Weather sealed X: double SD-card slot and OMD shape?

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X-E2: just 2 silver X-E2 with kit lens available at ebayUS at kenmorecamera here / A FR-reader told me that he just received his silver X-E2 (body only) from pictureline

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and now the rumors ;)

A quick rumor update before I go back at work: a trusted source told me that the weather sealed X coming in January will have double SD card slots.

The design? A new source said that the camera body will be “something like OMD (E-M1 – E-M5) shape“.

I remind you that previous rumors I’ve shared with you said it will feature an APS-C X-Trans sensor II, have a high performance EVF… and cost more than the X-E2. Now I’m curious to see if the XF 10-24, that should be announced November 20, will be the first weather sealed lens.

That’s it for now, but stay tuned for more… and spread the word via facebook, google+ and twitter! And I don’t mind if you quote the source ;).

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UK deals: after the X-PRO1 massive price drop, now savings also on other X-cameras.

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Again, another nice deal for UK citizen!

It started with the massive X-PRO1 price drop at the beginning of this month. Purchase a new Fuji X-Pro1 + a Fuji XF 18mm lens between Friday 1st November and Friday 31st January 2014 and claim a lens FREE (choose between the 27mm, 35mm or 60mm). You’ll save £480 / € 600. Offer runs until January 31st January 2014 inclusive. Check out for example the deal at wexUK or jessops.

Here are the combinations I’ve found till now. Do you find more? And what about other countries? If you find them, feel free to share your deals in the comments or at www.dealsrunner.com. They will automagically appear on the FR-sidebar and everybody will see them.

– X-E1 (£150 off) – click here
– X-M1 with 16-50mm lens (save £70) – click here
– 18mm (save £120) – 35mm (save £120) or 60mm (save £134)
–  X-A1 + XC 16-50 (£30 off) – click here.
– X-PRO1 bdoy (£50 off) – click here.

Thanks drphotorumor for telling me about the deals.

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X-E1 (and PRO1?) firmware update coming soon?

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Strong sales at AmazonUS for the X-E2. At the moment it’s ranked 2, 6 and 9th! Check the CSC-ranking here. And the silver kit is also in stock.

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

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Take it with a grain of salt, but that’s the story: A Canadian FR-reader had a talk with a Fuji-rep at Quebec’s photo & video. The Fuji-rep told him that there will be an X-E1 firmware update “very soon”, but he didn’t tell anything about the details of the update… so you’re still free to fly with you imagination. What would you like to have improved? Villi Asgeirsson said on the FR-facebook wall that he’d like to have full manual control in video mode.

The FR-reader couldn’t tell me if the update will be compatible also with the X-PRO1. But in the past Fuji updated both cameras contemporaneously. So let’s hope also this time.

I remind you that back in July (see here) there where rumors saying for example that focus peaking on the E1/PRO1 will get more colour options.

If true, it seems that we could have another Kaizen-day right in time for X-mas!

But remember, the X100 firmware update was scheduled for September (or even earlier), but Fuji was able to release it only in October (btw, well worth the wait!). Delays are always possible. So I’ll believe it only when I see it ready for download at Fuji’s global website.

Have a good start in this new week.

cheers
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Limited time: $50 instant rebates on XQ1 and X20 + Limited number: X-E2 in stock at AmazonUS

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X-E2

A limited number of silver X-E2 with kit lens (10 available at the moment [UPDATE: now only 3 left in stock]) is in stock at AmazonUS. Also the black kit was in stock for a short time, but now it’s marked as “temporarily out of stock”. Check the in stock status at AmazonUS here.

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

XQ1

It didn’t yet hit the market, but it’s already sold for just $449 at AmazonUS here, while it’s sold for $499 at BHphoto here and Adorama here. The offer at BHphoto will end December 7. Cancel you pre-order and order it again at AmazonUS ;).

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

X20

The price for the X20 dropped to $549 at BHphoto, Adorama and AmazonUS. BHphoto says that the deal goes until November 23! You’ll save $50.

Fuji X20: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

again, have a nice Sunday
Patrick

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X-shooter zone: “I’m offcially selling my Nikon. The size and quality of the X system can’t be beaten!”

