XF23mm, X-E2 and XQ1 samples and hands on review.

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XF23mm

Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

– Tom Grill is testing the XF23mm on the X-E2. Read his first impressions and download high-res samples here: “I think you will find that this is an extremely sharp lens wide open both in the center and in the corners, and at f/5.6 it is nothing short of sensational. […] The lens feels good. It focuses fast, is comfortable to hold, and due to its large size fits nicely on my X-Pro1. If anything, I am not a fan of scalloped lens shades. They seem unnecessarily large on short focal length lenses. I already found myself leaving it off when there was no absolute need for it.  That is the only negative thing I have to say about my experience using this lens, which says something in and of itself.”

XF23mm samples at brandonremler here.

X-E2

USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / AdoramaDigitalRev / Pictureline / EUROPE: wexphotographicUK / DigitalRev / Fotomundus24 GER / PCHstore / AmazonDE (via DR)

– The X-E2 at yodobashi.com here (translation).

– X-E2 samples at the Polish site optyczne.pl (tranlsation)

– Portugal, a wedding and the X-E2 here (translation).

– Some shots taken with the X-E2 by mingthein here.

XQ1

USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / AdoramaDigitalRev / EUROPE: wexphotographicUK / DigitalRev / PCHstore / AmazonDE (via DR)

– Samples at letsgodigital here.

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What’s neXt? A weather sealed X! (trusted sources)

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(X-E2 and XQ1 pre-order now also at AmazonDE)

X-E2 – USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / AdoramaDigitalRev / Pictureline / EUROPE: wexphotographicUK / DigitalRev / Fotomundus24 GER / PCHstore / AmazonDE (via DR)

XQ1 – USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / AdoramaDigitalRev / EUROPE: wexphotographicUK / DigitalRev / PCHstore / AmazonDE (via DR)

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Hi all!

I had an interesting chat with two of our trusted sources (the Japanese source and a „long time“ source). Here is what they told us about Fuji’s next X-camera:

They both say: Fuji will launch a weather sealed camera.

– The trusted Japanese source said it will feature an APS-C X-Trans II sensor.
– The „long time“ trusted source said it will have a big high-performance EVF.

So, to everyone wondering what camera Fuji could squeeze between the X-E and X-PRO line… the answer is: a weather sealed X! And it should be announced at the CES in January!

3 tips to support Fujirumors FOR FREE… and keep this blog running

News, rumors, deals, reviews about the X-series… everything can be found here, on Fujirumors. As you can imagine it’s often a lot of work for me to deliver you the best service I can during my spare time (yep, I have an ordinary full-time day-job). But that’s really ok, because it’s fun to work on rumors :-). So, I’ll continue to put my best into it, but I also need your support. Here is what you can do, if you want:

1) Buy your gear here: If you purchase your gear using my shoplinks, this blog gets a small commission that helps to keep this site running… and you won’t pay a single penny extra on your gear if you choose this way to support Fujirumors.

2) Share rumors: I’d love to tell you more about this weather sealed X as soon as possible. I will give my best… but I need also your support. If you have some relevant and reliable information, feel free to share them with Fujirumors.

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Thanks for your time

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DxO Perspective free download! Offer expires NOV 3

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For the next 3 days you’ll get DxO Perspective for free (save $20) at the Apple Store here. From the product description:

(via canonwatch, via photoblogue)

With DxO Perspective, you can correct any perspective issues in your images in just a few clicks. A skewed building? A tilted horizon? Simply place the anchor points along the lines you want to fix, and your image instantly achieves a more natural look.

Automatically corrects even the most complex perspective problems:
• Several correction tools adapted to different kinds of photo compositions
• Horizon recovery
• Optimized cropping to maximize the visible field

Easy to use:
• DxO Perspective provides a simple solution for correcting your images, thanks to an innovative system of anchor points that you apply directly on your image
• Advanced tools let you fine-tune corrections according to your own tastes

The perfect solution for:
• Street and architectural photos
• Interior shots
• Landscape photos
• Reproductions of posters or paintings

Compatibility:
• Opens and saves JPEG and 8- & 16-bit TIFF images
• Available in English, French, German and Japanese

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UK price (ukdigital-store): XF 56mm f/1.2 £999 (spring 2014) + 10-24mm £799 (NOV-DEC)

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An anonymous FR-reader told me that UK-store “ukdigital” is already taking pre-orders on the XF10-24 and XF 56 lenses. The first will be sold for £799 and be available in NOV-DEC while the portrait lens will be the most expensive Fujinon lens with a price tag of £999 and it will be shipped in spring 2014!

Here is the product description for both lenses:

P.S.: I’ve been told by an anonymous FR-reader that Adorama is shipping the XF23mm lens.

cheers
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56mm

The Fujinon XF56mm F1.2 R lens is the new f1.2 aperture fast prime lens for Fujifilm X Mount digital cameras. The XF56mm has an equivalent focal length of 84mm, combined with high quality optics, and fast aperture is perfect for close cropped portrait photography. The fast aperture allows beautiful blurring of backgrounds, making the subject matter stand out.

RELEASE DATE: SPRING 2014

10-24mm

The Fujinon XF10-24mm f4 R OIS lens is the new FUJINON ultra-wide short zoom lens for Fujifilm X Mount digital cameras. The 10-24mm focal length is equivalent to 15-36mm to give super wide angle, perfect for sweeping landscapes, interior shots, or any other ultra wide application.

RELEASE DATE: NOV – DEC 2013.

XF 56mm £999
XF 23mm (£849 at AmazonUK)… ($899 at AmazonUS)
XF 10-24mm £799
XF 14mm (£696 at AmazonUK) … ($899 at AmazonUS)
XF 55-200 (£649 at AmazonUK) … ($699 at AmazonUS)
XF 18-55 (£479 at AmazonUK) …. ($699 at AmazonUS)
XF 60mm £465 …………..…….. ($649 at AmazonUS)
XF 18mm £429 …………..…….. ($599 at AmazonUS)
XF 35mm £429 …………..…….. ($599 at AmazonUS)
XF 27mm £379 ………..……….. ($449 at AmazonUS)

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