Fujirumors was the first site to talk about it (thanks to FR-readers who shared the information in the comments and via email)… and, even if there is no official statement about it by Fujifilm, I believe that the information shared with FR is correct: on newer X-T1’s the d-pad buttons are improved.
Go to minute 6 and listen to the beautiful clicking when openbloom presses the d-pad buttons. He is one of those who replaced his X-T1 with a newer one because of the light leak.
“I was comparing the new X-T1 with the one I was returning, and there is a defintite difference between the buttons. Hear that clicking? Now, the other one I had wouldn’t hardly click at all. […] I was fine with the buttons before, and all I can say is that I’m much happier with them the way they are now!”
Brian Griffith just released Iridient Developer 2.3.4, which includes 10 new RAW camera models, greatly improved image caching and other improvements and fixes. Fujifilm specific news includes RAW support for the FinePix S1 model and the new caching architecture should make access to previously viewed X-Trans RAW images radically faster now!!
The full press release follows and the new version can now be downloaded here:
– It might be the best Fujinon lens ever produced: the XF 56mm f/1.2! Camerlabs just published their full review here:
“Bottom line? The Fujifilm 56mm f1.2 is another great quality lens for the X-series. It’s a confidently-built, optically superb, well-priced for a lens of its class and exploits the latest body technologies to deliver crisp details into the corners and effective tracking of moving subjects. Bokeh obsessives may prefer the rendering of some higher-end options, but there’s few who wouldn’t look at the images from the 56mm on a modern X-series body and be anything other than delighted.
If you’re an X-series owner who needs a short, bright telephoto with AF, it may be your only choice, but thankfully it’s also a great one. What with the fabulous X-T1 and new 10-24mm ultra wide zoom, the X system goes from strength to strength.”
– Getting Married with the Fuji X-T1 & XF 56mm F1.2 at olafblog: “After reviewing our material, we both agreed that this is the best, sharpest X-series lens from Fuji ever, and one of the best we have ever shot with. But see for yourself.”
– X-T1 face detection AF at f/1.2 with the 56mm Lens at f-sunny: “Even with this set-up, I was unsure as to how well the FD AF would pick out the model’s eyes as the key point of focus – DOF at f/1.2 is razor thin, so this was a significant challenge. […] No more worrying about AF box location over the eyes, I could (in theory) just line up the perfect comp, and shoot – the camera would do the rest. […] The pictures tell the story – I am immensely impressed with the Face Detection AF on the X-T1.”
X-T1: The light leak is fixed and the X-T1 is shipping again! AmazonUS expects to have both, the body and the kit, in stock within the next couple of days. Check it out here. And also Adorama is shipping the X-T1 (thx for the screenshot, Gordon). Adorama and BHphoto offer 4% reward at the purchase of an X-T1. You’ll find the X-T1 available at ebayUS. And lemme know what you think about the d-pad buttons on this new bunch of cameras.
XF 10-24: Always according to AmazonUS, the 10-24 will be released on March 31 (check it out here).Also BHphoto expects to have it available by the end of March. It’s in stock, but more expensive than normal, at Digitalrev.
XF 56mm: The XF 56mm is in stock at WexUK here.