Big Fuji Show: X200 and X-PRO2 to be announced at photokina? (source – mirrorlessrumors)

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At BHphoto you can get the X-PRO2 screen protector now and the camera in about 6 months (according to mirrorlessrumors) ;-)

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Big Fuji show at the photokina, at least according to mirrorlessrumors here: They say that Fuji will announce both, the X-PRO2 and X200 (both, according to mirrorlessrumors, with non organic new ASP-C X-Trans sensor) at the photokina (September).

They also say, that the X30 will feature a 1” sensor (while xjrumo said here the sensor will be bigger than 1”) and come earlier (dpr rumored here July 3rd).

Well, despite my pretty tough stress period at my day job, I’ll try to dig up something for you as soon as I can… and of course, any sincere help is warmly welcome.

You can contact me at fujirumor [at] gmail.com or 100% anonymously via rumor box (if you use it, feel free to create a nick name, so that I can eventually recognize you in future.)

In the meantime you can already purchase the Expert Shield Screen Protector for the X-PRO2 at BHphoto.

stay tuned and follow the rumors 24X7 at Facebook, google+, RSS-feed and Twitter

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The elusive (and “phenomenal”) XF56mm f/1.2 in stock at BestBuy!

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Today Andrew Warren Wilson contacted me on my facebook page and said: “Hey Patrick, I recently acquired a 56mm and have done a few commercial shoots as of late. It’s a phenomenal lens. Probably the sharpest I’ve ever owned. The sharpness at 1.2 is stellar. This goes for any opening (that I tried)! The Bokeh is dreamy. I can’t get enough of its build and clarity and sharpness. My only grip is blemishes. I have to do a ton of post processing to clean up the detail that this lens picks up. Included are a few images. Feel free to include a link to my site for more examples! (the site does include some NSFW images)”

The XF56mm f/1.2 is very hard to find in stock at the moment. But BestBuy has a limited number available here.

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Two ways to fix the d-pad buttons on your Fujifilm X-T1

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When the Fujifilm X-T1 hit the market, back in February, the first batch of cameras had two problems: the light leak and the fiddly d-pad buttons. Fuji rapidly fixed the light leak, but not the buttons. To be clear: Fujifilm improved the buttons later on and now you have that nice “click” when you press them. But those who grabbed one of the first cameras on the market, are still struggling with the fiddly buttons.

Some of them looked for a home-made fix. Here are two fixes:

1) solte-uk2014: “Originally it was made for my first camera with really bad buttons on it, but that camera was replaced due to light leak and the 2nd camera has definitely better buttons, but I still decided to put this little thing on, and man it makes a different. I used double sided tape, I’ve been using it a quite a few weeks now and it stays in place.” See the product here on ebay

2) Matt Brandon: “I was really tired of the back buttons on the X-T1. I was, but not anymore! After reading a tweet from a friend that used a self-setting rubber (Surgu) to mod his back buttons I thought I would give it a try.” Read “How I modified my X-T1 with Sugru here.

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RUMOR: Fujinon XF90mm f/2.0 coming late 2014 / early 2015 (new source)

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RUMOR

According to a new source Fuji decided to produce a Fujinon XF90mm f/2.0 lens. The lens won’t be available before December 2014/January 2015.

I’ve updated the roadmap and noted the source of the rumors (new, trusted or source that was right in the past).

stay tuned and follow the rumors 24X7 at Facebook, google+, RSS-feed and Twitter

SAVE BIG on the X-E2 (up to $200 + freebies)

X-E2 body for $849 at AmazonUS / BHphoto (with freebies and 4%reward) / Adorama (with freebies and 4% reward)/ Pictureline / DigitalRev.

X-E2 kit: $1,119 at DigitalRev. The kit costs $1,199 at AmazonUS / BHphoto (with freebies and 4% reward) / Adorama (with freebies and 4%reward) / Pictureline.

EUcitizens can grab the offer at DigitalRev, as the discount there is valid in many other countires (not all). So you can buy the body for €820 in Germany / £ 579 in UK, while the kit costs €1.000 in Germany / £739 in UK. You can also check out all the Fuji deals at PCHstore right now. The X-E2 body for example comes for €810.

more US-X-deals

X-PRO1 body (save $200): AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline /
X-M1 (body OR super combo kit) (save up to $300): AmazonUS (Superkit: silverblackbrown)/ BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline /
X20 (save $50): AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 18mm (save $100): AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline
XC 50-230 (save $50): AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama /
X-A1 (save $100): AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline
X-E1 body ($499): AmazonUS blacksilver / BHphoto sliverblack (+4%reward)

Feel free to click on one of these links to purchase your X-E2. You’ll support Fujirumors, as a small commission is valued back to this blog without any extra cost for you. The final price of your X-E2 will remain the same.

Thanks in advance to those, who decide to support FR and allow me to keep this blog running.

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AF-Comparison: X-T1, Sony A6000, Olympus OMD E-M1 and Panasonic GH4 vs the Nikon D4S + Low Light test

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ACTION SHOTS AF-TEST

Which mirrorless camera has really the fastest AF? Is it the X-T1, the Olympus OM-D E-M1, the Sony A6000 or the Panasonic GH4? And how do they compare to a $7000 speed monster camera like the Nikon D4S?

Chris (camerastoreTV) compared them all  in this video.

The Fuji X-T1 was tested with the 55-200 zoom lens and the 95MB/s UHS-I SD card.

And no, the X-T1 still can’t break the speed records of the two M43 cameras (Olympus and Panasonic), and also the A6000 (with a wider sensor area covered with phase detection pixels) is faster than the X-T1. Chris says that

“the X-T1 is perfectly capable of tracking moving subjects, it’s just when push comes to shove, it kind of slips a little bit. […] Sometimes it has a slow and hard time trying to get the initial focus. Once it does, it’s ok.

And is the death of DSLR’s really near? Well, if you compare DSLRs and mirrorless in the same price range, then it really seems so. Mirrorless is better. Chris says:

Mirrorless cameras are all amazing nowadays. This is really the last bastion that DSRL’s held, quick focussing and shooting.

But fact is that all mirrorless cameras we tested today are faster than any DSLR in their price range.

The fact is, mirrorless cameras are only getting better, and they are already outcompeting a lot of their competition. If your going to spend $7000 on a DSLR you’ll get the best of the best, but otherwise, look to mirrorless. These cameras can really handle their own.”

AF tracking test

– Here is another AF tracking test, this time with the 18-55 kit lens.

LOW LIGHT AF TEST

And since we are comparing AF-speed, here is another video of eyalg. He compared the Panasonic GX7, X-T1 and Sony A6000 in low light conditions.

In this case, the X-T1 is faster than the A6000, but slower than the GX7.

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