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Finally some time for an X-shooter zone! This time we have 5 stories to tell:

1) Mike’s switch to the X.
2) Mehrdad talks about his inspiring liberation from the heavy DSLR’s and about street photography using his X-PRO1 and X100S
3) Jan photographed cars that have a top speeds of approximately 167,7 mph (270 km/h) and accelerate from 0-62,14 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3 seconds and also dogs running full speed towards a camera… with an X-PRO1. Fast action shots with an X-PRO1. Impossible… or not?
4) Robert’s thoughts about the XF 27mm (specs&price) he used to shoot the “Linzer Höhenrausch”.
5) It’s well-known that Fuji X cameras produce awesome JPEG’s. This is why Daniel opened a new Flickr group for Fuji jpeg lovers.

Thanks for sharing all your stories and shots with Fujirumors… and keep it up!

enjoy your Sunday,
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Mike

Hi Patrick,

I wanted to share a set with you to demonstrate use of graduated ND filters in Lightroom 5. I decided to try it out and it’s fantastic – I was finally able to produce that surreal mojo possessed by so many landscapes. These are all from a camping trip where I was able to bring my X-E1, Rokinon fisheye, XF 35 1.4, XF 55-200, and Touit 12mm in a mirrorless mover bag, and hiked 8 miles with it no problem. I’m officially selling my Nikon DSLR and never looking back, the size and quality of the X system can’t be beat – looking forward to the X70.

All the best, and keep up the great work!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_lensman/10013989224/in/set-72157636038044676/

Mike

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Mehrdad

[Patrick: I’m happy to see that sometimes the story doesn’t end in a FR-readers roundup for you. For FR-readers, the X-shooter zone is not only an opportunity to give your websites more visibility, but also to get in contact with other X-photographers. Some of you also sold beautiful books through a post on FR and others are asked to give an interview to an important retailer. So it happens that the store pictureline noticed Mehrdad’s great shots on Fujirumros and asked him for an interview about street photography. You can read it here in English or in German here.]

“I always have my x100s with me, and I really do mean always! I also often have my X-Pro 1 with me. This was impossible for me with the Canon 5D MKII, which I have used previously. The size and weight are big advantages, too. Maybe this was the biggest game changer for my street photography. Now I am able to have my camera wherever I go and take photos that I would otherwise not have taken.

Travelling light weight is so liberating and gives me so much inspiration.

Images taken with long focal lengths, such as a 90mm or longer, also rarely turn out for me. I prefer wide angle lenses. The X100S’s 23mm and the X-Pro 1′s 14mm are my preferred focal lengths. I find that the wide angle lenses help the viewer to dive into the scene — to “smell the street.”

Mehrdad

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Jan Oscarsson

Hello Patrick,

I have been following FR for a couple of months, not posting much in the comments. But when I saw the comments on your latest post, the one where Bert Stephanie has shot some soccer with the X-E2, I just had to post something. Bert does a great job sharing his knowledge and his images and people just rants on about the AF and high f-stops. I felt I had to share my own findings about the AF-speed and accuracy of the X-serie cameras, and as Bert says you can clearly shoot soccer as well as other action with the Fuji. I didn’t want to hijack the thread and link to my own blog, but If you want to, you are welcome to post my blog post thru Fuji rumors. Keep up the good work. Here is the link: http://www.oscarsson.dk/blog/?p=1205

Best regards

Jan Oscarsson (X-PRO1 + XF55-200)

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Robert

Hi Patrick,

just finished my photo essay of the “Linzer Höhenrausch” – an exhibition dedicated to towers on top of the roofs in the city of Linz. I took 95% of the photos with the new fujinon xf27f lens and shared my impressions here:
http://www.refro.at/refroto/wp/?p=530

the photos can be found inside my Gallery: http://www.refro.at/refroto/wp/?page_id=103

Keep up the interesting work! like so many others, there’s no day for me without stopping at fujiumors :-)

Robert

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Daniel

Hi Patrick,

Being a long time Fuji X user (now near enough 3 years) and a Fuji jpeg lover I thought it might be time to start a new flickr group for us jpeg shooters.

Like a lot of Fuji users I also find the jpeg´s ooc so great that I rarely use the raw files.
Some time back I also wrote up a blog entry about why I shoot jpegs and what my favorite settings are.

http://www.stockografie.de/2013/04/fuji-x-or-why-i-mostly-shoot-jpegs.html

So here it is. Feel free to post this on Fuji Rumors if you wish

Daniel

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