review at shutterbug / X-E1 Adventure in the waterfall at mengyeap / X-A2 review at digitalcameraworld / X30 Review part 1 at photographic-central / X-PRO1 + 18mm One very special library at paulmellingphotography /

X-mount lenses

Zoom or Prime lenses for portraits with Fuji X? at prophotonut / XF 16-55 Portrait Session on the Beach at Sunset in Okinawa at grittymonkey / XF 16-55mm review at lenstip / Review – Fujinon XF 16-55  at jonasjacobsson / The Fuji 50-140mm 2.8 and why I didn’t keep it at mikecroshaw /10-24: a handshake of carbon monoxide at jorgefm / endurance cycling event shot with X- T1 and pro WR zooms at fujix365 / 18mm: alpine sunrise at noahstammbach / The Gran Fondo Conwy: A gallery captured with the Fujifilm X-T1, X-A2, 16-55mm f2.8 and 50-140mm f2.8 at mirrorlessons / The God of Bears and Mountains Watching Over Vancouver (56 + 14 +X100S) at olafphotoblog / Detroit WWIM Recap & First Impression of the Fuji XF 14mm at rivalsvs / Do Fuji make a bad lens? at daveyoungfotografia /

other lenses / Adapter / Extension Tubes

Fujifilm X-E2 vs Konica Hexanon at villiasgeirsson /

Travel X / Switch to the X

Jomon: “Last year we switched to Fuji from Canon and we are not looking back. After using the X-T1 for several weddings, I’m completely a Fuji “fanboy” now smile emoticon Here are a couple of weddings we did with X-T1. binaryflips 1binaryflips 2” / Imtiaz Rashid (irashidphoto) travel in South Asia with the X-system: Nepal, Bangladesh 1 and 2 & India. / I Just Sold All of My DSLR Gear at danbaileyphoto /

RAW-converters

The Peliroja Editing Video (Photoshop) at ideasandimages /

Acessories / Flash / Adapter / Extension Tubes

J.B camera designs grip case pro review for the Fujifilm X100T at 5maninfield youtube channel /

a bit of everything

Fujifilm sees competitive vigour from mirrorless cameras at gulfnews / Zion – Landscape Photography at miksmedia /

miXed zone: XF 16mmF1.4 Impressions / Enable Classic Chrome for X100S / Video X Tutorials / Iridient vs LR and MORE!

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Thanks a lot to X-shooter Evelyn for you birthday wishes… and for getting a Chartiy X-shirt :)
FUJI X-SHIRTS available here in USA and here in Europe & CO.

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At the moment, one of the most liked images at the X-shooter facebook zone
shot taken by Michael Steverson
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Keep up voting and sharing your absolute favorite X-shot… and here is how to do it:

1) SHARE & DESCRIBE: go to the Fujirumors facebook timeline and submit your favorite X-shot (and a short description) in the timeline by selecting “Photo/Video” .
2) VOTE & COMMENT: All the images will be displayed at the Fujirumors facebook photostream. You can vote & comment the images there.

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XF 16mm F1.4

PRE-ORDER (and Support FR): USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / PCHstore

And a MUST READ in these days is Rico’s FIRST LOOK at the XF 16mmF1.4 (German Version) / Picture samples and first thoughts at prophotonut / More samples by Ben Cherry’s at fujifilm-blog /

TUTORIALS

Live tutorial: Portrait photography with Bert Stephani

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Live tutorial: Street photography with Matt Harton youtube

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X100/S/T + TCL/WCL – X100S & CLASSIC CHROME

USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / PCHstore / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

Fujifilm X100S Classic Chrome Enabler at ishootyou

Time to Play: or:Hacking your x100s files to enable Classic Chrome at mickservodio / Dalia, Portraits with Fuji X100t and TCL-X100 teleconverter at alessandromichelazzi / The Fujifilm X100t Review at henrysmithscottage / How I Use Black Tape on My Fujifilm X100 for Street Photography at petapixel / My Fuji X100T and the NYC Easter Parade at icemanbaldy / Dalia, Portraits with Fuji X100T and TCL-X100 teleconverter at alessandromichelazzi / Fuji X100T: Ch-ch-changes (from the X100) at themachineplanet / X100T Fuji’s finest pix to date at nafisa / The Gear that I Use: The Fujifilm X100T at henrysmithscottage / Fuji X100T long(ish) term user report at tobinators / X100T Video Review at Ralfs Foto-Bude / Fuji X100T & iPhone Field Workflow at Geeks Life youtube / Fuji X100S First Impressions at russell-pritchard / The Oval with Fuji X100S at russellpritchard /

