Coming Early September: Nissin i40 Flash for Fujifilm X-series (TIPA awarded as Best Portable Lighting System)

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Hi all,

as you may remember, a forum member at dpreview said that the small and powerful Nissin i40 for Fujifilm X cameras will be available in October. Well, according to a FR-source, it will happen earlier.

The actual availability date will be various between countries, but the first lot of flashes will be in stock at authorized dealers around early September

The Nissin i40 is a new great super compact powerful and flexible flash with ergonomics of the Fujifilm EF-X20. It recently won the TIPA Award 2014 for the“Best Portable Lighting System”.

“The small (3.35 x 2.4 x 3.35 inches) and lightweight (203g, without battery and soft box) Nissin i40 is available in models dedicated (TTL) to Canon, Nikon, Sony, Four thirds and Fujifilm models, and can cover a lens angle of view from 24-105mm, with additional coverage to 16mm with the supplied diffuser. The Guide Number is 40 at the 105mm setting (meters/ISO 100) and 27 at 35mm. An innovative LED illuminator sits where smaller fill flash modules were in the past, and the light can be used for both still and video recording with 9 steps of output. The i40 offers rear, front curtain and high-speed sync, wireless slave and can be swivelled up to 180 degrees right and left and 90 degrees vertical.”

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P.S.: if you click the “READ MORE” button, you’ll see a list with all the rumors spread in 2014 arranged by reliability. You’ll also be able to check what turned out to be correct and what was wrong this year.

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IT’S DEAL TIME: Free XF18mm with the purchase of an X-E2/X-PRO1 + BHphoto has price drops on 128 items!

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It’s almost Independence Day, and stores started a rebate campaign. Hundreds of deals on elecotrnic devices. If there is something you’re interested in and want to grab the occasion, then feel free to do it by clicking on this link (and then buy whatever you want). There won’t be any extra costs on your product, so the price will remain exactly the same for you, but a small comission is valued back to FR. Thanks to those you decide to support Fujirumors.

THE GRAND BHPHOTO DEALS

Price drop on 128 items!

It’s deal time at BHphoto. The store just launched its big 4th of July sales here! There are currently 128 items in offer, from SD-cards (like the Lexar 32GB Class10 for $27), camera bags (as the Petrol PD335 D-SLR Campack Plus, which is $200 off!) or Capture One PRO7 ($150 off!).

ADORAMA

Independence Day Savings also at Adorama. They have 38 items in offer at the moment. Check them out here.

THE CANADIAN DEAL – FREE XF 18mm

Canadians have one more reason to switch to the X now. In fact, if you buy an X-E2 or an X-PRO1, you’ll get the XF18mm for free! For more details see Fuji’s page here.

X-E2 kit for $ 1,199 / X-E2 body for $849

BHphoto + 4% reward +  INCLUDES FREE ▪ SanDisk 32GB SDHC Extreme Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card ▪ Watson NP-W126 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1120mAh) for a Total Value of $52.90
AmazonUS
Adorama. There are 2 options here: FIRST OPTION: 4% reward + 3 accessories (spare battery, 32 GB SD-card, Sandist 16GB Memory Vault). SECOND OPTION: Get 7 accesories: Spare NP-W126 Battery, 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card, Slinger camera Bag, Cleaning Kit, Mini HDMI Cable 6-FT, 58mm UV Filter, Sandisk 16GB Memory Vault (while supplies last).
Pictureline

XF 18-55 and XF 55-200 deals ($100 0ff)

expire July 5

XF 18-55: BHphoto (4% reward), AmazonUS, Adorama (4% reward), Pictureline and BestBuy (10% reward).
XF 55-200: BHphoto (4% reward), AmazonUS, Adorama (4% reward), Pictureline and BestBuy (10% reward or feebies).

ADOBE BOOKS

Deals of the Week – 50% Off Adobe Lightroom eBooks at craftandvision until July 8. No discount code required. Check it out at craftandvision. (see Lightroom 5 Unmasked / Lightroom 5 Up To Speed / Essential Development for Lightroom 5)

X-E2: BEYOND THE MANUAL

X-E2 owners should definitely get also Rico’s book, “The Fujifilm X-E2, Beyond the Manual”. The book is already out in the German Version at dpunkt here, is right now translated into English and it will be out in July. You can now sign up and get notified as soon as the book is available for purchase in English here at rockynook. You’ll then get an email with a special code that allows you to save 40%!

Expert Shield Screen Protector GIVEAWAY

Fujirumors has teamed up with Expert Shield and is giving away 5 Screen Protectors. Check out the details here.

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AF-tracking comparison: X-T1 with XF 18-135 and XF 55-200 vs 5DMKIII and Canon 70-200mm F2.8 II

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Ben Cherry (website) tested the AF-tracking of the X-T1 with XF 55-200 and a prototype XF 18-135mm WR vs the action combo Canon 5D Mark III with the $2,500 Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens.

The subject is a dog running full speed towards the X-T1 or 5dMkIII. The results? Ben says: “So how did the X-T1 and the latest telephoto lenses hold up against the ultimate action combo? Well I have to say I am extremely impressed by the results. So much so I’m not sure whether people can tell the difference.” Consider that Ben did NOT enable the HIGH PERFORMANCE mode, which makes AF faster.

But Ben doesn’t reveal which test series was shot with which lens.

In fact he just launced this contest: “Guess which is which – If you have twitter then tweet your answer with #2fujis1canon. At the end of the week I will reveal the answer. Remember the three options are: 70-200 (canon), 55-200 (fuji) and 18-135 (prototype, fuji). Allocate one lens to option 1, 2 and 3.”

So start tweeting ;-)

For those who do not use twitter, here is a poll for you. Check out the 3 AF-tracking series at bencherryphotos and then feel free to come back and vote the poll.

NOTE: To anyone out there, who wants to make such comparisons. It happens that reviewers do not enable the “HIGH PERFORMANCE” mode on their X-series camera. If you do such a test, you must enable it, as it will considerably improve the AF-performance of the camera… btw, every X-shooter should use it. You’ll drain a bit more battery life, but it’s worth the extra performance. It’s one of the many many tips and tricks Rico shared in his brand new X-E2 book here (German Version at dpunkt here).

UDPATE: Here are the resutls: Lens 1 – Fujifilm 18-135mm prototype / Lens 2 – Canon 70-200mm / Lens 3 – Fujifilm 55-200mm: “To conclude – For me the 5D3 is still the daddy, it instantly finds the subjects and tracks accurately. Whereas the X-T1 can sometimes take a while to find the subject but once it has, it will track very well, hitting the subject the vast majority of the time. Once there are greater auto focus zones on the X-T1, like the 5D3, then I think the tracking capabilities will vastly improve. To bring it back to dogs, the 5D3 is like my springer spaniel, it is just happy to be out running around and will respond to any call I give no matter what. While the X-T1 is like my labrador, loyal as anything but if you want it to respond to a call quickly then an obvious treat is required (though the high performance setting would have improved its responsiveness)!”

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Giveaway: WIN 5 Expert Shield screen protectors for your X-series camera with Fujirumors and ExpertShield Protector!

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A couple of days ago, Oliver from Expert Shild contacted me via email. He asked me if I’d be interested to organize a giveaway of 5 Expert Shield screen protectors for X-series cameras. As you can imagine, I gladly accepted the possibility to give FR-readers something for free ;-).

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