LIGHTNING DEAL NOW at AmazonUS on the Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 for Fuji-X + Lowepro Bag Deal, too!

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[UDPATE: Lightning deal expired. The price for the lens is $299 now, and for the bag is $40]

AmazonUS just launched a Lightning Deal on Samyang’s 85mm f/1.4 for Fuji X. Get the lens for just $249.00 (38% off)!

There is also a Lightning deal, on the Lowepro Event Messenger 150 Medium Shoulder Camera Bag. Get it for $30 (50% off).

If you want it, then act fast… first comes first, and just a limited number is available.

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Kaizen costs growing: FW-updates (bringing new functions) will focus on newer cameras. No electronic shutter for X-E2?

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THE RUMOR (new source)

The Kaizen philosophy is something that distinguishes Fujifilm from other companies. And I feel pretty save to say, that it will remain so in future. In fact, the next big FW-updates for the X-E2 and especially the X-T1 are just around the corner.

However, a new source just told me that, since there are now many more X-series cameras on the market than in the past, Fuji can’t afford the growing costs of firmware updates (that will bring new functions) for all these X-cameras anymore.

The costs to continuously implement new features to all X-series cameras would be simply exorbitant.

The source also told us that, according to the latest plans, the Fujifilm X-E2 won’t get the electronic shutter. But it confirms that it will get the remote control & a few minor things. Fuji is also aware of the complaints about too aggressive NR at high ISO in JPEG’s for the X-T1 and X-E2 (NOTE: the fact that they are aware of it, doesn’t necessarily mean that they will improve that via firmware).

THE POLL

With the X100T/X30, Fuji introduced so many firmware based improvements, that I’d really like to have them also on my X-E2. I’m sure many of you would like some of those features too: Electronic Shutter, Full Manual Video Control, spot metering frame coupling, Classic Chrome film simulation, fully configurable Quick menu, improved JPEG engine, wireless remote control (that should come for the X-E2) and Instax printing, interval shooting for time-lapse photography and more…

Sure, we can’t pretend Fujifilm to update all their X-cameras with these (and more) features. But what if we’d pay for them? So here is today’s poll: would you pay for a firmware update that gives you new, long-awaited features on your “older” X-series camera?

Feel free to tell us your most desired firmware features for you X-series camera in the comments and vote if/how much you’d be ready to pay for it.

Which X-series Camera do you Own?

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EXPIRES TOMORROW: Fuji-X-Books Fall Sale at Rocky Nook… save 30% on all Fujifilm Books!

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REMINDER: Rocky Nooks Fall Sale on ALL THEIR FUJFILM BOOKS (Save 30%). The deal expires tomorrow, September 30! The list of books in offer includes also Rico’s latest book “X-E2, Beyond the manual“. Use the Coupon Code “FujiFall14″ and get the PDF, ePub and Kindle all together… DRM-FREE!

P.S.: Rico’s updated X100T image samples at Flickr here.

See all books in offere here.

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Secret Garden Beauty, To the Lighthouse, Dances with Fire & more :: X-shooter Facebook Zone / Top Liked Images

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John Barrett: Shot at Bodie Island Lighthouse in the. Outer Banks of North Carolina. The clouds rolled in right after this shot. Fuji X-T1 with 14mm Lens.

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It’s been a while since I last posted an X-shooter zone. In fact, last month was a pretty busy one, with all the rumors/news related to Fuji latest products (X30, X100T, Graphite X-T1, XF 50-140 and the XF56mmAPD) + the non stop photokina coverage.

Well, now it’s time to focus again on the beauty of the images. So I jumped over to the FR-facebook photostream and looked at all the images shared there by X-shooter all over the world… and I really loved what I saw. Congratulations to the winners of this edition for their inspiring shots!

I’d also like to say a big THANK YOU to all those X-shooters, who decided to share their images at the FR-facebook photostream and those who looked at them and voted their favorite ones… feel free to keep it up.

HOT TO SHARE & VOTE IMAGES: go to the Fujirumors timeline, click “Photo/Video” and post your image and your comment. They will then be visible at the FR-facebook photostream. The most liked ones will be featured in the next X-shooter Facebook zone.

Have a great Sunday
Patrick facebook, google+, RSS-feed and twitter

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Yansen Sugiarto: Secret Garden – Series. Fuji X-E2 & Fujinon 60mm F/2.4 Macro.

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Fuji X-T1 + XF55-200mm Der Lichtklicker

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Scott Cramer‎: Keep up the great work Patrick! Love your site and you were spot on for the most recent Fuji announcements. I love that your site is not only a great rumor site, but also a great place to learn techniques, share ideas, and showcase beautiful photography. Thought I’d share a recent favorite image from a couple evenings ago from Sweetwater Lake in Sweetwater, Colorado. Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm lens ISO 400 f/11 at 1/80. No tripod! OIS is that good that unless I’m photographing moving water, I rarely need it – what freedom! Keep up the great work, I will continue to check your site daily! Landscape and nature photography series. www.scottcramerphotography.com

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Steve McClanahan: I’m loving my new XT-1 and with my new XF 10-24, I was able to capture the attached rainbow in my home town of Flagstaff Arizona. It had been raining all day so my initial focus was on the sunset but 180 degrees from the sunset was this amazing full rainbow

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miXed zone: Last place for Rico’s Workshop, A6000 vs X-T1 focus peaking comparison, XF 50-140 samples and more!