Fujifilm X-T1 + Graphite X-T1
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Exit Nikon, Hello Fuji at the French site photorectoverso (translation) / Head To Head – Fuji X-T1 And SONY A7 II at soundimageplus / 3rd video episode using the Fuji X-t1 for video and photo’s at Fujilicious Litrato Images / Embracing the Abstract. Creating images in the mind… at fujixsystem / FujiFilm X-T1 & X100s – Weddings, Portraits & Engagements with two mirrorless marvels at caveiraphotography / Chicago and the Fuji X-T1 at colinfindlay / New York Street Photography with the Leica M 240 & Fuji X-T1 at yorkplacestudios / A Foggy Easter Morning with the Sony A7 II & 16-35mm and Fujifilm X-T1 & Touit 12mm at mirrorlessons / Tomas converted from Nikon to Fuji (X-T1 + lenses). Check out his beautiful Morocco Gallery on his Flickr here / Fujifilm XT-1 Notebook at leighmiller and X-E2 Notebook here / Early morning with the Fuji X-T1 at paulmellingphotography / Living Museums: A journey back in time to the grimy, gritty life in the Black Country between the wars at macfilos / Fuji X-T1 Advanced function at imagemakers / X-T1 + 56mm: Colours of Silverstone at macleancomms / 12 Months With The Fujifilm X-T1 at macleancomms / Switzerland with the X-T1 with the 14, 23, 56 and 50-140 mm at jonasjacobsson / X-T1 Issue; Has Anyone Experienced This? at thewanderinglensman /

other X-series cameras

Should you still buy a Fuji X-Pro1? at daveyoungfotografia / Fujifilm X-A2 Review at ephotozine / Around the World with Fuji-X series (X-Pro & X-E1) at steveschwarz / Fujifilm X-A2 Digital Camera Review at cameras.reviewed / Fujifilm X-A2 at pcmag / Converting an X-E1 to Infra-Red at shuttercount / A Review of The Fujifilm X-M1 Camera at kisty / Fuji X-A2 review at techradar / Hà Nội Color, Exposure, Leica M9 & X Pro1 at thetravelphotographer /

lenses

X-mount lenses

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Fuji XF 56mm F1.2 First Impressions at vopoku

16-55 Review at the Spanish site quesabesde (translation) / First thoughts on the Fujinon XF16-55mm F2.8 at Fujifilm Australia / XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR shooting report at yodobashi (translation) / Comparison Fuji XF35mm vs Canon EF50mm in Spanish at Kamandula (translation) / Fujinon 10-24mm Review at jorgefm / Fujifilm Fujinon XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II at pcmag / A Modern Classic – Fuji XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens at mirrorlessminutes /

other lenses / Adapter / Extension Tubes

Canon FD to Fuji X mount adapter at dc.home (translation) / The Tale of Two Touits – Part I – Zeiss Touit 12mm Review at mirrorlessons /

Switch to the X

Shooting PRO with Mirrorless Cameras (from Canon to Nikon) on youtube

RAW-conversion

Iridient Developer vs Lightroom – A Detailed Comparison at alikgriffin / My final thoughts on Capture One Pro 8 and Fuji X-Trans Files at 13thfloorphotography

a bit of everything

Extensive Fuji X Motorsport Shooting Guide at chrisharrisonphotography / NEW BOOK: Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography (ots of stuff in there shot with my Fuji X ) here at AmazonUS / My Love Affair with Fuji – An Instax Believer at 13thfloorphotography / A discussion around one of the reasons I shoot Fuji X-Series cameras at Rediscover Film youtube channel &Fuji X-T1 firmware 3.10 always at Rediscover Film youtube channel / Interview with Marco Larousse, Street and Fine Art Photographer at photographio / 3 Dudes, 3 Bikes and 3 Fujis at danbaileyphoto / Xpert Advice: Overpowering the Sun Using a Leaf Shutter thephoblographer /

FEATURES / FIRMWARE WISHLIST

Mike: “Not a rumor, but a question to share. As I continue to use the X system as my only tools, I find that the main downfall to the X-T1 for fast motorsport work is the lag in the viewfinder when shooting CH, when you pause, you loose your target. What do your readers think of adapting some sort of Sport Finder to the shoe? This could eliminate the problem of loosing and regaining your target. This problem does not exist with the 100 series or the slower XPro1, as there was the ability to view a pass-thru in the viewfinder with those. What do you think? Worth passing on to your Fuji contacts?”

LeFred: “Hi Patrick! You made a poll about a monochrome sensor. There is another feature that would make an X-Pro2 or any other high-end camera stand out : Eye Controlled Focusing. From Wikipedia : “Through the tracking of eyeball movements, EOS cameras equipped with eye-controlled focusing (ECF) (some identifiable by the suffix E) were able to select the desired autofocus point in the scene, based on where the user was looking in the viewfinder frame. ECF was especially useful in sports photography where the subject may shift its position in the frame rapidly. EOS cameras equipped with ECF were the EOS A2E (U.S. model names are shown; see the table below for equivalents in other countries), EOS Elan IIE, EOS IXe, EOS-3, EOS Elan 7E, and EOS Elan 7NE. Canon did not continue its use of eye-controlled focusing in its digital SLRs. The EOS Elan 7NE was the last EOS camera to have this function.”

Lamartiny: “Hi Patrick, I have just read your Open Letter to Fujifilm about Kaizen e Firmware update. I sugest you to add another approach in your list, is a path that Canon made allowing the “parallel” firmware modification wiht MagicLantern (http://www.magiclantern.fm/about.html). Read a bit about it and you’ll figure out that it’s a good way where Fuji can avoid spend a lot of money to keep updated old cameras but still possible the community do this. Beside this the community can implement feature never imagined by Fuji. Things like this happened to Apple and Jailbrake, feature ware implemented by Apple after Jailbrake had already implemented. So, I hope you like and embrace this idea.”