Amarcord deals: Refurbished FinePix S5 and GF670

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Our reader Jonathan sent us the link to a refurbished deal on cameras we don’t talk about very often.

The first deal is the two refurbished Fujifilm GF670 Rangefinder Folding Film Camera (Click here). This is a superb medium format camera and it makes me a bit proud to know that Fuji is still investing on developing film cameras. Not because I am a nostalgic men but because I I am convinced that medium format film has a “different” flair and quality that is yet unmatched by digital cameras. Just try to shot a B&W 120 roll with that camera and you will understand what I mean!

The second deal is related to the last Fuji DSLR camera, the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro. You can find two refurbished cameras, one at Photographicstuff (Click here) and one at Supersmartelectronics (Click here). The camera has been announced back in 2006 and a lot of time passed until Fuji released another system camera, the X PRo 1.

But it’s undeniable now that Fuji’s future is the X mirrorless system and maybe even a new FF X system. There is no way back to DSLR and I don’t know how long they will make Film Cameras too.

found via Slidoo.

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A “drunk” Fuji X-E1 review :)

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You would think reviewers are cold blood people focused on finding out all the quirks of the tested camera. But our reader Arjantavari managed to do find a new way to test cameras and warned me and you that “The only thing is, I’m a bit drunk. And I’ve been drinking for about 12 hours“. The video can be seen her eon top! Thanks Arjantavari for sharing your story ;)

And here is the “serious” review roundup:
Fuji X PRO 1 with two cheap Minolta Rokkor lens test at Getdpi.
Portraits in the ruins of Spain with the Fuji X-Pro1 ~ pictures and techniques at ProPhotonut.
Fuji X-E1 image samples at Seriouscompacts.
Fuji X PRO 1 for High Speed Water drop capture at Markhilliardatelier.

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Fujifilm X-E1 Hands-on Review by Digitalrev.

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Digitalrev tested the new Fuji X-E1 and posted that video you can watch here on top. Digitalrev is also one of the few stores having the Fuji X-E1 in Stock (Click here). And new image samples can be seen at Brandon Remler’s blog (Click here).

Preorders:
Black Fuji X-E1 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Silver Fuji X-E1 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Black Fuji X-E1 with 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Silver Fuji X-E1 with 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Fuji 14mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Fuji 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 OIS lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

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New Fuji X PRo 1 and Leica lens book (and Vietnam travel report).

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Amazon (Click here) is now accepting preorder on the new “Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro 1” book. Release date is December 28, 2012. You can also get it at Amazon UK (Click here). The same book will be released earlier and in original German language at Amazon Germany (Click here). And Fujirumors reader Jan found a book named Leica M Lenses Guide for the X PRO 1 on eBay Netherland (Click here).

P.S.: Thetravelphotographer posted a short impression review of his last trip in Vietnam with the Fuji X PRO 1

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Lenstip tests the 60mm macro: “it is the best X lens!”

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We had no doubt the 60mm macro lens was the best of the first three X lenses launched back in January along the X PRO 1. Lenstip published the full review and said: “Out of three lenses, launched along the Fujifilm X-Pro1, the 2.4/60 model has the best pros to cons ratio“.Here is the pro and cosn list:

Pros:

  • solid and high quality casing,
  • very good resolution in the frame centre,
  • good resolution on the edge of the frame,
  • excellent correction of chromatic aberration,
  • slight spherical aberration,
  • good coma correction,
  • negligible astigmatism,
  • moderate vignetting,
  • good transmission.

Cons:

  • noticeable distortion,
  • unreliable autofocus,
  • work against bright light could have been better.

Links to the lens at Amazon and BHphoto.

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