techradar X-M1 hands on review (and pre-order at AmazonDE)

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Comfortable in the hand, the buttons and dials have a high-quality feel, the LCD “doesn’t seem to suffer excessively from reflections or ghosting.” About the AF techradar says:

“We were only able to use the pre-production sample Fuji X-M1 in the confines of an office with relatively low, flat light, which doesn’t do the contrast detection autofocus system any favours. Nevertheless the camera managed to focus the lens on every subject we pointed at and with reasonable, although not super-quick, speed.”

They also tested the X-M1 in their labs so you can check out the resolution and sensitivity results. They compared the X-M1 with the Sony NEX-3N, Fuji X-E1Olympus E-PM2 and Panasonic GF6.

Check the graphs, see the samples and read the hands on review here at techradar.com.

PRE-ORDER

And as I told you in a note of the firmware-post (continue to share your experience with the new firmware there) 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: AmazonDE / DigitalRev / WexUK / PCHstore / AmazonITA XC 16-50: WexUK / PCHstore

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First real image of the XF 23mm?

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Is this the first real image of the XF 23mm?

I’ve just received an email from FR-reader Dean. He spotted at top of Fuji’s new roadmap page an image of an XF lens with distance scale… and it’s definitely not the 14mm (specs&price).

The 14mm has a filter tread of 58mm, but on the edge of this picture there is a clear 62 designated for the filter thread. And so far other than the 14mm there is no other lens with a distance scale.

Is this the new XF 23mm expected to be released in October? Take a look at it here at Fuji’s roadmap site.

Thanks a lot Dean for sharing this information with Fujirumors.

Continue to share informations, rumors and news via email at fujirumor@gmail.com, facebook, twitter or anonimously via rumor box.

cheers
Patrick

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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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