Fuji Guys X-T1 top features video + more 56/1.2 crossed the US-border (and in stock via third party)

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The second bunch of XF 56mm left Japan and arrived in the States right now. AmazonUS is sending notifications to those customers who purchased the 56mm. So also to Nathan, who pre-ordered it on January 30th. He will get his new lens soon.

At the moment there is one in stock via third party reseller at AmazonUS (Murphy’s Camera), but you have to pay $20 extra for it.

Fuji XF 56mm: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

Fuji X-T1: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

The X-T1 kit is in stock at top rated ebay reseller kenmorecamera, AmazonUS and Adorama, body only at Bestbuy here.

And here is the top feature video of the Fuji Guys!

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XF 10-24: shipping soon in Japan + X-T1 + 10-24 first impressions

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Fuji XF 10-24mm: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

X-T1: Kit in Stock at AmazonUS and Adorama, body only at Bestbuy here.

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

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X-shooter Roger (US) wrote me an email with the following information: “The dealer in Japan that I purchased 56mm lens from just informed me that the 10-24mm lens arrived today and I purchased for $ 1010. Should have it next Monday or Tuesday.” Here is the Japanese eBay reseller who has the 10-24 in stock. Roger said that “The dealer in Tokyo that I referenced earlier has now posted this lens on Ebay at $ 1090. The posting does not say how many are available. I have purchased the 56mm lens in the past and it was shipped same day and packed extremely well. EMS Express shipping was 4 days to West Coast. The 10-24mm was ordered and shipped today. This is a reliable dealer and prices lower that other Ebay sellers in Japan.”

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First Impressions

– Camera Preview: Fujifilm X-T1 with XF 10-24mm F/4 R OIS at bigheadtaco here: “This camera is everything that all the hype built it up to be. This camera is a game changer (I hate to use this term since everyone is using it); and I think that companies that haven’t invested into the larger sensor (APS-C and full-frame) mirrorless camera market (Canon, Nikon, Pentax) better beware. Although I highly respect the micro 4/3 system (amazing variety of bodies and lenses), I think many are now thinking about upgrading (sensor-wise) to the Fujifilm X series with their eyes on the X-T1. […] Overall, a great lens [10-24] and a great addition to the already complete line up of lenses in the X-series. The size and weight is equal to the complexity of the design and performance of this lens. It’s very addictive being able to shoot so wide, and I found myself just walking around and taking in the world at 10mm!! Ideally, I did find that I preferred shooting no wider than 14mm when shooting street.”

–  My first pictures with the new Fujifilm XF 10-24 F4 R OIS  at mworsdorfer here: ” Before I share the following images with you I have to say a few words about the new XF10-24. If you think this lens is small and compact, you’ll be disappointed. It is pretty much exactly the same size as for instance Nikon’s 10-24 or 12-24 equivalent. However, there is absolutely no way that you can compare these lenses. ”

 

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Available: XQ1 Firmware Update Ver.1.10

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Launched at a price tag of $499, it’s currently available for just $369 at at AmazonUS, BHphoto and Adorama ($130 rebate).

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The firmware is here. Just download it at Fuji’s global site here. The firmware update Ver. 1.10 from Ver. 1.01 incorporates the following issues

  • 1.Addition of “Suppressed Flash” option when selecting flash mode
    Once the firmware is updated, a “Suppressed flash” mode (where the flash does not fire even the subject is poorly lit) can be selected from the flash mode.
  • 2. The phenomenon is fixed that in rare cases, image display in “Browse Camera” function could become slowly when connecting to a smartphone.
  • 3.The phenomenon is fixed that in rare cases, gray stripes could appear in highlight portion of images with a standard viewer of a smartphone (only Android).

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Patent: fast super telephoto XF zoom lens 85-300mm f/2.7 – 3.7

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Mirrorlessrumors spotted a new Fuji patent. The Fuji patent, published here, shows a fast super telephoto zoom lens, the XF 85-300 f/2.7-3.7. It’s a patent, so the figures could change. Also the XF 56mm (best seller at AmazonUS) changed from f1.4 to f/1.2 on my birthday last year (April 17th).

A new source told us previously here that the lens would be a 120-400 lens (equivalent or not, the source did not specify).

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XF lens deals

BHphoto: New Benefits for International Customers: PayPal now open to all countries!

XF 14mm: $200 off (price $700) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline
XF 18mm: $200 off (price $400) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline
XF 23mm: $150 off (price $750) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline
XF 27mm: $250 off (price $200) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline
XF 35mm: $150 off (price $450) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline
XF 60mm: $250 off (price $400) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline
XF 55-200: $200 off (price $500) at BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline

EU-ORDERS: Luzu: “Choose UPS for international delivery, their option “UPS Super Saver” for around 45$ is the cheapest anyways. If you “pay on delivery”, UPS will handle all the customs work for you and deliver the item home to you where you pay the customs costs directly to the mailman. No going to customs office needed! Declaration of the deliveries from B&H is made very professionally by them and UPS, so I guess German customs are seldom stopping them. I already ordered two lenses this way (the 27mm and the 55-200mm) without problems! Btw.: The delivery is by plane and super fast … around two days only!

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X-T1 Giveaway contest ends soon: Win with Ting until this Friday at 2PM New York time

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X-shooter Zhelko Dimic from Ting.com just received two X-T1. One is for himself and one is for you… or better, for the lucky FR-reader who will be selected as winner of the Giveaway contest here.

The rules are easy… no subscriptions and no need to buy anything… just check out this post (click here) and join the contest.

And if you wonder why so many people would save thousand of bucks if they switch to ting for mobile, then check out “why Ting is so cheap” here.

The contest ends this Friday (March 14th, 2014) at 2PM New York time. I’ll announce the winner here on FR on Monday.

good luck
Patrick

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