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Fuji X-secrets workshop

There is just one more place available at Rico’s Fuji X-secrets workshop from the 3. to 5. of October, in Schwabach (Germany). For more information click here.

XF 50-140
USA:
BHphotoAmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE:WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore

Image samples at Rico’s Flickr here / First look at all the upcoming Fujifilm XF lenses at grittymonkey /

X100T
USA: BHphoto  / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

Rico’s first sample shots at Flickr here / Photokina Hands-On preview at digitalcamerareview / beta real world samples at dpreview  and updated overview here /

 Fujifilm X-T1
Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

– Landscape Photography Test with the Fuji X-T1 in Spanish at fuji-xperience (English translation) / Mike Browne looking to get into a mirror-less camera and picks a Fuji X-T1 (youtube) / Food Photography with the Fuji X-T1 at nicolesyblog / Iceland photos at jonasjacobsson / Gear Review – Field testing the Fuji X-T1 at focus52 / Fujifilm X-T1 Review: Perspective from a real wedding at danielkcheung / Olympus v. Fuji v. Sony (Part 5) – Which one will be SOLD? at joshmcleodphotography + Michaela Baranov and the Fuji X-T1 at joshmcleodphotography too / Giovanni: “I did some testing of the Fuji X – T1 with the 55-200. I took some photos on the sideline of a football game. I am attaching pictures 1234 /  Fuji X-T1 six months on at thebigpicturegallery / Fujifilmfilm X-T1 + Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 shot at AhmedabadHD facebook /

soundimageplus: “I’ve moved my blog to a domain website. This is www.soundimageplus.com. I’ve also expanded what I do and have decided to work on making the blog a serious review and blogging site. In the past it’s just been more a less a hobby and a break from all the editing work I undertake. You’ve always been a supporter in the past and have been kind enough to link to my posts about Fuji gear. If you are interested there are some recent posts you and your readers might be interested in. I’m currently posting a lot of material to get the site up and running. The posts are: NIKON Df AND FUJI X-T1 – HIGH ISO COMPARISON THE FUJI X-T1. A 6 MONTH USER EXPERIENCE AND REVIEWSHOOTING STOCK AT STATELY HOMES WITH A NIKON Df and FUJI X-T1.

Switch to the X

 – From DSLR to Mirrorless (X-T1) at peterdelaney /

KAIZEN

FR-reader John compared the red focus peaking between the Sony A6000 and the Fujifilm X-T1…. and would like one of Fuji’s Kaizen firmwares. See why here.

X100S
Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

– Tokyo: Then and Now, Film vs Fuji X100S at thomasalanphoto /

other X-series cameras

– Marvin Javellana: “Sharing with you my Photowalk today in Chicago taken by my Fuji X-E2 with my Fujinon 14mm and 55-200mm.” / X100, Portraits of discarded sofas capture flotsam and jetsam of L.A. at latimes / Street Photography Pairs with the Fuji X-E1 at thomasfitzgeraldphotography /

XF 18-135mm
Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

– Hands-On Lens Review: The Fuji XF 18-135mm at photofocus / Action shots at danbaileyphoto / THE FUJI 18-135mm ZOOM IS A GREAT LENS. at soundimageplus /

lenses

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image courtesy: Stockografie / Flickr / Facebook /

– STOCKOGRAFIE: “This photograph was taken in Beijing after a long night flight. It was early in the afternoon and far too early for bed so I went out to relax a bit with my X-T1 and the Zeiss Touit 1.8/32. I participated in the „Zeiss for Photokina“ contest with this photograph and it was one of the last three. Due to this it was also shown at the Zeiss booth at Photokina.”

– Review and Samples of Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS Lens at derekolsonphotography / XF 10-24 review at the Taiwanese site mobile01 / Kipon HandeVision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 Hands-On Preview at ephotozine / Review of the 56mmF1.2 + X-T1 at kristamichaels / Sunset Portuguese fisherman & X-T1 + 23mm at afshoot / X-T1 still life with 60mm Glass Bubbles at macleancomms /

– Joshua Moss: “Hello, I thought I would send a quick note about the performance of the Fuji 50-230mm. I shot with this lens at the zoo and was amazed at the quality. This lens is also amazingly light. I believe it is an underrated lens in the Fuji lineup with an unbelievable cost to value ratio. I hope fuji continues to develop these light affordable lenses. If you would like to see the photos I took they are posted here https://joshmoss.exposure.co/nc-zoo

RAW-conversion

– Lightroom vs Iridient at jlmphotos / Fujifilm X-E1 + Photo Ninja = Awesome at thomasfitzgeraldphotography / Choosing a raw processor for Fuji X-Trans Files again at thomasfitzgeraldphotography /

a little bit of everything

– Seeing Better is Black and White—Part II (The Fuji Monochrom) at effeleven / Paris XF 10-24mm at patricemichellon / Photo Essay in Valencia, Spain at leighmiller / 2 Quick Tips That May Help You Get Sharper Images on the Fuji X-E1 at thomasfitzgeraldphotography / Photokina 2014: Interviews at dc-watch and also at at mirrorlessons /

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