DEAL: AmazonDE X100 Blitzangebot reloaded (14:00 Berlin Time)

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Again? I just noticed on the FR-dealsrunner sidebar that AmazonDE is offering again a “Blitzangebot” on the Fuji X100! It seems that the 22% price drop of last week (click here) was not enough to convince people to buy it. I’m curious to see how low AmazonDE will go this time. We will know it very soon at 14:00 CET. Click here to see the deal.

To see how you can get a free XF18mm lens in UK/ROI or win a X-E1+ 18-55 (phoblographer) check this FR-post here.

P.S.: Continue to share your experience with the new firmware at the firmware-post here.

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[UPDATE: old vs new firmware] GET IT NOW: the new firmware is here! download, test and share your findings on Fujirumors!

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Does it keep what it promises? Faster and more accurate AF? And how does it feel to use, finally, the focus peaking on the X-E1 (ver. 2.00) and X-PRO1 (ver. 3.00)?

Download, test it and leave your feedback in the comments.

Click here to download the firmware for the body and lenses. (it could be necessary to delete your browser cache)

merry X-day
Patrick

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P.S.: German FR-readers can now pre-order also the X-M1 kit (or body only) here at AmazonDE.

X-M1 (body only or with 16-50mm)USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / DigitalRev / Pictureline EUROPE: DigitalRev / WexUK / PCHstore / AmazonITA / AmazonDE

XF 27mm – USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / DigitalRev / Pictureline EUROPE: DigitalRev / WexUK / PCHstore / AmazonITA XC 16-50: WexUK / PCHstore

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Fuji XF 27mm review + 16-50mm and 27mm full size samples

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1) Photographyblog just posted the last part of his trilogy; after the X-M1 and XC16-50, now they published also the XF27mm review. Quite fast and accurate focusing (but rather loud), pleasing bokeh, remarkably sharp wide open but “the edges are soft though from f/2.8 through to f5.6, only sharpening up at f/8, with f/11 the optimum setting.” For this reason (and more) the XF27mm gained 4 out of 5 stars. Read the whole review here.

2) Matti Sulanto just posted 5 full size samples taken with the 16-50 and 3 with the 27mm. Click here to see them.

PRE-ORDER

X-M1 (body only or with 16-50mm)USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / DigitalRev / Pictureline EUROPE: DigitalRev / WexUK / PCHstore / AmazonITA / AmazonDE

XF 27mm – USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / DigitalRev / Pictureline EUROPE: DigitalRev / WexUK / PCHstore / AmazonITA XC 16-50: WexUK / PCHstore

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New lens roadmap: XC 50-230 f/4.5-6.7 added!

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It seems that once more our sources were right, when they said that a cheaper lens, similar to the 55-200 would be released soon. Fuji updated its lens roadmap and here it is: the XC 50-230 f/4.5-6.7. They also added the XC 16-50 to the roadmap.

Fujifilm Press Release

Updated FUJIFILM X-Mount Lens Roadmap

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is today publishing an updated version of the FUJIFILM X-mount lens roadmap. This is further to the last XF lens roadmap issued in April 2013.

A total of 10 high quality Fujinon XF lenses will be on the market by early 2014 and now an additional 2 Fujinon XC lenses have been added to this list. When you combine this with the 3 Zeiss lenses already announced, it brings the total number of X Mount lenses available to 15.

New XC Lenses
In response to market feedback and requests from users, Fujifilm is expanding its line-up of lenses to offer a new category of XC lens. These are “compact and casual” lenses and are perfectly suited to the mid-range X-M1 compact system camera. They feature all-glass elements and are lightweight and portable.

In conjunction with its X-M1 compact system camera, Fujifilm announced the launch of the first XC lens, an F3.5-5.6 standard zoom lens that covers a shooting range of 16-50mm (24-76mm in 35mm equivalent). Today Fujifilm is announcing a second XC lens, an F4.5-6.7 telephoto zoom lens that covers the shooting range of 50mm to 230mm (75-350mm in 35mm equivalent). This will be available by the end of the year.

Fujifilm will continue to strive for the development of lenses that cover a wide range of focal lengths and offer bright and high resolution reproduction even at the periphery, so that users can enjoy the high resolution features of FUJIFILM X-Series cameras.

*1 For enquiries or information about the Carl Zeiss X-mount lenses, please click on the following URL:  http://lenses.zeiss.com
*2 35mm format equivalent

via photographyblog [it seems that photographyblog disabled the link… but my fast fingers copied the press release :) one day later FUJIFILM published the press-release on its global site here… and photographyblog enabled the link again]

Now spread the word on facebook and twitter.

best
Patrick

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55-200 in stock at Adorama and Pictureline + 27mm available at AmazonITA (via third party)

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1) The XF 55-200 is finally in stock at Adorama here.

2) It’s also in stock at “the underdogpictureline. I’ve received feedback from FR-readers telling me of a great service, or, as FR-reader Roger said: “I have done business with picture line in Salt Lake City and they are excellent.” You can purchase it here at pictureline.

found via dealsrunner.

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3) The XF27mm is already available for for €445 (instead of €450 at AmazonITA, but you have to pay €14 for shipping) at AmazonITA via third party reseller here! There are only two available at the moment.

X-M1 (body only or with 16-50mm)USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / DigitalRev / Pictureline EUROPE: DigitalRev / WexUK / PCHstore / AmazonITA / AmazonDE

XF 27mm – USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / DigitalRev / Pictureline EUROPE: DigitalRev / WexUK / PCHstore / AmazonITA XC 16-50: WexUK / PCHstore

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